29 September 2016

New Report Finds Voter ID Laws Disenfranchise Transgender Community

Hayley Miller

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ezs note:  This is all the more reason to register early.  If at all possible, go to the place where voters are registered, and explain your situation to them.  This is doubly important if you have moved, changed your gender, or even changed your looks.  If the election official looks crabby or complacent, ask for a written statement with their signature on it

North Delta's Crossroads United Church officially recognized as an ‘affirming’ ministry (Canada)

James Smith
North Delta Reporter

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28 September 2016

How I'll vote

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President/Vice President:  Hillary Clinton (D) vs. Donald Trump (R), Gary Johnson (L), and Jill Stein (G) 

This race is, of course, the big kahuna.  Now, you might assume that I just fell in love with Hillary, just itching to vote for her.  Uh...no.  I would have loved to have voted for Elizabeth Warren (Massachusetts) with a very strong second for Bernie Sanders (Vermont).  Uh, Hillary came in third, folks.  And it took me a great while to warm up to her.  However, having seen her nomination speech, and her first debate performance, I gained a reasonable liking for her.  Not a swoon, mind you - but a healthy liking.  

Now on to Trump.  In case you haven't figured it out yet, he's f***ing nuts.  One quick example:  during his nominating speech, he said kind words to the LGBT cause.  Well, that's perfectly reasonable, said our friends in the Log Cabin sub-party.  However, a few days ago, he picked Rick Santorum as an adviser!   Sorry, Log Cabin, you can pick a candidate on principle - but you can't smooch their ass.

Gary Johnson is an interesting candidate.  He, like Clinton, has a strong LGBT advocacy.  He has a strong appeal with me for decriminalizing marijuana.  However, he has two strong strikes against him.  One is his absolute cluelessness when asked about the problem in Aleppo (it's in Syria, folks).  The other is his belief in the static nature of the Constitution.  Uh, sorry, Gary. The words changed - albeit just a bit - from the time you started taking the oath to the time you finished it.  Now, this may seem like mere semantics - but when you apply them to the Constitution, suddenly the meaning takes on a whole new import.

Next, Jill Stein.  When Ralph Nader took on the mantle, he looked very promising.  (For awhile, I belonged to the Green Party)    Sadly, the party has taken on a bunch of lunatics.  Now, mind you, half of the party's platform looks very promising and exciting.  The other half, however, deserve to be locked up in rubber rooms - for their sake as well as ours.

We often hear how this particular election is 'important'.  However, this one really is, and for those reasons, I endorse Hillary Clinton.

(to be continued)

27 September 2016

‘Strut’ Star Isis King Is Exposing Mainstream America To Transgender Models

Zara Barrie
Elite Daily

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Transgender boy, 12, delivers powerful speech to school board... (UK)

Daily Mail

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"Modern Family" First Show to Feature Transgender Child Actor

Suyin Haynes

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26 September 2016

ICYMI: Donald Trump Adds Rick Santorum as Adviser


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ezs note:  Oh yeh... Santorum will make a great advisor... NOT!!!

How Mumbai’s red light district and transgender community ‘haunted and inspired’ Anosh Irani (Canada)

David Chau
National Post

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Pridelines intergenerational conference shines light on HIV prevention

Christian Portilla
Miami Herald

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How a supercomputer helped give a Nepali trans activist a voice of her own (UK)

Nick Duffy
Pink News

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25 September 2016

2016 Banned Books Week is Here!

Kelly Konrad
Chicago Now

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Tom Crawford: At least we're not North Carolina

Tom Crawford
Savannah Now

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"Growing Up Coy" (UK)

Clare Clark
The Panoptic

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Police stop Uganda’s gay pride parade a month after a bar raid

Rodney Muhumuza
LGBTQ Nation

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U.S. Supreme Court has reasons to duck transgender rights fight

Lawrence Hurley

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24 September 2016

Social Justice Lecture Series at Michigan Tech


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This transgender teen was allegedly fired from McDonald's after getting media attention

Matthew Rodriguez

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Transgender women refused entry at Hong Kong International Airport (UK)

Meka Beresford
Pink News

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Wethersfield, Connecticut

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23 September 2016

Please, don't vote!

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So you're not gonna vote this election.  Hey, I understand.

So what if Yaz'min Shanchez were killed and burned - it's not like it's anybody fault, is it?

So what if a brave little transgender girl took to the streets to the streets to proclaim loudly her cause.  Eating potato chips is so much more important - isn't it?

Then again, just do it. VOTE.

Election Day is November 8.  Register early and vote.  Thanks.

22 September 2016

Jury finds Brady guilty of transgender woman's murder

Stacey Deffenbaugh

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ezs note:  GOOD.  Rest in peace, Yaz'min...

Transgender woman raped by male cellmate is suing a New Orleans jail

Claire Lampen

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AP PHOTOS: Barcelona pageant celebrates transgender women


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21 September 2016

20 September 2016

Officer disciplined for reportedly calling transgender woman 'he-she'

Joe Sneve
Argus Leader

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Pentagon to pay for ‘medically necessary’ sex-change operations for active transgender troops

Corey Dickstein
Stars and Stripes

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Homeless shelters facing new transgender rules

Tim Devaney
The Hill

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History professor: Gender identity issues, prejudice go way back in U.S. history

Rob Schofield
the progressive pulse

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19 September 2016

Transgender 8-Year-Old Walks in Dallas Pride Parade

Alice Barr
NBC 10

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Tippecanoe Co. adds transgender antidiscrimination law

Associated Press
The Dispatch

Lafayette, Indiana

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18 September 2016

Trans teen finds 'family' in football team (Canada)

Aly Thompson
The Sachem and Glanbrook Gazette

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Police Searching for Killer of Transgender Woman

George Solis
CBS Baltimore

Crystal Edmonds

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ezs note:  Please, if you have any information regarding the murder of Crystal Edmonds, call 443-263-2220. 
Rest in peace, Crystal...

Happy birthday to, well, me!

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17 September 2016

Trustees hear about transgender rights

Sean Yoder
The Indiana Gazette

Indiana (town), Pennsylvania

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Police arrest man for murder of transgender woman Deeniquia Dodds (UK)

Meka Beresford
Pink News

Deeniquia Dodds

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Army chiefs applaud 'courage' of Britain’s first female infantry soldier who revealed she was born a boy (UK)

Lexi Finnigan
The Telegraph

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Fuentealbilla, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain

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15 September 2016

In a First, Openly Transgender Service Member Promoted

Fiona Dawson
NBC News

Navy Lt. Cmdr. Blake Dremann, center

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I rest my case. Period.

Ron Dicker
The Huffington Post

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13 September 2016

12 September 2016

Transgender woman found slain on Chicago's West Side

Gretchen Rachel Hammond
Windy City Times

Chicago, Garfield Park (portion) Chicago

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ezs note:  If you live or visit Chicago - particularly in the Garfield Park area -  and you have any information about the murder of T.T., please call the Chicago Police Department at 312-746-6000. Thanks.

Feds Ask For Clarity And Limits In Sweeping Transgender Court Decision

Dominic Holden

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State school board debates transgender bathroom issue

Jeremy P. Kelley

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