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.

Right.

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
Vox


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  

Oregon - FIRST TRANSGENDER MEMBER HELPING RECRUIT FOR UNIVERSITY OF OREGON FRATERNITY

Jillian Smukler
KETI


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
HRC


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

Press
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
HRW


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
Jurist


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

Staff
WXVU


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
CNN


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please press:  www.cnn.com

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

Duma Safarova
eurasianet


Frontispiece
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
IndyStar


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
HuffPost


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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
Remezcle


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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
WXYZ


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
Vox


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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
NMSU


Las Cruces, NM

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please press:  newscenter.nmsu.edu

lead story - The fight for transgender healthcare at work

Julia Carpenter
CNN


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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
Missourian


Columbia, MO (1869)

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please press:  www.columbiamissourian.com

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

Press
northjersey.com


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.

VOTE.

Election Day is November 6.

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

Heba Kanso
Reuters


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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