31 January 2015

Egyptian Court Sentences Trans Woman To Six Years In Prison On Prostitution Charges

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BuzzFeed

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Why tolerance is the only way forward

Greg Little
Standard Journal

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3 things to know about 2nd week of Legislature

MICHELLE L. PRICE
Standard Examiner


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LTE: Thanks for LGBT support

Carlotta Grandstaff
Ravalli Republic


Heart of It All: Coeur D'Alene wedding chapel opens its doors to all kinds of couples

DEVIN HEILMAN
The Republic

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West Bridgewater, Massachusetts

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29 January 2015

Study Lists Many Hardships Still Faced By LGBT People Across The U.S.

Sasha Razumikhin

EDGE Media Network



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10 Common Ideas About Sex That May Be Totally Wrong

Liz Langley
Alternet

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LGBT sexual violence numbers are disturbing, but present opportunity

Justin Peligri
The GW Hatchet

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Republican congressman: ‘Homosexual rights are not human rights’ (UK)


Pink News

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Transgender Activist Profiled By Police And Convicted Of “Walking While Trans” Gets New Trial

Matthew Tharrett 
LOGOTV

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25 January 2015

‘Born a woman, but always been a man’ (Malaysia)

FERNANDO FONG
The Rakyat Post

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Army general says he is planning to come out: 'I'm gay, and plan to fight military homophobia' (UK)

CAHAL MILMO
The independent

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Battling infection: AIDS patients urged to register for treatment (Pakistan)

Tariq Ismaeel
The Express Tribune

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ezs note: If you haven't been tested yet -- get tested now!!

UKIP General Secretary: If you love shemales, come to the UK (UK)


The Pink News

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ezs note:  Oh, joy.  If you live in the UK, the next time voting comes around, vote AGAINST the UKIP candidate.  I don't care if it's Labour or Conservative -- it's the one area where both parties find the UKIP equally reprehensible.

Transgender man has private audience with Pope Francis

Michael K. Lavers
The Blade

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24 January 2015

Transgender teen’s death stirs action in US and beyond

Dan Sewell
The Boston Globe

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ezs note:   Despite what you may think at times, you do have a friend!  Please contact these people:

The Trevor Project: www.thetrevorproject.org
Trans LifeLine: www.translifeline.org
Family Acceptance Project: http://familyproject.sfsu.edu
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

Vanta, Finland

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21 January 2015

Somerset teenager launches leaflet to help foster parents support LGBT young people (UK)

Staff
Somerset County Gazette

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NC Democratic Party candidate calls transgender opponent ‘a man’

Colin Campbell 
News-Observer

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Metairie man arrested for abducting, robbing transgender person in the French quarter

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Bayou Buzz

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Transgender cop files lawsuit against Connecticut city, police agency that fired her


Daily News

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Why It’s a Big Deal That Obama Said ‘Transgender’


Time

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ezs note:  Thank you, President Obama!!!

19 January 2015

‘Buffy’ Star Anthony Head Reached Out To A Trans* Teen In The Sweetest Way Possible

Crystal Bell
MTV News

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The UK is planning to open its first school for gay and lesbian students (UK)

Andrea Crossan
PRI

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City Council committee wants gay-straight alliance bill changed (Canada)

Gordon Kent
Edmonton Journal

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China's transgender sex workers 'marginalized and vulnerable'

KIERAN GUILBERT
reuters

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Jewish Bookfest presents acclaimed writer on trans issues

Staff
Moultrie News

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Martin Luther King Jr. day

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17 January 2015

Activists to open health centre in former Fredericton Morgentaler Clinic - (full-timew) (Canada)

David Jackman
Full-Time Whistle

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UN SG commemorates Salvadoran peace accords, urges commitment to human rights

Julie Deisher-Edwards
The Jurist

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Armistead Maupin Makes Return to the Bay Area

Dani Burlison
KQED

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Penn State Hershey physician to serve as Pennsylvania's physician general

Megan Manlove
Penn State News

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Churchgoers erect shelter in East Greenwich to draw attention to the homeless

WATCH: Glee's Coach Beiste Comes Out as a Trans Man

SUNNIVIE BRYDUM

Advocate


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Obregon, Sonora, Mexico

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16 January 2015

Kentucky state senator proposes $2,500 bounty on each trans kid caught in ‘wrong’ bathroom


Raw Story

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In Defense of Keeping Queer “Safe Spaces” Queer

Marissa Higgins
Stylelite

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IGLTA Partners With World Travel Market Africa

Staff
Travel Pulse

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WATCH: Janet Mock Sounds Off on InTouch's Bruce Jenner Cover

SUNNIVIE BRYDUM

Advocate

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Supreme Court to Decide Whether Gays Nationwide Can Marry

 

The New York Times 

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ezs note:
This could be it, folks!!!

