31 July 2017

Montana Court Asked to Rule Against Anti-Transgender Measure

Press
US News and World Report


Helena, Montana

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Trump’s Trans Troops Ban Would Require a Cruel and Exorbitantly Expensive Witch Hunt

Alex Wagner
Slate


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Anthony Scaramucci ousted as communications director

Brian Bennett, Noah Berman
Los Angeles Times


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ezs note:  Yeah, yeah, I know... but this is just too loony!

30 July 2017

The Tories are on the right side of the transgender debate (UK)

Matthew d'Ancona
The Guardian

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Long before transgender was a word, women posed as men to serve in the army

Bonnie Tsui
Los Angeles Times


drawing of Robert Shurtleff

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29 July 2017

Mark this date: Donald Trump is now a lame-duck president

Steven Pearlstein
The Washington Post


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Pakistan's traditional third gender isn't happy with the trans movement

Mobeen Azhar
PRI


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Washington Sheriff invites transgender military members to work for his department

Fiona Keating
Independent


Washington state troopers

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Protesting Trump’s Transgender Ban

Jeremy Kidd, Janet Svatos, Christina Milano
The New York Times


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What Trump and his base get wrong about transgender Americans (Canada)

Lee Schubert
The Globe And Mail


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ezs note:  F***, Donald Trump screws up when he puts sugar in his coffee.

28 July 2017

Congress advised it has authority to undo any transgender military ban

Bryan Bender
Politico


US Capitol

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President Trump’s Transgender Military Ban Is an Affront to the Core Tenets of the US Military

Chase Strangio
ACLU


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ezs note:  Whether you realize it or not, the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, or Coast Guard is working for YOU. Approximately 15,000 are transgender people.   Dimwit Donald says they're not worth it.  Your signing a petition sends one more loud NO to Donald's desk.  Either look to the e-letter on the right-hand side or press the button here. I signed the petition - why not you?

The Navy Doctor Who Pushed for Trans Troops to Serve Openly Pushes Back on Trump’s Ban

Mark Joseph Stern
Slate


USNS Comfort

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27 July 2017

Anthony Scaramucci's absolutely bananas quotes to the New Yorker, ranked

Chris Cillizza
CNN


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Transgender Chinese man wins first-of-its-kind labor discrimination case

Emily Rauhala
The Washington Post


Guiyang, China

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California Today: Military Communities Respond to Trump’s Transgender Ban

Mike McPhate
The New York Times


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The Daily Show Talks to Transgender Veterans About Trump’s Ban and Serving While Trans

Marissa Martinelli
Slate


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US Joint Chiefs blindsided by Trump's transgender ban

Barbara Starr, Zachary Cohen, and Jim Sciutto
CNN


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26 July 2017

Transgender Air Force Staff Sergeant Slams Trump's Service Ban: He 'Is Doing This Country an Injustice'

Char Adams and Lindsay Kimble
People


Staff Sergeant Logan Ireland

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ezs note: Oh, Canada... (have you got it yet?)

Transgender Albertans say they're facing longer wait times for hormone replacement therapy (Canada)

Emily Rendell-Watson
CBC


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Canadian military tweets welcome as Trump bans transgender personnel (Canada)

Andrea Hopkins
Reuters


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ezs note:  Oh, Canada, my home and native land...  funny how that song sounds sweeter and sweeter...

Trump to reinstate US military ban on transgender people

Jeremy Diamond
CNN


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ezs note:  To all my LGBT friends who are also Trumpazoids, I'm so glad he kept his word to you.

Um... riiiiiight...

25 July 2017

How marriage may protect transgender couples

Michigan State University
Phys.org



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Making Transgender Rights a Reality in India (India)

Jayshree Bajoria
Human Rights Watch

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Pence Working to Reverse Pentagon’s Transgender Policies

Paul McLeary
Foreign Policy


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24 July 2017

Drug interaction concerns may negatively affect HIV treatment adherence among transgender women

Judith Lavelle
National Institutes of Health


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ezs note:  From the time you're born until the time you croak, National Institutes of Health will touch your life positively at least once.  For pennies as opposed to dollars. (maybe hundreds of dollars)   Call your Congressperson you want full funding for this worthy endeavor. Call www.house.gov to be directed.

23 July 2017

Donald Trump and the Coming Fall of American Empire

Jeremy Scahill
Common Dreams


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ezs note:  To see the full article, click The Intercept. It's a long article, but well worth it. 

