30 November 2013


It's getting to the last month of the last month of the year.  Already!  Here in the United States Thanksgiving has come and gone, and Christmas preparations are on the way.  Little kids who believe in Santa Claus (or, kinda believe) are writing letters or e-letters to be sent to Ole Saint Nick.

However, what do we grown-ups write?  Isn't there anything that we wish for?  Well, let's see. I wish that every transgender person has a home to live in.  I wish that she or he would walk from the store to home without being accosted.  I wish that she or he would hold hands with a girl/boyfriend without being stared at or kicked out.  I wish that she/he be allowed to live, period.

Go ahead, write to Santa Claus. But then write to your Congressperson regarding these essential issues.  Whatever your belief or non-belief, you'll be jollier for it.

Wellington, Kansas   Mike Pompeo (R)  KS4
Scranton, Pennsylvania   Matt Cartwright (D   PA17
San Jose, California  Zoe Lofgren (D)   CA19
Asheville, North Carolina   Patrick McHenry  (R)   NC10
Lawrence, Kansas  Lynn Jenkins (R)   KS2
Yonkers, New York   Eliot Engel (D   NY16
Rowlett, Texas  Pete Sessions (R)   TX32
Belgrade, Montana   Steve Daines (R)   MT(at large)
Winnetka,california   Xavier Becerra (R)   CA34
Towanda, Illinois   Aaron Schock (R)   IL18

The listings above are at random, through the Internet.  If you live in (not near) one of the towns or cities listed above, simply press the name of the person, and you will be transported to their district office.  For other Congresspeople, press www.house.gov, and enter your ZIP code in the upper right corner.  For multiple Congresspeople, enter the ZIP+4 code.(example:  12345-6789)  This can be found on most of your regular mail.  Thanks!

Lawrence, Kansas

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29 November 2013

My Prairie Home with Rae Spoon bends genre, gender (Canada)


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No more transphobia (UK)


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ezs note:  Thank you!

Tamil Nadu Schools to Invite Transgender Activists and Counselors to Take Gender Identity Sessions (India)


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Laverne Cox, Transgender Actress, Discusses Bullying In Vibe Vixen Interview

James Nichols

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Killed for who they really were: Kingston remembers those murdered for being transgender (UK)

Hannah Pupkewitz

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ezs note:  She was hanged to death at age 13.

At age 13!!!

Remember... please, remember.

27 November 2013

WATCH: Navy Chaplain Claims 'Demon of Rape' Inside Call for Trans Student Rights

Sunnivie Brydum

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ezs note:  Hey, kids!   Let's sing the "Gordon Klingenschmitt" song!

"If he only had a brain..."

Local vigil marks Transgender Day of Remembrance (with correction)


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Transgender given hall ticket for TNPSC Civil Exam (India)


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BCPC Launches Women’s Groups, Observes Trans Awareness Month

Winnie McCroy

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Transgender man settles discrimination lawsuit


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Happy Turkey/Tofurkey Day!

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To all my Jewish friends, happy Hanukkah!

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26 November 2013

CAP Releases LGBT Detainee Report

Will O'Bryan

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ezs note:  No matter what state you reside in, you do have rights!  To find out what they are, go to these websites:

Transgender Law Center  (specifically for transgenders)

National Justice Law Center


Hate Group Wages War Of Words And Fake Signatures Against CA’s Trans Student Law


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A Case Study in Transphobia: Rolling Stone’s “About a Girl: Coy Mathis’s Fight to Change Gender”

Leela Ginelle

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Hip hop artists Macklemore and Lewis join UN gay and transgender rights campaign (Canada)


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Cisgender bias and airline miles


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25 November 2013

Transgender Russian Lawyer Strips Down for Gay Rights in Russia

Joseph Pedro

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Report: LGBT Immigrants Abused In Detention


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Remembering fallen friends

Jess Bourget

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ezs note:  REMEMBER!!!

Colo. School Board Member: Transgender Students Need 'Castration' Before Using Bathrooms

Matt Ferner

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Will Californians Get To Vote On Protections For Trans Students?

Tony Merevick

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23 November 2013



There are times, to be sure, when it is good, even noble, to be silent.  When we are in our rooms, late at night, contemplating.  When we are in the woods or fields.  When we are in a rocker.

However, there are times when it is clearly not good to be silent.  When some yahoo spouts his garbage, who is there to speak up?

You are.

I have made this point clearly and abundantly.  I believe in inclusive equality.  This includes gays.  This includes lesbians.  This includes bisexuals. This includes queers.  This includes questioners.  And this includes (near and dear to my heart) transgenders.