15 January 2015

New group to fight discrimination of Wyoming gays in workplace

Laura Hancock
Casper Star-Tribune

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Devastating Twist in Powerful Anti-Bullying PSA


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Former Orthodox educator builds life as woman in Jerusalem

ISAAC SCHARF
kentucky.com

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Enough lists: 2015 is another good year to read books by women (Australia)

Natalie Kon-yu

The Conversation


Leelah Alcorn suicide: Parents 'stopped best friend from attending transgender teenager's funeral' (UK)

ANDREW BUNCOMBE 
The independent

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14 January 2015

Transgender inmate allegedly beaten by guards to get $80,000

Gary Craig

Democrat & Chronicle


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WATCH: Young transpeople in local TEDx talk (Australia)

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Protests at Colorado church over handling of gay woman's funeral

CNN
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St. Paul schools working on 'gender inclusion' policy

AP
MPRnews

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Agenda to improve sexual health of people in Pacific (New Zealand)

Staff
Scoop

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13 January 2015

Keaveny is optimistic that the Missouri Nondiscrimination Act will pass


The Missouri Times

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Gay youth advocate first Kiwi to earn Queen's new honour (New Zealand)

Staff
The Dominion Post

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LGBT remark: Goa leader does U-turn, CM calls him ignorant (India)

PTI
Pune Mirror

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Family: Lakewood church refuses funeral service because woman was gay

Jesse Paul
The Denver Post

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Michael Sam, NFL’s First Openly-Gay Player, to be Honored at HRC’s Conference

Staff
Human Rights Campaign

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11 January 2015

HUNDREDS RALLY IN D.C. TO DEMAND ACTION IN THE WAKE OF TRANS TEEN LEELAH ALCORN'S SUICIDE: VIDEO


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In Oregon, Medicaid Now Covers Transgender Medical Care

WCPN
ideastream

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COLUMN: The language of the transgender community may be different, but the feelings are the same

JAC Stringer
WCPO

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Meeks appointment draws fire

Rich Miller
capitolfax.com

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MHSA to vote on policy for transgender athletes

AP
Great Falls Tribune

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10 January 2015

Portland Christians protect members of LGBT community from anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church

Melissa Binder
The Oregonian

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Starkville, Miss. Repeals State's First Anti-Discrimination Ordinance

DIANE ANDERSON-MINSHALL


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LGBT-owned businesses get diversity increase

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USA News

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Australian politician finally apologises for anti-gay sticker… a decade later (UK)


Pink News

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Hundreds gather in Jacksonville's Hemming Park for same-sex wedding ceremonies

Derek Gilliam
The Florida Times-Union

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Gerald, Missouri

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08 January 2015

05 January 2015

Famous black men and women inventors


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Within our "wonderful" system of education, we always remember the white men (and only occasionally, the white women) in the field of invention.  Oh, yes, we do give that single nod to a black man, George Washington Carver.  But - that's about it.  (He was a gay man too, but that's another topic) This irks me.  Really irks me.  Yeah, I'm happy about the white guys who invented things - but what about the unsung black inventors?

Read A World Without Black Inventors.  And then let us celebrate ALL inventors, not just the ones with white melanin.

India Just Made History and Elected Its First Transgender Mayor

Sophie Kleeman
identities.mic

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Photographer captures gorgeous side-by-side portraits of transgender people in Cuba

Andrea Romano
mashable.com

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Transgenders in Charlotte struggle to find tolerance

Katya Lezin

charlotteobserver.com

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Dozens get marriage licenses after Florida judge lifts stay in Miami-Dade

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Los Angeles Times

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New poll finds two-thirds of Idahoans favor banning discrimination against gays

 

The Spokesman-Review

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01 January 2015

Happy New Year's... ehhhhh...

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So, it's New Year's Day.  Yay.

Basically, there are two types of people in this world.  The first type are the enthusiasts. They leave the house at around six o'clock (or earlier), are one of the earliest to arrive in the city, and would not think of partying without a party hat.  Come midnight, they toot their horn and drink the champagne. Hardcore enthusiasts know all the words to "Auld Lang Syne".  The next day, enthusiasts watch football.  Lots and lots and lots of football.

Thank you, but I'll pick door number two.

It's not that I hate New Year's Day (though there are certainly those about).  I just find it exhausting, and not worth my time and energies.  Last night, I glanced up at the clock, saw that it was two minutes past twelve, said "Oh, it's 2015..." and continued watching "House Of Cards".

However, there is one thing - just one thing - I'd like for you to do.  E-write your congressperson, senator, state senator, state congressperson or city/town council.  Most importantly, don't put it off.

Happy New Year's!

Louisiana’s image might improve in 2015 and beyond

The Town Talk

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Scotland witness maiden same-sex weddings (India)

The Echo of India

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Push to improve access to medical treatment for transgender people (Australia)

Margaret Paul 
ABC (Australia)

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Publix To Offer Same-Sex Marriage Benefits


WABE.ORG

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Beyond marriage, challenges ahead for gay rights groups

DAVID CRARY
wane.com

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