31 May 2013

70% Of LGBT People Fear Coming Out At Work

 Khareem Cabey
http://cmvlive.com/


Two transgender YA fiction titles by Minnesotans up for Lambdas

 KRISTIN TILLOTSON
http://www.startribune.com/



Florida teen charged with hate crime for shooting transgender woman

http://www.firstcoastnews.com/




*more here*

ezs note:  We can all feel good about the arrest of Spencer Tavares, but we must all be vigilant ourselves.  If you see a person attacking, killing or raping a transgender person, please call your local police IMMEDIATELY!

Should OkCupid Expand Gender And Sexuality Options For Queer, Transgender Members?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/


30 May 2013

Son Of Former Moral Majority Executive Comes Out

http://www.queerty.com/



City of Los Angeles to Kick Off 2013 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Heritage Month, Light City Hall Lavender in Honor of LGBT Equality

http://www.watchlistnews.com/



It's Time to Advocate for ENDA
Barbra Siperstein
http://chicago.gopride.com/


*more here*

Mass. Transgender Student Becomes High School Prom Queen

Jason St. Amand
http://www.edgeboston.com/



Bill addressing transgender discrimination introduced in General Assembly

James Dawson
http://www.wdde.org/

29 May 2013

'Milk' at 8pm on TNT

The movie 'Milk' will be shown at 8pm (Eastern) on the cable channel TNT.  I haven't seen it yet, but I do plan on seeing it.  The show is about Harvey Milk, the first (announced) gay man who was mayor of a major metropolitan city (San Francisco).  The lead role is played by Sean Penn.  Please, if you have any thoughts, share them with us.  Thanks.

Main opposition urges protection of LGBT's, ruling party calls it 'immoral'

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/



Will the press really change on trans reporting?

Helen Belcher
http://www.gaystarnews.com/


She-Zow, The Transgender Superhero Cartoon For Kids

 Rich Johnston
http://www.bleedingcool.com/



First transgender veteran has military documents changed

 Michael Chen
http://www.10news.com/


Beacon's Closet Helps Transgender Employee's Fundraiser

 Nicola Fumo
http://ny.racked.com/


28 May 2013


Fifty Shades of White

Elaine
http://www.autostraddle.com/



‘Shame on the media,’ coroner says at inquest into death of transgender woman

Jillian Page
http://blogs.montrealgazette.com/


Coroner: ‘It seems nothing has been learned from Leveson...’: Inquiry into sex change teacher’s suicide critical of ‘Daily Mail’ and Richard Littlejohn

CHARLOTTE PHILBY
http://www.independent.co.uk/




Making life easier for transgender teens in school

Jim Roope



Increasing Transgender Acceptance One Family at a Time

Crystal Cheatham
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/





27 May 2013

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Credit:  freephotooftheday

Tell Legislators To Support Gender Non-Discrimination

Helen Walther 
http://post-journal.com/


ezs note:  If you live in New York, particularly in Jamestown or the surrounding area, please tell them you are for GENDA (Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act).  And to Helen, thank you!  I appreciate it!

Chennai rainbow festival from June 8

http://www.business-standard.com/


Ecuador's Rafael Correa Opposes Transgender Bill As It Could Lead To Gay Marriage

CARLOS SANTOSCOY
http://www.ontopmag.com/


'Boy or girl?' As even younger kids challenge gender identity, schools try to adjust

 MARTHA IRVINE 
http://www.newser.com/

ezs note:  It's about halfway down, so you might miss it.  One study showed 1 to 1.6 percent of middle to high schoolers were either gender variant or transgender - a sharp increase from the average of the paleolithic times where 1 in 10,000 was considered "normal".

So much for principals calling us "freaks".

Fighting for acceptance for transgender youth

Steven Feder
http://bangordailynews.com/

                                   Memorial day...

Credit:  The Atlantic Wire

26 May 2013

Hello!