I do what I can.  But you must do things too!  When a bill comes before Congress, e-write her or him.  When your Congressperson comes to town, go there and speak up.  When your town or city hall has a meeting, go there and speak up.  When you can't make it because of work, e-write the council members.  If necessary, protest.  And if all the people have hearts of stone, dammit, run yourself!

You've shown enough silence. Go out there and do something.

Alexandria, Virginia   Jim Moran (D)   VA8
Roselle, Illinois Tammy Duckworth (D)   IL8
Conshohocken, Pennsylvania   Patrick Meehan (R)   PA7
Leesburg, Virginia   Frank Wolf (R)   VA10
Crestview, Florida   Jeff Miller (R)  FL1
Overland Park, Kansas  Kevin Yoder (R) KS4
Lakeside, California   Duncan Hunter (R)   CA50
South Bend, Indiana   Jackie Walorski (R)   IN2
Sugar Land, Texas   Pete Olson (R)   TX22
Fremont, Indiana   Marlin Stutzman (R)   IN3

The listings above are randomly selected by the Internet.  If you live in (not near) one of the towns or cities listed above, just press the name of the Congressperson, and you will be transported to her/his site.  If you are at all unsure of your Congressperson, go to www.house.gov and enter your ZIP code.  If several people are the result, please enter the ZIP+4 code.  (example: 12345-6789)  Thanks.

Roselle, Illinois

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22 November 2013

Rest in peace, JFK...

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Memories of JFK From His Gay Best Friend


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WATCH: Activists Picket Calif. Group Targeting Trans Kids


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About Islan Nettles

Akiba Solomon

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ezs note:  Please, if you have any information or evidence about Paris Wilson or his accomplices, turn it in to police immediately.  Thanks. 

Glee's Transgender Character Actor Condemns Bill O'Reilly's Transphobia


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Sweden's first retirement home for LGBT community opens in Stockholm


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21 November 2013

Gender neutral bathrooms should be more widespread


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Preserving the Transgender Day of Remembrance: A memorial for our dead

Lorelei Erisis

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ezs note:  REMEMBER!!!

Transgender Family Thanksgiving Celebrations

Wayne Maines

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Good Samaritan Speaks Out After Helping Teen Set On Fire On Oakland Bus


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ezs note:  Thank you, Dan Gale!

Baltimore remembers the lives of its transgender victims

Kevin Rector

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ezs note:  REMEMBER!!!

20 November 2013


Today is International Transgender Day of Remembrance in North America.(November 20).  Below is a video which lists the 239 known murders of transgender people.  Unfortunately the actual number is far higher.  Below that is a listing  of places where you can find out where services are being held  If you cannot reach the sites where services are being held, please play the video at home.  In my opinion, it is quite moving.


Teaneck, New Jersey
(November 23)

Wichita, Kansas
(November 23)

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Kingston, Ontario

Fairfax, Virginia

Fargo, North Dakota/Moorhead, Minnesota
Joliet, Illinois

Albany, New York

Delaware County, Pennsylvania

Portland, Maine

London, Ontario, Canada

Kansas City, Missouri

Brighton, England
(November 24)

Denton, Texas

Colorado Springs, Colorado

Boise, Idaho

Croydon, United Kingdom

Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota

Richmond, Virginia

Baltimore, Maryland

Las Vegas, Nevada
(November 22nd)


Beaufort, South Carolina

Cincinnati, Ohio

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
(November 22),

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
(November 22)

Tucson, Arizona

Nijmegen, the Netherlands
(November 23rd)

Denver, Colorado

Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada  

London, United Kingdom
(November 22th)

Evansville, Indiana
(November 23th))

Oneonta, New York

St. Louis, Missouri

Providence, Rhode Island 
(November 21st)

Lexington, Kentucky 
(November 22nd)

Nashville, Tennessee

Chestertown, Maryland

Amarillo, Texas
(November 21st)

Tri-Cities, Tennessee (Johnson City, Kingsport, Bristol)
(November 21st)

Portland, Oregon

Raleigh, North Carolina

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

Durham, New Hampshire

San Antonio, Texas
(November 21st)

Detroit, Michigan
(November 22nd)

Cleveland, Ohio
(November 22nd)

Seattle, Washington

Santa Barbara, California

Fresno, California

San Diego, California

Eugene, Oregon

Westport, Connecticut

Grand Rapids, Michigan
(November 22)

