31 August 2017

Transgender teen took his own life after all-girls school said he couldn’t change his name (UK)

Richard Hartley-Parkinson


High Wycombe, UK

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ezs note:  I know it's hard - but don't despair!  In the US, call the Trevor Project at 866-488-7386.  In the UK, call Mermaids UK at 0344 334 0550. 

30 August 2017

Why The Interior Secretary’s Daughter Called Donald Trump A ‘Know-Nothing Piece Of S**t’

Michelangelo Signorile

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ezs note:  Detlefsen's right.  IMPEACH the motherf***er , already!!!  (And if you haven't done so already, call your Congressperson.)

The Trump Project - Marvin Roffman

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India crowns its first transgender beauty queen

Huizhong Wu

Gurgaon, India

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Jim Mattis didn’t undermine President Trump’s transgender military ban. Trump already had.

Aaron Blake
The Washington Post

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29 August 2017

House Dems call on Trump to reconsider transgender military ban

Max Greenwood
The Hill

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ezs note:  I understand that this motive may have the best of intentions, but you're asking Herr F***face to, well, think.  Something's not right here.

28 August 2017

Emails Uncover Plans to Build Trump Tower in Moscow During Republican Primary

Eric Tucker, Tom Day

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Iowa Gov. Disagrees With Trump Ban On Transgender Troops

CBS Minnesota

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MTV Invited Six Transgender Troops to the V.M.A.s

Hilary Weaver
Vanity Fair

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To Play Transgender, Sandra Caldwell Had to Open Up About Who She Is

Sophie Haigney
The New York Times

Sandra Caldwell

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please press:  www.aclu.org

ezs note:  The ACLU is busy fighting for YOUR rights today.  If you haven't joined yet - well, perhaps you should.  I did, and I'm happy.

27 August 2017

Come chat with us!

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ezs note:  Okay, you've had your fill. Time to relax.  But where do you find the proper room in which to chat?

Might I suggest www.chatzy.com? This room is for both the long-term transgender and for curious seekers.  Who knows - you might find me in there!  

Trump Cabinet member's daughter rips transgender ban

John Bowden
The Hill

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please press:  thehill.com

MTV confirms that several transgender military personnel will attend the VMAs

Sam Barsanti
AV Visual

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Dozens March in NYC to Protest Deadly Police Shooting of Transgender Woman

NBC New York

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Police investigate online abuse against charity for transgender children (UK)

Sarah Marsh
The Guardian

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please press:  www.theguardian.com

ezs note:  Here in the states, you can find credible information through the American Medical AssociationAmerican Psychological Association and American Psychiatric Association.  In the UK, the Royal Society of Medicineand Mermaids UK (0344 334 0550). Above all, don't let the idiots win!  Get informed! 

26 August 2017

Epsom, New Hampshire

estimated transgender population: 15
(rounded down)*

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ezs note:  Oh, I love horses! They're second only to dogs! In any case, come on up to Epsom, New Hampshire and see the people and the horses!

*Credit - UCLA

25 August 2017

Small Towns Take Big Stand for Transgender Youth

Peter Tchoryk, Sarah Tchoryk

Dexter, MI

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please press: www.hrc.org

Senator Tammy Duckworth, an Iraq War Vet, Slams Trump's Transgender Ban

Maggie Mallon

Sen. Tammy Duckworth

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22 August 2017

Today's Impeach-O-Meter: Donald Trump Has Angered the Turtle

Ben Mathis-Lilley

Sen. Mitch McConnell

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Japan companies add more measures taken for LGBT workers, but lag behind US, Europe


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Some Health Insurance Companies Still Deny Care To Transgender People

Kasandra Brabaw
Refinery 29

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Up to 20 people allegedly attack transgender teen at pool party

CBS News

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Pride In The Park brings transgender people together

Julia Music
The Oakland (MI) County Times

Pontiac, MI

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21 August 2017



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ezs note:  Aw, come on - we have to put up with this slobbering shitbag in the White House - we can't have a few happy pills to ease the pain???

In Malta retains top spot in league of most LGBTQ-friendly destinations (UK)


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Ashley's story: life as a transgender service member at Dover Air Force Base

Megan Pauly
WDDE (Delaware Public Radio)

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KU professor to release new book on the rise of transgender rights

Angie Baldelomar

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Transgender teen study reveals shocking substance abuse statistics (UK)

Jessica Glass
Pink News

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ezs note:  If you think you have a substance abuse problem - there is help!!

20 August 2017

Connecticut colleges work to accommodate transgender, non-binary students in safe learning environment

Brian Zahn
New Haven Register

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ezs note:  Did you know that Connecticut has one of the friendliest transgender campuses - private or public - of any state in the union?  It may be a little late, but this might be good if you are considering transferring.  Hell, you might like living here after you graduate!  (As opposed to - *ahem* - North Carolina)  

19 August 2017

Transgender Pakistanis Win Legal Victories, but Violence Goes On

Mehreen Zahra-Malik
The New York Times

East Alton,Illinois

transgender average population:  21 (rounded down)*

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ezs note:  Welcome to East Alton, Illinois!

*notes on statistics - Okay, I'm gonna get a little geeky here.  However, it's important to validate the statistics.  Ashley Smith (whose other claim to fame was a pic taken with the governor) was her claim to have 1 out of 300 people being transgender.  I looked askance at this figure - after all, I'm a stickler for accurate statistics - but they have been verified by The Williams Institute, a UCLA think tank.  Granted, this is only one study, but this is a national survey of some weight.   Therefore, I trust their study.  

18 August 2017

Steve Bannon's Departure Won't Change Donald Trump

Peter Beinart
The Atlantic

Donald n' pals

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'I Am A Transwoman, Not A Man Who Dresses Like A Woman'

Zongile Nhlapo
HuffPost (South Africa)

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Federal civil rights panel condemns Trump's military transgender ban

Melissa Quinn
Washingon Examiner

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Film by Beijing Students Explores Being Young and Transgender in China

Tang Yucheng
The New York Times

Zhang Yuge, lead role in Escape

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Transgender Hockey Star Harrison Browne Comes Out of Retirement

Lyndsey D'Arcangelo
NBC Sports

Harrison Browne
(before uniform change)

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17 August 2017


Abigail Tracy
Vanity Fair

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Trans Pioneer Holly Boswell, Who Created The Transgender Symbol, Passes Away At 66

Kristina Marusic

Holly Boswell and hir creation

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ezs note:  Today, we use a certain symbol (⚧) without thinking about the creator.  Well, today we should think about hir. Ze passed away this weekend.  Rest in peace, Holly.

District man found not guilty in fatal stabbing of transgender woman at bus stop

Keith L. Alexander
The Washington Post

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Transgender pupils to be recognised in future A-level results

Rachael Pells
The Independent

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16 August 2017

The White House Is Under Siege

David A. Graham
The Atlantic

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NY protects transgender people from health insurance denials

James T. Mulder

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Transgender ‘bathroom bill’ fails again in Texas as special session ends

Sandhya Somashekhar
The Washington Post

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