30 January 2013

A good friend...

If you have ideas regarding gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgenders that run opposite to my (and many others) own, hey, that's your right.

But if you plan to counter our ideas with half-baked, nutzoid, looney-tune "ideas",  them's fightin' words.  And our good friend Alvin McEwen has put a few nuclear bombs in our side to toss straight in your direction.  And we love to see you squirm.

For those who haven't checked it out go to http://holybulliesandheadlessmonsters.blogspot.com/ and check it out.

Thanks, Alvin.  Keep on makin' those nukes! 

29 January 2013

Petition To Rename Turk Street Block After Late Transgender Performer Vicki Marlane - http://sfist.com

*more here*

ezs note:  I signed the petition - did you?

Ophelia Azriel De'lonta, Transgendered Prisoner, Gets Sex-Change Lawsuit Reinstated -

Pham Le Quynh Tram, Transgender Vietnamese Woman, Loses Government Recognition - Glennisha Morgan - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/

Uptown lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender groups seek a base in Harlem - Michael J. Feeney - http://www.nydailynews.com

27 January 2013

Transgender People of Color and Domestic Violence - Toni Newman - http://www.huffingtonpost.com

*more here

ezs note:  If you are transgender and are being abused, and the thought is running through your head, "Ahhh... it'll pass...", know this:  this is WRONG!!!  Listen to Toni!!  Listen to me!  Make that call today!!


www.thehotline.org

1-800-799-SAFE (7223)

OR

1-800-787-3224

FDA attempt to curb prescription drug deaths concerns transgender individuals - J. SKYLER ROBINSON - http://www.examiner.com

*more here*

ezs note:  My best advice in taking prescription medication is to seek the advice of your doctor - but not just any doctor.  If she/he has never treated a transgender patient, and/or has not specialized in transgender concerns, it might be best to find someone else.

“Look! A Transgender Person!” — On the Road to Acceptance - Jillian Page - http://blogs.montrealgazette.com

Transgender group’s visit to coffee shop revealing - BY MARY ELLEN MACINTYRE - http://thechronicleherald.ca

26 January 2013

Brighton, Brighton and Hove,England, UK

Credit:  www.flickr.com

Hello!

I know it's too good to be true... but, brr!!  Here's what's happening... Accrington, Lancashire, England, UK... Clifton, New Jersey...  Galesburg, Illinois...  East Chicago, Indiana... Wesley Chapel, Florida...  Powell, Ohio... Trenton, New Jersey... Kiev, Kyyiv, Ukraine... Dayton, Ohio... Portland, Oregon... Sunnyvale, California... Albuquerque, New Mexico... North Hollywood, California... Torrance, California... Delano, Minnesota... Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India...Harbor City, California....Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania... Burlington, Ontario, Canada... São Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil... Oslo, Norway... Fairfield, Connecticut...  Centereach, New York... Providence, Utah...   Dumas, Texas... Russian Federation, Russia... Los Angeles, California... Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates...Vancouver, British Columbia...   Norwalk, Connecticut...Padsdow, New South Wales  Australia... York, England, Uk... Stockport, England, UK... Tonnerre, Bourgogne, France... Milton, Florida... Humble, Texas... 

Shout it out!

President Obama's speech was indeed inspiring.  For the first time ever, gays and lesbians were defended explicitly, not once but twice. (Though it must be stated that he remained silent on transgenders - thank you, Sadie!)

On a larger theme, Obama's spoke to a larger voice, that of "my fellow Americans".  We must always remember that this voice does not belong to 435 Representatives.  They only represent the larger voice, that of 315,214,000 people.  And that your voice is only heard when you e-mail, snailmail, telephone or in person.

I know that I defend the rights of all people to marry, to be taxed at an equal amount (heterosexual vs. homosexual), to visit at a hospital nursing home, and to say goodbye at a funeral home and a cemetery.

How about you?