Fort Wayne, Indiana

Seaside, California

Berkeley, California

Tallahassee, Florida

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Prescott, Arizona

London, United Kingdom

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Olympia, Washington

Portland, Oregon
(November 24)

London, United Kingdom

South Bend, Indiana

Hilo, Hawai’i

Binghamton, New York

Chicago, Illinois

Rockford, Illinois

Memphis, Tennessee

Rochester, New York

New York, New York

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Chico, California

Hartford, Connecticut

Manchester, United Kingdom
(November 24th)

Columbus, Indiana
(November 23th)

Austin, Texas

Lawrence, Kansas

Rocklin, California

Knoxville, Tennessee

Omaha, Nebraska

Jacksonville, Florida

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
(November 21st)

New Orleans, Louisiana

Houston, Texas

Cincinnati, Ohio

St John’s, NL, Canada

Columbus, Ohio

Houston, Texas
(November 23rd)

Fort Worth, Texas

Strasbourg, France
(November 23rd)

Saskatchewan, Canada (Regina)

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Plymouth, New Hampshire)

Winona, Minnesota

San Francisco, California

Gloucester, United Kingdom
( November 26th)

St. Peter, Minnesota

Chattanooga, Tennessee

Gainesville, Florida
(November 21st)

Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
(November 21st)

Ann Arbor, Michigan

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Chicago, Illinois

Chicago, Illinois(2)

Asheville, North Carolina

Washington D.C., USA

Chicago, Illinois(3)

New South Wales, Australia(Sydney)
(November 22th, 2013)

DeLand, Florida

Brandon, Manitoba, Canada

Portland, Oregon

Fort Collins, Colorado

Syracuse, New York

Quezon City, Philippines
November 24th
(check to see if still on due to typhoon)

Palm Desert, California

Highland Park, New Jersey
(November 24th)

Huntington, West Virginia


Clearwater, Florida

White Plains, New York
(November 23rd)

Seattle, Washington

Sonara, California

Orlando, Florida

New York City, New York

Bend, Oregon

Rocklin, California
(November 23rd)

Hamilton, New Zealand
November 24rd

Gravenhurst, Ontario, Canada

Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Idaho Falls, Idaho

Long Beach, California

Dahlonega, Georgia

Unless indicated otherwise, all dates are November 20.  If you see a site you may be interested in, go to www.transgenderdor.org.  Thanks.

19 November 2013

Equality House gets new look for Transgender Remembrance Day

Celia Llopis-Jepsen

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ezs note:  Thank you, Equality House!  I find it especially fitting that " "Reverend" " Phelps gets stuck in his eye rather than the other way around.  Yay!

Sasha Fleischman: Oakland Councilmembers Propose "Transgender Remembrance Day"

Erin Sherbert

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ezs note:  Good for you, Oakland City Council!  REMEMBER SASHA FLEISCHMAN!!!

Suspect in beating death of transgender woman walks


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ezs note:  Please, I urge you, if you have any evidence that leads either to Mr. Wilson or to another suspect, feel better about yourself and turn this in.  Thanks.  

Issuing a Universal Call for Trans Human Rights: OFL Statement on the Transgender Day of Remembrance, November 20, 2013


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ezs note:  Thank you, Ontario Federation of Labour!

p.s.:  REMEMBER!!

How I Went From Blogger to Crusader For Trans People

Parker Molloy

*more here*

ezs note:  REMEMBER!!!

18 November 2013

Come on in!

Source:  http://easynuh.com/

Yes, I really am interested in what you have to say.  Whether yours is a commentary, an important addition which the author left out, or a compliment (I really like those!) ,  you are more than welcome to let your voice be heard.  While complaints - civil complaints - are heard, please bear in mind that a wide variety are open to be heard, and aren't necessarily *my* opinion.  

When you have something to say,  move your arrow until it lines up with "(number of)comments" section.  Click it once, and wait for a box to appear.  This is your dialog box.  Type to your heart's content, prove to the computer that you're not a robot, and you're done!  Yay! 

Transgender Day of Remembrance candlelight memorial on Wednesday


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ezs note:  REMEMBER!!!

Nebraska inmate, transgender partner lose lawsuit to marry


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Nepal’s transgenders shut out of voting (Pakistan)


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Warren Beatty, Annette Bening’s Transgender Son Speaks Out for Health Care

 Lesley Messer

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Nicole Gibson, Transgender Model, Walks In Models Of Diversity's Ideal Home Show

James Nichols

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16 November 2013


We all know that, for better or worse, that the United States is a patchwork of 50 states.  For those of us who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender, we think that we know that the Southern states are the worst of the worst.  We know the South will fire an employee at will, but not us - we enlightened folks up North won't do such a thing.