Democratic video targets Fishbein as ‘leader’ of conversion therapy bill opponents

Mike Savino
Record-Journal


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Transgender Scots will soon be able to change the v on their birth certificate without 'intrusive' medical reports (Scotland)

Kirsten McStay
Daily Record


scene in Scotland  (UK)

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Community vigil seeks justice for transgender woman slain in 2015

Chueyee Yang
The Fresno Bee


K.C./Casey Haggard and unknown assailant

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ezs note:  Granted, it's been a bit of a long time, but if you lived or worked in Fresno, California and you have any information, please call Fresno police at 553-621-7000.  Thanks.

Pine-Richland OKs deal in lawsuit filed by transgender students

Kris B. Mamula
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


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22 July 2017

Donald Trump’s History Lessons

Roger Cohen
The New York Times\


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Republican Bill Would Stop Civil Rights Protections for Trans People

Andrew Philips
Out


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House panel led by BJP MP says no shame in being transgender (India)

HT Correspondents
Hindustan Times

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ezs note: Nice job, BJP. Nicer still if we tried it here in the United States. (Ahem.)

Flipkart includes its transgender customers in its Big 10 celebrations (India)

Krithiha Rajam
Yourstory


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Christie OKs law to give schools transgender policy guidance

AP
ABC News


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Gainesville, Florida


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ezs note:  Hello, alligator!  (Don't worry - I won't get too close!)  You can see for yourself by visiting Gainesville, Florida!  

Army vs. McCarthy hearings


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ezs note:  Waaaay back in 1953, there was a kerfuffle over the Army - McCarthy hearings.  Joseph McCarthy was, if you don't know him, an asinine fool. He was also a United States Senator. From the time that he made his first 'famous'  speech in Wheeling, West Virginia, he was also a bald-faced fraud.  He made a name for himself, but by the time the Army hearings were held, his goose was essentially cooked. See the whole film, especially the last five minutes. 

Now,  people are saying I'm a knee-jerk Democrat because of my endorsement of the ousting of Donald Trump.  Yes, I do vote the majority of Democrats - but certainly not 100 percent.

I do not kick his rear because he is Republican.

I do not kick his rear because he is Democratic.

I  kick his rear because he is a blithering, psychotic fool.

Just like Joe. 

21 July 2017

In historic 1st, transgender inmate wins transfer to women's prison (Canada)

Kathleen Harris
CBC


Mission, BC

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A Big Win for Transgender Kids in Minnesota

Press
HRC


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Transgender People Are Taking Legal Action Over North Carolina's New Bathroom Law

Dominic Holden
BuzzFeed


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ezs note: Please take note of the brief filed in Carcano (et. al) vs. Cooper.  It is fairly lengthy, but well worth the read.

Today, look for Wikipedia...


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ezs note:   Today, it's an important day.  Especially for Jamaica and  LGBT Jamaicans.  Dwayne Jones was murdered three years ago today.  While improvements have been made, 'police' officers still haven't done anything. 

Hey, what're ya gonna do, real police work, or sip on a rum and Coke?

20 July 2017

DONALD TRUMP IS ‘CORNERED’ AND COULD CURTAIL THE RUSSIA INVESTIGATION

Nina Burleigh
Newsweek


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A Tour de France Champion Has Come Out As A Transgender Woman

Anthea Levi
Health


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Mich. Corrections Department to aid transgender inmates

Press
The Detroit News


Michigan prison

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Sailor pleads guilty to transgender woman's brutal murder

Press
WLOX


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Transgender wrestling champ has a message for Texas lawmakers mulling ‘bathroom bill’

Matthew Martinez
Star-Telegram


Mack Beggs (right front)

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Video - Brooke Gladstone and Margaret Sullivan - 'The Trouble With Reality'


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19 July 2017

Berkeley SHIP adds new healthcare benefits for transgender students

Christine Giuliano
The Daily Californian


University of California - Berkeley

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Teen voted UK’s first transgender prom queen

Rebecca Wilkin
New York Post


Cardigan, Wales, UK

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Transgender woman's photo with Texas governor goes viral

Jacqueline Thompson
The Hill


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18 July 2017

Top general blames unclear science for transgender troops delay

Leo Shane III
Military Times



Albert Cashier

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ezs note:  Yes.  Let's think over this matter. Carefully.  Oh, never mind that  Albert Cashier served
honorably in the Civil War.  Yes.  Let's think.  Yes.