31 July 2014

How downing of Flight MH17 might also harm LGBT Ukrainians

Study: Gay youth four times more likely to attempt suicide (UK)

Natassja Zielinski
http://www.pinknews.co.uk

to read more, go to:  http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2014/07/31/study-gay-youth-four-times-more-likely-to-attempt-suicide/

ezs note:  Are you or a friend feeling depressed?  Please, get help now.  We can bring this alarming statistic down!

Arizona 'gay camp' a summer refuge for LGBT youth

Jen Lebron Kuhney
http://www.azcentral.com


to read more, go to:  http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/phoenix/2014/07/31/ariozna-gay-summer-camp/13411925/

30 July 2014

Arrest made in transgendered woman's murder, burning

http://www.abc-7.com

to read more, go to:  http://www.abc-7.com/story/26154682/arrest-made-in-transgendered-womans-murder-burning#.U9lhJuNdXSk

ezs note:  GOOD.  The friends and family of Yaz'min Shancez must have a little peace now.  If you have any information on the beating, rape, or murder of a transgender person, contact the police NOW. 

Uruguay, Argentina Top Social Inclusion Index

Jacob Passy
http://www.nbcnews.com


to read more, go to:  http://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/uruguay-argentina-top-social-inclusion-index-n168821


Uganda's anti-homosexuality law could be overturned in the courts

Nina Porzucki
http://www.pri.org

to read more, go to:  http://www.pri.org/stories/2014-07-30/ugandas-anti-homosexuality-law-could-be-overturned-courts

ezs note:  Cross yer fingers, people...

Gay couples to apply for Greenville marriage licenses

26 July 2014

CBC Pride Week: we'll help you get in the spirit (Canada)

http://www.cbc.ca

Tita Aida - A community icon

Celeste Chan
http://www.hyphenmagazine.com


to read more, go to: http://www.hyphenmagazine.com/blog/archive/2014/07/tita-aida-community-icon

A Mormon mom’s story of unconditional love for her transgender son

A decision on Louisiana’s same-sex marriage ban could come soon

Watch: Sun-kissed Oldham celebrates Pride in style (UK)

Emily Heward
http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk

to read more, go to:  http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/whats-on/whats-on-news/oldham-pride---watch-sun-kissed-7514025

Seinajoki, Finland


23 July 2014

BELINDA CARROLL ON OBAMA’S BIG GAY LEGACY

Belinda Carroll
http://www.pqmonthly.com


to read more, go to:  http://www.pqmonthly.com/belinda-carroll-obamas-big-gay-legacy/20225

Jewish groups praise Obama on LGBT worker rights expansion

Students praise Diversity Club (Canada)

John French
http://www.squamishchief.com


to read more, go to:  http://www.squamishchief.com/news/local-news/students-praise-diversity-club-1.1257516

Include 'third gender' children in schools, states advised (India)

Connecticut Child Advocate Criticizes DCF for Care of Transgender Teen

LUCY NALPATHANCHIL
http://wnpr.org

to read more, go to:  http://wnpr.org/post/connecticut-child-advocate-criticizes-dcf-care-transgender-teen

ezs note:  Feelin' a little heat, Joette?  Here's a hint - it ain't the weather.

22 July 2014

Northside creative space for LGBTI youth (Australia)

UNDP Administrator sees stronger role for lawmakers in eradicating AIDS (Fiji)

Justice Department Investigation Uncovers Routine Conduct Which Suggests Newark Police Are Racist Thieves

Kevin Gosztola
http://dissenter.firedoglake.com


to read more, go to:  http://dissenter.firedoglake.com/2014/07/22/justice-department-investigation-uncovers-routine-conduct-which-suggests-newark-police-are-racist-thieves/

ezs note:  This is a lengthy article, but one well worth reading.  Newark residents, tell your police department to start acting professionally!!!

Growing up transgender: About this special report

GLAAD Studio Responsibility Index Reveals Hollywood Is Sucking with LGBT Representation

21 July 2014

African Anti-Gay Laws Challenge Health Care (Dubai)

http://www.bignewsnetwork.com/

to read more, go to: http://www.bignewsnetwork.com/index.php/sid/223997625

Bryan Fischer: Obama is ordering Christians to ‘drop dead’ by outlawing discrimination (UK)

Nick Duffy
http://www.pinknews.co.uk


to read more, go to:  http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2014/07/21/bryan-fischer-obama-is-ordering-christians-to-drop-dead-by-outlawing-discrimination/

ezs note:  Sorry I had two items simultaneously, but Bryan Fischer is such a foolish twit!

Gay, transgender workers gain US bias protection

20 July 2014

UNAIDS chief calls for end to 'hypocrisy' in fighting HIV-AIDS (India)

Seth Menachem Of 'My Son Wears Dresses' Blog Post Responds To Critics On HLN Weekend Express (Canada)

Joanna Adams
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca


to read more, go to:  http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2014/07/20/my-son-wears-dresses-seth-menachem_n_5603993.html

A red light from the church (Canada)

Rachel Browne
http://www.macleans.ca


to read more, go to:  http://www.macleans.ca/news/canada/red-light-from-the-church/

First inclusion alliance school to open

WATCH: The Trans Reporter Changing Turkish Society

19 July 2014

Transgender woman from S.A. gets her dream wedding

'Drag is political by its very nature’ (Israel)

Inside One Hobby Lobby Employee's Inspiring Fight for Equality

Vikings suspend Priefer for 3 games

President Obama To Sign Order Protecting Gay Employees

St. Louis, Missouri

Credit:  www.railfanmotels.com

18 July 2014

HRC Staff and Supporters Participate in Transgender Lobby Day

Jacob Tobia
http://www.hrc.org

to read more, go to: http://www.hrc.org/blog/entry/hrc-staff-and-supporters-participate-in-transgender-lobby-day

ezs note:  If you live in or near any of the 50 state capitals, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, Marianas Islands, or Guam, don't be shy - lobby!  The only thing "professional" lobbyists get is the almighy dollar.  You can do it too!

U.S. appeals court rules Okla. same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional

Nicholas Riccardi
http://www.lgbtqnation.com

to read more, go to:  http://www.lgbtqnation.com/2014/07/u-s-appeals-court-rules-okla-same-sex-marriage-ban-unconstitutional/


ezs note:  Oh, this is soooooooooooooo sweet!!!