I can't believe it's so cold out today!  Here's what's happening... Toronto, Ontario, Canada... Naperville, Illinois... Bradley Beach, New Jersey... Torrance, California... West Hartford, Connecticut.... Olsztyn, Warminsko-Mazurskie, Poland... Bebington, Wirral, England, UK... 
Virginia Beach, Virginia... Bialystok, Podlaskie, Poland... Perth, Western Australia, Australia... Wallsend, North Tyneside, England, UK... West Lafayette, Indiana... Stony Brook, New York... Mountain View, California... Bangkok, Krung Thep, Thailand... Munich, Bayern, Germany...
Summerville, South Carolina... Lafayette, Louisiana... Meridian, Idaho... Islamabad, Pakistan... Izmir, Turkey... Auckland, New Zealand... Costa Mesa, California... Bloomington, Indiana... Henderson, Nevada... Providence, Utah... Newton, New Jersey... Perth, Western Australia,
Australia... London, England, UK... Burlington, New Jersey... New York, New York... Ahmedabad, Gujarat, Pakistan... Missouri City, Texas... Newark, New Jersey...


www.redcross.org

www.doctorswithoutborders.org

Minneapolis City Council declares June LGBT Pride Month

Branden Largent
http://www.mndaily.com/



LGBT community reflects as Pride rises

 Lindor Reynolds
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/



Sunshine and smiles at Gay Pride

http://www.itv.com/


Young monks struggle with gender issues

http://www.bangkokpost.com/


UFC MALE-TO-FEMALE TRANSGENDER FIGHTER DESERVES MORE PRAISE, NOT SCORN

http://www.utsandiego.com/


24 May 2013


Advocates Rally For State Law To Grant Equal Rights To Transgender NYers

http://manhattan.ny1.com/


Transgender Fox attracts extra attention ahead of fight


Loretta Young
sportsillustrated.cnn.com




Sunderland teenager in line for diversity award after work in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community

http://www.sunderlandecho.com/


*more here*

23 May 2013


First non-medical transgender journal launches

 ANNA LEACH
http://www.gaystarnews.com/




Smith’s Student Group Submits Petition to Officials to Revise Transgender Policies

 Stephen Adkins 
http://www.universityherald.com/



In conversation: The shadow minister and Europe's only transgender MP

Jane Fae
http://www.politics.co.uk/


Transgender High School Senior Skips Graduation Over School's Transphobic Policy

SUNNIVIE BRYDUM
http://www.advocate.com/


22 May 2013

Cook County Jail works on transgender policies 

Kate Sosin
http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/


Nevada’s hate crimes protections now include transgender community

http://www.foxreno.com/


*more here*
Watch This Video Of Transgender Malaysians Refuting Government “Witch Hunt"
J. Lester Feder
http://www.buzzfeed.com/


*more here*

Cindy McCain to Be Honored by The Trevor Project at TrevorLIVE in New York on 6/17

http://www.virtual-strategy.com/


*more here*
Transgender woman files human rights complaint
http://www.cbc.ca



*more here*

21 May 2013


PHOTOS: New Yorkers Join Christine Quinn And Edith Windsor In A March Against Hate Violence
http://www.queerty.com/


*more here*
Shy start for bombshell model-singer Amanda Lepore
Eddino Abdul Hadi
http://www.straitstimes.com/


*more here*

White House honor for Hawaii civil rights leader
http://www.kpua.net/


Jesse Tyler Ferguson Slams His Former Catholic School for Forcing Trans Teen to Wear Women's Graduation Garb
DAVID ARTAVIA
http://www.advocate.com/


*more here*

20 May 2013

Bernal Gets Support/Backlash On Anti-Discrimination Expansion
RYAN LOYD
http://tpr.org/

*more here*
School Officials Refuse to Read Transgendered Boy's Name at High School Graduation (VIDEO)
Kiri Blakeley
http://thestir.cafemom.com/

Cayuga County Office of Tourism offering LGBT outreach training
http://auburnpub.com/


*more here*
Fallon Fox Making The Best Of Her Situation
Joseph Lisnow
http://www.fightline.com/


*more here*
Supporters of transgender teen hold rally
Erica Zucco
http://www.kob.com/

*more here*

18 May 2013

Cherryville, North Carolina


Credit: www.logan-family.org
Hello!


