30 September 2012

29 September 2012

Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland

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Hello!

You did fill out your registration for voting... didn't you?  Here's what happened... Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland... Mountain View, California... Denver, Colorado... Adrian, Michigan... Overland Park, Kansas... Morgantown, West Virginia.... Tanworth, Warwickshire, England, UK... Beaumont, California... Kathmandu, Nepal... Hines, Illinois... East Hampton, New York... Incheon, Inch'on-jikhalsi, South Korea...  Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu, India... Makati, Manila, Philippines... Amaroo, New South Wales, Australia... Jungang, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea... Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, Germany... Bergenfield, New Jersey... Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, Canada... Boston, Massachusetts... Sevierville, Tennessee...  Sunnyvale, California... Dubai, United Arab Emirates... Lincoln, Nebraska...  Bloomingdale, Illinois... London, England, UK... Sharjah, United Arab Emirates...  Livonia, Michigan... Cork, Ireland... Americana, Sao Paulo, Brazil... White Plains, New York... Lake Worth, Florida... Malang, Jawa Timur, Indonesia...

                     

26 September 2012

Light shines on LGBT community - Jennifer Esposito -http://www.quchronicle.com

Bug 'em even some more!

Now it's your turn!  E-write that LGBT folks have the right to marry, the right to see one another when sick, the right to a proper burial attended by the loved one.

IT'S YOUR RIGHT, NOT THEIR PRIVILEGE!!

Hines, Illinois - Danny Davis (D) - IL7
East Hampton, New York - Tim Bishop ()D)  - NY1
Bergenfield, New Jersey - Scott Garrett (R) - NJ5
Mountain View, California - Anna Eshoo (D) CA15
Boston, Massachusetts - Stephen Lynch (D) - MA9

This is a sampling of areas across the Internet.  To locate the representative which represents your home address, go to www.house.gov and enter your ZIP code.  Very heavily populated areas, or two areas that border one another, may need more information.

24 September 2012

Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

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Hello!

Fall is here, and the leaves are fallin'... here's what's happening... Sharjah, United Arab Emirates... Livonia, Michigan... Cork, Ireland... Americana, Sao Paulo, Brazil... White Plains, New York... Lake Worth, Florida... Malang, Jawa Timur, Indodesia... Gateshead, England, UK... Rohnert Park, California... York, Pennsylvania... Herndon, Virginia... Trabzon, Turkey... Corby, Nottinghamshire, England, UK... Madera, California... Mountain View, California... Moscow, Moscow City, Russia... Rio De Janeiro, Brazil... Centre, Alabama... San Marcos, California...  Saint Louis, Missouri... East Hampton, New York... Boston, Massachusetts.... Stony Brook, New York... Sydney, New South Wales, Australia...  Corpus Christi, Texas...  Lecce, Puglia, Italy... Freitas, Bahia, Brazil... West Hartford, Connecticut... Newark, Arkansas... Madras, Tamil Nadu, India... Millbrook, Alabama... Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland... Scranton, Pennsylvania...


American Red Cross
www.redcross.org

International Red Cross/Red Crescent
www.ifrc.org

Doctors Without Borders
www.doctorswithoutborders.org

Rainbow Fund
www.rainbowfund.org  

19 September 2012

Another Trans Woman Murdered and Mutilated in Brazil - DIANE ANDERSON-MINSHALL - http://www.advocate.com

*more here*

ezs note:  This is... appalling.  One person is slain every 36 hours.  Please, if you live in Brazil, or if you go there for vacation or business, and you saw what happened, report it to the police IMMEDIATELY!

Also, tell your representative in Congress this record is beyond reprehensible.  Personally, I think the Olympic Games should not be held there until the police do a MUCH better job.

I hope you agree.

The Silent Soldiers Who Are Still ‘Unfit to Serve’ - SUNNIVIE BRYDUM - http://www.advocate.com

Lawrence of Arabia as Transgender Allegory [Part 1] - Drew Cordes - http://www.bilerico.com

Chaz Bono to speak at UAB - Mia Watkins - http://www.al.com

LETTERS: Mental health; Help for youth - http://www.windycitymediagroup.com - Dr. Claudia Mosier

18 September 2012

VOTE!

