30 August 2015

WATCH: Antigay Ky. Clerk Inadvertently Married This Queer Couple

Sunnivie Brydum

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

Politician wants to ‘examine’ teenagers’ genitals before sporting events (UK)

Joseph Patrick McCormick
Pink News

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ezs note:  Dumb da da DUMB!  I've finally found the Asshole of the Year!!!  Congratulations, Roger Hunt(R-SD).  Nobody deserves this award more than you.

By the way, when you mention the term "culture", does yours originally come from Russia?  Just askin'...

29 August 2015

Trapped in detention, transgender immigrants face new traumas

Adam Frankel and Christina Fialho


please press:  http://www.msnbc.com

Once a Pariah, Now a Judge: The Early Transgender Journey of Phyllis Frye

Susan Sontag
The New York Times

Judge Phyllis Frye

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ezs note:  Wanna be a judge? A lawyer? A Congressperson? A CEO? You can--- if you are willing to put in the hard, hard work.  It's not gonna happen next week.  Read Phyllis Frye's story.

Nairobi, Kenya

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28 August 2015

Stigma, discrimination, lack of laws hamper transgender employees in US (Bangladesh)


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Do the New APA Guidelines for Transgender-Affirmative Care Go Far Enough?

David S. Byers and Joel Coburn

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please press:  http://www.slate.com

ezs note:  This can be a daunting task, especially if all the hyperlinks are read.  However, this can be an invaluable tool.  Please read this document!

Survey: Majority of Americans Back Up Open Transgender Military Service

Rainbow Times

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Transgender student, volleyball program draw big crowd to Hillsboro R-3 board meeting

Kevin Carbery
Leader Publication

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ezs note:  If you a resident of Hillsboro, Arkansas and the BOE is planning another meeting on this subject, please be sure to show up and say your peace in FAVOR of this transgender girl's participation in this valuable sport.  Sure, your knees may knock a bit... but you'll get over it.

27 August 2015

Transgender Woman Suing Over Discrimination at Burger King


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please press:  http://www.wandtv.com

Facebook apologizes to transgender fashion line for rejecting ads under ‘Adult’ classification

Steve Lee
LGBT Weekly

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‘A story of personal empowerment’: Transgender transitions in the workplace and beyond

Aine O'Connor
St. Louis Public Radio

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New Children’s Book Highlights Experience of Transgender Youth

Hayley Miller

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please press:  http://www.hrc.org

Group Gives First Nod to Transgender Athlete Rule Changes

Associated Press

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please press:  http://www.drgnews.com

26 August 2015

Number 19: Trans Woman Killed Near Chicago in March

Sunnivie Brydum

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ezs note:  Sigh... Keyshia Blige has been murdered in Aurora, Illinois (near Chicago).  If you have any information, please contact Aurora police at 630-256-5000.  Rest in peace, Keyshia.

Gay, lesbian and transgender Ugandans face violent backlash

Katie G. Nelson

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ezs note:  Yes, you can help!  Especially if you are going to Uganda on business or pleasure, you can take a few moments to e-write a polite yet firm letter to your Ambassador.  In the US, she is Ambassador Oliver Wonekha.  Her address is oliver.wonekha@mofa.go.ug.  For other countries, please contact www.google.com to find them.  Thanks!

Transgender Law Center condemns Rentboy.com raid

LGBT Weekly

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Short Film Showcase: Growing Up Transgender and Mormon

Rachel Link
National Geographic

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25 August 2015

WATCH: In Wake of Trans Murders, Janet Mock Teaches Us Why We Must #SayHerName

Sunnivie Brydum

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please press: http://www.advocate.com

Woman that inspired Coronation Street's Hayley Cropper speaks about being transgender at Pride fringe event (UK)

Rob Williams
Manchester Evening News

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Valé transgender icon and campaigner Kathy Noble (Australia)

Spencer Howson
ABC (Australia)

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ezs note:  When most people reach age 65, they leave their jobs and sip margaritas.  And that's about it.  Not Kathy Noble.  She was an icon.  She was a campaigner.  Sadly, she passed away this week.  Rest in peace, Kathy.

Military transgender ban set to end next May

Tom Vanden Brook
USA Today

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Ain't I a Woman?: National HIV/AIDS Strategy Fails Sex Workers, Transgender Women Burdened by the Criminal Justice System

Megan McLemore
Human Rights Watch

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24 August 2015

Joseph Scott Pemberton says he's guilty; NBC a bunch of morons

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Okayyyyy... it happens... but THIS one takes the cake.  Today, NBC - a "respected" network, reported the tragic murder of Jennifer Laude without once using her chosen female name... using the correct pronouns... or using the term 'Filipina' rather than 'Filipino'.  This is beyond moronic for any national network.  


