31 October 2016

Transgender Muslim woman hacked to death in Russia days after marrying a man

Greg Hernandez
Gay Star News


Viktor and Raina

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ezs note:  Yeah, things are a bit hairy in US-Russian relations right now, but if you write a respectful letter to Vladimir Putin today urging him to bring Raina's murder to the fullest extent of Russian law, it may help.  Thanks.

Tanzania suspends some HIV programmes for gay men, says health minister

Press
Reuters


Tanzania

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please press:  http://www.reuters.com

ezs note:  If you want to help, write a respectful letter or e-letter to President John Pombe Magufuli, urging him to give AIDS therapies to same-sex couples, and to release those who are imprisoned.  Thanks.

30 October 2016

Steve Chalke to host church 'renaming ceremony' for transgender man (UK)

Marcus Jones
Premier


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please press:  http://www.premier.org.uk

North Carolina high school crowns first transgender homecoming queen

Erin Rook
LGBTQ Nation


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Pat McCrory has been ‘endorsed’ by a Virginia newspaper (UK)

Meka Beresford
Pink News


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please press:  http://www.pinknews.co.uk

Alliance has 'gay 'ol time'

Keith Kennedy
The Torch


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

2016, a mixed bag for LGBT politics

Press
www.scpr.org




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please press:  http://www.scpr.org

29 October 2016

Hillary Clinton: Marriage Equality, LGBT Rights At Stake In This Election

Carlos Santoscoy
On Top


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

ezs note:  Once again, please remember to vote November 8! 

A rather unimaginative prevarication from NOM

David Hart
The Slowly Boiled Frog


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Here’s Exactly Why A Vote For Trump Is Vote Against LGBTQ Rights

Kira Brekke
The Huffington Post


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ezs note: Please remember to vote on November 8!

Thousands Join Asia’s Largest LGBT Pride Parade in Taiwan (India)

Staff
Sakshi Post


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

Breast cancer poses unique challenges for U.S. transgender community

Caroline Robinson
Northern California News


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please press:  http://norcal.news

Bures, Essex, UK


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ezs note:  Hey, how'd you like to visit Bures over in England?  Well, just click on over!

27 October 2016

Dating While Trans in China

Fan Yiying
Sixth Tone


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

PFLAG chapter awarded $2,000 grant

Press
BlueRidgeNow.com


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Iowa church voluntarily drops lawsuit on transgender bathroom issue

Press
LGBTQ Nation


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This Trans Woman Has ‘Personal’ Reasons To Campaign For Clinton

Curtis Wong
The Huffington Post


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Buffalo Public Schools approve new policy for transgender students

Deidre Williams
The Buffalo News


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please press:  http://buffalonews.com

25 October 2016

Uruguay, Argentina ranked most LGBT-friendly Latin American countries

Michael K. Lavers
Washington Blade

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Texas businesses push back against transgender bathroom bill

Lauren McGaughy
The Dallas Morning News


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Education key for transgender acceptance, say advocates (Canada)

Rima Hamadi
CBC News


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please press:  http://www.cbc.ca

The rest of the ticket


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So far, I have covered the top of the ticket by selecting Hillary Clinton (D) over Donald Trump
(R), Gary Johnson (L) or Jill Stein (G).  Here is the rest of the ticket.

US Senator
Richard Blumenthal (D) over Dan Carter (R), Richard Lion (L) , or Jeffery Russell (G)

US Representative
John B. Larson (D) over Matthew M. Corey (R) or S. Michael DeRosa (G)

State Senator
Beth Bye (D) over Mark Merritt (R)

State Rep. (18)
Andrew Fleischmann (D) over Rob Levine (R) 

State Rep. (19)
Chris Barnes (R) over Derek Slap (D)

In the 20th State Rep. district (Joe Verrengia-D) and the Judge of Probate (Owen Eagan-D) both are unopposed. As far as the Registrar of Voters goes, hell, flip a coin - they both get in. 




24 October 2016

First transgender soldiers seek formal Army recognition

Lolita C. Baldor
The Seattle Times


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23 October 2016

AAP National Conference: Dr. Dreyer: Keep supporting all children

Trisha Korioth
AAP Journal


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Johns Hopkins Medicine will resume transgender surgeries after 40 years

Erin Rook
LGBTQ Nation


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Curt Schilling reportedly to host conservative radio show on Breitbart network (New Zealand)

Press
Sportal


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please press:  http://www.sportal.co.nz

ezs note:  Wow... The Breitbart Times... isn't that just one step next to the rag the Ku Klux Klan puts out?

But hey, you go with that, Curt.  You go.

22 October 2016

84, and living in fear: Mexican LGBTQ residents still face backlash, even after reforms

Marisa Mazria Katz
Salon


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please press:  http://www.salon.com

'We Won!': Trans Girl Can Now Use Girls' Bathroom at Military School

Dawn Ennis
NBC News


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please press:  http://www.nbcnews.com

Readers share their stories after article on transgender teen

Nina Shapiro
The Seattle Times


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Redmond, Washington


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ezs note:  On we go to click on Redmond, Washington!

21 October 2016

Women, LGBT urged to fight bigotry (Philippines)

Llanesca T. Panti
The Manila Times


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4 More Things to Know About Transgender Rights in the Workplace

Marisa Rosen
Jdsupra Business Advisor


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please press:  http://www.jdsupra.com

Wisconsin voter ID may disenfranchise 1,000 transgender people

Press
Wisconsin Gazette


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ezs note:  Especially in Wisconsin, but really anywhere, you can find out information about fighting voter suppression by clicking www.transequality.org/issues/voting-rights or www.866ourvote.org.  Thanks.

20 October 2016

Obama appeals Texas transgender bathroom case to 5th Circuit

Lauren Mcgaughy
The Dallas Morning News


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

Best of Gay D.C. 2016: PEOPLE

Staff
Washington Blade

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Raped Trans Inmate Has Case Against Guards

Brandi Buchman
Courthouse News Service


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

19 October 2016

Illinois judge recommends denial of transgender-access injunction

Timothy McLaughlin
Reuters


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please press:  http://news.trust.org

The A.C.L.U., on Transgender Students

Joshua Block
The New York Times

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please press:  http://www.nytimes.com

Voter Suppression and the Transgender Vote

Sean McShee
SFGN


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ezs note:  If you live in either a blue or red state, (click to find out) the time for you to approach city/town hall is now, not tomorrow or worse yet, on Election Day.  Don't procrastinate!  

Judge: transgender bathroom injunction is nationwide

Cindy George
Chron.com


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please press:  http://www.chron.com

Stephen Florian resigns as University lecturer following outrage over transgender comments

Press
timesofmalta.com


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18 October 2016

Trost says he's being gagged, again (Canada)

Janice Dickson
iPolitics


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please press:  https://ipolitics.ca

Transgender inmate sues DOC over denial of medical care

Press
My Plainview


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He Said No One Would Care if He Shot Transgender Women. He Was Wrong.

Katie Zavadski
The Daily Beast


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ezs note:  Let's just hope that Mr. Thomas is sent away for a long, long, long time.  My sincere condolences to the families.