13 October 2019

Connecticut - A gay rights case in D.C., and a conversation in Connecticut

Mark Pazniokas
CT Mirror

site of Hartford Yard Goats
(Hartford, CT)

please press:  ctmirror.org  

lead story - Transphobic flyers highlight fears among transgender community in Des Moines

Andrea May Sahouri
Des Moines Register

Des Moines, IA (1851)

please press:  www.desmoinesregister.com

Donald Trump - James Comey Would Like to Help

Matt Flegenheimer
The New York Times

James Comey

please press:  www.nytimes.com

12 October 2019

civil rights - I listened to the Supreme Court argue about my rights as a trans person. I have never felt more frustrated.

New Jersey - U.S. Supreme Court will decide if someone can be fired for being gay or transgender. This is N.J.’s law.

Brent Johnson

Ringwood, NJ
New Jersey Botanical Garden

please press:  www.nj.com

lead story - Bradford church sets transgender worship and workshop

Kenosha News

Kenosha, WI (Bradford section)

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Donald Trump - Trump's losses mount in stunning day of setbacks

Kevin Liptak

ezs note:  Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaahh!!!!!!

please press:  www.cnn.com

11 October 2019

Mexico - In Juárez, A Migrant Shelter Offers Refuge For LGBTQ Asylum Seekers

Mallory Falk

Ciudad Juárez, Mexico
painting, 1850s (artist unknown)
Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe de los Manso

civil rights - ICE says Mexican citizen who confessed to shooting transgender woman in Dallas was deported in 2010

Lauren McGaughy
The Dallas Morning News

Dallas, TX

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Minnesota - UMN grad student recognized for poem exploring transgender confinement

Farrah Mina
Minnesota Daily

University of Minnesota
Northrop Mall

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lead story - Protesters interrupt CNN LGBTQ town hall to highlight plight of black transgender women

Kate Sullivan

Washington DC

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Donald Trump - The latest on the Trump impeachment inquiry

Bianca Britton, Mike Hayes, Brian Ries, Fernando Alfonso III (and many others)

please press:  www.cnn.com

ezs note:  This is a rolling, fast-paced investigation.  If you have the time, you might want to review it more than once.  

09 October 2019

South Dakota - ACLU, South Dakota attorney general at odds over Supreme Court case

Jill Langland

Sioux Falls, SD

please press:  www.ksfy.com

lead story - Transgender surgery linked with better long-term mental health, study shows

Dr. Danielle Weitzer
ABC News

Yale/New Haven Hospital
New Haven, CT

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Donald Trump - Editorial: Trump’s betrayal of the Kurds was the president at his malignant and incompetent worst

Los Angeles Times

Army of Glory fighter 

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08 October 2019

Utah - Utah's first transgender pride event held in Provo

Braley Dodson
Daily Herald

lead story - Trans activist Samantha Boucher to manage U.S. Senate campaign

Julie Compton
NBC News

Iowa (early seal)

please press:  www.nbcnews.com

Donald Trump - Ukraine witness Gordon Sondland barred from testifying at impeachment hearing – live updates

Emily Tillett, Kathryn Watson, Stefan Becket
CBS News

ezs note: (Donald Trump) You may speak now.  Nothing to say?  Okay, see you later.

please press:  www.cbsnews.com

06 October 2019

Donald Trump - These Republicans May Not Endorse an Impeachment Inquiry. But They Aren’t Saying No.

Sheryl Gay Stolberg
The New York Times

Reno, NV

please press:  www.nytimes.com

ezs note:  If you live in a Republican district, call, e-write, or if they come to your area, visit her/him directly and urge her/him to vote 'YES'  on impeachment.  And gently remind her/him that you CAN vote if she/he goes the other way.

05 October 2019

civil rights - Conversion Therapy Tied to Suicide Attempts by Transgender People, Massive New Study Shows

South Carolina - SC Pride Has Made Strides Over 30 Years But More Support Sought for LGBTQ Issues

lead story - ‘Are you afraid of dying?’ Transgender woman attacked in Dallas tells her story for the first time

Lauren McGaughy
The Dallas Morning News

Dallas, TX

please press:  www.dallasnews.com

Donald Trump - 2nd Official Is Weighing Whether to Blow the Whistle on Trump’s Ukraine Dealings

Michael S. Schmidt, Adam Goldman
The New York Times

Whistle (anyone willing to blow?  Please?)

please press:  www.nytimes.com

04 October 2019

Delaware - Support group for parents and families of transgender children forming in Delaware

Sarah Mueller
Delaware Public Radio

Lewes, DE

please press:  www.delawarepublic.org

lead story - MaineCare to Provide Coverage for Transgender Medical Care

US News & World Report

Portland, ME

please press:  www.usnews.com

Donald Trump - READ: Text messages between US diplomats and Ukrainians released by House Democrats


ezs note:  See also Politico.com's text here. (referred to on page 8 of text)

please press:  www.cnn.com

Bill Taylor:  "As I said on the phone, I think it's crazy to withhold security assistance for help with a political campaign."  (page 9)     

03 October 2019

Malta - Church school teaching practice an ‘amazing’ experience, says transgender woman

Rebekah Cilia
Malta Independent Online

Valletta, Malta

please press:  www.independent.com.mt

civil rights - For LGBT people, the courage to live openly changes hearts and minds | Opinion

Jason Boeckman

Bartow, FL (Polk County)

please press:  www.news-press.com

Virginia - Danica Roem speaks on intersectionality, transgender involvement in politics

lead story - This transgender man created resources for trans men of color in the DMV #ForTheCulture

Michael Quander

Prince George's County, MD

please press:  www.wusa9.com 

Donald Trump - Judge Andrew Napolitano: Trump’s call with Ukraine president manifests criminal and impeachable behavior

Andrew P. Napolitano
FOX News\

ezs note:  Yup.  Even Napolitano can't stand him anymore.

please press:  www.foxnews.com

01 October 2019

Kenya - 'Intersex' is counted in Kenya's census — but is this a victory?

civil rights - Texas leads the nation in transgender murders. After the latest attack, the Dallas trans community asks why

Lauren McGaughey
The Dallas Morning News

Dallas, TX

please press:  www.dallasnews.com

Georgia - Georgia university system agrees to cover transgender healthcare

lead story - Virginia teacher sues school after being fired for not using transgender student's pronouns

Donald Trump - This 2016 map tweeted by Donald Trump is hugely misleading

Chris Cillizza


ezs note:  Donald Trump's mapmakers, hard at work

30 September 2019

South Dakota - The Oglala Sioux Tribe Passes Hate Crime Law Protecting its LGBTQ Citizens

Mary Annette Pember
Daily Yonder

Pine Ridge, SD

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lead story - Man charged in 'horrendous' attack on victim activists say is transgender

Brooke Sopelsa
NBC News

Jacksonville, FL

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29 September 2019

civil rights - Activists Call For Protections, Policy Changes At First National Trans Visibility March In D.C.

Dominique Maria Bonessi

Washington DC  (1963) 

please press:  wamu.org

Oregon - Transgender Discrimination

Camilla Mortensen
Eugene Weekly

Eugene, OR

please press:  www.eugeneweekly.com

lead story - Transgender woman from Pakistan finds peace in Germany

Esther Felden
Deutsche Welle

Cologne, Germany

please press:  www.dw.com/en/

Donald Trump - Trump-Supporting Lawyers diGenova and Toensing Teamed Up With Giuliani to Dig Up Ukraine Dirt on Biden: Report

Justin Baragona, Scott Bixby
Daily Beast

ezs note: dirt, as found in the White House

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