30 March 2017

Illustrator Victor Juhasz on What It Means to Draw Donald Trump

Sarah Grant
Rolling Stone

art by Victor Juhasz

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These eight Michigan communities are flying flags for the Transgender Day of Visibility

Lee DeVito

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

Transgender activist in Topeka sues state over birth certificate

Nick Viviani

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please press:  http://www.wibw.com

North Carolina repeals 'bathroom bill' that discriminates against transgender people

Mythili Sampathkumar

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HSBC offers choice of transgender titles for bank's customers (UK)

Miles Brignall
The Guardian

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29 March 2017

'BurnedYourTweet' Robot Is Burning Every Single One Of Donald Trump's Tweets (Canada)

Sarah Rieger
The Huffington Post Canada

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Killings highlight marginalization of transgender people in El Salvador

Lisa Nickolau

El Salvador

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SD Voters May See Marijuana, Transgender Plans In 2018

Adel Toay

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please press:  http://www.kdlt.com

ezs note: South Dakota residents - transgender folks and allies CAN put this stupid bill in the grave where it belongs. How?  Have the courage to talk about it.  Politely discuss the onerous nature this bill would have.

'I WAS LIVING A LIE' World War 2 hero comes out as transgender at the age of NINETY – and changes her name from Peter to Patricia

Brittany Vonow
The Sun

Patricia Davies

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please press:  https://www.thesun.co.uk

ezs note:  Patricia - we were proud of you then - and are even more proud of you now!

Transgender Visibility in the Workplace

Beck Bailey

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please press:  https://www.hrc.org

ezs note:  One important thing to take note of is the Corporate Equality Index. If you are in a crappy job, you would do well to check this out.

28 March 2017

'I am being viciously attacked with lies and smears': Comedians turn... (UK)

Carly Stern
Daily Mail

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Transgender student IDs now allow preferred name, gender

Francesca Dabecco
The Globe

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please press:  https://ppuglobe.com

NPR raises concerns about firing of Tennessee reporter

Eric Schelzig

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please press:  http://www.kztv10.com

Art for equality (India)


Artist:  Zeraph Dylan

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please press:  http://www.nyoooz.com

Most transgender renters see discrimination

Kay Lazar
Boston Globe

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27 March 2017

Maxine Waters on Donald Trump: "I'm out to get him"

Claire Lampen

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please press:  https://mic.com

ezs note:  Rep. Waters - way to go, Maxine!  Need some arrows?



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

Opponents: Arkansas exposure bill targets transgender people


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

ezs note:  Arkansans - please call your state senator AND state rep to vote AGAINST this stupid bill.  Thanks.

Montana transgender bathroom bill killed in committee; ballot initiative vowed

Holly K. Michels
Independent Record

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please press:  http://helenair.com

ezs note:  Montanans - great job getting this bill killed!  Just one more thing to do.  Tell your friends, neighbors, and coworkers what an idiotic petition this  would be,  Kick 'em to the curb!

The type of transgender you haven't heard of

Christina Capatides

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please press:  http://www.cbsnews.com

ezs note: The misuse of 'transgender" belongs to CBS.  For what it's worth, I pointed the mistake out to them.

26 March 2017

Donald Trump's dangerous alliance with white supremacy

Veronica Tash

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

Molly Yoder: McCrory’s bigotry remains

Molly Yoder
The News & Observer

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Midvale Candidate Hopes To Become Utah's First Transgender Mayor

Julia Ritchey

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please press:  http://kuer.org

In West Virginia, LGBTQ advocates see a shift toward support

Corrine Segal

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please press:  http://www.pbs.org

ezs note:  When I read about Thurmond, I had to give a tip of the hat to them.  No, it wasn't to their tiny, tiny, tiny population (five!)  but to their wonderfully progressive attitude barring discrimination to LGBTQ folks.  Needless to say, Thurmond is in danger of becoming extinct.  If you have a hardy soul, consider Thurmond as a place you can rebuild.

South Sudan Rebuffs UN Push for Gay-Marriage (South Sudan)

Joseph Oduha

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please press:  http://allafrica.com

Transgender protections hang in the balance with healthcare's future cloudy

Molly Redden
The Guardian

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25 March 2017

Donald Trump takes 12th golf trip since becoming President nine weeks ago

Niamh McIntyre
The Independent

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ezs note:  To my conservative friends, Donald Trump has wasted 36 million dollars playing golf.  Just a friendly reminder.

