16 October 2018

lead story - Academics are being harassed over their research into transgender issues

Kathleen Stock (and others)
The Guardian

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please press:  www.theguardian.com

ezs note:  Wow... I must say, I'm certainly impressed.  All these PhDs and shit.  Well, let's take a closer look at Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne's body of work:  

...the Global Warming Policy Foundation (a climate skeptic think funded primarily by multiple anonymous donors)  http://www.thegwpf.org/who-we-are/board-of-trustees

And if we look down the list a bit, we find this esteemed gentleman:

Sian Hindle, Senior Lecturer, School of Jewellery, Birmingham City University
(emphasis mine)

It's breathtaking, really.  He goes straight from making pretty earrings to mulling the nature of transgender persons.


VIDEO - Matt Baume - The Absolute Pleasure of the Rocky Horror Picture Show

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SHORT FILM - Overture - Sedona Film School

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15 October 2018

Indonesia - Indonesian police stop an LGBTI pageant from happening in Bali

Shannon Power
Gay Star News

Bali, Indonesia

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please press:  www.gaystarnews.com 

civil rights - Harvard admissions lawsuit is a threat to America's diversity and strength

Ray Mabus
USA Today

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please press:  www.usatoday.com

Nebraska - Longtime Nebraska education board member faces conservative challenger

Margaret Reist
Lincoln Journal Star

Beatrice, NE

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please press:  journalstar.com

lead story - Kansas birth certificate policy violates transgender individuals’ rights, lawsuit says

Allison Kite
The Wichita Eagle

Wichita, KS

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please press:  www.kansas.com

14 October 2018

Donald Trump - A very early 2020 poll shows Democrats like Biden to take on Trump

Emily Stewart

VP Joe Biden

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please press:  /www.vox.com

Guam - Women's group endorses 13 senatorial candidates

Tihu Lujan
The Guam Daily

Tumon, Guam

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please press:  www.postguam.com

civil rights - Civil rights apply to transgender people too

Natalie Sweeney
The Inquirer And Mirror

Orleans, MA

please press:  www.ack.net  


Jillian Smukler

University Of Oregon
Eugene, OR

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please press: www.kezi.com

lead story - One Night, Hot Springs uses social anxiety to explain what it’s like to be transgender in Japan

Michael Moore
The Verge

King of Na gold seal
Tokyo, Japan

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please press:  www.theverge.com

13 October 2018

Donald Trump - Far-Right ‘Proud Boys’ Kick, Punch People in New York Following Speech From Leader

Will Sommer, Pervaiz Shallwani
Daily Beast

Proud Boys (Seattle, WA)

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please press:  www.thedailybeast.com

Georgia - UN Expert Assesses Human Rights of LGBT Persons in Georgia

Ana Dumbadze
Georgia Today

Adjara, Georgia

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please press:  georgiatoday.ge

civil rights - Senate Confirms Trump-Pence Opponents of Equality to Key Positions

Jordan Dashow

Senate desk

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please press:  www.hrc.org

ezs note:  In many states, it's not too late for you to make a voting plan.  But please hurry up!

Vermont - Vermont Community Foundation awards LGBTQ grants and scholarships

VT Digger

Brighton, VT

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please press:  vtdigger.org

lead story - Policemen 'steal' Rs750,000 from transgender person's flat in Rawalpindi

Imran Ashgar
The Express-Tribune

Rawalpindi, Pakistan

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please press: /tribune.com.pk  

VIDEO - Matt Baume - Fighting for Uganda's First LGBTQ Center

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12 October 2018

Ville Platte, Louisiana

estimated transgender population:  42*
(rounded down)

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ezs note: Ville Platte, Louisiana!   Smoked meat capital of the world!  Swamp pop capital of the world!  Come on down!

Donald Trump - De Niro floats Beto O'Rourke as Trump challenger

Judy Kurtz
The Hill

Beto O'Rourke

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please press:  thehill.com

ezs note:  Hmm... it is possible...

Taiwan - Taiwan Referendum Threatens Same-Sex Marriage

Graeme Reid

Dwight D. Eisenhower visits Taipei, Taiwan (1960)

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please press:  www.hrw.org

civil rights - Jury awards $780,500 in Wisconsin transgender rights lawsuit

Autumn Callan

Madison, WI (abt. 1930)

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please press:  www.jurist.org

Missouri - ACLU hosts rally to support Springfield's transgender community

Alissa Zhu
Springfield News-Leader

Springfield, MO

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please press:  www.news-leader.com

lead story - Columbus Welcomes First Transgender Health Center In Ohio


Brewery District, Columbus, OH

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please press:  www.wvxu.org

How to donate to the Red Cross for Michael relief

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ezs note:  Today, I don't care if residents of Mexico Beach, Florida (and others) voted for Clinton, Trump, write-in, or simply forgot to vote - today they are desperate and suddenly destitute.  You can help:

Thank you.

