31 October 2013

OutFront Minnesota announced LGBT Equality Award winners

http://www.insightnews.com/

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30 October 2013

Who I'll be voting for in West Hartford elections

Today was a "meet the candidates" day in West Hartford, and there were two surprises and one disappointment.  The way the questioning was structured really didn't allow you to hear anything but yourself  when questioning was going on, but so it goes.

 First the surprises:

When Scott Slifka (D) ran previously, I had a wry view of him; I was for the busway, he was against it.  But two years later, what's past is past.  The busway is moving forward (yay!) and he has accepted that fact. When I mentioned the issues transgender people face, he agreed wholeheartedly. He got my vote.

Whenever candidates throw their hat into the ring, you have to wonder, has this guy or gal really done the homework.  Fortunately, when Chris Barnes(R) is running, you can tell he's quite knowledgeable.  He answered the transgender issues satisfactorily, and, when was further questioned about restroom legislation, he answered at some length why he would have voted in the affirmative.  For this reason, he has my vote.

Now the disappointment:

When Leon Davidoff (D) had ran previously and won, I had high hopes.  His rambling answer to my question did not exactly bring hope to my heart, anyhow.  Sadly, I must ask him to go home.

So, my choices (in alphabetical order) are:

Chris Barnes (R)
Shari Cantor (D)
Harry Captain (D)
Judy Casperson(D)
Clare Kindall (D)
Scott Slifka (D)

Oh, by the way, VOTE!!!

29 October 2013

On November 5, GET OUT AND VOTE!!!

Credit:aroundharlem.com

In Royal Oak, Michigan, they'll be having a little vote.  You know, on such minuscule matters as whether two men or two women  want to be able to hold hands in a restaurant.  Or a transgender is able get the house or apartment she/he wants.  You know, little things like that.

In Royal Oak and 27 towns in Michigan alone, similar initiatives will be on the ballot.  Even if there is no initiative, there is the office of mayor, city or state council, board of education, judge of probate, among others.  And it doesn't matter whether you are reading this in New York City or Lenexa, Kansas - you have the best chance of making a real difference.

So on Tuesday, November 5, get out there and freakin' vote!!

Royal Oak to vote on human rights initiative

http://michiganradio.org/

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Transgender Woman Claims She Was Raped By Police Officer

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/

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Murder trial begins for death of transgender woman found in Olmsted Township pond

Rachel Dissell
www.cleveland.com

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25 October 2013

JELLY BELLY CANDY CHAIRMAN DONATES THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS TO HARM TRANSGENDER CHILDREN

Andy Towle
http://www.towleroad.com/

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Transgender Patients in Growing Fight Over Health Coverage

Nina Martin
http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/

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Right-Wingers Won't Stop Harassing Colo. Trans Teen for 'Unhealthy Behavior'

Sunnivie Brydum
http://www.advocate.com/

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Brazil Crowns Transgender Beauty Queen in Daring New “Miss T” Contest

Ana Sayfa
http://www.womencitizen.com/

*more here*