Thanks, Donald.  Glad to see you're watching the budget like a hawk.

Supporters gather for Transgender Day of Visibility Rally in downtown Santa Maria

Logan B. Anderson
Lompoc Record

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please press:  http://lompocrecord.com

Tampa Bans 'Ex-Gay' Therapy To Minors

Carlos Santoscoy
On Top

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

Faith Leaders Gather to Pray for Justice and Equality for the Transgender Community

Lisbeth Melendez Rivera

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please press:  http://www.hrc.org

Transgender passengers uneasy about TSA shift on pat-downs

Frederick Kunkle
The Washington Post

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Redmond, Washington

Redmond, WA

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ezs note: Well, back we go to Redmond, Washington!  What will we find this time?

24 March 2017

Donald Trump Spins Himself Into a Wall, Blames Healthcare Defeat on Democrats

Joanna Rothkopf

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Heritage Foundation Alum Critical of Transgender Rights to Lead HHS Civil Rights Office

Charles Ornstein

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Head of Long Creek Placed on Administrative Leave

Susan Sharon
Maine Public

Long Creek Youth Development Center
South Portland, ME

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please press:  http://mainepublic.org

Conservative, ‘transphobic’ groups plan to visit New Haven this weekend

Esteban L. Hernandez
New Haven Register

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

Living your truth: Accepting transgender individuals in our community

Valerie Lego

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please press:  http://www.wzzm13.com

23 March 2017

Do you have EVIDENCE on Trump and/or friends?

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ezs note:  Okay - I know it's a long shot - really long - but if you have solid - rock solid - couldn't-cut-it-with-a-diamond solid, then you should look over Strongbox.  Do not contact me.  This is between you and Strongbox - no one else.


John Cassidy
The New Yorker

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


Anita Burroughs
The Conway Daily Sun

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Virginia Governor McAuliffe Vetoes Anti-LGBTQ “License to Discriminate” Bills

Stephen Peters

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please press:  http://www.hrc.org 

Transgender College Freshmen Drink and Black Out More Than Other Students

Diana Tourgee

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please press:  https://broadly.vice.com

ezs note:  If you think that alcoholic beverages are a problem that you might not be able to handle, there are several options you might want to consider.  For a religious-based approach, there is always AA.  For a non-religious-based approach, check your website.  Depending on the severity of your difficulty, a trained counselor may recommend a 30-day program.

A horrific murder has awakened Brazil’s transgender community

Marina Lopes
The Washington Post

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22 March 2017

Wall Street Journal rips into Donald Trump over false news (Australia)

Callum Borchers
The Sydney Morning Herald

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please press:  http://www.smh.com.au

Transgender Woman Rightfully Wins Olympic Weightlifting Competition

Shani Shahmoon
Opposing Views

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Alphonza Watson, 38-year-old transgender woman, killed in Baltimore

Mathew Rodriguez

Alphonza Watson

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please press:  https://mic.com

ezs note:  Please, if you live or travel through the 2400 block of Guilford Avenue, Baltimore, and you have any information about the murder of Alphonza Watson, please call the Baltimore police at 1-866-756-2587.  Thanks.

Rest in peace, Alphonza...

More Than 115 Anti-LGBTQ Bills Introduced in 30 States


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please press:  http://www.hrc.org

ezs note:  In virtually every case, you should call both the state representative AND state senator.  In every case, you should state your sentiments AGAINST the bill.  Here are the states you should watch for:

Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wyoming.

Good luck!

Conservatives File Lawsuit Against School For Transgender Student Sharing Locker Rooms

Francis Trance
University Herald

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21 March 2017

Donald Trump's former campaign manager 'tried to hide $750,000 payment', says Ukrainian politician (UK)

Emily Shugerman

Larry, Curly, and Moe (!)

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Transgender woman charged with murder over injection death of transgender teenager (UK)

Mark Piggott
International Business Times

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please press:  http://www.ibtimes.co.uk

ezs note:  Please don't give your hard-earned money to these fraudulent tricksters!!!  The least that could happen is permanent disfigurement.  The worst?  Look at Symone - and say goodbye.  Forever.