30 April 2016

Backlash, praise for Target's position on transgender issue picks up steam

Kavita Kumar

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ezs note:  To those who wish to petition in FAVOR of Target, please go to moveon.org. Also, if you wish, buy a few items from Target.  Thanks!

Why we must learn to live with the elephants

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Because they are among the most humane creatures on earth.

Because they only eat grassland.

Because, as they roam the savanna, you are awestruck by their beauty.

In order to keep your humanity alive, you must do your part.

That is why.

29 April 2016

Group starts petition opposing transgender policy at New London-Spicer schools

Carolyn Lange
The Bemidji Pioneer

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Feds list schools that sought exemption from discrimination statute

Tim Devaney
The Hill

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Ted Cruz, Attacking Donald Trump, Uses Transgender Bathroom Access as Cudgel

Trip Gabriel
The New York Times

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28 April 2016

27 April 2016

B.C. court intervenes in parental dispute over transgender child (Canada)


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ACLU Considers Legal Challenge To Anti-Transgender Restroom Law In Alabama

Dominic Holden

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Transgender girls at B.C. legislature to back human rights code bill (Canada)

Winnipeg Free Press

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How other stores are handling transgender bathroom policies

Hadley Malcolm
USA Today

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26 April 2016

An HIV Prevention Pill for Transgender Persons

Scott LaFee and Lisa Loeb Stanga
UC San Diego Health

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ezs note:  As always, before you take Truvada, talk with an experienced physician about the benefits and contraindications.  Also, refrain from sex before beginning treatment.  Thanks!

Iranian Transgender Youth Reveal Parents Reaction to Their 'Inner Disorder'

Sputnik News

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Transgender teen fights back after suspension for using 'wrong' bathroom

Emanuella Grinberg

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I voted today... DID YOU?

Voting is in Connecticut, Maryland, Delaware, Rhode Island, and Pennsylvania

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24 April 2016

How Gov. Daugaard navigated his way to big decisions

Bob Mercer
Rapid City Journal

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New police appeal after missing Leeds transgender woman is captured on CCTV (UK)

Yorkshire Evening Post

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ezs note:  I know it's a long shot, but if you live, work, or travel in the Leeds/Yorkshire UK area, and have information regarding the disappearance of this woman, please contact the Yorkshire police.  Thanks.  

Chris Wallace destroys myth of transgender predators: ‘This is a solution in search of a problem’

David Edwards
Raw Story

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New school rules give transgender students 'right to be who they are'

Kathy Bocella

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please press:  http://www.philly.com

Christie: I likely wouldn't sign transgender bathroom law in N.J.

Brent Johnson

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22 April 2016

Louie Gohmert threatens to quit shopping at Target

Jennifer Bendery

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ezs note:  Y'know, it may sound warped n' all, but I love Louie!  He's so utterly batshit, you can't but watching him.  Congress wouldn't be the same without him!

Cleveland Council President predicts transgender restroom law coming

Tom Beres

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Knoxville ‘liberal redneck’ goes viral with transgender rant

Chuck Campbell
go knoxville

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ezs note:  Y'know, no matter where you are in this country, there are decent people who tell it like it is.  Thanks, Trae.

Cop's transgender post riles (Canada)


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How The Justice System Fails Trans Women

Hannah Simpson

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21 April 2016

UK warns tourists about NC transgender law

Julian Hattem
The Hill

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Curt Schilling Fired From ESPN Over Anti-Transgender Comment on Facebook

Francesca Bacardi

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Arrest in double murder of Texas man, transgender woman


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

Donald Trump Says Transgender People Should Use the Bathroom They Want

Ashley Parker
The New York Times

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Yay Harriet Tubman!

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20 April 2016

Curt Schilling says he was ‘blindsided’ by backlash to anti-transgender post

Eric Levenson / Eric.Levenson@boston.com

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ezs note:  Uh, yeah.  You were 'blindsided'.  Here's a little news flash for ya, Curt.  When you joined Major League baseball, and are a sportscaster after that, um, people tend to watch what you say.  Stick to diggin' ditches, Curt.  It's much easier.

19 April 2016

Transgender Woman Murdered in Maryland

Daniel Reynolds

Keyonna Blakeney

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ezs note:  Rest in peace, Keyonna...

Curt Schilling makes controversial comments on Facebook about transgender people


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Federal appeals court sides with transgender teen, says bathroom case can go forward

Moriah Balingit
The Washington Post

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ezs note:  To read the court's full opinion, go to G. G. vs. Gloucester County School Board. Thanks.

17 April 2016

Providence Mayor Elorza bans city funded travel to North Carolina and Mississippi


Mayor Jorge Elorza

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A transgender woman has spoken about life in a male prison (Australia)

Olivia Lambert

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Columbus to ban most city travel to North Carolina over transgender restroom bill

Lucas Sullivan
Columbus Dispatch

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Governor Pat McCrory: More dialogue needed on transgender issues


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ezs note:  Oh, great idea, Gov. McCrory... too bad you didn't think of it before you signed this stupid bill.  Dumbass. 

Beyond The Bathroom: Transgender Policies Under Review By N.J. Schools

Alexis Tarazzi

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16 April 2016

LIVING YOUR TRUTH: Commonwealth Medical College’s Transgender Health Conference opens eyes and brings tears

Dee Culp
NEPA Scene

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Cirque du Soleil cancels shows over transgender law (Malta)

Times of Malta

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WATCH LIVE: Leelah Alcorn inspires discussion on transgender matters


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ezs note:  If life is just too crappy, please call 1-800-273-TALK (8255).  Thanks!

Big business beginning to understand bottom line, support for transgender rights are linked: Teitel (Canada)

Emma Teitel / eteitel@thestar.ca
The Star

Jennifer Pritzker

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