Sunnyvale, California - Mike Honda (D) - CA17
Albuquerque, New Mexico - Michelle Lujan Grisham(R) - NM1
North Hollywood, California - Brad Sherman(D) - CA30
Torrance, California - Maxine Waters (D) - CA43
Delano, Minnesota - Michele Bachmann(R) - MN6
Portland, Oregon - Earl Blumenauer(D) - OR3
Harbor City, California - Henry Waxman (D) - CA33
Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania - Patrick Meehan(R) - PA7
Burlington, Ontario(CAN) - Mike Wallace (Cons) - Burlington
Milton, Florida - Jeff Miller (R) - FL1



24 January 2013

TRANSGENDER RAPPER KILLED BY GANG IN MILWAUKEE - Natelege Whaley - http://thedrop.fm

Transgender inmate granted trial for allegations of sexual abuse - Diane Walker - http://www.nbc12.com

Country's largest gathering of LGBT advocates kicks off in Atlanta - David Schick - http://clatl.com

United Colors of Benetton Features Transgender Model Lea T; Alek Wek - Tracy McNicoll - http://www.thedailybeast.com

Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act is transgender inclusive - J. SKYLER ROBINSON - http://www.examiner.com

23 January 2013

Inauguration 2013: A Transgender Call to Action - Gwendolyn Ann Smith - http://www.huffingtonpost.com

Transgender Rights Push Us All Toward Equality - Joan Annsfire - http://www.indybay.org

N.W.T. minister to face human rights tribunal - http://www.cbc.ca

3 arrested in Milwaukee in case of missing transgender rapper - WlG - http://www.wisconsingazette.com

*more here*

ezs note:  Please, if you have information about the whereabouts and condition of Evon "Yung T" Young, give the information to Milwaukee police immediately!  Their phone number is 414-935-7360.

Sadie, 11-Year-Old Transgender Girl, Writes Essay In Response To Obama's Inauguration Speech - http://www.huffingtonpost.com

*more here*

ezs note:  WOW!!!  Way to go, Sadie!

20 January 2013

Inauguration Day 2013

Credit:  bet.com

Today is, officially, Inauguration Day.  Barack Obama has taken the oath of office for the second time.  

Over the past four years, we have come to see how 435 House members and 100 Senators would react to Mr. Obama's presidency, particularly the Republicans.  There are those who, to their credit, put politics aside (at least for the moment) and worked with the President to stem Hurricane Sandy's fury.  Chris Christie tore into John Boehner when he thought it nifty to put the wreckage on the back burner.  Rep. King(R-NY) thought it ludicrous to float such an idea, never mind post it as official policy.  

Here's where our problem lies, though:  the nutburgers make up a sizable minority and they do tend to yelp the loudest.  Rep. Boehner was probably spooked, and gave the Tea Party what they wanted.  Uh, you might mark that as a really bad strategy, Mr. Speaker.  Yet it's somewhat understandable when the far-right members pull out the long knives when you and Mr. Obama do something horrendous like, say, talk to one another.

Further evidence:  in case you haven't noticed, there was a perfect gem of an asshole named Steve Stockman (R-TX).  Quick quiz:  What other leader has been compared to Barack Obama?  If you haven't run across on the Internet already,  no peeking now.  Cmom, take a guess.



Answer:  Saddam Hussein.

Yeah, you guessed it.  According to Stockman's warped little brain, Saddam and Barack were just the best of pals, plotting the takeover of the world over virgin Mai-Tais. This is the example given to us by intrepid ol' Steve.  

So you are asking what Congress can do to right itself, and have all three bodies behave in a civil manner. What to do, you say.



The answer: you can, with an e-letter.  They hear  various yahoos saying "This is my country!"  We often forget one very vital fact, though.

This is our country, too.

I'll repeat that:  this is our country too, dammit!

We have the right to full, equitable rights for LGBT people. 

We have the right to drop our kids off at school without them being shot to pieces. 

And we have the right to civil, respectful debate, not the kind done by Steve Stockman and his band of idiots.

Please, please write an e-mail to your representatives.  This is so important.  You can look up who your representative is below.

19 January 2013

Mountain View, California

Credit:  groundspeak.com

Hello!

It's almost Inauguration Day!  Yay!  Here's what's happening... Mountain View, California... Boston, Massachusetts... Munich, Bayern, Germany... Los Angeles, California... Norwalk, Connecticut... Brooklyn, New York... Dumas, Mississippi... Arlington, Massachusetts... North Kingstown, Rhode Island... Verl, Nordrhein-Westfalen... Pataskala, Ohio... Chatou, Ile-de-France, France... Faro, Portugal... Gurgaon, Haryana, India... Newport Beach, California... Newport Beach, California... Eugene, Oregon... San Francisco, California... Delano, Minnesota...  Houston, Texas...  Lexington, South Carolina...  Palmerton, Pennsylvania... Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada... Zaventem, Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium... Pflugerville, Texas... Perkasie, Pennsylvania... Santa Fe, Argentina... Pforzheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany... Wesley Chapel, Florida... Roseburg, Oregon...