Oh, really?  So this means Michigan is part of the South?
Yep, really.  If you are LGB or T, and your boss hates gays etc., you better keep things secret, 'cause if you don't, you're out of luck.  Hope you enjoy the unemployment line.

Do yourself a favor.  E-write your Congressperson, and tell her/him that things must change.  One's status as a lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender should not be a fireable "offense".

East Lansing, Michigan   Mike Rogers (R)   MI8
Wilson, North Carolina  G. K. Butterfield (D)   NC1
Livermore, California   Eric Swalwell (D)   CA15
Clifton Park, New York   Paul Tonko (D)  NY20
Germansville, Pennsylvania   Charlie Dent (R) PA15
Tampa, Florida   Kathy Castor (D)   FL14
Santa Fe, New Mexico   Ben Ray Lujan (D)   NM3
Lancaster, Pennsylvania    Joe Pitts (R)  PA16
Loudon, Tennessee   John J. Duncan (R)   TN2
Farmingdale, New York   Pete King (R)   NY2

The Congresspeople are selected at random. If you live in one of cities or towns, just press the appropriate name, and you will be transported to your appropriate Congressperson.  If not, go to www.house.gov and enter your ZIP code in the upper right corner.  If you live in a very large city, or live in an area where two districts intersect, it might be best to have the ZIP+4 code.  (example: 12345-6789)  You can find this on most mail you receive.  Thanks.

East Lansing, Michican

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15 November 2013

Transgender advocates seeking new public facility laws

Gina Curreri

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Transgender ex-seal announces campaign for Young’s seat


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ezs note:  You know what... good!  There are members of the U.S. House and Senate who have run and won their seat for the first race ever, Democrats and Republicans alike.  They have served well. There is no reason why she should not run.  She has served admirably in the elite force of the Navy, and, should she win, she will serve admirably in the House.

Go Kristen!

Officials: Brawl between bullies, transgender student possible hate crime


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Gay Ugandan Activists Arrested, Detained Without Charge


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ezs note: Mr. Samuel K. Ganafa is being held without charge by the Ugandan government.  This is an outrage, and it must be stopped NOW.  Please e-mail the Ugandan embassy, and let them know Mr. Ganafa must be released immediately.  Furthermore, Mr. Ganafa's property must not be touched unless there is solid evidence of a crime having been committed there.  Thanks.

GLAAD Urges N.Y. Gov. to Help Trans New Yorkers Get Needed Health Care


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14 November 2013

Transgender Day of Remembrance's Double Duty

John Riley

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ezs note:  REMEMBER!!

Wall Street Courting Gay Students to Bolster Bottom Line

Ben Schenkel

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Gay Marriage Exorcism: Illinois Bishop Plans Prayer Service Opposing 'Evil' Marriage Equality Law


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ezs note:  Um, "Bishop" Paprocki, just a thought - perhaps it would've been best to do the witch doctor ceremonies before the vote was taken.  Wouldn't have hurt, anyway.

On so many levels, what a dumbass.

Miss Universe Gabriela Isler Says Transgender Beauty Queens Should Have Their Own Pageants

Cavan Sieczkowski

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Texas County Implements New Policy For LGBT Inmates


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13 November 2013

International Transgender Day of Remembrance


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This is a partial listing of the names in the transgenderdor.com website.  If you know of any others, please contact Marti Abernathey at transgenderdor@gmail. If you have any information about an unsolved case, please contact your local police.

My deepest thanks to Marti Abernathey and all who helped her on this project.

note: the list has been updated.


Natália Sotero (age:20)
Cause of death: gunshots
Location of death: Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil
Date of death: July 17th,

Rafael da Silva Tavares (age:21)
Cause of death:  six gunshots
Location of death: Baixada Fluminense, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date of death: July 19th, 2013

Valeria (age:30)
Cause of death:  Beaten to death with sticks
Location of death: Conceição do Lago-Açu, Maranhão, Brazil
Date of death: August 1st, 2013

Unknown woman
Cause of death: Stoning, skull crushed.
Location of de
ath: Téofilo Otoni, Minas Gerais, Brazil.
Date of death: August 11th, 2013

Joales dos Santos (age:22)
Cause of death: gunshot at close range to left breast.
Location of death: Parn
aíba, Piauí, Brazil
Date of death: August 18, 2013

Wagner Paula Rodrigues (age:42)
Cause of death: Stoning
Location of death: Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Date of death: August 24th, 2013

