31 December 2014

Here's the list - end of 2014

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Here are the top 25 words/ combinations of all time:

1.  transgender
2.  gay
4. lesbian
5. bisexual
6. transgender woman
7. rights
8. discrimination
9. woman
10. trans
11. people
12. community
13. gender
14. bill
15. gender identity
16. California
17. law
18. equality
19. police
20. transgender people
21. first (tied)
21. marriage (tied)
23. support
24. transsexual
25. against (tied)
25. group (tied)

Athletes and Ambassadors in 2014

Huffington Post

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The Birth of a New Civil Rights Movement

Politico Magazine

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Man Charged In Alleged Exorcism Involving Woman

Michael Allen
Opposing Views

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Leelah Alcorn’s Transgender Suicide Sparks ‘Leelah’s Law’ Petition To Ban Conversion Therapy

International Business Times

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ezs note:  You can switch over to change.com by accessing it in the first paragraph.  If you have not done so yet, please e-write the President, Nancy Pelosi, and Harry Reid.  C'mon, it only takes a minute - and it may save a life.

30 December 2014

Scottish First minister's video message welcomes equal marriage (UK/Scotland)


please press:  http://www.ekklesia.co.uk

Transgender Symposium Planned at Eisenhower


please press:  http://patch.com

Queen bestows New Year Honours on LGBT rights trailblazers (UK)

Arrest made in killing of transgender woman shot in head


please press:  http://pix11.com

ezs note:  GOOD. Let's hope that the suspect, if convicted, never sees the outside of a jail cell again.

Transgender teen: 'My death needs to mean something'

Sharon Coolidge

The Cincinnati Enquirer

please press:  http://www.usatoday.com

ezs note:  Please, please, please, if life seems worthless, get help now.  Your worldwide family loves you and needs you.

28 December 2014

The Death Of The Transphobic "Bathroom Bill" Myth?

Media Matters for America

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Project aims to place more homeless youths in private housing

Tony Briscoe
Chicago Tribune

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Scholar Won't Stop Fighting Alleged Transphobia, Loss of Housing

Mitch Kellaway
The Advocate

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Transgender military veterans at greater risk of suicide

Science Codex

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When Albert met Ann: 'Ridiculous' marriage laws force transgender divorce (Australia)

The Age

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27 December 2014

Detroit LGBTQ community mourns passing of transgender man

Gretchen Rachel Blickensderfer
Windy City Media Group

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Five candidates for ‘Briton of the Year’ who are not Nigel Farage (UK)

The Rapes No One Speaks About (India)

Nupur Sonar

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Former Tucson Mayor Miller dies

Casa Grande Dispatch

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ezs note:  Rest in peace, Mayor Miller.  You were a champion.  You were a friend.

Bob looked at my soul – not my sex or gender


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Avon, Connecticut

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26 December 2014

To my African-American friends, happy Kwanzaa!

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To my UK friends, happy Boxing Day!

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These Name Tags Will Make You Reconsider Gender Pronouns

Isis Madrid

Good magazine

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Aquino aide backs review of military pact with US (United Arab Emirates)

Manolo B. Jara
The Gulf Times

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Stock Update: Hartford Financial Services Group Inc (NYSE:HIG)

Chris Tyler
Stock Markets Daily

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Israeli military to further integration of transgender draftees

I24 News

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UK: Transphobic crimes soared in 2014 (UK)

Pink News

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23 December 2014

‘Senyap’ screened at IAIN Gorontalo (Indonesia)

The Jakarta Post

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Morocco’s transgender belly dancer courts acceptance


please press: http://www.sfgate.com

Why Can't I Use the Boys' Bathroom at School?

Gavin Grimm
American Civil Liberties Union

please press:  https://www.aclunc.org

Lawmakers hope to 'chip away' on LGBT issues next year

Lauren McGaughy
Houston Chronicle

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11 Ways 2014 Was the Biggest Year in Transgender History

Rolling stone

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21 December 2014

The bigots-are-going-to-be-bigots open line

Max Brantley
Arkansas Times
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Charles Pulliam-Moore
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Gay Irish emigrants come home for Christmas (Ireland)

Anthea McTeirnan
The Irish Times
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Transgender RAF pilot who served with Prince William opens up about transition (UK)

Pink Times
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Charlotte looks to expand protection for gay, transgender residents

Steve Harrison
The Charlotte Observer
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20 December 2014

Cuba’s Gay Rights Evolution

please press:  http://www.nytimes.com

Warren police seek man, 22, who 'just vanished'

Katrease Stafford

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ezs note:  Michiganders, please take a second look at the picture of Jay Ralko.  If you have any 

information regarding his whereabouts, please call the Warren police at 586-574-4700.                           
Bring relief to his family and friends!

