30 September 2014

First gender-neutral restrooms for University of California (Malaysia)

Miss. LGBT couple accused of committing ‘fraud’ to get married

Anti-gay remarks at debate spark anger in Brazil

The Financial Penalty Of Being LGBT In America


to read more, go to:  http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68236

29 September 2014

Gay marriage ban stalls changes to Dallas pensions

One Incarcerated, Transgender Buddhist's Experience With Medical Care in Federal Prison

Three Suspects Arraigned On Hate Crime Charges In Brooklyn Anti-LGBT Shooting

Gay Couple Denied Communion After 30 Years Together: Today In Gay (and others)

Sold out Pride event brings diversity to Nunavut’s capital (Canada)

28 September 2014

A Rose By Any Other Name: The Problems With the Facebook Name Policy

New Law Gives Trans Californians Respect After Death

US: California governor signs law outlawing ‘gay panic’ legal defense (UK)

Comment: The road to a better future is paved with rainbows (UK)

Opponents of MN transgender athletes hit the showers

27 September 2014

Controversial activist named head of Equality Utah

Marissa Lang and Robert Gehrke

to read more, go to:  http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58459325-90/williams-utah-equality-gay.html.csp

Barney Frank opens up on politics and married life

Patrick Saunders

to read more, go to:  http://thegavoice.com/barney-frank-opens-life-politics-married-life/

Editorial: Eric Holder's legacy


to read more, go to:  http://www.trentonian.com/opinion/20140927/editorial-eric-holders-legacy

Palm Springs ‘Political Pop Up’ draws hundreds

Sherry Barkas

to read more, go to:  http://www.desertsun.com/story/news/politics/2014/09/27/political-pop-election/16348343/

Del. school board member opposes teaching definition of gay

Lomira, Wisconsin

Credit:  http://mw2.google.com

26 September 2014

What the Federal Government Can do to Improve LGBT Health

Sean Cahill

to read more, go to:  http://www.therainbowtimesmass.com/2014/09/26/federal-government-can-improve-lgbt-health/

UN Rights Council: Landmark Resolution on Anti-Gay Bias

Suicide Prevention Month: Because One Life Lost Is Too Many

Nathan M. Schaefer

to read more, go to:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/nathan-m-schaefer/suicide-prevention-month-_b_5882834.html

ezs note:  I know that things really suck sometimes - - but there really  is help!!  Look for a competent psychologist or psychiatrist.

EEOC files first-ever lawsuits on behalf of transgender workers

First Comes Love

Lewis Whittington

to read more, go to:  http://www.edgeonthenet.com/entertainment/books/165463/first_comes_love

25 September 2014

Vigil To Honor Murdered Trans Women Hopes To Find Political Allies

Homelessness among youths on the rise, lawmakers told


to read more, go to:  http://www.benningtonbanner.com/region/ci_26602900/homelessness-among-youths-rise-lawmakers-told

ACLU wants to file brief in Miss. same-sex divorce case

Op-ed: Remembering the AIDS Crisis as a Gay Trans Man in a Double-Closet

Malaysia urged to stop transgender arrests

24 September 2014

Letter: Hassan strong on civil rights


to read more, go to:  http://www.concordmonitor.com/opinion/13677212-95/letter-hassan-strong-on-civil-rights

'Erase Hate' movement heads to Del. beaches

Joe Irizarry

to read more, go to:  http://www.wdel.com/story.php?id=62887

‘Queering Duke History’ exhibit grand opening slated for Thursday

IOC adds anti-discrimination clause to Olympic host city contract

Our transgender child

23 September 2014

Central Michigan University earns magazine's diversity award

Lindsay Knake

to read more, go to:  http://www.mlive.com/news/saginaw/index.ssf/2014/09/central_michigan_university_ea.html

Officers making it okay to be gay (UK)

Beren Cross

to read more, go to:  http://www.thisiswiltshire.co.uk/NEWs/11488593.Officers_making_it_okay_to_be_gay/

Midtown Ponce brings back that ol’ tired complaint of violent trans prostitutes

Minneapolis tweaks city code to allow gender neutral restrooms

State Senator Announces 'I'm Gay. Get Over It.' During Push For LGBT Hate Crimes Bill

