30 April 2017

Trump snubs — then trolls — White House Correspondents Dinner (Canada)

Jack Gillum

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Discrimination against two-spirit indigenous people linked to suicide crisis (Canada)


We-wha, ca. 1888

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Brighton TV presenter chosen to run for Parliament for Labour (UK)

Frank le Duc
Brighton & Hove News

Sophie Cook

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Ros-Lehtinen served all of Miami-Dade well

Miami Herald

Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

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ezs note:  In case you missed it, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen is one of the few Republicans who tirelessly worked for the rights of transgender citizens.  Notably, she is one of the few in her party who did not vote for the abysmal Donald Trump.  She is retiring after this term.  Goodbye, Ileana - we will miss you!

LGBTQ groups fear Tennessee bill would roll back civil rights

Corinne Segal

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ezs note:  Tennessee residents - please, take a few minutes to call your state representative AND  state senator to kill House Bill 1111 / Senate Bill 1085.  Thanks.

29 April 2017

A Secular State of the Union

Seth Andrews
American Atheist Association

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ezs note:  Uh, before you rail against me, I don't find myself in absolute agreement with Seth Andrews on everything.  What I do agree with him is the blissful ignorance so many Americans find themselves in, from what the founding fathers actually said, the disagreements they fought 
(verbally) over, even the states they would put on a blank US map.  This leads us to a parlous state.  Listen to Seth's address below.

Even as President, Donald Trump Panders to the N.R.A.

The New York Times

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Country’s first-ever athletics meet for transgenders held in Kerala (India)

Sagnik Kundu

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Bullying Is Driving LGBTQ People Out of Tech, Study Finds

John Paul Brammer
NBC News

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100 Days in Trump’s America

Ryan Lenz and Booth Gunter

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please press:  http://www.salon.com

Judge Orders California Prisons To Accommodate Transgender Inmates: Report

San Mateo Patch

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Andover, Massachusetts

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ezs note:  Next we go to Andover, Massachusetts! See you up there!  

28 April 2017

Haunting, beautiful photos...

Malcolm X

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ezs note:  Normally, I scan the blogs to see who might be interested in Emily's Virtual Rocket, but I ran across photos so arrestingly beautiful I had to share them with you. They're at http://businessecon.blogspot.com. Thanks.

Donald Trump is the best troll in all of politics

Chris Cillizza

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please press:  http://www.cnn.com

Trump appoints HHS assistant spokeswoman with history of anti-trans rhetoric

John Riley

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LGBTQ Youth Policy Lobby Day

Jordan Dashow

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please press:  http://www.hrc.org

ezs note:  If you can make it to where your state capitol is, please do so.  If you just can't, please call your state representative and state senator.  Thanks.

Flyer campaign targets NDP candidate's transgender identity (Canada)

Vivian Luk
CBC News

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please press:  http://www.cbc.ca

ezs note:  Vancouver/False Creek voters - please remember to vote.  That's the only way these knuckleheads will be kicked to the curb. 

Durham girl, 12, describes growing up transgender

Kristen Carosa

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please press:  http://www.wmur.com

27 April 2017

The Simpsons spoof Donald Trump’s 100 days in office (Australia)

Mathew Murphy
The West Australian

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please press:  https://thewest.com.au

Three dozen House Democrats urge Senate to reject Trump's pick for Army secretary

Michael Collins
USA Today

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

ezs note:  YOU can make the difference in rejecting Mark Green for Army secretary. Call the two Senators (remember, there are two from every state) and let him/her know that you are AGAINST the nomination.   If you are a retired or active servicemember, it's  that much better.  Contact www.senate.gov to get further information.