11 October 2018

Donald Trump - The 45 strangest lines from Donald Trump's wild, 46-minute 'Fox and Friends' interview

Chris Cillizza

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please press:  www.cnn.com

Azerbaijan - Azerbaijan: Parents recount struggles to gain acceptance for LGBT children

Duma Safarova

Baku, Azerbaijan

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please press:  eurasianet.org

civil rights - Indiana Senate race: Braun, Donnelly differ on line between religious freedom, LGBT rights

Chris Sikich

Granger, IN

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please press:  www.indystar.com

Idaho - Boise and Pocatello Rank High, Other Idaho Cities Not So Much, in 'Municipal Equality Index'

George Prentice
Boise Weekly

Boise, ID

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please press:  www.boiseweekly.com

lead story - Transgender at 11: ‘I. Am. A. Boy. That’s it.’

Petula Dvorak
The Washington Post

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please press:  www.washingtonpost.com

VIDEO - Matt Baume - Join us for a Week of Games Starting October 28!

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10 October 2018

09 October 2018

Donald Trump - Fox News’ Andrew Napolitano Slams Trump For Calling Kavanaugh Accusations ‘A Hoax’

Hayley Miller

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please press:  www.huffingtonpost.com

Bolivia - TRAILER: A Woman Fights Her Family’s Curse of Never Reaching Orgasm in ‘Las Malcogidas’

Carlos Aguilar

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civil rights - SJ eyes ordinance to protect LGBT rights

John Matuszak
The Herald-Palladium

St. Joseph, MI

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please press:  www.heraldpalladium.com

Kansas - LaPolice says Marshall fails to live up to Republican values

Jason Beets
Salina Journal

Clyde, KS

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please press:  www.salina.com

ezs note:  It's down a bit, but see the bottom for transgender issues.  

lead story - Transgender woman shocked by higher car insurance rates for women in Michigan

Kim Russell

Detroit, MI

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please press:  www.wxyz.com

Matt Baume - State Department is Going After Queer Diplomats

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VIDEO - Chris Hedges in Eugene

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08 October 2018

Donald Trump - Trump’s successful neutering of the FBI’s Kavanaugh investigation has scary implications

Matthew Yglesias

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please press: www.vox.com

Albania - Sheltering Albania’s Gay Youth from Virulent Homophobia

Boris Dittrich
Human Rights Watch

Butrint, Albania

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please press:  www.hrw.org

civil rights - Graham Linehan given police warning after complaint by transgender activist

Josh Halliday
The Guardian

Sussex, UK

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please press:  www.theguardian.com 

New Mexico - NMSU’s LGBT+ Programs to host a series of events for OUTober

Melissa R. Rutter

Las Cruces, NM

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please press:  newscenter.nmsu.edu

lead story - The fight for transgender healthcare at work

Julia Carpenter

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please press:  www.cnn.com

07 October 2018

civil rights - Anti-Defamation League encourages Americans to stand up to hate during #Oneday movement

Lindsay Schnell, Kristin Lam
USA Today

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please press:  www.usatoday.com

Missouri - Transgender community rallies around need for health care

Jeremy Johnson

Columbia, MO (1869)

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please press:  www.columbiamissourian.com

lead story - Editorial: New guidelines bring clarity to transgender student policies


Hardwick Township, NJ

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please press:  www.northjersey.com

06 October 2018

Donald Trump - 'I feel outraged, exhausted and betrayed': Kavanaugh nomination – the feminist response

Joanna Walters, Erin Durkin
The Guardian

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please press:  www.theguardian.com

ezs note:  There's one thing - and only one thing - for you to do.


Election Day is November 6.

Egypt - Egypt's LGBT+ face horrific discrimination in housing, says U.N. rapporteur

Heba Kanso

Giza Necropolis, Egypt

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please press:  www.reuters.com

civil rights - Ensuring Comprehensive Care and Support for Transgender and Gender-Diverse Children and Adolescents

Jason Rafferty
AAP News & Journals

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