09 March 2017

Transgender families press education secretary on rights

Maria Danilova
CT Post

Ellie Ford

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Three indicted on hate crimes charges in deadly shooting of transgender woman

Ann E. Marinow
The Washington Post

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Updated: NH House votes to table bill protecting transgender rights

John DiStaso

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Groups speak out for, against transgender students' locker room access

Duaa Eldeib
Chicago Tribune

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08 March 2017


Jelani Cobb
The New Yorker

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Vancouver's Lunapads addresses neglected menstrual product needs of transgender and homeless people (Canada)

Craig Takeuchi

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City of Anna Official Reveals She is Transgender

Homa Bash

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Lawmakers set to consider transgender discrimination bill

Andy Hershberger

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Transgender at the airport: Voices

Hailey Melville
USA Today

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07 March 2017

Donald Trump is probably in love with me, says Arnold Schwarzenegger (UK)

Harriet Alexander
The Telegraph

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Fears over rise of Sharia law in Malaysia as transgender florist, 27, is hacked to death, shot and mutilated... (UK)

Julian Robinson
Daily Mail

Sameera Krishman

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Weekly rally focuses on transgender students


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GRAPHIC VID: Transgender woman dragged from home and beaten to death in sickening attack (UK)

Zoe Drewett
Daily Star

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ezs note:  My God - this is a video so repellant, so utterly disgusting it absolutely beggars description.  I just sat here for 20 minutes, wondering what I should do.  Fortunately, there is a Brazilian consulate very near me in Hartford, so I decided to start a petition drive.  I will hand-deliver it when it is completed.  Please do likewise if you are near Boston, New York City, Washington DC, Atlanta, Houston, Chicago, Los Angeles, or San Francisco.

Dandara dos Santos, you are not forgotten.  And we won't let them either.

Hundreds pack Texas Capitol for transgender bathroom debate

Paul J. Weber
The Mercury News

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ezs note:  Texas residents - if this forum is still going on and you have the ability to get to Austin, please go to the State Capitol and speak.  If not, get on your computer and send e-notes urging the death of this silly bill.  Please send them out to the state rep and state senator.  Thanks.

06 March 2017

Connecticut, it's YOUR time!

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ezs note:  If you live in Connecticut (as I do) there's a special call I'd like you to make.  Connecticut has a good record in terms of transgender rights, but there's one area that's been left behind.  It's in the, uh, "practice" of "reparative therapy", a crackpot pseudo-science with all the merits of Kirilian photography.  If you wanna give it a try, go ahead - but just know you're being ripped off - big time.  Fortunately, my State Senator Beth Bye (my hero!)  is working to get Connecticut out of this business entirely. If you live in Connecticut,  please call your state representative and state senator and tell them that "reparative therapy" has no place in Connecticut medicine.  Just like Kirilian photography.  Thanks.

The dangerous rage of Donald Trump (Australia)

Chris Cillizza
The Sydney Morning Herald

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GOP House Leaders Look to Stall Transgender Protections Bill

Kathleen Ronayne
US News & World Report

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ezs note:  Please, if you live in New Hampshire, call your state legislator and state senator to let them know that you are for transgender rights.  Thanks!

Hamilton city councillors approve a new transgender rights protocol (Canada)

Samantha Craggs

Hamilton, Ontario

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Activists say two Pakistani transgender women beaten to death in Saudi Arabia

Mehreen Zahra-Malik


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ezs note: You can contact the embassy in the United States by writing an e-note to the Ambassador.  Please keep it polite yet firm. We do not wish to make these situations even worse.  In other countries, check what the e-mail might be for that country.  (I found Wikipedia to be helpful.)

Supreme Court Won’t Hear Major Case on Transgender Rights

Adam Liptak
The New York Times

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05 March 2017

Donald Trump: Bonkers, paranoid or trapped? (New Zealand)

Jennifer Rubin

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Is Christian-run hospital forcing this 5-year-old transgender girl to be a boy?

Dawn Ennis
LGBTQ Nation

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Memorial held for Sacramento transgender woman killed in New Orleans


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ezs note:  You can make a donation here for Chyna's funeral, It will ease the family's pain, even if just a bit.  Rest in peace, Chyna.

One Colorado supporting bills easing birth certificate changes, banning conversion therapy



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Life As A Transgender Intelligence Analyst


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Liege, Belgium

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ezs note:  Now we move on to Liege, Belgium

03 March 2017

Jared Knew

William Saletan

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Letter: The two side of Donald Trump

Susan Newstat
Chicago Tribune

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Transgender woman selected for New Zealand weightlifting team (New Zealand)

Stephen Foote

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Eighteen attorneys general support Virginia transgender teen


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Boy Scouts to pay $18,000, apologize to 9-year-old transgender boy thrown out of pack

Abbott Koloff
Daily Record

Joe Maldonado

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Transgender Models Find a Home

Alyson Krueger
The New York Times

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02 March 2017

Here are 42 of President Donald Trump's planned EPA budget cuts

Rob Davis
The Oregonian

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ezs note:  If you are pissed enough at the gutting of the EPA, go to www.house.gov and sound off to your Representative that the EPA should be fully funded.  

The World Sent Me Hate Mail About My Transgender Kid -- & Here's Why I Welcome It

Isabel Rose

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Transgender student guidelines updated by NYC education department

Alison Fox
AM New York

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Apple, IBM, Microsoft back transgender teen at Supreme Court


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2 Transgender Women Killed in New Orleans Within 48 Hours: Police

Melissa Chan

Chyna Gibson and Ciara McElveen

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ezs note:  Sadly, yet another transgender woman has been murdered.  Her name was Ciara McElveen.  While I have no doubt that members of the New Orleans Police Department do their work very hard, it all seems so bootless.  Transgender women do have a right to attend  concert, go to a bar, restaurant, or coffeeshop, or just enjoy an evening stroll without suffering the, ahem, annoyance of being raped or murdered.  Can we see what might be done more proactively?  Thanks.

01 March 2017

Donald Trump, pseudo-president: Media embraces his latest “pivot” like the proverbial drunk under a streetlight

Chauncey DeVega

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Transgender-friendly toilets planned for 2020 Olympics in Tokyo

Bryan Armen Graham
The Guardian

Tokyo, Japan

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NOPD seeking 'vehicle of interest' in transgender woman's stabbing death

Jed Lipinski
The Times-Picayune

Chyna Gibson

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ezs note:  New Orleans police caught a break by capturing a picture of the vehicle involved in the killing of Chyna Gibson.  However, the person remains at large.  Please, look at the car carefully.  It's a black sedan, (possibly a Camaro).  It's hard to tell from the angle, but the car might have tinted windows.  If you see it, please call the New Orleans Police Department at 504-658-5300. C'mon, let's put this vermin behind bars!

Loretta Lynch talks transgender rights with ‘VICE’

Joe Concha
The Hill

Former Attorney General Loretta Lynch

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Madrid officials impound bus with anti-transgender message (Canada)

680 News

Madrid, Spain

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28 February 2017

We All Talk Like Donald Trump Now

Katy Waldman

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Vt. Education Secretary Reaffirms State's Policy For Supporting Transgender Students

Jane Lindholm, Ric Cengeri

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APSU organization will host rally for transgender students

Clarksville Now

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ezs note:  In addition to the rally in Clarksville, rallies will be held at campuses nationwide. Check on your computer when yours is being held.

It’s up to each school now to support transgender students, who only seek safety

Jennifer M. Gess
Idaho Statesman

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President Obama Put an All-Gender Bathroom in the White House. Trump Kept It

Zeke J Miller, Katy Steinmetz

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