16 August 2019

Donald Trump - “OH MY GOD, THIS JACKASS”: THE MOOCH EXPLAINS WHY HE THINKS TRUMP IS “CRAZY,” “NARCISSISTIC,” AND A “PAPER TIGER” WHO WILL DROP OUT BY MARCH 2020

New Zealand - Weightlifter Hubbard becomes lightning rod for criticism of transgender policy

Ian Ransom
Reuters


Wellington, New Zealand


please press:  www.reuters.com 

civil liberties - North Carolina transgender inmate moved to women's prison

California - California Lawmakers Approve Bill To Update Transgender School Records

lead story - Coming Out As Transgender When There Was No Language To Describe It

15 August 2019

civil rights - GENDER ROLES SHAPE PUBLIC ATTITUDES ABOUT TRANSGENDER MILITARY SERVICE, STUDY FINDS

Idaho - Republican Idaho House leaders defend attacks on Boise State diversity efforts

lead story - Beyond Androgyny: Nonbinary Teenage Fashion

Hayley Krischer
The New York Times



please press:  www.nytimes.com

14 August 2019

civil rights - Over 132,400 Opposed Trump’s Anti-Trans Health Care Plan

Alaska - Women’s shelter can't be punished for denying access to men who identify as female, court rules

Michael Gryboski
The Christian Post


Anchorage, AK


please press:  www.christianpost.com

ezs note:  Aw, we're just helpin' to promote "Christian" values...

Maybe liberal Christian/liberal Jewish/atheist organizations could come together for the homeless rather than have this shithole do the "work"... 

lead story - This Teenager Is Speaking Out Against President Trump's Proposed Repeal Of Transgender Protections

Dawn Ennis
Forbes


Hartford, CT
Travelers Tower


please press:  www.forbes.com 

ezs note:  Yay Eva!  Things may be rough from time to time, but please remember that me and 12,398 in Connecticut people support you!

12 August 2019

Donald Trump - ‘Using the Lord’s name in vain’: Evangelicals chafe at Trump’s blasphemy

Gabby Orr
Politico



please press:  www.politico.com

ezs note:  ...and next, the Evangelicals!  (believe it or not!!!)








Honduras - Transgender murders in Honduras stoke fears of backlash against LGBT+ rights

Oscar Lopez
Reuters


Tegucigalpa, Honduras


please press:  news.trust.org

civil rights - Equality AM

Staff
HRC


Bill Mauldin, 1921 - 2003


please press:  www.hrc.org

Texas - TEXAS LIBRARY CANCELS EVENT WITH TRANS AUTHOR

Press
National Coalition Against Censorship


Leander, TX (look for red dot)


please press:  ncac.org 

ezs note:  Especially if you live in the city of Leander, Texas (straddling the counties of Williamson and Travis) please make a quick note.  Make it polite but firm.  Here goes:  

Troy Hill, Mayor
City of Leander
201 North Brushy Street
Leander, TX 78641

lead story - North Charleston man, 34, turns himself in for murder of transgender woman of color

Conner Mitchell
The Post and Courier


North Charleston, SC


please press:  www.postandcourier.com 

11 August 2019

Donald Trump - Scaramucci fires back at Trump: He will turn 'on everyone' and then 'entire country'

Justin Wise
The Hill


please press:  thehill.com

ezs note:  Damn.  Even the Mooch.

Germany - How safe is Germany for LGBTQ travelers?

Gero Schließ
Deutsche Welle


Berlin, Germany


please press:  www.dw.com

civil rights - Mike Anthony: Connecticut is at the heart of a transgender athlete debate that is difficult to explore, let alone solve

Mike Anthony
Hartford Courant


Bulkeley High School, named after Morgan Bulkeley (above)


please press:  www.courant.com

Idaho - Dems defend Boise State University diversity programs

lead story - Victorian MPs to debate bill to let transgender people change birth certificate without surgery

Josh Taylor
The Guardian


Melbourne, VIC, Australia (1880)


please press:  www.theguardian.com


10 August 2019

Donald Trump - Trump retweets Epstein conspiracy theory, claiming Clinton connection

Cuba - First transgender couple married in Cuba

Press
CNA


Havana, Cuba
Capitolo Nacional (1929)


please press:  www.channelnewsasia.com

civil rights - Betsy DeVos May Force High Schools to Discriminate Against Trans Athletes

Mark Joseph Stern
Slate


Department of Education
Washington DC


please press:  slate.com


Tennessee - A Nashville songwriter wrote on her transgender life. The city library refused the book. | Opinion

Stacy Harris
Tennesseean


Nashville, TN
(Bellevue area)


please press:  www.tennessean.com

Coming to a place near YOU!!!



ezs note:  Rep. John Larson will be coming to the branch library in West Hartford (Starkel Road) on Friday, Aug. 23 at 11:00 pm.  Who knows - maybe you'll see me there!

lead story - Transgender Man Gavin Grimm Wins Court Fight He Started As A Boy

Dawn Ennis
Forbes


Gavin Grimm
San Francisco, CA march


please press:  www.forbes.com

07 August 2019

Donald Trump - Trump quietly used regulations to expand gun access

Burkina Faso - In Burkina Faso, being transgender means living in the shadows

Émilie Laystary
Equal Times


Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso


please press:  www.equaltimes.org 

civil rights - 12 Reasons It Should Be Illegal for Doctors Not to Treat Trans People

Diana Tourjée
Vice


Eden Prairie, MN
(among others)


please press:  www.vice.com

ezs note:  If you have had crappy medical service based on your transgender experience, please press HERE.   Let your voice be heard!

Alaska - A Trans Woman Is Liberating the State of Alaska

Desirée Guerrero
Advocate


Anchorage, AK (1915)


please press:  www.advocate.com

lead story - Transgender citizens: The other “integral part of India” that may have been shortchanged by its parliament

Anish Gawande
Quartz India



please press:  qz.com

05 August 2019

Donald Trump - He’s Getting Worse

Jeffrey Goldberg
The Atlantic


ezs note:  Oh, yeah... that's Donald, just chllin'...


please press:  www.theatlantic.com





Bermuda - Pride: we belong in Bermuda

Fiona McWhirter
The Royal Gazette


Hamilton, Bermuda



civil rights - Lara, 17 other state insurance commissioners oppose HHS rescinding trans ACA coverage

Karen Ocamb
Los Angeles Blade


Sacramento, CA


please press:  www.losangelesblade.com

ezs note:  If you (like me) are interested in what's happening in Connecticut, yes, our Commissioner is a signatory to this letter.  To find if other states have have signed in, please press in HERE.

New Mexico - The Horrors of ICE’s ‘Trans Pod’

Sylvia Johnson
The Atlantic


Santa Fe, NM


please press:  www.theatlantic.com

ezs note:  Please be sure to play the tape at the top.  Thanks.

lead story - Victoria's Secret hires its first transgender model

UNSPEAKABLE.



ezs note:  The video takes place a little late - at about 31:20 minutes. Sorry for the long delay