09 December 2018

Donald Trump - Schiff: Trump may face 'real prospect of jail time'

Michael Burke
The Hill

ezs note:  ♩I dream of jail time... ♬♬

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Belgium/USA - Belgium Oscar Submission 'Girl' Is "a Message of Courage, Bravery And Compassion" (Guest Column)

Nora Monsecour
Hollywood Reporter

(not from 'Girl')

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civil rights - Massachusetts, A Leader in Transgender Human Rights Protections

Margaret Drew

Lowell, MA

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please press:  www.jurist.org

Georgia - 'We are human and we have feelings'...

Daily Mail

Georgia (US state) 

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lead story - Transgender Boxer Wins First Professional Fight

VOA News

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08 December 2018

Zambia - Intersex, Transgender People in Zambia Self-Administer Hormones to Avoid Discrimination and Arrest

Prudence Phiri
Global Press Journal

Lusaka, Zambia

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ezs note:  There are two things you can do to alleviate the problems transgender/intersex people have:

1)  If you a doctor experienced with hormones, spend some time in Zambia;

2)  Especially if you are planning a trip to Zambia, e-write or call the Ambassador.  In the US, the Ambassador is Dr. Ngosa Simyakula. E-write a polite letter regarding the plight of transgender/intersex Zambians.  

civil rights - No Relief: William Barr Is as Bad as Jeff Sessions — if Not Worse

David Cole

William Barr

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ezs note:  Yeah, it's a stretch, but the more people that call their Senators (remember, you have two) the better the chance of keeping Barr out.  When I'm done, I'll call my two Senators - what about you?  

Michigan - Transgender person shot dead in Detroit, Michigan

Rafaella Gunz
Gay Star News

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lead story - US senators request reports in death of transgender migrant

Susan Montoya Bryan
WIS News (NBC)

Sen. Udall (among three)

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07 December 2018

civil rights - "Gender Panic" in Clinical Settings: Protecting Public Accommodations Access for Transgender Individuals

Emily Pond
Medical Bag

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Kansas - Kelly will reinstate protections for LGBT state workers in Kansas

Jonathan Shorman
The Wichita Eagle

Wichita, KS

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lead story - Virginia teacher fired for referring to transgender student as female

Karma Allen
ABC News

West Point, VA

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ezs note:  Okay.  Mr. Vlaming is a devout Christian, I don't doubt that.  Tell me, sir, how many times does Jesus say that teachers address their students?  I'll give you a hint:  HE DOESN'T.  No matter priests or ministers contort this simple fact, it still remains a fact.  I feel for those students who like Mr. Vlaming, but his buffoonish behavior merits his dismissal. 

06 December 2018

Donald Trump - Trump Has Had an Undocumented Immigrant Making His Bed Since 2013: Report

Maura Hohman


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Puerto Rico - 'It Will Open Doors': 19-Year-Old Transgender Woman Cheers Victory in Fight to Fix Puerto Rico Birth Certificates

Sofia Cerda Campero
Washington 4 (NBC)

ruins of Ponce de Leon house
San Juan, Puerto Rico

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civil rights - Being Trans Is Not a Mental Disorder

Roy Richard Grinker
The New York Times

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Mississippi - Day of remembrance honors trans lives lost

Marissa Haas
The Student Printz

Hattiesburg, MS
University of Southern Mississippi

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lead story - How to Fight the Latest Attempts to Erase “Transgender”

Alex Myers

Bainbridge Island, WA

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VIDEO - Mark Singer - "Trump and Me"

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05 December 2018

Poland - Don’t Be Dumb at Brunch: ‘No Gays Allowed’ Billboard Goes Up in NYC, Poland Eyes Anti-Gay Law

Paul Katami, Jeff Zarrillo


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ezs note:  The story about Poland is the third story.

civil rights - LA's 'Mother' Karina Samala on Years of Transgender Advocacy

Zackary Drucker

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Wyoming - "Matthew Shepard Is Part Of Our Tribe" The Two Spirit Movement On Wind River Reservation

Melodie Edwards
Wyoming Public Radio

Wind River, Wyoming

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ezs note:  The Wind River Reservation bravely supports us, and we should support them.  To cite just one instance, the average lifespan is just 49, in the range of Chad. There is a need for doctors, dentists, nurses, teachers, professionals and paraprofessionals.  You should, before going, acknowledge and respect the traditions of the tribe.  Good luck.  

lead story - A New Wave Of Kids Is Coming Out As Transgender — And Doctors Are Trying To Keep Up

Sammy Caiola
capital public radio

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ezs note:  Hello, all.  Most days, I feel pretty good.  Without going into it, yesterday was not one of those days.  In fact, I felt pretty damn crappy.  I called Trans Lifeline (877-565-8860) and talked about it.  I didn't feel all wonderful n' stuff, but I did feel better.  In other words, they helped.  If you need help, please call.