Cloudy out... but nice!  Here's what's happening... Cherryville, North Carolina... Ridgewood, New Jersey... Woodland Hills, California... Bagumbayan, Albay, Philippines... Stony Brook, New York... Harrisville, Rhode Island... Gresham, Oregon... Landvetter, Vastra Gota, Sweden...
Moscow, Moscow City, Russia... Sydney, New South Wales,Australia... Costa Mesa, California... Missouri City, Texas... Madrid, Spain... Los Angeles, California... Capannori, Toscana, Italy... West Hartford, Connecticut... Beaver Dam, Wisconsin... Carroll, Iowa... Randolph, New Jersey...
Scottsdale, Arizona... London, England, UK... Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada... Stafford, Staffordshire, England... Morristown, New Jersey... Ridgewood, New Jersey... Cooperstown, New York... Lichfield, St. Helens, England, UK... Erie, Pennsylvania... Leland, North Carolina...
Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland... Seattle, Washington...Canberra, Australian Capital Territory,  Australia... Clementon, New Jersey... Mountain View, California... Coburg, Bayern, Germany... Council Bluffs, Iowa... Guayaquil, Guayas, Ecuador...


Spanning the globe... with your help!

www.redcross.org

www.doctorswithoutborders.org



17 May 2013


Of Course Conservatives Think LGBT Discrimination Survey is “Bogus"

 Ashley Lauren Samsa

http://www.care2.com/


*more here*
As the world's only transgender MP, I want to ensure our voices are heard
Anna Grodzka
http://www.guardian.co.uk/

*more here*

ezs note:  Please read MP Anna Grodzka's article in The Guardian.  It's very important and very seminal. 

16 May 2013

The UN takes the lead

Just askin' - what country or state do you live in?  If you live in any of the six New England states, New York, Delaware, or one of the particularly liberal countries (France in particular) then you can relax.  Life's pretty darn good there.  Y'all can relax.

But what if you lived in Mali?

Or Russia?

Or Iran?

Or Mississippi?

Fortunately for all of us (and I do mean all of us - worldwide) the UN is taking a bold stand.  Not the kind where you snap your fingers and have everything all better, but the UN is a powerful force for good.  I know, sometimes it seems you are pushing a very heavy rock up a very steep hill, but be assured that things will be better.  Recently in Guatemala, a former president was put on trial for genocide.  Guatemalans were understandably skeptical.

But he was convicted!

We can reform our laws.  We can live in a civil society.  The UN, despite its occasional foibles, in many cases is the only force for freedom in an uncivil society.  Gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgenders need to be supportive of the UN.
Discovering Our Transgender Pride
Justine May Calma
http://www.lbpost.com/

*more here*
Transgender teen Issak Wolfe set to speak to Red Lion School Board
Ewa Roman
http://www.whptv.com/


*more here*
Competitive Enterprise Institute to honor transgender woman at annual dinner
Sean Higgins
http://washingtonexaminer.com/


*more here*

15 May 2013

Whitman-Walker Honors Advocates
John Riley
www.metroweekly.com


*more here*

LGBT exists in church, panel says
 CASSANDRA CALDERON
http://www.thefalcononline.com/


*more here*
Danielle And Cathleen Kaufman, Married Couple, Discuss How They Both Came Out Of Closet
 Glennisha Morgan
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/



Gay Men, Lesbians Differ on LGBT-Friendly Corporate Policies, Advertising
Erik Sass
http://www.mediapost.com/


*more here*

UN promises a free and equal world for gays
Omar Kuddus
http://www.gaystarnews.com/


*more here*

14 May 2013

LGBT community fumes, says transgender no disease

Sukanya Shantha
http://www.indianexpress.com/


*more here*
Dancer takes beauty contest by storm as first transgender finalist
http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/



*more here*


Outsider life of transgender community captured by Ce Ce's murder: Christopher Evans
Christopher Evans
http://www.cleveland.com/


*more here*

ezs note:   You may think I'm playing a very broken record, but I don't give a flying fart.  The murder of Ce Ce Dove may have been solved, but others remain unsolved.  If you know it, REPORT IT!!!
State Department Issues Reminder for Transgender Insurance Coverage
JANE LINDHOLM
http://digital.vpr.net/


*more here*



Assembly Passes Transgender Hate Crime Bill
Caroline Bleakley
http://www.8newsnow.com/


*more here*

13 May 2013

11 May 2013

Torrance, California

Credit: www.cwtrials-shop.com
Hello!

