29 June 2016

Two transgender candidates — both named Misty — just made history by winning primaries

Amber Phillips
The Washington Post

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please press:  https://www.washingtonpost.com

ezs note:  Utah residents - to get information on Misty K. Snow, or to donate money to her campaign, please press www.mistyksnow.com. I read her campaign blog, and was quite impressed.  If you live anywhere else, but have friends who live in Utah, please pass this information along.  Thanks!

22 June 2016

House Democrats Stage Sit-In Protest To Urge Gun Bill Vote (Orlando shooting)

Kristina Peterson and Natalie Andrews
The Wall Street Journal

please press:  http://blogs.wsj.com

ezs note:  Finally - Democrats (and a few brave Republicans) are showing some balls by staging a sit-in!  My own Representative, John Larsen, is out there! You go!

21 June 2016

Israel’s first transgender army officer celebrates pride at embassy event

Ron Kampeas
Jewish Journal

Suspect in Kansas City transgender woman's death remains in Colorado

Springfield News-Leader

The Case for Superman’s Transgender Pal, Jenny Olsen [Pride Week]

Charlotte Finn
Comics Alliance

please press:  http://comicsalliance.com

Police arrest fifth suspect in transgender Burlington man's killing


please press:  http://www.wcvb.com

ezs note:  GOOD.

WATCH LIVE: Attorney General Lynch visits Orlando after mass shooting (Orlando shooting)

Eric Tucker and Mike Schneider

please press:  http://www.pbs.org

19 June 2016

New Employer Resource to Help End Transgender Employment Discrimination

Windy City Times

Turkish police fire rubber bullets, tear gas at LGBT parade

Associated Press
Boston Herald

State's restroom rule respects the privacy of all

Editorial Board

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

Transgender rights critical for the health of 25 million transgender people worldwide


The Unhinged Home that Raised Orlando Killer Omar Mateen (Orlando shooting)

Shane Harris and Brandy Zadrozny
The Daily Beast

18 June 2016

Florida Official Kenneth Lewis Suspended Over Anti-Orlando Facebook Post (Orlando shooting)

Elisha Fieldstadt

please press:  http://www.nbcnews.com

ezs note:  WHOA.  It just goes to show that you can get a law degree and yet be very, very, very stupid.  He might just qualify for asshole of the century.

Transgender patients face health-care discrimination, inadequate treatment (Canada)

Kas Roussy
CBC News

please press:  http://www.cbc.ca

Transgender Pride Parade security could double after Orlando shooting (Orlando shooting)

Gabe Cohen

please press:  http://komonews.com

Transgender community protests in Mumbai, demands equal rights (India)

ANI News

please press:  http://aninews.in

Man hit in back in Orlando shooting played dead to survive (Orlando shooting)

Jason Dearen

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

17 June 2016

Transgender Students In Wisconsin Navigate Life Amid Politics, Debate

Laurel White
Wisconsin Public Radio

please press:  http://www.wpr.org

Transgender, Christian, and Tired (Orlando shooting)

Paula Stone Williams
The Huffington Post

Transgender teen growing up in spotlight talks about bullying, depression

Nara Schoenberg / nschoenberg@tribpub.com
Chicago Tribune

Philly schools pass sweeping policy protecting transgender students

Mensah M. Dean // deanm@phillynews.com

please press:  http://www.philly.com

Somber times in tourist haven after nightclub massacre (Orlando shooting)

Jay Reeves and Jason Dearen
The Washington Post

15 June 2016

To help the victims of the Pulse shootings...

There are many avenues that say they can help the victims of the shootings - some of them are bogus, unfortunately.  One trusted site belongs to GoFundMe.  You can trust this site.