Unidentified woman
Cause of death: Severe head injuries, body thrown under a truck
Location: Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Date of death: August 28, 2013

Unidentified woman
Cause of death: Gunshot wound to the head
Location: Cuiabá, Mato Grosso, Brazil
Date of death: June 25th, 2013

Otávio Nascimento Valadares (age: 20)
Cause of death: Gunshot wound to the head
Location: Cuiabá, Mato Grosso, Brazil
Date of death: June 12th, 2013

Unidentified child (age: 13)
Cause of death: hanging
Location: Macaíba, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
Date of death: June 8th, 2013

Ronald Feitosa Souza (age:26)
Cause of death: beaten to death, severe head injuries
Location: Colniza, Mato Grosso, Brazil
Date of death: May 23rd, 2013

Fábio da Conceição Machado (age: 26)
Cause of death: stoning.
Location: Mumbuca, Mateiros, Tocantins, Brazil
Date of death: May 15th, 2013

Jorge Luciano Soares De Oliveira (age: 38)
Cause of death: blow to the head.
Location: Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Date of death: May 12th, 2013

unidentified woman
Cause of death: bullet to head and leg
Location: Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Date of death: May 11th, 2013

Rosa Fernando Domingues (age:36)
Cause of death: stabbed to death. Knive wounds to left eye, neck, and shoulder.
Location: São José do Rio Preto, São Paulo, Brazil.
Date of death: May 11th, 2013

unidentified woman
Cause of death: multiple gunshot wounds
Location: Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Date of death: February 24th, 2013

unidentified woman
Cause of death: seven stab wounds
Location: Gravataí, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Date of death: February 24th, 2013

Nicole Galisteu (age:20)
Cause of death: Gunshot
Location: Santa Cândida, Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil
Date of death: January 8th, 2013

Stephanie (age:33)
Cause of death: Beaten and strangled to death.
Location:  Embu das Artes, São Paulo, Brazil
Date of death: March 3rd, 2013

Dalvalei José Alves Pereira (age:37)
Cause of death: beheaded and burned with trans partner in their home.
Location:  Novo Gama, Goiás, Brazil
Date of death:  December 24th, 2012

Cause of death: beheaded and burned with partner in their home
Location:  Novo Gama, Goiás, Brazil
Date of death: December 24th, 2012

Fernanda Queiroz
Cause of death: beaten to death, (multiple blows to the head), body burned.
Location:  Cuiabá, Mato Grosso, Brazil
Date of death: November 21st, 2012

Angel Francisco Martinez Gonzalez
Cause of death: beaten and shot in the head.
Location:  Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Date of death: April 11th, 2013

Ashley Sinclair
Cause of death: beaten and shot in the head.
Location:  Orlando, Florida, USA
Date of death: April 11th, 2013

Kelly Young
Cause of death: Gunshot
Location:  Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Date of death: April 3rd, 2013

Palmira Garcia (age:37)
Cause of death: partially scalped, signs of torture, laceration to face.
Location:  Las Marvales, Venezuela
Date of death: Feburary 5th, 2013

Cause of death: strangulation
Location:  Istanbul, Turkey
Date of death: July 29th, 2013

Naomi Estrada (age:19)
Cause of death: two gunshots to the head and chest
Location:  Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Date of death: Feburary 1st, 2013

Cause of death: multiple stab wounds, beheaded.
Location:  Zimatlán de Alvarez, Oaxaca, Mexico.
Date of death: January 28th, 2013

“Tiffany” Wesley Holder (age 19)
Cause of death: multiple stab wounds.
Location:  Georgetown, Guyana
Date of death: January 11th, 2013

Adán Amilcar Iglesias (age 20)
Cause of death: four gunshot wounds to the head
Location: El Carmen, Honduras
Date of death: March 4, 2013

Daniel Mendoza Ricardo Macias (age:23)
Cause of death: multiple stab wounds.
Location:  Montemorelos, Nuevo León, Mexico
Date of death: January 9th, 2013

Domonique Newburn (age:31)
Cause of death: multiple stab wounds.
Location:  Fontana, California, USA
Date of death: August 20th, 2013

Islan Nettles (age:21)
Cause of death: blunt force trauma
Location:  Harlem, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
Date of death: August 17th, 2013

Dwayne Jones  (age 16)
Cause of death: beaten, stabbed, shot & run over by a car.
Location: Montego Bay, Jamaica
Date of death: July 22nd, 2013

Cemia “CeCe” Dove (age:23)
Cause of death: multiple stab wounds, tied with a rope to a block of concrete and thrown in pond.
Location:  Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Date of death: March 27th, 2013

