22 November 2017

Italy - Gay rights under the spotlight at LBGTI meet in Rome

The Statesman

Rome, Italy

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Walk remembers transgender victims of violence

Angie Holland
The Oskaloosa Herald

Oskaloosa, IA

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Battenfeld: In 3rd District, a run at history

Joe Battenfeld
Boston Herald

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In transgender ruling, another judge finds Trump credibility gap

Derek Hawkins
The Washington Post

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21 November 2017

Donald Trump appears to back Roy Moore: 'Look, he denies it. He denies it' (UK)

Ben Jacobs
The Guardian

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ezs note:  Do you plan on being at New Haven, Connecticut on December 2?  Well, plan on being here.

other note:  Well, my.  Donald Trump has such impeccable credentials, Roy Moore must be telling the truth.

Uh, you don't believe this crap... do you?

Transgender professor awarded $1.1M after school denied her tenure and fired her

Tara Fowler
ABC News

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Wrangell group in solidarity with global transgender day of remembrance

June Leffler

Wrangell, AK

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Health Care System Fails Many Transgender Americans

Neda Ulaby

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20 November 2017

On Transgender Day of Remembrance, the Screams That India Ignored

Vishnu Gopinath
The Quint

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Anti-Gay 'Family Values' Former GOP State Senator Guilty of Child Sex Trafficking After Being Found With Teen Boy

David Badash

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‘Vile bigot’ Republican deletes herself from social media after backlash to anti-trans tweet

Eric W. Dolan
Raw Story

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A message of hope: Transgender community gathers in Norfolk to remember the lives of those lost to violence

Amir Vera
The Virginian-Pilot

Norfolk, VA

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19 November 2017

Trump sexual misconduct allegations 'remain very disturbing': Republican senator

Ellie Smith
ABC News

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ezs note:  If you are planning on being in Northampton, Massachusetts on December 2, perhaps you'd enjoy this.

Germany - Germany’s New Gender Legislation

Morgan Dagincourt
The Skidmore News

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2017 has been the best year for trans people; it’s also been the worst

Jarrett Lewis

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Becoming a 60-year-old Transgender Activist

Stephanie Mott

Kansas counties

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Review: Two voices tell a deeply human transgender story 'As One'

John von Rhein
Chicago Tribune

'As One' opera

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18 November 2017

Sexual Misconduct Allegations Are Toppling Powerful Men. Why Not Donald Trump?

Nancy Benac, Calvin Woodward

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ezs note:  Let's not forget that Donald Trump fondled, groped or outright raped 12 - 12 - 12 women.

That we know about. 

El Salvador - How Two Trans Salvadoran Migrants Found Peace in Tijuana

Amanda Ottaway, Meghan Dhaliwal, Gabriela Martinez

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A new high in gay politics: Palm Springs will usher in an entirely LGBTQ city council

Javier Panzar
La Crosse Tribune

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Jacksonville’s Youth Crisis Center to add area’s first LGBTQ emergency shelter

Beth Resse Cravey

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Methodist Church appoints first transgender minister (UK)

Olivia Rudgard
The Telegraph

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Tallmadge, Ohio

estimated transgender population: 102*
(rounded up)

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ezs note:  The unique spoke design is quite remarkable, so come on over to Tallmadge, Ohio to see the view!  

17 November 2017

Donald Trump believes women (when it is politically beneficial to him)

Clayton Purdom
The A.V. Club

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ezs note:  If you are going to be in Rochester, New York on December 1, you might find this helpful.

Sri Lanka - SL committed to non-discrimination based on sexual orientation: Nerin Pulle

Lahiru Pothmulla

Sri Lanka provinces

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Religious Right Extremists Say Roy Moore Will Defend Against 'LGBT Transgender Mafia'

Peter Montgomery

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ezs note:  Damn... just when me an' Donna Corleone had the fix in... curses, I say!

Transgender community to hold vigil in Portland, Bangor


Portland map

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Transgender people are being killed at a record pace in U.S., advocacy groups say

Los Angeles Times

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16 November 2017

Donald Trump breaks silence to back Roy Moore staying in Senate race despite teenage girl allegations

Ben Riley-Smith
The Telegraph

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ezs note:  If you happen to be in Lakewood, Ohio on November 29,  perhaps you would enjoy this.

Namibia - Gender activist and journalist dies

Nomhle Kangootui

Sarry Xoagus-Eises

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Parents Sue Oregon for School’s Transgender Bathroom Policy

Nick McCann

Courthouse News

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Geneva woman could become first openly transgender NY lawmaker

Robert Harding

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'Allah doesn't care if you are transgender': the Indonesian school fighting a backlash

Sebastian Strangio
The Guardian

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15 November 2017

Malta - 'It took me 13 years to come out'

Ramona Depares


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Transgender woman sues Massachusetts for housing her in men's prison

Scott Malone

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Transgender Awareness Week starts Friday

R.J. Johnson
Anchorage Press

Anchorage, AK

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Court hears transgender woman's appeal over access to her Jewish children (UK)

Harriet Sherwood
The Guardian

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14 November 2017

Civil rights commission tables bias ruling again

Karen Bouffard
The Detroit News

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Harmony chorale brings inspiration to northeastern Colorado

Lisa Young

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For the first time, Denver City Council marks Transgender Day of Remembrance

Jon Murray
The Denver Post

Denver, CO

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13 November 2017

Candidate Donald Trump asked black voters: ‘What the hell do you have to lose?’ Well, apparently, judgeships.

Eugene Scott
The Washington Post

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ezs note:  If you are planning on being around Cleveland, Ohio on November 20, perhaps you'd like to participate in this.

Guatemala - In socially conservative Guatemala, transgender people sees gains

Sonia Perez D.
LGBTQ Nation

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More than 1,400 parents of transgender young people sign National Declaration of Rights

Steve Lee
San Diego LGBT Weekly

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How Charlotte-based companies score for LGBTQ equality in the workplace

Jenna Martin
Charlotte Business Journal

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A Minnesota lawmaker attacked a new transgender city council member. Her ‘apology’ was just as bad.

Zack Ford
Think Progress

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