Education board votes to ignore transgender decree

Huron (Mich..) Daily Tribune

Judge: ACLU can intervene in District 211 transgender lawsuit

Eric Peterson
Daily Herald

Transgender Operations Stall in Egypt

Heather Murdock

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

This gym in Thailand is staffed exclusively by transgender men

Patrick Winn

please press:  http://www.pri.org

Omar Mateen Told Police He’d Strap Bombs to Hostages, Orlando Mayor Says

Frances Robles and Richard Perez-Pena
The New York Times

please press:  http://www.nytimes.com

ezs note:  Due to a glitch - which I hope to get fixed soon - I am unable to get pics with each blog.  In the meantime, I will blogging out once a day news reports as long as they remain current.  I promise I will use trusted news such as The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Slate, and other newspapers of good repute.  Uh, the Breitbart Times and other nutcases need not apply.  I hope this will keep you informed.

14 June 2016

A Transgender Transition in the Workplace

Rita Pyrillis

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

For Transgender Boy, Bathroom Fight Just Silly

Alexa Ura
The Gilmer Mirror

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Man sentenced to 22 to 44 years after pleading guilty to murder of transgender woman

Chris Caesar

Raheam Felton

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please press:  http://www.metro.us

Pakistan's Transgender Community Mocked by Most, Abhorred by Many


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13 June 2016

For more information...

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ezs note:  Needless to say, (really) this has been a tiny, tiny sampling of truly tragic news on a single story.  For more information, you might want to try http://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out.  Thanks. 

'Rainbow vigil': Thousands turn out in Dublin to honour those killed in Orlando shooting (Ireland)

Jason Kennedy
Irish Times

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please press:  http://www.independent.ie

What has the Orlando gunman's father said?

Tucker Reals

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please press:  http://www.cbsnews.com

Orlando: Omar Mateen 'pledged loyalty to ISIL, others'


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


ABC 11

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please press:  http://abc11.com

Gun dealers, the blood is on YOUR hands

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12 June 2016

What it means to be transgender in a world that doesn’t always understand

Rachel Levine
Lancaster Online

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Laverne Cox supports government tracking of the LGBT community

Edward Vkanty

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

ezs note:  So, I e-wrote my Congressperson... DID YOU??

Manitoba author explores being a transgender dad in new book (Canada)

CBC News

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please press:  http://www.cbc.ca

Connecticut Leaders React with Shock to Orlando Terror Attack

Kathleen McWilliams, Stephen Singer, and Mara Lee
Hartford Courant

reactions from Connecticut...

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please press:  http://www.courant.com

Mass Shooting At Orlando Gay Nightclub: What We Know

Merrit Kennedy and Emma Bowman

Pulse nightclub under attack

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please press:  http://www.npr.org

ezs note:  I will definitely have current updates in tomorrow's blog. To all the friends and families, my sincere condolences. 

11 June 2016

10 June 2016

Premier League photographer becomes first transgender news anchor in Europe (UK)

Jimmy Nsubuga

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please press:  http://metro.co.uk/

Louie Gohmert: Oppose Transgender Rights To Save Veterans' Lives

Brian Tashman
Right Wing Watch

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ezs note:  Oh, Louie, you crazy ol' lunatic, I can't help but love you.  Without meaning to, you help the ACLU go on. (hint, hint)  Please, Louie... go right ahead!

Transgender Woman Shot in Back in Garden Grove; Expected to Survive

Anthony Kurzweil

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please press:  http://ktla.com

ezs note:  If you have any information regarding this shooting, please call the Santa Ana police department at 1-714-245-8665.  And to the victim, please reconsider - we all would feel safer if this vermin were arrested!

A mother’s view of transgender equality

Jen Slipakoff
Atlanta Journal-Constiution

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  please press:  http://www.myajc.com

Judge: Transgender Inmates Must Have Access To Items That Match Their Identity

Celisa Calacal

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please press:  http://thinkprogress.org

Gordie Howe, 1928-2016

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When I was little, I really didn't care that much for sports.  Baseball, football, basketball... eh...  Then a teacher told me about her love for hockey.  She and her husband were hockey nuts.  What the heck, I said, I'll give it a try.  The New England Whalers were playing the Minnesota Fighting Saints. (Remember them?)  For the first time, I went absolutely bonkers!  To this day, I watch the Stanley Cup finals avidly.  A little later, three players, Mark, Marty, and the most famous, Gordie, came to play for the Whalers.  Gordie had scored the most goals ever - and now he was playing for us, the Whalers!  

