20 September 2017

LaVare’s House Is a Much-Needed Durham Haven for LGBTQIA People in Addiction Recovery

Sam Peterson
Indy Week (NC)

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Trump judicial nominee said transgender children are part of 'Satan's plan', defended 'conversion therapy'

Chris Massie, Andrew Kaczynski

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ezs note:  Jeff Mateer is an assistant attorney general in Texas. He is also a nominee for a federal judgeship.

He is also an asshole extraordinaire.

Unlike Trump, who is in office either four or eight years (gawd, let it be less than that) Mateer, if nominated, will be behind the bench for life.  Go to www.senate.gov and say NO to Mateer's nomination.  And say no to both Senators (remember, there are two from each state).  Thanks.

19 September 2017

The Madness of Donald Trump

Matt Taibbi
Rolling Stone

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Civil Rights Commission tables request to include LGBT community in anti-discrimination law

Lauren Gibbons


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Charlotte police release shocking details about the murder of transgender woman

Bil Browning
LGBTQ Nation

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When football players join in to mock transgender people, Kansas high school students protest with a sit-in

Cindy Boren
The Washington Post

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On transgender ban, Trump, listen to your generals

Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

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18 September 2017

Indonesia’s Only Transgender Islamic School Quietly Running Again

Krithika Varagur

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9 Transgender People Share How They Chose Their Names

Kasandra Brabaw
Refinery 29

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Happy birthday to, well, me!

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17 September 2017

Stop acting surprised, America: Donald Trump is a white supremacist

Chauncey DeVega

Mayor Ed Lee Pleas for Help in Solving Homicide of Transgender DJ Fatally Shot in Tenderloin

NBC News San Francisco

Anthony "Bubbles" Torres

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Michigan board may declare LGBT discrimination unlawful


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Gender option could be added to Washington (state) birth certificate

Craig Sailor
The Seattle Times

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Transgender activist Gauri Sawant on how motherhood has changed her (India)

Seema Rajpal
edex Live

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16 September 2017

'He cut your heart out': Trump's anger proves memorable

Dan Merica, Karen Liptak

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State of Connecticut Provides Guidance on Changes to Education Records of Transgender Students

Robinson + Cole
JD Supra

Connecticut Department of Education

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Canberra's Hannah Mouncey wants to be first transgender player in AFLW (Australia)

Eamonn Tieman
Camden Haven Courier

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Pa.'s public schools must protect transgender students | Opinion

Cooper Toothman
Penn Live

Defense Secretary Mattis says current transgender troops can re-enlist, for now

Tara Golshan

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis

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Forreston, Illinois

estimated transgender population:  5
(rounded up)*

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ezs note:  Just a short (relatively) distance from the gargantuan city of Chicago is one of the tinier towns, Forreston, Illinois.   Come see what this town has to offer!

*Credit:  UCLA  

15 September 2017

The Loneliest President

Michael Kruse

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ezs note:  Michael Kruse's article is fairly long, but there is a piece, very short, that says it all:

"You remind me of Howard Hughes," a friend told him.

"Thanks," Trump said.  "I admire him."

Ahem...THAT says it all.

Parents’ Coalition speaks against Decatur Schools transgender policies during meeting

Gabriel Owens

A member of Parents' Coalition speaks forth

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John McCain is co-sponsoring a new bill to block Trump transgender military ban

Travis J. Tritten
Washington Examiner

John McCain (R-AZ)

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Judge: Calling Someone Trans Isn’t Defamatory Because There’s Nothing Wrong With Being Trans

Anthony Michael Kreis

Kent College of Law
(Chicago, IL)

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20 transgender people have been killed this year

Casey Quinlan
Think Progress

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14 September 2017

Transgender bathroom policy is flash point in Fairfield school election

Mackenzie Ryan
The Des Moines Register

Fairfield, IA

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13 September 2017

'The Daily Show' Compared Donald Trump to Miss America Contestants. Guess Who Seems More Presidential?

Marissa Martinelli

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The Pentagon Can’t Stop the Trans Ban. Now It’s Time for Congress and the Courts to Act.

Jan Thompson

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ezs note:  If you haven't yet joined, please consider joining the ACLU.  They're a worthy organization - and they fight for YOU.  

Transgender patients with diabetes may not be adequately treated for risk factors


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Trump taps Delawarean to lead military health care amid transgender controversy

Karl Baker

Colonel Dr. Dean Winslow (Ret.)

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'The personal is the political': Model Teddy Quinlivan reveals transgender identity

Clive Martin

Teddy Quinlivan

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12 September 2017

Will Donald Trump Destroy the Presidency?

Jack Goldsmith
The Atlantic

Edith Windsor, Whose Same-Sex Marriage Fight Led to Landmark Ruling, Dies at 88

Robert D. McFadden
The New York Times

Edie Windsor (1929-2017)

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ezs note:  Rest in peace, Edie.  You will always be remembered.

Busting the transgender barrier (Cambodia)

Khmer Times

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Are transgender military members more suicidal than others? A careful look at the data puts that in doubt.

Michael Flynn
The Washington Post

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Christian couple blasted by outraged mum of transgender child in furious This Morning row (UK)

Neela Debnath

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11 September 2017

A History Of Donald Trump’s Tasteless Comments About 9/11

Marina Fang

Professor conducts study regarding transgender teens

Ian Craddock
The Panther

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How the LGBT movement came together to fight Trump’s transgender military ban

Eric van der Vort
The Washington Post

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Pair of senators submit amendment to delay Trump transgender ban

Jordain Carney
The Hill

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Megan Molteni

Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery at Mount Sinai

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10 September 2017

Donald Trump Hasn’t Faced a Single Climate Change Question Since Hurricanes Hit

Sam Stein
The Daily Beast

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Mona Ahmed, transgender & photographer’s muse, dies at 81

Sonya Lakhani
The Indian Express

Mona Ahmed (1935-2017)

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ezs note:  Rest in peace, Mona...

Transgender activist shot and killed outside Tenderloin strip club

Michael Barba
San Francisco Examiner

San Francisco, Tenderloin district

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ezs note:  San Francisco residents (particularly those in the Tenderloin section) - if you have any information about the murder of Anthony Torres (Bubbles) please call the San Francisco Police Department at 929-9446.  Thanks. 

Sharon Police answer suit filed over transgender shooting death

Mike Gautner

Sharon, PA

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Newsreader claims she was rejected by the BBC for being transgender (UK)

Ed Gleave
Daily Star

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