31 March 2016

Life in transition: A transgender artist shares his journey to becoming his true self

Glen Starkey
Santa Maria Sun

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Mapping transgender-friendly bathrooms in hostile North Carolina

Nicholas Korody

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ezs note:  In one sense, I guess it's good.  In another sense... gawd, North Carolina is one f***ed up state... 

Millennium Bridge goes purple as North East shows support for the transgender community (UK)

Dan O'Donoghue
Chronicle Live

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Man accused in transgender teen murder must surrender DNA sample


Josh Vallum

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British doctors are failing to help transgender people (Canada)

Kas Roussy

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30 March 2016

Arkansas Attorney General Seeks to Block Protections for Gays and Lesbians


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ezs note:  Arkansans - when election day rolls around, I hope you'll remember to vote for attorney general.  Here's a hint - it ain't Leslie Rutledge.

Fate of NC's transgender law could be decided in Virginia case

Winston-Salem Journal

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Former Pitt-Johnstown transgender student settles lengthy lawsuit with university

Ron Musselman

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It’s Time to Celebrate Transgender Day of Visibility!

Steve Williams

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ezs note:  If you have time, please fill out the petition at the bottom of the blog.  Geez, it takes two minutes - if that!! 

Lookout to be tried in robbery-murder of transgender woman

Joseph A. Slobodzian

Kiesha Jenkins

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29 March 2016

Arizona: Transgender Woman Detained by ICE, Sent to Male Detention Center

Democracy Now!

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Republican lawmaker wants to ban transgender students from bathrooms of their choice

Kate Wells
Michigan Radio

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ezs note: Michigan residents - please contact your state representative AND state senator and tell him/her to vote NO on this idiotic bill!  Thanks.

Indiana: Pay to Pee Bill Will Punish Transgender Students With Jail and Fines for Using Wrong Bathrooms, Senate Bill 35 Under Fire

Essel Pratt

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ezs note:  Indiana residents - please remember to have your state representative AND state senator vote NO on this moronic bill!  Thanks. 

NY Governor Bars State Travel to North Carolina Over Transgender Bathroom Ordinance Ban

Michael Gryboski
Christian Post

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North Carolina AG Won't Defend Transgender Law in Court

Gary D. Robertson

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28 March 2016

Organizers planning proms for LGBT and special needs students

Mark Feldmann
The Journal Times

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Policies, gender roles keep transgender students out of Greek life

Grace Lyden
Grand Forks Herald

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Transgender and Mormon: a growing movement that's fighting for acceptance (UK)

Sam Levin
The Guardian

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Baptist group protests North Carolina transgender law

Bob Allen
Baptist News Global

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Transgender woman sexually assaulted in Stonewall Inn bathroom: NYPD

Alyssa Zauderer

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ezs note:  Please, if you have any information about this crime, call 1-800-577-TIPS or log onto Crime Stoppers Website. Thanks.

27 March 2016

Take heart because it will soon all be over in Nashville

Robert Houk
Johnson City Press

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Canada trails Wales when it comes to transgender protections (Canada)

Sherry Noik

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Mangaluru: Woman welfare committee, transgender policy this year: Umashree (India)


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Minn. Republicans unveil restrictive transgender bill

Sam Wilmes /  sam wilmes@albertleatribune.com
Austin (Minnesota) Daily Herald.com

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Justice Department advises U.S. Prisons to consider identities of transgender inmates to protect them from violence

Lawyer Herald

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26 March 2016

Lunafest showcases women's stories

Bismarck Tribune

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Transgender woman dies after undergoing illegal backstreet bum implant surgery (Ireland)

Natalie Evans
Irish Mirror

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ezs note:  Go ahead.  Take a second look.  Maybe - if you're "lucky" - you'll wind up with a horribly disfigured body.  If you're not so lucky, you'll wind up dead. Don't let these charlatans take your money AND your life!!!

Jordan Gray becomes first transgender singer to reach The Voice finals (UK/Scotland)

Courtney Cameron / courtney.cameron@jpress.co.uk
Edinburgh Evening News

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Apple and Tech Titans Condemn North Carolina Anti-LGBT Legislation

David Z. Morris

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Foes: Kansas bills create 'bounty' on transgender students


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ezs note:  Kansans - please call or e-mail your state representative AND state senator to tell them how stupid this bill is.  Better yet, SHOW UP.

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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25 March 2016

State Farm Latest Company to Stop Donating to N.J. Rep. Garrett

Robert Schmidt

Insurance Journal

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Transgender to contest against Mamata (India)

Shiv Sahay Singh
The Hindu

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Susan Larson's transgender journey from fear to acceptance

Tony Centonze / tonycentonze@theleafchronicle.com
The Leaf-Chronicle

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Rhode Island School District Passes Transgender Bathroom Policy


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Carolina Hurricanes respond to discriminatory transgender bill (Canada)

Luke Fox

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ezs note:  Hey, Hurricanes - here's your "welcome back" pass.  We would welcome you, and your stupid, idiotic, dunderheaded governor could wave goodbye  to you!

24 March 2016

LGBT Employment Discrimination Ban Dead For This Year

Fred Knapp
NET News

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Watch Caitlyn Jenner meet Hillary Clinton for the first time

Anna Merod

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Los Angeles: Transgender Woman Murdered (update)

Democracy Now!

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ezs note:  Rest in peace, Kourtney...

Immigrant Transgender Women Experience Harsher Treatment than Other People Once Detained: Report

Michael Oleaga / m.oleaga@latinpost.com
Latin Post

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North Carolina’s Anti-LGBT Law Is Based on a Total Lie

Jay Michaelson
The Daily Beast

ezs note:  If you can, please read the hotlinks on this blog.  It takes a little longer, but it's well worth it.

23 March 2016

Republicans push bill to keep transgender people from changing restrooms

Tim Pugmire / tpugmire@mpr.org

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NC bill halting transgender ordinances heads to Senate


Winston-Salem Journal

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Probing The Complexities Of Transgender Mental Health

Tara Haelle

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22 March 2016

Whitefish approves nondiscrimination ordinance

Heidi Desch
Daily Inter Lake.com

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ezs note:  Thanks, Whitefish!

N.J. hospital hosts first Transgender Family Support Group

Craig Turpin / cturpin@njadvancemedia.com

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Santa Clara County raises the Transgender Pride Flag in San Jose

Gary Reyes

San Jose Mercury News

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How Safe Schools helped a principal deal with a transgender child's adjustment

Shalailah Medhora
The Guardian

Canberra, Australia

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Transgender bathroom bill dies in Tennessee House committee


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ezs note:  Thank you, Tennessee!!