31 August 2012

spanning the world... well, Charlotte, North Carolina, anyway

Now that we leave Tampa, Florida, we move on to Charlotte, North Carolina.  All you Democrats are probably breathing a sigh of relief.  We can, after all, know that are much more LGBT-friendly Democrats, all of those gathering in Charlotte.  We can relax, right?

WRONG.

Although there are more friendly Democrats, they are not universal.  Check your representative out.  If s/he is lackadaisical (or worse yet, opposed) let her/him you want strong batters, not pre-little-leaguers. WE WANT FULL RIGHTS FOR OURSELVES AND OUR LGBT FRIENDS.  Period.

note: the cities/towns listed here are previous ones.  To get your location go to www.house.gov and enter your ZIP code. If you are still unsure, call the nearest city/town hall and give your exact address
(for example, not just 'Fern Road' but rather '43 Fern Road') and s/he should be able to give your correct representative.

Fremont, California - Pete Stark(D) - CA13
Jersey City, New Jersey - Steve Rothman(D) NJ9
Fontana, California - Joe Baca(D) - CA43
Cranston, Rhode Island - Jim Langevin(D) - RI2
Pasadena, California - Adam Schiff(D) - CA29
San Francisco, California - Nancy Pelosi(D) - CA8
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Chakah Fattah(D) - PA2
Houston, Texas - Al Green(D) - TX9
East Hampton, New York -  Tim Bishop(D) - NY1

The Secret's Out - India - Prajakta Hebbar - http://www.indianexpress.com

29 August 2012

What not to bother with... and what DEFINITELY to bother with...



Don't bother whether you are transgender, gay, lesbian, bisexual, or a straight friend.

Don't bother whether you are African-American, white, Asian, or any other color.

Don't bother whether you are able or disabled.

Don't bother whether you are 18 or 108.

BUT...

DO bother with e-writing your representative.

DO bother with finding out your voting status.

DO bother with setting things right if there is any question regarding your voting rights.

DON'T FORGET TO VOTE!!!


Psychiatric assn. supports transition health care - Kate Sosin - http://www.windycitymediagroup.com

*more here*

ezs note:  If a doctor or nurse give you a hard time, SPEAK UP!

Documentary About Transgender Musician Jennifer Leitham to Screen During Womenfest and Fort Lauderdale Gay and Lesbian Film Fest - Andrea Dulanto - http://www.southfloridagaynews.com-

Human Rights Commission Condemns Kidnapping and Murder of Transgender in Honduras - http://www.hispanicallyspeakingnews.com

*more here*

ezs note:  Sadly, another transgender woman, named Barbarita, was murdered.  If you live in, or travel to San Pedro Sula, Honduras, and you even think you might know something, do the right thing and notify the police immediately!

Don't let this vermin get away with it!!

28 August 2012

What Psychologists Need to Know to Help Transgender Clients - http://www.goodtherapy.org

Report: LGBT Missourians tend to be less healthy, have less access to care -Jacob McCleland -http://news.stlpublicradio.org

Dear Abby: Transgender woman faces choice - http://amarillo.com

Bug 'em... again!

This week, the Republican National Convention is being held.  Now, you may feel that contacting the RNC is akin to spitting in the wind... but it's not.  This week especially, keep the pressure on them to make Republican representatives keep their word about maintaining full status for LGBT persons.  Otherwise, they'll suffer a quick two-term.

Jersey City, New Jersey - Steven R.Rothman(D) - NJ9
Midlothian, Texas - Joe Barton(R) - TX6
Mountain View, California - Anna Eshoo(D) - CA14
Beverly Hills, California - Henry Waxman(D) - CA30
Midlothian, Virginia - Eric Cantor(R) - VA7
Morgan Hill, California - Jerry Mcnerny(D) - CA11
Monroe Township, New Jersey - Rush Holt (D) - NJ9

22 August 2012

Bug 'em!

Keep the pressure going on making LGBT people full-fledged citizens.  Look at what happened to Rep. Akin-- it was a huge concession by the GOP.  If they can concede there, we KNOW they can concede with us!

Mansfield, Massachusetts - Barney Frank(d) - MA4
(TWO BELOW)
Kansas City, Missouri- Emanuel Cleaver, II(D) - MO5
     "     "     - Sam Graves(R) - MO6

Albuquerque, New Mexico - Martin Heinrich(D) - NM1
Naperville, Illinois - Judy Biggert(R) - IL13
Mountain View, California -


Gender non-conforming person murdered in Cincinnati - (news release) - http://www.windycitymediagroup.com

*more here*

ezs note:  The name of the person who was murdered  was Kendall L. Hampton of Cincinnati.  If you live in or travel through the city, and have information that police need to make an arrest, please call them immediately!  