Do your part on Martin Luther King working day! Volunteer for the American Red Cross, or the worldwide Red Cross/Red Crescent!

www.redcross.org

18 January 2013

your help is needed...

In case it didn't register with you, I'll say it again:  In Newtown, at Sandy Hook elementary school, twenty seven lives were lost.  Gone. Never, never to return.

Think about that.  Then think about the thousands of lives that are taken around the country.

When morons such as Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck and others put their opinions out, one of two things happen:

1)   You e-write your representative and say, "I don't give a flying fart what that idiot thinks, I'm for sensible gun control, and so are my neighbors," ;or...

2)   You say nothing; and your representative assumes that Limbaugh , Beck and the other clowns are forcing their hand, so he reluctantly opposes gun control.

What do you do?

Pataskala, Ohio - Pat Tiberi (R) - OH12
Mountain View, California - Anna Eshoo (D) - CA18
Newport Beach, California - Dana Rohrabacher (R) - CA48
Eugene, Oregon - Peter DeFazio (D)  - OR4
San Francisco, California - Nancy Pelosi (D) - CA12
Delano, Minnesota - Michele Bachmann (R) - MN6
Houston, Texas - Gene Green (D) - TX29
Lexington, South Carolina - Joe Wilson (R) - SC2
Palmerton, Pennsylvania - Matt Cartwright (D) - PA17
Pflugerville, Texas - Bill Flores (R) - TX17

The above towns and cities were randomly selected by the Internet.  To find out who your representative is in the House of Representatives, go to www.house.gov and enter your ZIP code.


17 January 2013

Transgender man charged with murder in 2012 slaying of Wilmington woman - Larry Altman -http://www.sgvtribune.com

Parkland policy would ban transgender discrimination - Bill Hethcock - http://www.bizjournals.com

Transgender Issues: On Free Speech and Bigotry - Jillian Page - http://blogs.montrealgazette.com

'Lost Girl' Trans Panic Violence Goes Unanswered - Diana O'Brien - http://chicago.gopride.com

Oregon to remove gender identity exclusion for transgender employees from state health plan - (staff) - http://sdgln.com

12 January 2013

Borås, Vastra Gotaland, Sweden

Credit: twitter.com

Hello!

Wow... if it gets any warmer, I'll have to wear a swimsuit!  Here's what's happening... Borås, Vastra Gotaland, Sweden... Saint James, New York... York, England, UK... London, England, UK... Los Angeles, California... Alliance, Ohio... Dublin, Ohio... Mountain View, California... Chemnitz, Sachsen, Germany... Mankato, Minnesota... Antiguo Cuscatlán, La Libertad, El Salvador... Zaventem, Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium... Berlin, Germany...  Van Nuys, California... Columbus, Ohio... Redondo Beach, California... Louisville, Kentucky... Zephyrhills, Florida... Lincoln, Nebraska... Clifton Park, New York... Picos, Piaui, Brazil...Corpus Christi, Texas... Orlando, Florida...

Give a hand to a neighbor, near or far!

www.redcross.org

11 January 2013

Why should I?

If you've been reading this for awhile, you are probably asking this question a lot.  After all, if you live in Florida, or Texas, or Louisiana, or South Carolina... well, they're like a rock down there, aren't they?

Well... not really.  Massachusetts was the first, and the little pebble started rolling down the hill.  And then came Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut (yay!), New York, Iowa, Washington DC and Washington state.  Slowly but surely, these states realized that the laws were simply stupid.  If a priest, minister, rabbi, whatever, objected, there is NO law stating that they must perform a religious ceremony for LGBT people.  There is a remedy, however, that they may have a civil ceremony performed, or it may performed by a more liberal minister. No problem, eh?

The states which are trying to ban same-sex marriage do so by filling their minds with pure, unadulterated bullcrap.  You can stop their craziness by stating that you are on to them, and you will tolerate their nonsense no longer.

But this only happens when you contact your congressperson or  MP.  Please do this today.

Alliance, Ohio - Tim Ryan (D) - OH13