Renato Espinosa Reyes (age:23)
Cause of death: multiple gunshot wounds
Location:  Toluca, Mexico
Date of death: December 5, 2012

Yeison Ramirez Acosta (age:22)
Cause of death: multiple stab wounds to the face, chest, and abdomen
Location:  Avenida Lequerica Velez Magangue, Bolivar, Colombia
Date of death: December 2012

Eyricka Morgan  (age:26)
Cause of death: stabbing
Location:  New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States.
Date of death: September 24th, 2013

Mylene (age:42)
Cause of death: blugeoned to death with a hammer
Location of death: Limoges, France
Date of death: July 24th, 2013

Evon Young (age:22)
Cause of death: tied up, beaten with fists and other objects, choked with a chain, had a bag taped over his head, shot, set on fire, and discarded into a dumpster.
Location of death: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Date of death: January 1st, 2013

Artegus Konyale Madden (age:37)
Cause of death: Gunshot wound to the neck
Location: Savannah, Texas
Date of death: September 1st, 2013

Dora Oezer (age:24)
Cause of death: stabbed to death
Location: Kuşadası, Turkey
Date of death: July 9th, 2013

Natascha (age:27)
Cause of death: Gun shot wound
Location:  Várzea Grande, Mato Grosso, Brazil
Date of death: October 10th, 2013

Brunete Nascimento Chagas (age:22)
Cause of death:head trauma, beaten to death with sticks
Location: Marituba, Pará, Brazil
Date of death: October 06th, 2013

Unknown woman
Cause of death: Gunshot wound
Location: Parnamirim, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
Date of death: October 23rd, 2013

Unknown woman
Cause of death: Found floating in a gully
Location: Houston, Texas
Date of death: July 07th, 2013

Unknown woman
Cause of death: strangled, body dumped in a pasture
Location: Sertanópolis, Paraná, Brazil
Date of death: October 14th, 2013

Unknown woman
Cause of death: stabbed in the neck
Location: Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil
Date of death: October 18th, 2013

Hilary Molina Mendiola
Cause of death: thrown naked from a bridge
Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Date of death: September 22nd, 2013

S. Athiswaran (age:31)
Cause of death: Multiple stab wounds, hands and legs were tied with a string, face was also covered with plastic
Location:  Bagan Ajam, Penang, Malaysia
Date of death: October 13, 2013

Gunce Hatun
Cause of death: stabbed in the chest
Location: Beylikdüzü, Istanbul,Turkey
Date of death: December 12, 2012

Diamond Williams (age:31)
Cause of death: dismembered, and body parts thrown in a field.
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Date of death: July 14th, 2013

Jock Maurice McKinney (aka Valarie)
Cause of death: a single gunshot wound to the lower body.
Location: Shreveport,Louisiana, USA
Date of death: July 12th, 2013

Dicky Othman
Cause of death: hands and legs bound, and her mouth stuffed with a piece of cloth
Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Date of death: December 4th, 2012

Fatima Woods (age:53)
Cause of death: stabbed twice in the torso
Location: Rochester, New York, USA
Date of death: May 30th, 2013

Melony Smith (age:28)
Cause of death: beaten to death
Location: Baldwin Park, California, USA
Date of death: September 9th, 2013

unknown woman (age:18)
Cause of death: gunshot
Location:  Goiânia, Goiás, Brazil
Date of death: September 11th, 2013

“Maiara” Castro Da Silva (age:23)
Cause of death: unknown, body dumped, in advanced state of decomposition
Location:  Porto Velho, Rondônia, Brazil
Date of death: September 9th, 2013

Unidentified woman (age:21)
Cause of death: stoned, shot, and beaten to death.
Location of death: Piracicaba, São Paulo, Brazil
Date of death: September 5th, 2013

Unidentified woman
Cause of death: multiple gunshot wounds
Location of death: Nova Serrana, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Date of death: September 10th, 2013

Unidentified woman
Cause of death: gunshot
Location of death: Maringá, Paraná, Brazil
Date of death: September 6th, 2013

Unidentified woman
Cause of death: stabbed, found dumped in a stream in an advanced state of decompisition
Location of death: Porto Velho, Rondônia, Brazil
Date of death: September 9th, 2013

Unidentified woman
Cause of death: unknown, body dumped in trash can.
Location of death: Detroit, Michigan, USA
Date of death: November 8th, 2013

Amari White (age:22)
Cause of death: multiple gunshot wounds
Location of death: Richmond, Virginia, USA
Date of death: November 9th, 2013


238 Trans People Murdered Worldwide In The Past Year

J. Lester Feder

(kind thanks to http://holybulliesandheadlessmonsters.blogspot.ca/)

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ezs note:  238 people.  That's a lot of people.

