29 June 2016

Two transgender candidates — both named Misty — just made history by winning primaries

Amber Phillips
The Washington Post

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please press:  https://www.washingtonpost.com

ezs note:  Utah residents - to get information on Misty K. Snow, or to donate money to her campaign, please press www.mistyksnow.com. I read her campaign blog, and was quite impressed.  If you live anywhere else, but have friends who live in Utah, please pass this information along.  Thanks!

22 June 2016

House Democrats Stage Sit-In Protest To Urge Gun Bill Vote (Orlando shooting)

Kristina Peterson and Natalie Andrews
The Wall Street Journal

please press:  http://blogs.wsj.com

ezs note:  Finally - Democrats (and a few brave Republicans) are showing some balls by staging a sit-in!  My own Representative, John Larsen, is out there! You go!

21 June 2016

Israel’s first transgender army officer celebrates pride at embassy event

Ron Kampeas
Jewish Journal

Suspect in Kansas City transgender woman's death remains in Colorado

Springfield News-Leader

The Case for Superman’s Transgender Pal, Jenny Olsen [Pride Week]

Charlotte Finn
Comics Alliance

please press:  http://comicsalliance.com

Police arrest fifth suspect in transgender Burlington man's killing


please press:  http://www.wcvb.com

ezs note:  GOOD.

WATCH LIVE: Attorney General Lynch visits Orlando after mass shooting (Orlando shooting)

Eric Tucker and Mike Schneider

please press:  http://www.pbs.org

19 June 2016

New Employer Resource to Help End Transgender Employment Discrimination

Windy City Times

Turkish police fire rubber bullets, tear gas at LGBT parade

Associated Press
Boston Herald

State's restroom rule respects the privacy of all

Editorial Board

please press:  http://www.heraldnet.com

Transgender rights critical for the health of 25 million transgender people worldwide


The Unhinged Home that Raised Orlando Killer Omar Mateen (Orlando shooting)

Shane Harris and Brandy Zadrozny
The Daily Beast

18 June 2016

Florida Official Kenneth Lewis Suspended Over Anti-Orlando Facebook Post (Orlando shooting)

Elisha Fieldstadt

please press:  http://www.nbcnews.com

ezs note:  WHOA.  It just goes to show that you can get a law degree and yet be very, very, very stupid.  He might just qualify for asshole of the century.

Transgender patients face health-care discrimination, inadequate treatment (Canada)

Kas Roussy
CBC News

please press:  http://www.cbc.ca

Transgender Pride Parade security could double after Orlando shooting (Orlando shooting)

Gabe Cohen

please press:  http://komonews.com

Transgender community protests in Mumbai, demands equal rights (India)

ANI News

please press:  http://aninews.in

Man hit in back in Orlando shooting played dead to survive (Orlando shooting)

Jason Dearen

please press:  http://www.timesunion.com

17 June 2016

Transgender Students In Wisconsin Navigate Life Amid Politics, Debate

Laurel White
Wisconsin Public Radio

please press:  http://www.wpr.org

Transgender, Christian, and Tired (Orlando shooting)

Paula Stone Williams
The Huffington Post

Transgender teen growing up in spotlight talks about bullying, depression

Nara Schoenberg / nschoenberg@tribpub.com
Chicago Tribune

Philly schools pass sweeping policy protecting transgender students

Mensah M. Dean // deanm@phillynews.com

please press:  http://www.philly.com

Somber times in tourist haven after nightclub massacre (Orlando shooting)

Jay Reeves and Jason Dearen
The Washington Post

15 June 2016

To help the victims of the Pulse shootings...

There are many avenues that say they can help the victims of the shootings - some of them are bogus, unfortunately.  One trusted site belongs to GoFundMe.  You can trust this site.

Education board votes to ignore transgender decree

Huron (Mich..) Daily Tribune

Judge: ACLU can intervene in District 211 transgender lawsuit

Eric Peterson
Daily Herald

Transgender Operations Stall in Egypt

Heather Murdock

please press:  http://www.voanews.com  

This gym in Thailand is staffed exclusively by transgender men

Patrick Winn

please press:  http://www.pri.org

Omar Mateen Told Police He’d Strap Bombs to Hostages, Orlando Mayor Says

Frances Robles and Richard Perez-Pena
The New York Times

please press:  http://www.nytimes.com

ezs note:  Due to a glitch - which I hope to get fixed soon - I am unable to get pics with each blog.  In the meantime, I will blogging out once a day news reports as long as they remain current.  I promise I will use trusted news such as The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Slate, and other newspapers of good repute.  Uh, the Breitbart Times and other nutcases need not apply.  I hope this will keep you informed.

14 June 2016

A Transgender Transition in the Workplace

Rita Pyrillis

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please press:  http://www.workforce.com

For Transgender Boy, Bathroom Fight Just Silly

Alexa Ura
The Gilmer Mirror

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Man sentenced to 22 to 44 years after pleading guilty to murder of transgender woman

Chris Caesar

Raheam Felton

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please press:  http://www.metro.us

Pakistan's Transgender Community Mocked by Most, Abhorred by Many


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13 June 2016

For more information...

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ezs note:  Needless to say, (really) this has been a tiny, tiny sampling of truly tragic news on a single story.  For more information, you might want to try http://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out.  Thanks. 

'Rainbow vigil': Thousands turn out in Dublin to honour those killed in Orlando shooting (Ireland)

Jason Kennedy
Irish Times

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please press:  http://www.independent.ie

What has the Orlando gunman's father said?

Tucker Reals

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please press:  http://www.cbsnews.com

Orlando: Omar Mateen 'pledged loyalty to ISIL, others'


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please press:  http://www.aljazeera.com


ABC 11

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Gun dealers, the blood is on YOUR hands

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12 June 2016

What it means to be transgender in a world that doesn’t always understand

Rachel Levine
Lancaster Online

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Laverne Cox supports government tracking of the LGBT community

Edward Vkanty

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please press:  http://www.inquisitr.com

ezs note:  So, I e-wrote my Congressperson... DID YOU??

Manitoba author explores being a transgender dad in new book (Canada)

CBC News

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please press:  http://www.cbc.ca

Connecticut Leaders React with Shock to Orlando Terror Attack

Kathleen McWilliams, Stephen Singer, and Mara Lee
Hartford Courant

reactions from Connecticut...

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Mass Shooting At Orlando Gay Nightclub: What We Know

Merrit Kennedy and Emma Bowman

Pulse nightclub under attack

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please press:  http://www.npr.org

ezs note:  I will definitely have current updates in tomorrow's blog. To all the friends and families, my sincere condolences. 

11 June 2016

Many local venues have yet to implement policies with transgender people in mind

Merriel Moyer / merrielmoyer@ldnews.com
Lebanon Daily News (PA)

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Californians' support of transgender bathroom access in schools is growing, poll shows

Hailey Branson-Potts / hailey.branson@latimes.com
Los Angeles Times

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please press:  http://www.latimes.com