Sara Bondioli

22 September 2014

Vancouver LGBT leader Jim Deva dies, leaving a community in mourning (Canada)

The moment I knew I was LGBT: Whisper users reveal their time of self-discovery

Striking Black-And-White Portraits Shed Light On Bangladesh's Third Gender

Katherine Brooks

to read more, go to:   http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/22/hijras_n_5839324.html?ir=Arts

Prosecutors Nolle Assault Charge Against Transgender Girl; Stems From Fight Among Four Girls at DCF's Pueblo Unit July 12

Lena Dunham Is Producing a Documentary About an L.G.B.T.Q. Bespoke Tailor in Brooklyn for HBO

Karrie Cornell

to read more, go to:  http://www.vanityfair.com/style/2014/09/lena-dunham-lgbtq-tailor

21 September 2014

A stage to call our own (Thailand)


to read more, go to: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/life/A-stage-to-call-our-own-30243724.html

Clementi family become advocates after suicide


to read more, go to:  http://fox11online.com/2014/09/21/clementi-family-become-advocates-after-suicide/

Ireland is On Track to Finally Honor Human Rights for Trans People

Brazil: Schoolboys wear skirts in protest after trans girl fined for wearing female uniform (UK)

India gets first transgender news anchor months after third gender legally recognised (UK)

20 September 2014

Conference goal is transgender acceptance

Jill Callison

to read more, go to:  http://www.argusleader.com/story/news/2014/09/20/conference-goal-transgender-acceptance/15943183/

City Council Chair Praises Farina On Gay-Friendly Education Initiatives

‘I want to tell stories that matter’ (India)

LGBT-friendly housing will transform activist's childhood home in Washington


to read more, go to:  http://readingeagle.com/article/20140920/AP/309209709/1010

Barring anti-gay discrimination tenuous in Capitol

Centreville, Virginia

Credit:  http://civilwartalk.com

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19 September 2014

Public Awareness Campaign to Help Prevent Campus Sexual Assault Includes LGBT Youth

Hayley Miller

to read more, go to:  http://www.hrc.org/blog/entry/public-awareness-campaign-to-help-prevent-campus-sexual-assault-includes-lg

ezs note:  This is a travesty, nothing but.  64 PERCENT  of our transgender sisters and brothers are sexually assaulted!!!  The only we can heal is to talk.  In the United States,  the National Sexual Assault Hotline is:

Newton Aldermen vote to protect transgender people

Jim Morrison

to read more, go to:  http://newton.wickedlocal.com/article/20140918/NEWS/140916172

Transgender teen crowned Homecoming King at Texas high school

Turkey: Trans journalist fired from television station (UK)

John DeLamar

to read more, go to:  http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2014/09/19/turkey-trans-journalist-fired-from-television-station/

Transgender teen 'disgusted' after being laughed at by Woolworths employee (Australia)

18 September 2014

StageQ Tackles the Transgender Experience in 'Standards of Care'

Film explores lives of transgender youth (Canada)

YOU can do your part!

Credit:  http://www.chrismadden.co.uk

TODAY is the day, ladies and gentlemen.  THE day. Scotland will take one of two paths: They will either form a completely independent state, or stay unified with Great Britain.  It would be roughly akin to New England deciding to separate from the rest of the Union.  Yeah -- it's that big.

Now, with me not having any Scottish blood in me veins, (that I know of) logically, I shouldn't be that interested.  But, shoot, I am!  But what interests me the most is not whether the vote will be yes or no, rather it is the huge mass of people who are determined to vote.  It's estimated that it will be 100 percent!

Now, it might not be exactly 100 percent - a smattering of Scots will intend to vote, but somehow will get waylaid .  But the figure of 99.9 is certainly not a dreamy wish.

Now let us consider the United States of America.  The votes we give are certainly shameful.  Hell, if we show a vote of 90 percent, we'd throw a huge party.  

But what can you do?  Plenty.  Whether you nudge a candidate over the top, or lose by a fraction, you still did your part.  But this ain't no horse race.  This is a grueling triathlon, and you've got to hang in there.  The more people - lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgenders, and allies - hang in for the LONG haul, the happier we will be.

