29 January 2016

EIU Diversity Conference to Focus on “The Power of One”

cwalker / cwalker@jg-tc.com
Journal Gazette - Times Courier

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HHS Rules Transgender Woman Entitled to Surgical Benefits Provided by Medicare Advantage Insurers

Breanna Diaz

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Lincoln High Senior Is Vocal Transgender Advocate

Perry Groten / pgroten@keloland.com

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ezs note: South Dakotans - follow the example of your brave people and call your legislators to vote NO on the following stupid bills:  House Bills 1108, 1112, and 1107.  Thanks.

Dermatologists Have a Role in Care of Transgender Patients

Doctors Lounge

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WATCH: Florida Republican Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Is a Mom for Trans Equality

Cleis Abeni

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

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28 January 2016

Hawaii lawmaker wants to be able to 'steer' his kids straight in conversion therapy

Matthew Clark
Sun Times Network

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ezs note:  Certainly, Bob McDermott has the right to his views, no matter how silly they might seem to the rest of us.  Let's just make sure that after the upcoming election, he can only spew forth in his kitchen, rather than in the House.

School board listens to transgender students

Melissa Hale-Spencer
The Altamont Enterprise

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ACLU of Tenn.: Transgender students have legal right to restroom access


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ezs note:  To read the full ACLU letter, click the line at the bottom of the body.

To FAA, transgender pilots no longer have a mental disorder

Bob Collins / bcollins@mpr.org

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WEST WINDSOR-PLAINSBORO: School board adopts new policy for transgender students

Lea Kahn

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27 January 2016

Here are the Georgia ties to the 2016 GLAAD Media Award nominations

Patrick Saunders
Georgia Voice

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Lake hopes for leads in transgender cold case, sends items for DNA testing

Christal Hayes / chayes@orlandosentinel.com
Orlando Sentinel

'Julie Doe'  (actual name unknown)

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ezs note:  Okay -- I know it's a longshot, but if you lived or worked in the Orlando area in 1988 and recognize the sketch of 'Julie Doe', please call the Lake County Sheriff's Office at 352-343-2101 or Crimeline at 1-800-423-8477.  Thanks.

Bishop Henry won't apologize for post blasting NDP transgender guidelines (Canada)

Lucas Meyer
660 News

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Parents Express Concern Over Transgender Policies at Moorestown BOE Meeting

Anthony Bellano
Moorestown Patch

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Local access to healthcare for transgender patients lacking, one advocate says (Canada)


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ezs note:  Ontario residents - for one thing, just be careful.  There is a bogus 'organization' called the Centre of Addiction and Mental Health out of Toronto.  I know - they sound professional n' shit, but that's nonsense.  They're a crackpot group whose 'theories' have been wholly discredited. Instead, see the Rainbow Health Network, or, in the Waterloo region see OK2BME.. Thanks.

26 January 2016

Senate panel OK’s bill to protect LGBT workers

Kyle Taylor and Sterling Giles

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Southington school board considers transgender student policy

Jesse Buchanan

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LGBTQ Activists Concerned About Bills Affecting Transgender, Gay And Lesbian Oklahomans

Brian Hardzinski

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'Don't label me transgender advocate, let my life speak' (Australia)

Andrew Backhouse / andrew.backhouse@apn.com.au
The Chronicle

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Hunt challenges restroom/transgender rule

Pat Jenkins
The Dispatch

Eatonville, WA

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25 January 2016

'Suited' documentary shows transgender men finding their style (Canada)

Sandy Cohen

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Judge orders company to pay $115,000 to transgender in U.S. sex discrimination case

Jonah Hicap
Christian Today

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South Dakota Anti-LGBT Lawmakers Vote for Deplorable Legislation Attacking Transgender Students

Stephen Peters

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Legislator explains why she's blocking transgender bathroom opposition bill

Eric Mandel

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Rio 2016: Olympic body changes transgender guidelines


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21 January 2016

The word of the year

Skye Hurlin
Lake Oswego Review

Skye Hurlin

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This Is The Best Presidential Candidate For Transgender Rights — But There’s A Catch

Abby Higgs

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UK school changes dress code to accommodate transgender students (UK)

Kerry Cardoza
Sun Times

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Peter Davidson
Evening Express

Cruden Bay, Scotland

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$115K settlement in Phoenix transgender worker discrimination case

Kathryn J. Woo
The Arizona Republic

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20 January 2016

Editorial: Mission not accomplished


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Branksome Hall Celebrates Transgender Alumnae In Magazine Cover (Canada)

Arti Patel
The Huffington Post Canada

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Column: Transgender people are also humans

Shelby Niehaus / scniehaus@eiu.edu

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Durham asked to support transgender rights

Nicole Anderson / nanderson@seacoastonline.com

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How I Started The Only Clinic For Transgender Kids and Teens in Texas

Hannah Smothers

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19 January 2016

Mayor: Proposed religious freedom bill runs counter to King's dream

Daniel J. Chacon / dchacon@sfnewmexican.com
The New Mexican

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Transgender auto mechanic’s sex bias case reinstated

Judy Greenwald / jgreenwald@BusinessInsurance.com
Business Insurance

Austell, Georgia

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Five Suggestions to Create a Transgender-Inclusive Workplace

Taylor E. Whitten / twhitten@foley.com
The National Law Review

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India must strengthen planned law to protect transgender people, says rights group (Australia)

Daily Life

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Washington State Lawmakers: Transgender People’s Bodies Are ‘Security Concerns’

Zack Ford
Think Progress

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18 January 2016

Downtown: Artist starts with empowerment

Megan Doyle
Concord Monitor

painting by Catherine Graffam

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Speakers at King rally: Much work left to be done

Janet I. Tu
The Seattle Times

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LGB and not the T: Who will be protected in Indiana?

Alexis Moberger

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ezs note:  Indiana people - if you are transgender or a friend, and are acquainted with your state senator or representative, meet them personally.  Not to protest or anything - just to let him/her that there is there is a transgender person in their district and not on Mars somewhere.  Granted, there are a few dingbats out there, but the majority are simply unaware.

Literary Community Mourns Trans Writer Bryn Kelly

Cleis Abeni

Bryn Kelly

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ezs note:  Rest in peace, Ms. Kelly...

If you are feeling signs of despair, please call one of the numbers below.  It's not too late.  It's never too late.

The Trevor Project  1-866-488-7386  (24 and below)
Trans Lifeline  1-877-565-8860  (trans-specific)
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline  1-800-273-8255 (general help)  

Transgender people ‘treated appallingly’, says Basingstoke MP (UK)

Christian Wilson / christian@taylornewspapers.co.uk
Basingstoke Observer

MP Maria Miller

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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17 January 2016

Shuttered Metropolitan a church for its time

Richard Ecke
Great Falls Tribune

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Designing the Dreams and Photographing the Realities of Cape Town's Transgender Sex Workers

Gabrielle Bruney / gabrielle.bruney@vice.com

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Wake County transgender students want school bathroom choice

T. Keung Hui / khui@newsobserver.com
The News & Observer

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