03 December 2018

Donald Trump - Evil Genius Turns Giuliani’s Typo-Ridden Tweet Into Hilarious Anti-Trump Message

David Moye

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Nigeria - Meet Four Known Nigerian Transgenders

Ngere Ify Davies
Within Nigeria

Terracotta bust of likely king, 12th-15th CE
(artist unknown)
Ile-Ife, Nigeria (originally)

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civil rights - Independent Autopsy of Transgender Asylum Seeker Who Died in ICE Custody Shows Signs of Abuse

Sandra E. Garcia
The New York Times

Milan, NM
(place where death occurred) 

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Kentucky - State Baptist group boots Kentucky churches for supporting LGBTQ hires

Chris Kenning

Paul Chitwood

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lead story - US doctors asked how they feel about caring for transgender patients

Channel NewsAsia

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02 December 2018

Donald Trump - Putin’s Media Roasts Trump: Russia ‘Should Spit’ on Him and the United States

Julia Davis
Daily Beast

ezs note:  Aw, and here I thought they would make such a good couple...

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Namibia - Namibia should respect LGBTQ rights

Marlyn Sande
Windhoek Observer

Windhoek, Namibia

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civil rights - Photos: Rally for transgender rights features peace, love

Collin Gaddie

Oklahoma State Capitol
Oklahoma City, OK

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Connecticut - New London’s Transgender Day of Remembrance

Kimberly Drelich
The Day

New London, CT

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lead story - Grandma mistakenly booked into all-male jail, staff thought she was transgender


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ezs note:  Ah, what dumbasses these Florida, ahem, "correctional' officers are.   Listen, you may have been told that this is still the 17th century, but things a bit past that now.  In this century, females - cis or trans - go to the female jail.  I know that you long for the days of horsewhipping, but, hey, we all have to get over things.

01 December 2018

Donald Trump - Stephen Colbert Asks Michelle Obama About Donald Trump’s Lack Of Moral Leadership

Lisa de Moraes
Deadline Hollywood

First Lady Michelle, Amy Sherald (2017)

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Kyrgyzstan/US - A Transgender American Diplomat Who Does Not Exist

Robyn Alice McCutcheon

National Concert Hall (foreground)
Astana, Kyrgyzstan

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civil rights - #WontBeErased, Won’t Be Forgotten, Won’t Be Alone

Chase Strangio

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Arizona - How trans-inclusive is ASU?

Melissa Robbins
The State Press

Arizona State University

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lead story - HRC Mourns Tydi, a Black Transgender Woman Killed in Baltimore

Helen Parshall

Baltimore, MD

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ezs note:  If you live in or near the Baltimore area, and you saw anything regarding Tydi's murder, please call the Baltimore police department at 311.  Thanks.

30 November 2018

This is TOO funny...

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Donald Trump - Judge rules against Trump administration in sanctuary cities case

Aaron Katertsky

Aww, Donald, don't be angry... (hee hee!)

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India - Missing Indian transgender political candidate found

Swati Gupta, James Griffiths

Tharisapali plates
Kerala, India

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please press:  www.cnn.com 

civil rights - Swampscott agreement deals with gender fluidity

Colman M. Herman

Swampscott, MA

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Alabama - Alabama health care fails transgender students

Leah Goggins
The Crimson White

University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, AL

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please press:  cw.ua.edu

lead story - Transgender people are being threatened. They need allies. [Opinion]

Julien Gomez
Houston Chronicle

Houston City Hall (1913)
Houston, TX

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VIDEO - Matt Baume - Twitter Bans Deadnaming and Misgendering

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29 November 2018

Maine - Editorial: Discrimination takes shapes through Trump’s military transgender ban

Liz Theriault
Maine Campus

University of Maine
Orono, ME

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lead story - Why Is Transgender Identity on the Rise Among Teens?

Samuel VeissiƩre
Psychology Today

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