17 September 2014

Queer homeless youth in ‘desperate’ need of housing (Canada)

Jane Deacon

to read more, go to:  http://vancouver.24hrs.ca/2014/09/17/queer-homeless-youth-in-desperate-need-of-housing

Wisconsin Schools Bans Bullying Based on Gender Identity

A Massachusetts man claims he was mistreated and humiliated by... (UK)

Cardinal Dolan Explains His Decision to Serve as Grand Marshal, Affirms Gay Identity

16 September 2014

We Should All Be Free and Equal

Erin Wilson

to read more, go to:  http://www.curvemag.com/News/We-Should-All-Be-Free-and-Equal-144/

Miami-Dade County Takes First Step Toward Transgender Protections

Chicago Gay and Lesbian hall of fame selects next inductees

Growing inequality in society a corrosive thing: TD chief (Canada)

Madhavi Acharya-Tom Yew

to read more, go to:  http://www.thestar.com/business/2014/09/16/growing_inequality_in_society_a_corrosive_thing_td_chief.html

Connecticut transgender teen 'Jane Doe' in confinement case escapes


to read more, go to:  http://www.norwichbulletin.com/article/20140916/NEWS/140919637

Aqua Foundation scholarships help young lesbian, bisexual, transgender women succeed

14 September 2014

First local queer film fest set for launch (Taiwan)

Chi-hao James Lo

to read more, go to:  http://www.chinapost.com.tw/taiwan/arts-&-leisure/2014/09/15/417249/First-local.htm

India: Government objects to Supreme Court ruling creating legal third gender (UK)

Nick Duffy

to read more, go to:  /2014/09/14/india-government-objects-to-supreme-court-ruling-creating-legal-third-gender/ 

Howard County Center for the Arts Presents THE LARAMIE PROJECT & Charity Art Event, 10/03

Center On Halsted To Host LGBTQ Youth Job Fair Oct. 22

Jon Graef

to read more, go to:  http://chicagoist.com/2014/09/14/center_on_halsted_to_host_lgbtq_you.php

Transgender Girl Crowned Homecoming Princess

Salt Lake City, Utah

Credit:  http://thebaldgourmet.com/

12 September 2014

‘Straightwashed’ No More: Black LGBT Influencers Are in the Spotlight

Danielle Moodie-Mills

to read more, go to:  http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2014/09/root_100_2014_celebrates_lgbt_leaders.html

Jazz Jennings shares story of her triumphs, struggles as a transgender child in 'I Am Jazz'

Transgender artist set to perform at local church


to read more, go to:  http://www.oakridger.com/article/20140912/NEWS/140919935

‘This Is the Place’ for largest gathering of gay Mormons

Peggy Fletcher Stack

to read more, go to:  http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsfaithblog/58406680-180/affirmation-conference-lgbt-mormon.html.csp

Transgender girl's bid for Homecoming Princess at Colorado Springs high school raises concerns

11 September 2014

LGBT Rural Summit scheduled Sept. 19 at Wayne State College in northeast Nebraska

Hosts Return to Radio Months After Transgender Benefits Comments Got Them Fired

Judge admits HE leaked details of Charlize Theron's adoption in series of racist and sexist anonymous comments on online forum (UK)

Betsey Johnson celebrates brides, marriage freedom

Court upholds New Jersey’s ban on therapy to ‘cure’ kids of being gay

09 September 2014

That's interesting... but what do I do now?

Credit:  http://cdn.madamenoire.com/

On occasion, you happen to find a really good blog.  I happened to find one last night.  http://getequal.org/organizers-toolkit/ is a veritable  treasure trove of ideas about how to find and organize disparate people into a strong, cohesive unit. Whether you live in New York City or Podunk, Iowa, this blog's for you.

Toronto School Board Member Is Finally Called Out For Anti-Gay Rants, Is Left Speechless

Supreme Court asked to hear Indiana, Wisconsin same-sex marriage cases

Man Sentenced To 25 Years For Beating, Robbing Transgender Prostitute

26 percent of transgender voters in Alabama could be shut out by photo ID law, study shows

Leada Gore

to read more, go to;  http://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2014/09/26_percent_of_transgender_vote.html

ezs note:  So ya think that voting doesn't matter?  THINK AGAIN.  If you live in Alabama, have friends who live there, or know allies who live there, make sure they read the article above.  That's why voting is important!