The following cities or towns have also experienced murders of transgender people in the past year:  Washington, DC; Miami, Florida; Riviera Beach, Florida; Detroit, Michigan; Chicago, Illinois(2); Oakland, California and Baltimore, Maryland.

Please help putting these vermin in jail!!!

Mansfield, Massachusetts

Credit: thedavematthewsfan

Hello!

The last days of August are here! Here's what happened... Mansfield, Massachusetts... East Hampton, New York... Central District, Hong Kong, S.A.R... Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea... Gurgaon, Haryana, India... Huddersfield, Kirklees, England, UK... Kansas City, Missouri... Toda, Saitama, Japan... Tremonton, Utah.... Albuquerque, New Mexico... Naperville, Illinois... Mountain View, California... Tupelo, Mississippi... Houston, Texas... Perth, Western Australia, Australia... Walbridge, Ohio... Sofia, Grad Sofiya, Bulgaria... Kingston Upon Thames, England, UK.... Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia... Bhubaneswar, Orissa, India... Tomball, Texas... Kiev, Kyyivs'ka Oblast', Russia... Durham, North Carolina... Wakayama, Japan... Brooklyn, New York, New York... Royal Oak, Michigan.... Kathmandu, Nepal... Madras, Tamil Nadu, India... Palestine, Texas... Sunnyvale, California... Chicopee, Massachusetts... Bracknell, Bracknell Forest, England, UK... Leeuwarden, Friesland, Netherlands... Ã„ngelholm, Skane Lan, Sweden... Colchester, Essex, England, UK...

20 August 2012

Johnson joins GOP chorus for Missouri Senate candidate to drop out after rape remark - Larry Bivins - http://www.thenorthwestern.com

*more here*

ezs note:  Granted, this is a little off-base, but please read Rep. Todd Akin's *whopper* of a flub he made yesterday.  Migawd... these guys are truly asinine!

19 August 2012

Pastor thinks fire tied to support of gays - AP - http://www.cantonrep.com

Trans women to benefit from Peruvian scholarship program - JEAN PAUL ZAPATA - http://www.gaystarnews.com

E-letters, e-letters, more e-letters!

Here's another of e-letter destinations, where, if you join me, you'll let congresspersons know that transgenders, gays, lesbians and bisexuals know that they are NOT second-class citizens... and if they think so, we'll kick 'em out office!  It's even easier now, since clicking on the representative's will get you there automatically!

Raleigh, North Carolina - Brad Miller(D) - NC14
Tomball, Texas - Michael McCaul(R) - TX10
Durham, North Carolina - David Price(R) - NC4
East Hampton, New York - Tim Bishop(R) - NY1
Mountain View, California - Anna Eshoo(D) - CA14
Tremonton, Utah  - Rob Bishop(R) - UT1

09 August 2012

Recent developments in legal protection against transgender employment discrimination (http://www.lexology.com)

voting while trans (http://www.votingwhiletrans.org)

*more here*

ezs note:  Even if you are only thinking about voting... and I do hope you are... please read the following two entries.  They will save you a lot of crap later on.

Voter Suppression and the Transgender Community (http://www.huffingtonpost.com)

'Mother to all' farewelled (New Zealand) (http://www.stuff.co.nz)

New Orleans, Louisiana

Credit: Debra Hurd

Hello!

I can't believe it... it's been two years now!  Here's what's happening... New Orleans, Louisiana... East Hampton, New York... Johnson City, New York... London, London, City of, England, UK...San Leandro, California...  Evanston, Illinois... San Antonio, Texas... Arlington, Virginia... Groningen, Netherlands... New Haven, Connecticut... Calgary, Alberta, Canada...  Skien, Telemark, Norway... Portland, Oregon...   Albertville, Alabama... Lakewood, New Jersey... Gotha, Thuringen, Germany...  Mountain View, California... Adelaide, South Australia, Australia... Kingsport, Tennessee... Victoria, British Columbia, Canada... Bucharest, Bucuresti, Romania... Wheaton, Illinois... Tamuning, Guam... Louisville, Kentucky... Sydney, New South Wales, Australia... Muskogee, Oklahoma... Athens, Attiki, Greece... Aarau, Aargau, Switzerland... Solihull, England, UK...

I know how to celebrate... do it by giving!


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