100 DAYS: HRC Launches Timeline of Trump’s Unprecedented Attacks on LGBTQ Community

Aaron Rodriguez

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please press:  http://www.hrc.org

The MPAA Has Finally Granted Elle Fanning’s Transgender Teen Drama a PG-13 Rating

Katie Kilkenny

Pacific Standard

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Why Trans People Have a Constitutional Right to Change Their Birth Certificates

Scott Skinner-Thompson

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please press:  http://www.slate.com

26 April 2017

Donald Trump says he is 'absolutely' considering breaking up 9th Circuit court after blocked executive orders (UK)

Lucy Pasha-Robinson
The Independent

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Military Background Inspires Student's Project to Serve Veterans

Joe Lang
Pacific University Oregon

Eugene, OR

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please press:  https://www.pacificu.edu

Creep of the Week: Randy Thomasson

D'Anne Witkowski

Randy Thomasson

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“Lipstick on a pig”: Texas anti-LGBT bill would also target veterans, women and the elderly

Nico Lang

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please press:  http://www.salon.com

Smarter Locker Rooms Are Not Just A Transgender Thing

Erin E. Buzuvis and George B. Cunningham
Good Sports

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please press:  https://sports.good.is

ezs note: Read the main article, but also take note of the volleyball equipment that is needed in this school.  (When I was in high school, I was equipment manager for the girls' volleyball team, so I have a soft spot for this.) If you can give something, please do so.

25 April 2017

Flynn’s Foreign Emoluments Clause Problem and the Potentially Explosive Solution

Andy Grewal
Notice & Comment

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Sutton man jailed for abusing transgender woman he took photos of while she was in a supermarket (UK)

Croydon Advertiser

Sutton, UK

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Evanston Township High School District 202 school board considers changes to transgender student access to locker rooms, other facilities

Genevieve Bookwalter
Chicago Tribune

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State Senate Kills Bill Extending Human Rights Protections To Transgender NYers

Rebecca Fishbein

Kidnapping, Torture, Murder: Refugees Speak of Chechnya’s Anti-Gay Purge

Mary Emily O'Hara and Daniel Medina
NBC News

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please press:  http://www.nbcnews.com

24 April 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 evidence, then you should look over SecureDrop.    Do not contact me.  This is between you and SecureDrop - no one else.

Donald Trump may be willing to shut down the government over his wall with Mexico

Andrew Buncombe
The Independent

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Transgender woman denied food at soup kitchen because she was wearing a dress

Dawn Ennis
LGBTQ Nation

Can ANYONE in Sioux Falls help the needy without
acting like these sanctimonious jerks?

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Victory Fund endorses Danica Roem for Virginia House of Delegates

John Riley
Metro Weekly

Danica Roem

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Report: Nearly all 50 states are failing transgender, gender-expansive and gender-nonconforming youth

Steve Lee
LGBT Weekly

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please press:  http://lgbtweekly.com

to see more:

Transgender inmate hopes to make history with transfer to women's prison (Canada)

Kathleen Harris
CBC News

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please press:  http://www.cbc.ca

23 April 2017

For Indians, Donald Trump's America is a land of lost opportunity (Singapore)

Straits Times

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What is it about transgender people that scares the crap out of straight men?

David Cary Hart
The Slowly Boiled Frog

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NIU staff member honored for promoting LGBTQ acceptance

Stephanie Markham
Daily Chronicle

Northern Illinois University

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Transgender Offutt airman – finally 'able to live as my true self' – finds support, acceptance during transition

Steve Liewer
The World-Herald

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please press:  http://dataomaha.com

'I'm transgender': India grapples with prejudices left over from British rule (UK)

Michael Safi
The Guardian

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22 April 2017

'UNFIT LEADER' Donald Trump shows signs of ‘serious mental illness’ claim psychiatrists as group start petition for his removal (UK)

Brittany Vonow
The Sun

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

Florida senator who used racial slur resigns

Madeline Patrick
Normangee Star


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please press:  http://normangeestar.net

ezs note:  Goodbye, Mr. Artiles.  We won't miss you.

Bloomfield School District schedules Transgender Symposium

Owen Proctor

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Transgender man addresses March for Science

Bradford Richardson
The Washington Times

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Miami-Dade detectives investigate transgender woman's murder

Andrea Torres
10 News

Chayviss "Chay" Darice Reed

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please press:  http://www.local10.com

ezs note:  Please, if you live or work in the Miami-Dade area, and you have any information about the murder of Chayviss "Chay" Darice Reed, please contact the police at 305-471-8477.  Thanks.

Bergenfield, New Jersey

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ezs note:  So, now we move on to Bergenfield, New Jersey!  Just click, click, click!