Oh, the weather outside is... well, kinda cloudy... here's what's happening... Torrance, California... Costa Mesa, California...Mesa, Arizona... Ambler, Pennsylvania...Wesley Chapel, Florida... Rawalpindi, Punjab, Pakistan... Oakland, California... Milton, New Hampshire... Moscow, Moscow City, Russia... Jeddah,
Makkah, Saudi Arabia... Providence, Utah... West Hartford, Connecticut... Naperville, Illinois... Stony Brook, New York... Hamburg, Germany... Sterling Heights, Michigan... Caldwell, New Jersey... Buffalo, New York.... Philadelphia, Pennsylvania... Owings, Maryland... Rocklin, California... Seattle, Washington...
Pardubice, Pardubicky Kraj, Czech Republic...  Athens, Attiki, Greece... Mountain View, California... Las Vegas, Nevada... Norman, Oklahoma...Santa Ana, California...Omaha, Nebraska...Hickory, North Carolina...


Hey, c'mon, you can dance between the raindrops to get to the mailbox!

www.redcross.org

www.doctorswithoutborders.org

10 May 2013

YOU CAN DO IT TOO!

Recently, I was watching C-SPAN, when the announcer said that the next caller was from my town.  Wow, I said, that's great.

Now it gets really spooky.

The caller was not only from my town, but from my building! One floor up! We said hi and how are you whenever we saw each other.  (By the way, the town we live in is quite sizable - about 63,000)

The point is this:  The man I know is not rich.  He is not famous.  He lives in a subsidized apartment.  But he knows how to make himself HEARD.  And so he did, quite eloquently, I might add.

Now I am asking to make yourself heard.  E-mail or snailmail your Congressperson.  If an issue comes up that is dear to your heart, call your TV or radio station   If your Congresspersson has a town hall meeting, show up and SPEAK UP.

As many of you know, the issue that is near and dear to my heart is FULL marriage rights to those who seek them, whether heterosexual, gay, lesbian, or transgender.  I hope you support these too.  But without a vote and a voice, these opinions become almost meaningless.  Don't let that happen to you.

Milton, New Hampshire - Carol Shea-Porter (D) - NH1
Providence, Utah - Rob Bishop (R) - UT1
Naperville, Illinois - Peter Roskam(R) - IL6
Stony Brook, New York - Tim Bishop (D) - NY1
Sterling Heights, Michigan - Candice S. Miller (R) -- MI10
Caldwell, New Jersey - Rodney Frelinghuysen (R) - NJ11
Buffalo, New York - Brian Higgins (D) - NY26
Oakland, California - Barbara Lee (D) - CA13
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Allyson Y. Schwartz (D) - PA13
Owings, Maryland - Steny Hoyer (D) - MD5

The preceding districts were picked at random using the Internet.  To find out what your district is, enter your ZIP code is in www.house.gov.  For towns or cities that intersect, the ZIP+4 would be most helpful.  (example: 12345 - 6789)  Thanks.

08 May 2013


Hearing to address
anti-trans violence set
 Seth Hemmelgarn
http://www.ebar.com/


*more here*
Don Ennis Is Now Dawn Ennis: ABC News Editor Comes Out Transgender To The Support Of Her Colleagues - http://www.isciencetimes.com/


*more here*

Volleyball eases transgender player's transition - http://www.mycentraljersey.com/

*more here*



05 May 2013

Rally For Transgender Rights At Saskatoon Bridal Shop - http://updatednews.ca/

feh...

Credit:  cygnismedia.com

Just when you thought things were OK... they're not... If you've been expecting new and exciting blogs, fear not.  I will be getting a new computer tomorrow.  'Til then, I'll put new material in until the old machine croaks.  Bye!