23 August 2015

ISLE OF MAN: Still Holding Out On Same-Sex Marriage Rights (UK)


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Massachusetts ends surgery requirement for legally changing gender on birth certificates

Emily Hewlings

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Loving Out Loud: On Black LGBT Love

Kim Katrin Milan

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please press:  http://www.telesurtv.net

22 August 2015

Obama Administration Fights for the LGBT Community

Jason Desrochers
We Up It

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Rights of transgender youth, adults at heart of cutting-edge legal cases

Randy Furst

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Planet Fitness seeks dismissal of transgender locker room policy lawsuit

Jessica Shepherd

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please press:  http://www.mlive.com

Transgender, intersex people say they are ostracised from playing sport in Australia (Australia)

Alkira Reinfrank
ABC (Australia)

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Brookline, Massachusetts

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21 August 2015

Teenager confronts community after it taunts him for being transgender (UK)

ITV News

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Province must revise transgender policy (Canada)

Michelle Leard
Sackville Tribune-Post

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How to report on transgender people: Public Editor (Canada)

Kathy English
The Star

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ezs note:  Hooray for The Star! (Toronto)  It's about freakin' time a major newspaper printed out a concise, thoughtful spread on how to correctly write a transgender person's name and pronoun.  (And it's so damn easy...)  Might I suggest that you e-write - whether it's The New York Times or the Podunk Patriot - a friendly note, followed by a paste of The Star's blog. It's as follows:

This may make a real difference! Thanks.

Need to Change Stereotype:Singapore-based Transgender (India)

Express News Service
The New Indian Express

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Teen Hunter Keith on coming out as transgender with loving support from family

Alexandra Zaslow

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please press:  http://www.today.com

20 August 2015

Dogs for a transgender!

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A few weeks ago, I happened to run across a dog and his owner.  Needless to say, my heart melted!  (I lovelovelove dogs!)  However, the dog had a service animal patch on, so I respected that.  However, when I talked with the owner, he explained that the dog was there to meet his psychological needs.  You see, with the advent of September 11, 2001, he joined the Army.  He suffered a great deal there, and even more upon his return.  Then he met his dog.   He was his lifeline.

I can't say that the world would cease without dogs, but I can confidently say that it would be a much, much poorer place.  Dogs are our boon companions.  They are our friends, both in our sunniest of days,  and the dreariest of days.  For the sightless or poor of sight, they are a second set of eyes.  And for certain members of the Army, Navy, Air Force or Marines, they can prove to be an invaluable resource.  

And for certain transgender people, they can help you, too.  Look at it this way.  Even if you have  a wonderful community, there are certain stressors which other people just don't get.  A dog will help
 you, I promise.

There are certain places in which an owner and the dog really won't fit.  In fact, I urge you NOT to  run right out and get one this afternoon.   Check with other dog owners.  If you are seeing a psychologist or psychiatrist, check what the type of dog might be best.  And if you really, really, really prefer cats, well, get a cat.

Please, take your time and see if a dog is right for you.  If you truly take the time, I promise a lifetime of friendship.

19 August 2015

Kansas City police investigating run over fatality of transgender woman


Tamara Dominguez

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ezs note:  Sadly, Tamara Dominguez has been murdered.  If you live in the Kansas City, Missouri area or travel through there, and have any information about the incident, please call the Kansas City  police department at 816-234-5111.  Thank you.

Rest in peace, Ms. Dominguez... 

Bad Excuses For Misgendering Transgender Victims Of Violence

Carlos Maza
Media Matters for America

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18 August 2015

Bullying, Rejection May Be Factors in Transgender Suicide Rate

Zawn Villines

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Joan Crockatt's Calgary Pride Parade Invite Irks Transgender Rights Activist (Canada)

The Huffington Post Calgary

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Activists to rally in Boyle Heights against transgender violence

Joseph Serna
Los Angeles Times

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Transgender employees biggest victims over LGBT failures of big UK companies (UK)

Bauke Schram
International Business Times UK

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First openly transgender official hired at White House

Portland Press-Herald

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17 August 2015

Why Transgender People Are Being Murdered at a Historic Rate

Katy Steinmetz

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ezs note:  Geez - this MUST stop!  Here are some things we can ALL do to make our lives happier:  1)  Especially if you live in one of the cities or towns where a city or town has occurred,  be on the lookout!  Don't date total strangers.  If at all possible, walk home with a TRUSTED friend.  If this is impossible, make your route a well-lighted one.  2)  If you live in a city or town where an incident has occurred, or you travel through such an area, and you know information, please call!  3)  For the most part, priests, ministers, and rabbis are your friends.  Ask them nicely to defuse any violent action by firmly denouncing such activities.

16 August 2015

15 August 2015

A San Francisco Story

Leah Rose

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ezs note:  If you live near a facility for  the mentally ill, here are some things you can find out:

  • Do the staff use the proper pronouns, and use them respectfully? 
  • Does the staff use the proper medication?
  • Is the client allowed to dress appropriately? (female for MTF; male for FTM)
  • Are psychologists/psychiatrists accredited by the American Psychological Association or the American Psychiatric Association? 
  • Are evenings and nights given the same standard of care as the daytime?

Living their truth: Transgender women talk about the road to acceptance

Roger DuPuis
Times Leader

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