ACLU challenges vote requiring transgender students to use ‘private’ bathroom facilities

Mariam Baksh
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Smithtown, New York

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19 December 2014

Small Town Cop, Big Time Ally

Liz Hanssen
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Glendale approves gay-rights pledge

Peter Corbett
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Walmart is encouraging workers to become gay, pundit claims (UK)

Nick Duffy
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ezs note:  Wait, Michael Sam can't be gay and play football... can he?

Merkley outlines plans for LGBT civil rights bill

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18 December 2014

Cold case task force leads to arrest in 1989 murder of transgender woman

please press:  http://www.lgbtqnation.com

ezs note:  Ah, this story does my heart good.  To those vermin who harmed my friends, don't worry.  You WILL be caught and jailed.

Assisted-conception families in focus (Australia)

Luis Feliu

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Holder announces Title VII covers transgender discrimination

Chris Johnson
please press:  http://www.washingtonblade.com

RIP ENDA (1974-2014)

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17 December 2014

Mayor, GLLU officer honored for fighting hate crimes

Lou Chibbaro Jr.

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Silver Pride Project offers get-togethers for seniors

700 Club host fails to grasp simple biology

U.S. embassy refuses to hand over Marine charged with murder to Filipino courts

Cleveland Heights fraudster who sought leniency for being transgender gets 14 years

16 December 2014

Appeals court: Transgender inmate not entitled to sex-change surgery

She’s a Lumberjack, She’s O.K., and She’s in ‘Messiah’


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Gov.-elect Charlie Baker walking a fine line on gay rights: Viewpoint

Bucks suspects in beating of gay couple held for trial

Hayden Mitman
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ezs note:  Oh, this one's a doozy.  In case you missed it, especially read the last paragraph. 

Murder charges filed against US marine in death of transgender woman (UK)

To all my friends of the Jewish faith, happy Hanukkah!

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14 December 2014

Editorial roundup: Religious freedom act not worth risk

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ezs note:  Michiganders - please, take five minutes and tell your state senators to say NO to the "Religious Freedom Restoration Act" (HB 5958).  Thanks!

Seoul's Mayor Apologizes for Nixing Gay Rights Charter


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Parts of Montana lack legal protections while acceptance grows for LGBT community

Briana Wipf



Jude Terror
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13 December 2014

Human Rights Film Festival — 6 films screened (Pakistan)

"I Can't Breathe": The Personal is the Political - Part I

Franklin students to choose color for grad robes

Transgender Green candidate: There’s a woeful lack of trans politicians (UK)

Harwich, Massachusetts

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12 December 2014

Transgender student’s family files harassment suit against several area school districts

Dave Herndon, Jim Kasuba & Laura Zoochi
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Austin to Offer Trans -Inclusive Health Benefits for City Employees

The World According to Jo Clifford, Queen of Theatre, Part III (UK)

Michiganders Repulsed By Rep. Olumba’s ‘Bigoted’ Farewell Speech Attacking Transgender, Special Needs, Asian, And Chaldean Communities [Video]

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Hate group want to amend US Constitution to ‘outlaw’ trans people (UK)

10 December 2014

Why Cities Should Be at the Forefront of Transgender Rights

Sen. Merkley doubles down on LGBT nondiscrimination law

Anna Staver
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Air Force secretary supports lifting transgender ban

Susan Page
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LGBT Judge To Speak At Ann Arbor Interfaith Service

Desert transgender residents face a quiet revolution

Will Dean
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08 December 2014

FBI: One in five hate crimes motivated by anti-gay bias


John Wright
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LeAnn Rimes On Country Music's LGBT Stance And Gay Stars Ty Herndon And Billy Gilman

Turning the Page: Chelsea Manning not a spokesperson for transgender community (Canada)

Jillian Page
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Report ranks Clarksville among worst for LGBT equality

Stephanie Ingersoll

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07 December 2014

GOP leader takes aim at high school league

Invisible people, hidden realities (India)

Frank Krishner
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Police fire tear gas at hundreds of protesters, demonstration disperses at about 3 a.m.