But think about it for a minute.  No listing for Russia.  No listing for China.  No listing for Mongolia.  No listing for all of Africa!  And the list goes on.

In case you haven't figured it out yet, this has nothing to do with some sort of transgender paradise.  If you add the unreported countries, and then add those countries who are reporting,but have police who are uncaring, my guess would be well over 1,000 innocent PEOPLE.

In the meantime, for those whose names are listed, I ask you to do one thing:


12 November 2013

Oakland ceremony set for International Transgender Day of Remembrance

Kristin J. Bender

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ezs note:  REMEMBER!!!

Victoria’s Secret: How about a male model? (Canada)

Jillian Page

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Nevada assemblyman marries longtime partner in DC


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Becca Gorman, Student, Asks Apple To Change 'Gay' Dictionary Definition

James Nichols

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Transgender H.S. Coach Comes Out

Michelle Garcia

*more here*

Typhoon Haiyan

Credit:  http://static.guim.co.uk

By now, those of us in the West have likely heard of typhoons before, especially in the Philippines.In the past, Filipinos have dusted themselves off, made the necessary repairs, and moved on with life.  These are strong people.

Typhoon Haiyan is no ordinary typhoon, though - not by a long shot. 

Here in the Eastern United States, we would typically see hurricane winds of 100 mph).  We occasionally would see winds gust to 125 mph. These were generally not sustained, though.

Typhoon Haiyan had sustained winds of 225 mph, and these hit the Philippines directly.  Nothing in recorded history matched this. 

Please, whether it's a little or a lot, make a donation to rebuild the destroyed homes,  feed the hungry, and make the lives of our Filipino friends a bit better. The addresses are below.

11 November 2013

Oh... I forgot... happy Diwali!

Credit: http://www.happydiwalisms2013.in/

Oh, Bryan Fischer, f*** off!

Immigration Reform 2013 is Critical For LGBT Immigrants, Just Take a Look At This Map

 Jaime A. Oliva

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I Stand With the Transgender Children of California... Do You?

Parker Marie Molloy

*more here*

Why 'Dallas Buyers Club' Failed Trans Actors

 Chelsea Hawkins

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Capitol Alert: Contributions flow to help repeal CA transgender rights bill


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Need to protect disabled gay people: MP (Australia)


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Happy Veteran's Day!

Credit::  http://www.gayrva.com/

10 November 2013

US: Atlanta bar openly refuses entry to trans woman ‘because we’re a private property’


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Something To Celebrate: 21 Of The Best LGBT Moments From November 4 - November 10


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Page 3 Profile: Carmen Carrera, model


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Transgender Day of Remembrance in Chelmsford (Massachusetts)


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ezs note:  REMEMBER!!

New era for gay veterans as military reaches out

Kevin Fagan


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09 November 2013

Hello! (again!)

I've been thinking about doing this feature again for some time now.  It does take awhile. But my excuse for putting it off was wiped away yesterday.  Luke Sasha Fleishman, a teenager who rides a bus, was SET ON FIRE.  I hope - if there is the slightest bit of conscience within you - that you are as repulsed and sickened by this act of evil as I was.

Please, e-write your Congressperson immediately.

San Francisco, CA  Nancy Pelosi (D)   CA12
Tempe, AZ   Kyrsten Sinema (D)   AZ9
Oklahoma City, OK   James Lankford (R)   OK5
Orange, CA   Ed Royce (R) CA39
Lenexa, KS   Kevin Yoder (R)   KS3
Plano, TX  Joe Barton (R)  TX6
Wellington, KS   Mike Pompeo (R)  KS4
El Cajon, CA   Susan Davis (D)   CA53
Hendorsonville, NC   Patrick McHenry (R)   NC10
San Diego, CA   Scott Peters (D)  CA52

If you live in one of the towns or cities shown above,  simply press the name shown, and you will be transported to the Congressperson's website.  Otherwise, go to www.house.gov and enter your ZIP code.  If you live in a particularly large city, or you  live in an area in which two districts border one another, it might be wise to enter the ZIP +4 code.  (example: 12345-6789) You can find the last four numbers on your water or utility bill. Thanks.