I still remember the one game I saw him play.  The Whalers were playing in their new arena (the 'old' one had collapsed), and I had got a ticket to the brand new digs.  I was so happy!  Anyway, at some point in the game, Gordie got a penalty.  Two minutes went by - when you're young, time goes by so slowly.  When two minutes had passed, Gordie got out of the box - and the puck was right in front of him!!  He raced forward, took one shot, and scored!  Yay!

Gordon Howe died today.

My condolences to his children Mark, Marty, Murray, and Cathy. And my deepest thanks to whom you brought the love of hockey.  Rest in peace, Gordie.

09 June 2016

For Civil Rights Chief, Fighting For The Outsider Is Deeply Personal

Carrie Johnson

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please press:  http://www.npr.org

How Many Transgender Americans Are There?

Samantha Michaels
Mother Jones

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08 June 2016

Stopping the Suffering of Transgender Immigrants

Adam Frankel and Bamby Salcedo
Human Rights Watch

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please press:  https://www.hrw.org

Resolved: to affirm rights of transgender Jews

New Jersey Jewish News

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please press:  http://njjewishnews.com

Twitter chat: What’s the status of transgender rights in the U.S.?

Corinne Segal

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please press:  http://www.pbs.org

Pentagon celebrates LGBT pride while changes to its transgender policy are stalled

Dan Lamothe
The Washington Post

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06 June 2016

Transgender woman attacked in north Houston

Joel Eisenbaum
Click 2 Houston

Montrose section of Houston

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ezs note:  Fortunately, we have the name of the suspect in this case.  It's Denzel Boone.  If you have any information regarding his whereabouts, please call the Houston police at 713-864-3131.  If you see him at this moment, do not try and restrain him - call Houston police emergency services at 911. Thanks.

Transgender teen's car vandalized in Stark County

Derick Waller
newsnet 5 (ABC)

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please press:  http://www.newsnet5.com

ezs note:  Hey, maybe it's not a huge deal, but by sending a message that harassment of transgender people will NOT be tolerated is a huge boon to any community.  If you have any information,  please call the Stark County Sheriff's Office at 330-430-3800.  Thanks!

Lawmakers differ on effective date of transgender proposal

Bristol Herald Courier.com

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04 June 2016

Sorry, Conservatives, but Obama's Guidance on Transgender Students Is Based on 2 Decades of Case Law

Brynn Tannehill
The New Civil Rights Movement

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A historic transgender change in Sask. (Canada)

Theresa Simon
Moose Jaw Times Herald


please press:  http://www.mjtimes.sk.ca

ezs note:  As much as we tend our focus on New York City, Los Angeles, Toronto or Montreal, this is NOT where all the action is!  Sometimes little Kelliher (pop. 368) does the trick!  No matter where you live, you can make the difference - if you've got the guts to say your peace.

Pembroke graduate takes shot at Donald Trump, calls for transgender rights

Patrick Ronan
Wicked Local Pembroke

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Transgender Oscar Smith High student wants Chesapeake schools to change policies

Mike Connors
The Virginian-Pilot

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please press:  http://pilotonline.com

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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03 June 2016

Transgender bathroom policy approved by Kern High School District

Jeanne Pastore
Kern Golden Empire.com

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Kinky Boots music video weighs in on transgender bathroom rights

Marc Snetiker
Entertainment Weekly

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please press:  http://www.ew.com

Four arrested in the Vermont beating death of transgender man

Suzannah Gonzales

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please press:  http://www.reuters.com

ezs note:  GOOD.  Thank you, San Diego police department!

Military Benefits Could Cover Sex Reassignment for Transgender Veterans

Michael Lambert

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please press:  http://www.out.com