31 July 2015

Male Voice, Female Body: How Transgender Women Like Caitlyn Jenner Can Feminize Their Tone

Korin Miller

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Transgender woman sexually assaulted after meeting man on Facebook

Jeff Hager

Tavon James Horton

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ezs note:  If you  see Tavon James Horton in a building or on the street in Baltimore, do not attempt to overcome him - he is considered very dangerous!  Rather, be smart and call the police at 410-307-2020.  Transgender men and women - no, I'm not asking you to don a nun's habit,  but for goodness sake, BE SMART! 

29 July 2015

Arrest made in murder of Tampa transgender woman


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ezs note:  Police catch another one.  Another troll bites the dust!I

US Transgender Military Service 2015: Discussion For Troops To Serve Openly Set

Christopher Harness
International Business Times

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Life as Sara

Monica Hesse
The Washington Post

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Omaha DJ accused of punching a transgender woman

Emily Szink

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Raquel Reichard

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ezs note:  If you haven't noticed, the murder of Veronica Bolina still remains unsolved.  If you live in Brazil (Sao Paulo region) or have traveled there on business or pleasure, please contact the police.  Thank you so much!

28 July 2015

Who Are America's Transgender Clergy?

Matthew Maule
Christianity Post

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Latin Kings gang member, 28, is accused of 'stabbing to death' 17-year-old transgender girl and then burying her in his backyard (UK)

Ashley Collman

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ezs note:  I am so glad that Mercedes Williamson's killer has been brought to justice.  And as far as Caitlyn Jenner goes - good for her!  She could have done a one or two formulaic speech - but she didn't.  She mentioned the names of far lesser known names who got killed, and she demanded justice.  Kudos to you, Caitlyn.

Sex discrimination ruled out in transgender student's restroom lawsuit

Matthew Clark
Sun Times Network

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27 July 2015

Oregon Sen. Leads Charge for LGBT Civil Rights

Karina Brown
Courthouse News Service

Jeff Merkeley

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A transgender odyssey in the banal ‘As One’

Joshua Kosman


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F-Compo: A Transgender Family Manga From The Creator Of City Hunter – Look! It Moves! by Adi Tantimedh

Rich Johnston
Bleeding Cool

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Western Values Inspire Gay Rights Debate in S. Korea

Caty Weaver
Voice of America

26 July 2015

Conference unites black activists; focuses on transgender lives

Mark Gillespie

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Kennedy backing bill to extend civil rights protections to gay, transgender citizens

Jim Hand
The Sun Chronicle

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Transgenders Facing Stigma Get Strongest Support From Parents (India)

Gokul Vannan
The New Indian Express

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On a mission: Transgender woman prepares for return to a dangerous place

Kalhan Rosenblatt
Naples Daily News

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Evangelical Church of the WI passes 'resolution opposing same-sex marriage' (Jamaica)

Jamaica Observer

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ezs note:  Y'know, the Evangelical Church of the West Indies has every right to hold this position.   
I may disagree, but they do have this right.  However, what about the liberal churches, 
temples, or mosques?  What about the individuals who belong to no church?  It is my firm belief that governments belong to PEOPLE, not churches!

25 July 2015

Texas High Court Strikes Down LGBT Ordinance

Andreas Preuss
Bulletin Leader

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Dayton, Ohio

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24 July 2015

Conflict arises between Fresno police, transgender activists over identification of murder victim

Rory Appleton
Nicole Santos
The Fresno Bee

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ezs note:  If you have any information regarding the murder of KC Haggard (police misname her "Kenton") , please call 559-621-7000.

Rest in peace, KC...

President Obama makes history with Africa visit

Baltimore Post-Examiner

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Man arrested for attack on transgender woman in Seattle


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ezs note:  GOOD!  If you are aware about a transgender man or woman being accosted or abused, please call your local police department.

Birmingham SHOUT fest opener 'Tangerine' awash in media attention since Sundance

Jesse Chambers

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CDC awards $3.8 mill to local agencies for 5 year HIV prevention partnership

Press release
Windy City Times

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ezs note:  If you live in the Chicago area, and are African-American or Chicano/Chicana, please take advantage of the following programs.  Be happy and healthy!

23 July 2015

New Mexico Groups Applaud Introduction Of Federal Equality Act


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ezs note:  National Public Radio (NPR) is a great alternative versus the dreck that's on most of the station these days.  If you like it, put a bumper sticker on your car!  Hell, even if one person a day tries 
NPR out, you've increased the knowledge base just a smidge!

HIV Pre-exposure Prophylaxis Popular in High-Risk Patients

Marcia Frelick

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

ezs note:  Be happy - just be careful!  Consult with a COMPETENT doctor about alternatives before you have sex.

No more “fronting,” transgender inmate embraces new name

Margie Fishman
Delaware Online

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Transgender life in Ukraine officially labeled as 'disorder' (Ukraine)

Anna Yakutenko
Kyiv Post

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The absurd reason the FDA bans many transgender women from donating blood

German Lopez

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please press:  http://www.vox.com

22 July 2015

Investigation into transgender woman’s death continues; vigil planned

The Tampa Tribune

India Clarke (police using Samuel Clarke)

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ezs note:  Unfortunately, another transgender woman has been murdered.  Please don't let this vermin get away!  If you live or travel through Hillsborough County (largest city is Tampa) in Florida, and you have seen anything, please call the police!

Sheriff's office- 813-247-8200

Crime Stoppers- 1-800-873-TIPS

Rest in peace, India...

21 July 2015

Black Transgender Woman Profiled While On Vacation, Now Stuck In Iowa Jail

Zack Ford
Think Progress

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19 July 2015

Police release video of man burning gay-themed mural in Mission

Steve Rubenstein

San Francisco, Mission District

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ezs note:  If you know the whereabouts or identity of the person who defaced the mural in San Francisco (Mission district) please call the police at (415) 575-4444 or (415) 553-1133.  

Something different

Hans Peter
Williston Herald

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Jeb Bush supports open transgender service in the military

Gerald Farinas
Opus News

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18 July 2015

How Christians have learned to love through history

John Locatelli
The Seattle Times

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Transgender troops policy change raises many questions

Andrew Tilghman
Navy Times

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Rochester Pride parade: A celebration with a new theme

Ashley Zilka

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Group raises money to help transgender inmate

Patt Johnson
The Des Moines Register

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Republicans Splintering On Same-Sex Marriage Fight Ahead Of 2016 Election Campaigns

Saira Mueller
International Business Times

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With new sense of self, transgender Greenwich teen looks to the future

Silvia Foster-Frau
Greenwich Time

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Austin, Texas

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17 July 2015

The Brave New World of Gender Pioneers

Mac Scotty McGregor
The Huffington Post

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My Voice: Pastor has change of heart on gay marriage

David Bacon
The Argus

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EEOC: Civil Rights Act Includes LGBT Protections

George Prentice
Boise Weekly

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ezs note:  To see the more complete document, see the complete EEOC ruling.

What are Ohio lawmakers doing to protect gays? Not much

Jessie Balmert
The Marion Star

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Speaker Boehner Should Remove Hateful Anti-LGBT Lawmaker From Leadership of Finance Committee


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16 July 2015

EXCLUSIVE: More than six in ten people were bullied at school according to shock new poll (UK)

Nick Gutteridge

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