Lenexa, Kansas

Credit: http://www.kansastravel.org/

08 November 2013

Transgender Attacked in a Blaze of Fury by Teenager: California DA Citing Hate Crime and Charging the Teen as an Adult

Michelle Couch

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ezs note:  According to reports, Richard Thomas allegedly set Luke Sasha Fleishman ON FIRE.  That is beyond sickening, and if it fails to make you call or e-write your local DA, I am at a loss to what will.  Call or e-write TODAY.

Also, if you wish to donate  to Fleishman's family to defray medical expenses, go to fundly.com.   Thanks.

Transgender and gender nonconformity: New words, new self-expressions for our youth

Margie Nichols

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BREAKING: GLAAD Appoints First Transgender Cochair


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After Senate win, gay rights groups shift focus to Obama

Julie Pace

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College defends gender question on applications


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07 November 2013

The Transgender Day of Remembrance

Autumn Sandeen

*more here*

Credit:  www.transadvocate.com


The world's first genderless person (New Zealand)


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Meet the 32 Senate Republicans Who Voted to Continue LGBT Discrimination in the Workplace

Dana Liebelson

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ezs note:  Well, Senators Alexander, Blunt, Boozman, Burr, Chambliss, Coats, Cochran, Corker, Cornyn, Crapo, Cruz, Enzi, Fischer, Graham, Grassley, Hoeven, Inhofe, Isakson, Johanns, Johnson, Lee, McConnell, Moran, Paul, Risch, Roberts, Rubio, Scott, Shelby, Thune, Vitter and Wicker, we do remember, AND WE DO VOTE.

8 Things LGBT People Couldn't Do In 1985 -- And 7 Things They Still Can't Do

James Nichols

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Transgender Witness Was Tipping Point for Gay-Rights Bill

Fawn Johnson

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ezs note:  If you live in a district where there is a Republican representative, don't despair - e-write!  Every letter makes them squirm even more.  It's difficult, to be sure, but you can make a better world for all of us.  For more information, go to www.house.gov.



06 November 2013

New blogpaper up!

On November 6, I finally put up a new blogpaper.  I really like it a lot better.  The title of each section is a lot larger, and the typeface is much more attractive.  The "Comment" section is bolder, and uses a different color which makes commentary by you far easier.  Plus, I like pink!

As always, you are more than welcome to send your comments and questions to me.  Thanks.

Man to be arraigned in attack on transgender woman in Hollywood

Ari Bloomekatz

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Bathroom Battle: Transgender Teen's Viewpoint

Jackie Parks

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WeHo City Hall to light up for Transgender Awareness Month, holidays

James F. Mills

*more here*

ezs note:  Once again, this is Transgender Awareness Month, and November 20 is Transgender Day of Remembrance, where we all gather to remember those who were murdered.  If you know of any transgender person who was murdered, assaulted, or raped, the time to call the police is NOW. You will have my thanks, and the thanks of those whose world is just a bit safer.

Transgender Economic Empowerment Job & Resource Fair to be held Thursday in LA


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Victoria’s Secret petitioned to add transgender model


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05 November 2013

Just a wee hint...


I hope I've made things abundantly clear.

03 November 2013

Transgender woman: Hong Kong customs officers behaved 'like animals' during body search (Hong Kong)

Lana Lam

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Transgender guitarist finds peace, acceptance through music

Bruce Fessier

*more here*


Michael Gardner

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Neither nor (India)

Meghnad Desai

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Transgender woman Ana finally living a life that is true to herself (Hong Kong)

Lana Lam

*more here*

Things to do...

1.  If you haven't done it by now, change the clocks.

2. Buy a cookie

3. Remember to vote!!

02 November 2013

Transgender woman talks about her battle for acceptance in Omagh (Northern Ireland)


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Michigan legislature unlikely to vote on LGBT protections until 2014


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ezs note: Michiganders - prove 'em wrong - vote!!

Matt Nathanson's 'Kinks Shirt' Music Video Features Transgender Love Story

James Nichols

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OWN beauty school reality show features transgender teen


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Police: Woman in coma after illegal injections

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ezs note:  Let's see... what do I say... no matter how much you want them, don't go near these
GOOD FOR NOTHING, VERMINOUS, CROOKS!!!   See a reputable doctor instead.

There.  I think I've made myself clear. 

01 November 2013

Transgender controversies can lead to ‘gender panic,’ study finds

Mary Abowd

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The Growing Battle Over Transgender Student Rights in California

Parker Marie Molloy

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Jeri Hughes Enters Race for Stein Club President

John Riley

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Matthew Shepard’s honorable legacy


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Harriet Harman and John Prescott heap praise on Paris Lees in Question Time debut


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