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Yesterday, I mentioned that early voting would take place as soon as 
October first.  I then went home and turned on "The Rachael Maddow Show". It turns out I was wrong.

In some states, voting has already started!

Please, if you are in one of these states - especially if you are planning on being out of town November sixth - please vote immediately.

C'mon, it's my birthday - make me happy!

e-mail your representative!

Let them that you are here, and that you insist on FULL rights for LGBT folks.  It only takes about five minutes, and you'll feel great!

Tomball, Texas - Michael McCaul (R) - TX10
Rohnert Park, California - Lynn Woolsey (D) - CA6
Brooklyn, New York - Michael Grimm (R) NY13
(among others)
Millbrook, Alabama - Martha Roby (R) - AL2
East Hampton, New York - Tim Bishop (D) - NY1
Mountain View, California - Anna Eshoo (D) CA14
Scranton, Pennsylvania - Lou Barletta (R) - PA11
Pacifica, California - Jackie Speier (D) - CA12
Newark, Arkansas - Rick Crawford (R) - AR1
Topeka, Kansas - Lynn Jenkins (R) KA2

This is a sampling of places on the Internet. To find your exact location, go to www.house.gov and type in your ZIP code.  If you
live in a very densely populated area, or one which borders with another district, you can enter your street address.

17 September 2012

University of Minnesota-Duluth courts controversy for hosting transgender photography exhibit - CHRISTINE ROBERTS - http://www.nydailynews.com

Connecticut - Chris Murphy over Linda McMahon

In the US Senate race, Chris Murphy bests Linda McMahon, and by a wide margin.  Currently, Murphy is the representative for the US House of Representatives, 5th Connecticut district.  Prior to that, he served on the Southington Town Council and the state House of Representatives.  He also headed campaigns for another candidate, Charlotte Koskoff.  (disclaimer: I volunteered for Charlotte Koskoff's campaign.)

Linda McMahon headed World Wrestling Entertainment.

I think you get my point.

14 September 2012

Clearwater, Florida

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Hello!

Still warm!  Here's what's happening... Clearwater, Florida...  Los Angeles, California... London, England, UK... Saint Cloud, Florida... East Hampton, New York...  Sampaloc, Rizal, Philippines... Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia... Trenton, New Jersey... Circle Pines, Minnesota... Walker, Louisiana... Orangeburg, South Carolina... Odensee, Austria... Mountain View, California... Bothell, Washington... Toronto, Ontario, Canada... Tomball, Texas... Cleveland, Ohio... Brandon, Florida... Riyadh, Ar Riyad, Saudi Arabia... Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio... Iráklion, Iraklion, Greece... Shawnee, Kansas... Muskogee, Oklahoma... Lod, HaMerkaz, Israel... Ottawa, Ontario, Canada... Boston, Massachusetts...  Jaipur, Rajasthan, India... Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania...  Flensburg, Schleswig-Holstein...

American Red Cross
www.redcross.org

International Red Cross/Red Crescent
www.ifrc.org

Doctors Without Borders
www.doctorswithoutborders.org

Rainbow Fund
www.rainbowfund.org    

Grace Sterling Stowell Talks LGBT Rights, Mitt Romney's Governorship, and Receiving the History Project's Fourth Annual HistoryMaker Award - Charlotte Robinson - http://www.huffingtonpost.com

09 September 2012

90 days, 90 reasons - http://90days90reasons.com/

*more here*

As you might have noticed, I have officially put my endorsement in for Barack Obama.  The reasons are many, but they can best be summarized in '90 days, 90 reasons'.  Now, I understand that many of you are just bone weary of politics, but it is  important!  If for no other reason than the first, it means that the President will be batting for us.  If you are unsure of registering to vote, or this is your first time (whether 18 or 88) there are good ideas on how to do it.

BUT JUST DO IT!

First Transgender Legally Recognized in Vietnam - http://www.advocate.com

The ordeal of democracy - Jamakaya - http://www.wisconsingazette.com

08 September 2012

Ex-Pas leader punished for stand - Myannmar - http://www.nst.com.my/

Just a girl, in the world - Paul Chai - http://www.smh.com.au

Transgender Film 'The Weight' Wins Sixth Queer Lion In Venice - http://www.ontopmag.com

e-write!

