31 October 2017

The business world hates chaos. Enter Donald Trump.

Helaine Olen
The Washington Post


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ezs note:  If you are planning to be in Lebanon, Pennsylvania on November 7, you might want to check out here. (Don't forget to vote first though!) 

Barbados - Row over rainbow colours

Tre Greaves
Nation News

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Out for votes: Battle over rights inspires more U.S. transgender candidates

Letitia Stein

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ezs note:  Whether or not you are lucky enough to vote for one of the transgender candidates, you are lucky enough to make your voice heard - if you are registered.  If you live in one of the states where you still can, please do so immediately. Election Day is Tuesday, November 7. 

Church Program Offers Frank Lessons on Sexuality

EmmaJean Holley
Valley News

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Who are California’s transgender adults? New study finds some surprises

Kevin Fagan

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Happy Halloween!

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30 October 2017

Watchdog urges probe of whether Zinke campaign benefited friend, family

Esther Whieldon

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ezs note:  If you are making plans to visit Cleveland, Ohio on November 6, perhaps you should check things out here.

Philippines - A public health emergency


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Hillary Clinton slams Trump administration's record on LGBT issues

Steven Overly

Hillary Clinton

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Night of the Living Drag Show raises funds for conference, entertains

John Reel
The Daily Nebraskan

University of Nebraska -  Lincoln

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Federal Judge Blocks Trump's Ban On Transgender Service Members

Camila Domonoske

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ezs note:  If you want to read a more detailed Memorandum Opinion of Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly, the transcript is about halfway down.  

Indictment - USA v. Manafort and Gates

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28 October 2017

Jeff Sessions Is in Charge of a Bribery Prosecution Involving Two of His Top Donors

Russ Choma, Nick Schwellenbach
Mother Jones

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ezs note:  If you plan on being in Portsmouth, New Hampshire on November 4, perhaps you should check out here.

Mexico - Muxes: gender-fluid lives in a small Mexican town

The Guardian

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Transgender rights to be discussed at Fitchburg State

Sentinel & Enterprise

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Oregon Councilman attacks Hawaii filmmaker

Paul Drewes

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Transgender at BYU: Living Lives Despite Unclear Policies

Braley Dodson
US News & World Report

Irving, Texas

estimated transgender population:  1326* (rounded down)

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ezs note:  Home of the Dallas Cowboys! And home to poverty-stricken areas surrounding it!  Yee-haw!  Anyway, visit Irving, Texas.

27 October 2017

Donald Trump ‘Dishonored’ with Plaque Marking the Spot Where He Boasted About Grabbing Women

Tierney McAfee

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ezs note:  If you are going to be in Pittsfield, Massachusetts on November 4, you might want to look at this.

UK/Northern Ireland - PSNI to hold recruitment events for LGBT community

Vincent Kearney

Belfast, Northern Ireland

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Ex-AG Holder honored for advancing gay, transgender rights


Former AG Eric Holder

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Madison diocese advice to priests on LGBT funerals causes grief

Lisa Neff
Wisconsin Gazette

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Pier school committee introduces transgender policy

Philip Cozzolino
The Narragansett Times

Narragansett, RI

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please press:  www.ricentral.com

26 October 2017

Last general standing

Thomas L. Friedman
Rutland Herald

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ezs note:  If you are going to be in Lakewood, Ohio on November 2, check out the info here.

Switzerland - ‘People need to understand that normality doesn’t exist’

Stefania Summermatter

La Motte, Switzerland

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Political tussle over gender surgery for trans kids may delay health care for low-income kids in Pa.

Rita Giordano
Daily Inquirer

State Capitol
Harrisburg, PA

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Man Pleads Not Guilty to Charges in Transgender Teen's Death

US News & World Report

Thayer, MO

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The Challenges of Being Transgender in Restaurant Kitchens

Alex Di Francesco

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25 October 2017

National anthem protests are becoming more popular. You can thank Donald Trump.

John Sides
The Washington Post

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ezs note: Anyone who plans on being in Boston, Massachusetts on November 1, check out the event here.

Chilliwack school trustee: Allowing children to 'change gender is nothing short of child abuse' (Canada)

Cathy Kearney

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Westford School Committee approves transgender policy amid pushback

Susanna Wood
Wicked Local Westford

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Dana Beyer Confirms Run Against Del. Waldstreicher For District 18 Senate Opening

Louis Peck
Bethesda Beat

Dana Beyer

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Report Highlights Experiences of Latino/a Transgender People in U.S.

John Paul Bramer
NBC News

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ezs poetry

I dreamt of the camiciola
white dots touching
his hand, lowering

© 2017

24 October 2017

Donald Trump ‘a danger to democracy’, Republican Senator Jeff Flake says in brutal stepping down speech (UK)

Ben Riley-Smith
The Telegraph

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ezs note:  If you are going to be around Buffalo, New York, you might want to show up November 1 here.

Human Rights Committee Considers The Report Of Mauritius


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Transgender inmate settles lawsuit with Oregon over medical treatment

Gillian Flaccus

Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution
Pendleton, OR

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How LGBTQ-friendly are Iowa cities?

Mackenzie Elmer, Andy Davis, Kim Norvell
The Des Moines Register

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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My worst moment: 'Transparent' co-star Alexandra Billings confronts transgender negativity

Nina Metz
Chicago Tribune

'Transparent' cast

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23 October 2017

Myeshia Johnson Stands Up to Donald Trump

Amy Davidson Sorkin
The New Yorker

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ezs note:  If you live in the vicinity of North Cape May, New Jersey , you can attend the event planned here.

Trans activist from El Salvador seeks refuge in Ireland

Ernesto Valle - translated by Michael K. Lavers
Washington Blade

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The Christian right’s new strategy: Divide and conquer the LGBT community

Jeff Taylor
LGBTQ Nation

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ezs note: One book which you may find useful is From Diversity To Unity - Creating Energy of Connection.  Whether you get a sampling off the computer or get it from the library or bookstore, it contains some valuable tips.

Pravin Visakan: Ending LGBTQ discrimination begins with more inclusive education

Pravin Visakan
Daily Bruin

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Connecticut Teen Is Plaintiff In Suit Against Trump Over Transgender Troop Ban

Russell Blair
Hartford Courant

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ezs poetry

we sing our odes to the trees
barren life around the axils
sheeted clouds
bear witness to the death of nigh November

© 2017

22 October 2017

Donald Trump Started Rush-Delivering Families’ Condolence Letters to Cover His Ass

Luke Darby

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Tanzanian authorities jail 13 activists for 'promoting homosexuality'

James Besanville
Gay Star News

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ezs note:  You can make a difference in these people's lives!  All you do is press the button and fill out the form on the right side.  That's it!

UK Government to press UN to stop using term ‘pregnant women’ (UK)

Joseph Patrick McDonald
Pink News

House of Commons, London

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Danica Roem: Policy wonk in a rainbow headscarf

Antonio Olivo
The Spokesman-Review

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Dead Body Of Transgender Person Found In Peshawar

RadioFreeEurope - RadioLiberty

Peshawar, Pakistan

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21 October 2017

101 Facts About Donald Trump / Video

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ezs note:  If you are going to be in Washington, DC on December 3, get more info here.

Russian anti-gay MP horrified by Playboy's first-ever transgender cover model


MP Vitaly Milonov

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ezs note:  Oh. grow. up.
If. that's. possible. 

Gender becomes a flashpoint for this college generation

Vanessa McCray, Nelson Helm
LaCrosse Tribune

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