06 March 2017

Connecticut, it's YOUR time!

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ezs note:  If you live in Connecticut (as I do) there's a special call I'd like you to make.  Connecticut has a good record in terms of transgender rights, but there's one area that's been left behind.  It's in the, uh, "practice" of "reparative therapy", a crackpot pseudo-science with all the merits of Kirilian photography.  If you wanna give it a try, go ahead - but just know you're being ripped off - big time.  Fortunately, my State Senator Beth Bye (my hero!)  is working to get Connecticut out of this business entirely. If you live in Connecticut,  please call your state representative and state senator and tell them that "reparative therapy" has no place in Connecticut medicine.  Just like Kirilian photography.  Thanks.

The dangerous rage of Donald Trump (Australia)

Chris Cillizza
The Sydney Morning Herald

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GOP House Leaders Look to Stall Transgender Protections Bill

Kathleen Ronayne
US News & World Report

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ezs note:  Please, if you live in New Hampshire, call your state legislator and state senator to let them know that you are for transgender rights.  Thanks!

Hamilton city councillors approve a new transgender rights protocol (Canada)

Samantha Craggs

Hamilton, Ontario

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please press:  http://www.cbc.ca

Activists say two Pakistani transgender women beaten to death in Saudi Arabia

Mehreen Zahra-Malik


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please press:  http://www.reuters.com

ezs note: You can contact the embassy in the United States by writing an e-note to the Ambassador.  Please keep it polite yet firm. We do not wish to make these situations even worse.  In other countries, check what the e-mail might be for that country.  (I found Wikipedia to be helpful.)

Supreme Court Won’t Hear Major Case on Transgender Rights

Adam Liptak
The New York Times

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