The time has come!  Take a few minutes and write an e-letter to your representative endorsing FULL support of your LGBT friends.

Hey, it's the right thing to do!

Shoreham, New York - Tim Bishop (D) - NY1
Mountain View, California- Anna Eshoo (D) - CA14
Delano, Minnesota - Michele Bachmann (R) - MN6
Atlanta, Georgia - David Scott (D) - GA13
Naperville, Illinois - Judy Biggert (R) - IL13
Denver, Colorado - Diana DeGette (D) - CO1
New York, New York - Gregory Meeks (D) NY6
     (New York City has second in the world among mega-cities.  Needless to say, please use ZIP+4 code to find your representative)


Groningen, Netherlands





Credit: Branimir Medic & Pero Puljiz

Hello!

Got a breeeeeeeezy one today!  Here's what's happening... Groningen, Netherlands...  Wakayama, Japan...  Pune, Maharashtra, India...   Shoreham, New York...  Mountain View, California...  Bangkok, Krung Thep... Delano, Minnesota...  Atlanta, Georgia...  Naperville, Illinois... London, England, UK... Denver, Colorado... New York, New York...  Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India... Dayton, Ohio... Lincoln, Arkansas... Washington, District of Columbia...  Swedesboro, New Jersey... Council Bluffs, Iowa...  East Hampton, New York... Winnetka, California....    Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi...  Grosse Pointe, Michigan... Whitefish, Montana...  Trenton, New Jersey... Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands... Menifee, California... Turin, Piemonte, Italy... New Delhi, Delhi, India... Seyring, Niederosterreich, Austria... Kingston Upon Hull, Kingston upon Hull, England, UK... Frankfurt Am Main, Hessen, Germany... Guntersville, Alabama... Sydney, New South Wales, Australia...

American Red Cross
www.redcross.org

International Red Cross/Red Crescent
www.ifrc.org

Doctors Without Borders
www.doctorswithoutborders.org

Rainbow Fund
www.rainbowfund.org 

06 September 2012

Freedom to Marry, LGBT groups endorse Cilley for N.H. governor - http://www.seacoastonline.com

Voting - how to do it

Now that Labor Day is over, election day is coming.  Now, you're thinking that it's a little less than two months away, so you have some time to spare.  However, you have less than you think.  Here are a few reminders:

1.  If you have even the slightest doubt as to your registration, call your town or city hall today!!  If you are unregistered, either fill out a card (as we do in Connecticut) or go to the city or town hall and  register there.

2. Are you moving?  If so, contact the town or city hall and tell them will be moving.  Please tell them the exact house or apartment you will moving to.  If this is a very large city (New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia), this is doubly important.

3.  If you are moving out of state, familiarize yourself with the rules of the state in which you are living.

Hope this helps.

01 September 2012

Hundreds at Cardiff Mardi Gras event and parade - Wales - http://www.bbc.co.uk

HuffPo’s Top 10: Bucks Co. town named LGBT traveler friendly -Marilyn S. D'Angelo - http://www.newsworks.org

Groningen, Netherlands

Credit: igougo

Hello!

Happy Labor Day!  Get to work!  (Just kiddin'...)  Here's the latest... Groningen, Netherlands... Tomball, Texas.... East Hampton, New York... Camberley, Surrey, England, UK... Preston, Lancashire, England, UK... Oklahoma City, Oklahoma... Minneapolis, Minnesota... Houston, Texas... Garden Grove, California...  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania... Fremont, California... Jersey City, New Jersey... Doha, Ad Dawhah, Qatar... Cranston, Rhode Island... Phnum Pénh, Phnum Penh, Cambodia... Pasadena, California... San Francisco, California... Tualatin, Oregon... Waldoboro, Maine... London, England, UK... Dittmer, Missouri... Malvern, PennsylvMinneapolisania ... Tucson, Arizona... Santa Rosa, California... Worcester, Massachusetts... Dortmund, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany... Madras, Tamil Nadu... Morgan Hill, California... Independence, Kansas...


American Red Cross
www.redcross.org

International Red Cross/Red Crescent
www.ifrc.org

Doctors Without Borders
www.doctorswithoutborders.org

Rainbow Fund
www.rainbowfund.org