Govt accords minority status to Jain community (India)

08 September 2014

Major transgender conference headed to South Florida

Arlene Satchell

to read more, go to:  http://www.sun-sentinel.com/business/fl-broward-transgender-conference-20140908,0,2323835.story

Finding Common Ground

Wayne Maines

to read more, go to:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/wayne-maines/finding-common-ground_1_b_5777786.html

Feeling alienated (Fiji)


to read more, go to:  http://www.fijitimes.com/story.aspx?id=279752

Man Arrested for Murder of Tenn. Trans Woman

Jason St. Amand

to read more, go to:  http://www.edgeboston.com/news/crime/News/165307/man_arrested_for_murder_of_tenn_trans_woman

Embracing Faith and LGBT Equality in Mississippi

Denise Donnell

to read more, go to:  http://www.hrc.org/blog/entry/embracing-faith-and-lgbt-equality-in-mississippi

06 September 2014

Poll shows gay police officers still fear for their careers (UK)

Transgender nightmare in Hong Kong

Eliana Rubashkyn

to read more, go to: http://www.wptz.com/national/transgender-nightmare-in-hong-kong/27892550#!bQEUb0

New Clinic to Help LGBT Community

Nicole Snyder

to read more, go to:  http://www.wjbf.com/story/26465879/new-clinic-to-help-lgbt-community

Parade proves Timmins' pride (Canada)

Jeff Labine

to read more, go to:http://www.timminspress.com/2014/09/06/parade-proves-timmins-pride

Warmenhuizen, Noord-Holland (Netherlands)

Credit:  http://www.ballonvaren.com/

05 September 2014

Gay Teen Kicked Out Of Home Diverts Outpouring Of Donations To Homeless Shelter

School letter to parents: Boy pupil is now a girl

Amanda Sloane

to read more, go to: http://www.hlntv.com/article/2014/09/05/transgender-student-letter-school-parents-maine

The Arc of a Transgender Life

David Allen

to read more, go to:  http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/06/arts/music/as-one-has-its-premiere-in-brooklyn.html?_r=0

Human Rights Campaign President "Formally Apologizes" To Transgender Community

LGBT Council Members Lash Out at Cabrera Over Uganda Comments

Jillian Jorgensen

to read more, go to:  http://observer.com/2014/09/lgbt-council-members-lash-out-at-cabrera-over-uganda-comments/

04 September 2014

How doctors treat transgender children

Court: Same-sex marriage bans in Indiana, Wisconsin unconstitutional

Democrats Slam Tom Foley for Family Institute Endorsement

Queen of the Summer

Danielle Santola

to read more, go to:  http://thealternativepress.com/articles/queen-of-the-summer

Irene Monroe: Campuses not welcoming to all LGBTQ students

03 September 2014

Court’s decision looming

Jeff Dahdah

to read more, go to:  http://usustatesman.com/?p=154

Arizona cities respect human dignity: Can lawmakers?

Louisiana’s Gay Marriage Ban Upheld by Federal Judge

WATCH: Trans Refugee Finally Finds Safety in New Zealand

02 September 2014

Transgender ex-Navy SEAL: Here's a question for you

Kristin Beck

to read more, go to:  http://www.cnn.com/2014/09/02/opinion/lady-valor-kristin-beck-transgender-navy-seal/

With help from Realogy, gay and lesbian real estate pros set to meet in Florida

Deadly Butt Injection Lands Mississippi Woman Life Sentence

Denver Nicks

to read more, go to:  http://time.com/3259787/deadly-butt-injection-lands-mississippi-woman-life-sentence/

ezs note:  For those transgenders who are contemplating "low cost" methods, ask yourself this question first:  IS YOUR LIFE WORTH IT???  Leave these frauds and call the police!!!

Only New Albany gay bar has sense of ‘Pride’

Colleges See Gay Students as Growth Market

Timothy Pratt

to read more, go to:  http://time.com/3211813/lgbt-gay-colleges-resources/