31 October 2011

Hello!

Boo!  Here's what's happening...  Charleston, South Carolina... Atlanta, Georgia... Groningen, Netherlands... Torrance, California... Miami, Florida... Mountain View, California.... Neudorfl. Niederosterreich, Austria... Boston, Massachusetts... Salt Lake City, Utah... Council Bluffs, Iowa... Los Angeles, California... Williamsport, Pennsylvania.... Cavite, Cavite City, Philippines... London, England, UK... Taipei,Taiwan... New York City, New York... Laurel, Mississippi.... Sanford, Maine... Alburtis, Pennsylvania... Herndon, Pennsylvania... Norwalk, Connecticut... Mansfield, Nottingham, England, UK...        Bradford, England... Oxford, Mississippi... Sherman Oaks, California... 

28 October 2011

International Healing Foundation apologizes to the LBGTQ community on its 21st anniversary (www.prnewswire.com)

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Peace

"Peace is the marriage of the people
and the planet,
with all attendant vows."
Anonymous

Bobby Montoya: Colorado Girl Scouts say yes to boy who wants to join them (www.dailymail.co.uk)

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1st ever San Diego LGBT Pride contingent in Veterans Day parade (www.windycitymediagroup.com)

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'Southern Comfort' extends at CAP21 (offoffbroadway.broadwayworld.com)

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Your towns: readers respond (blogs.montrealgazette.com {Canada})

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26 October 2011

Peace

The good we secure for ourselves is precarious and uncertain until it is secured for all of us and incorporated into our common life.
Jane Addams

Turkey jails trans activists for 'insulting police' (www.care2.com)

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'I was called a basketball, a penguin,and an Ewok': Chaz Bono blasts 'disrespectful' Dancing With The Stars judges for bullying him over his weight (www.dailymail.co.uk)

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Black transgender face startling levels of discrimination, report finds (sdgln.com)

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Transgender children welcomed by the Girl Scouts of America (www.imperfectparent.com)

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ezs note:  just a question... why do the Girl Scouts seem so welcoming, but the Boy Scouts seem so... well...

23 October 2011

Peace

If someone thinks that love and peace is a cliche that must have been left behind in the Sixties, that’s his problem. Love and peace are eternal. –John Lennon

Homophobia exacts a chilling price as hate crimes climb (www.independent.co.uk)

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ezs note:  If you are transgender, gay, lesbian, or bisexual and are being harassed, please turn them in!  It's time for you to stop worrying, and let the trolls do it for a change!

New plays, new views (www.citizen.co.za)

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Tennessee resident inspires General Mills to abandon transphobic ad (www.outandaboutnewspaper.com)

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22 October 2011

Cookeville, Tennessee

credit: Chuck Sutherland

Hello!

Yep, the chill is definitely in the air... here's what happened... Cookeville, Tennessee... Woodland Hills, California... London, England, UK... Council Bluffs, Iowa... El Cerrito, California... Swansboro, North Carolina... Concord, North Carolina... Guildford, Surrey, England, UK... Brussels, Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest, Belgium... Arlington Heights, Illinois... Tamuning, Guam... Groningen, Netherlands... Bangor, Maine... Santa Cruz, California... Taipei, Taiwan... Medan, Sumatera Utara... Plattsburgh, New York... Athens, Attiki, Greece... Salt Lake City, Utah... Mountain View, California... Atlanta, Georgia... Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania... Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada... Mount Horeb, Washington... Tulsa, Oklahoma... Forfar, Angus, Scotland... Jiddah, Makkah, Saudi Arabia... Denver, Colorado... Kings Park, New York... Santa Monica, California... Saint Charles, Illinois...

US residents: If you want to vote, please remember to register!

Today's topper: FDNY welcomes first transgender firefighter

I know, the holidays are upon us, but please don't forget those less fortunate.  Here's a few:

American Red Cross
www.redcross.org

International Red Cross/Red Crescent
www.ifrc.org

Doctors Without Borders
www.doctorswithoutborders.org

Rainbow Fund
www.rainbowfund.org

Thank you!

Karger making history and proud of it (www.fosters.com)

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More schools take action to stem anti-gay bullying (www.sfgate.com)

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LGBT history month: Victoria Kolakowski, first openly transgender US trial judge (www.lgbtqnation.com)

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Transgender woman Asia Santana sentenced to prison for 2010 fatal stabbing of boyfriend Eric Nevith in Norristown (timesherald.com)

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19 October 2011

The real modern family (www.huffingtonpost.com)

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Hinsdale group rallying support for young homeless (hinsdale.patch.com)

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ezs note:  The Unitarian Universalist churches are good ones. See how your local congregation is doing, or send a check to Hinsdale UU, specifying aid for homeless transgender youth. The address is:

Unitarian church of Hinsdale
17 W. Maple St.
Hinsdale, IL 60521

Coverage denied: trans Utahn fights SelectHealth (www.cityweekly.net)

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16 October 2011

Peace

Then all that has divided us will merge
And then compassion will be wedded to power
And then softness will come to a world that is harsh and unkind
And then both men and women will be gentle
And then both women and men will be strong
And then no person will be subject to another's will
And then all will be rich and free and varied
And then the greed of some will give way to the needs of many
And then all will share equally in the earth's abundance
And then all will care for the sick and the weak and the old
And then all will nourish the young
And then all will cherish life's creatures
And then all will live in harmony with each other and with the earth
And everywhere will be called Eden, once again.
-- Judy Chicago