Gays make gains in China: survey (China)

Zhang Hui
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Discrimination rife (Fiji)

Shayal Devi
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05 December 2014

See me as my true self: Powerful photos capture transgender men and women as they undergo sex changes amid fierce discrimination in Cuba (UK)

Annabel Fenwick Elliott
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A vile myth reemerges: How the New York Times fumbled an important LGBT story

Pastor calls for killing gays to end AIDS

Tram Mai
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A time for Salem to speak up

Carolyn McMillan

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Transgender Woman Shot, Killed While Pounding on Door of South L.A. Home for Help

Kennedy Ryan and Kimberly Cheng
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ezs note:  Sigh... another one... sadly, Deshawnda Sanchez was gunned down.  If you live in southern LA, please, don't be silent!  Call the LAPD immediately!!!

04 December 2014

Rainbow Chorale to present “Dashing Through the Snow” concert Dec. 13

Cathedral official is lone ‘no’ on transgender policy

Mark Sommerhauser

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U.K.'s Liberal Judaism to host first interfaith transgender project (Israel)

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Jennifer Knapp Feels a Gay Christian will Never be Accepted Because that 'Ideology will Never be Eradicated'

House Republicans Urge Boehner to Allow ENDA Vote

Justin Snow
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03 December 2014

Ohio: Toledo adds transgender protections to law after vicious attack

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ezs note:  Ohioans - take just a minute to urge the state legislature to pass HB 300.  Candice asks you - and I ask you!

Gay Americana Returns


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What's it like to play an aging Jewish transgender woman? (Israel)

Mich. House committee doesn’t vote on LGBT legislation

Chad Livengood
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Dept. of Labor Announces Final Rule Banning LGBT Discrimination in Federal Contracting and Employment

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02 December 2014

ACLU: Army to recognize legal names of transgender veterans

Bruce Shipkowski
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Drag queens raise HIV awareness (Israel)

Social Media: A Lifeline for Many Transgender Youth

Skylar Kergil
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PH clergy urged: Welcome ‘outcasts' (Philippines)

Rima Granali
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Transgender girl awarded $75,000 in lawsuit over school bathroom access

Scott Dolan
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01 December 2014

Border Security program accused of contributing to alleged unfair treatment of US transgender activist (Australia)

U.S. Firm Eyes Lawsuit Over Russian TV's 'Hateful' Antigay Report

Carl Schreck
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A Straight Woman’s Transgender Story Retold

"Fanny Arnstein"

Poland has elected its first openly gay city mayor

Hanna Kozlowska
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LGBT baby boomers face tough retirement hurdles

30 November 2014

Tacoma, Washington

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The Economic Case for Supporting LGBT Rights

Pastor ‘driven to diversify’ in ministry to Midlands LGBT community

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Canadian MP: Government ‘trying to kill’ transgender rights bill (UK)

Nick Duffy

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Nigerian Writer: Country's Anti-gay Law Driving Gays Into Shadows

WORLD AIDS DAY: Many living with HIV deprived‚ says study (Nepal)

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ezs note:  Be sure!  Be confident! GET TESTED!!

25 November 2014

Gay community concerned social terrorism occurring in area

LGBT Group Calls For Immediate Dismissal Of Atlanta Fire Chief

Hollywood Chick-Fil-A Holds Fundraiser For LGBT Youth

James Nichols
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ezs note:  Wow... that's a shocker!  Or, as Gomer Pyle of the ancient The Andy Griffith Show would say, "Surprise, surprise, surprise!"

Rolling Stone: Michigan One Of 5 Worst States For LBGT People

Liberal Party faces dilemma as same-sex marriage bill arrives in Senate (Australia)

Lisa Cox and Judith Ireland

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23 November 2014

No silence of the trans: Bigoted shouts losing ground in march toward equality

3 arrested as gay-rights protesters, supporters meet outside fundraiser marking same-sex gains

At LGBTQ event, queers get bold, unmask themselves (India)

US: Dedicated transgender suicide hotline launched (UK)

please press:  http://www.pinknews.co.uk/

ezs note:  Yeah, life's crappy... but there is help!  
  • Trans Lifeline (US/Canada) -  877-565-8860
  • Samaritans (UK) - 08457 90 90 90