30 April 2018

Donald Trump - The 57 most outlandish, outrageous and offensive lines from Trump's Michigan rally

Chris Cillizza

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Brazil - Out and Equal attends LGBT tourism, diversity conference in Brazil

Felipe Alface
Washington Blade

São Paulo, Brazil

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please press:  www.washingtonblade.com

civil rights - Police have a 'very strong' lead in killing of transgender SC woman

Teddy Kulmala
The State

Your friendly police officers

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please press:  www.thestate.com

ezs note:  According to the latest reports, leads are very close, but especially if you live in Chesterfield County SC, you can help.  Call the police department at 843-623-2101 with any tips.  Thanks.

Iowa - Christian Group Attacks 4-H For Making LGBT Youth Feel Welcome

Lamar Dawson

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lead story - Top enlisted sailor says he’s ‘honored’ and ‘blessed’ to serve with transgender troops

Marcus Fichtl
Stars & Stripes

Chinhae Naval Base

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29 April 2018

Chile - Nomi Ruiz and Daniela Vega Perform The Resistance Together in Chile

Loreto Diaz

Daniela Vega

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civil rights - Health care new front for transgender rights under Trump

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar

Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL)

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Molly Born
Out Smart

Kanawha River (near Institute?)

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lead story - How well do our schools support transgender pupils?

Kate Lally

Liverpool, UK (Chinatown district)

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please press:  www.liverpoolecho.co.uk

28 April 2018

Belgium - Belgium Provides Five Chechen Gays With Humanitarian Visas


Atomium sculpture, Belgium

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civil rights - Three Ways Betsy DeVos Has Undermined Protections for Students

Helen Parshall

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please press:  www.hrc.org

North Dakota - This 12-Year-Old Transgender Boy Died By Suicide. Use The Right Pronouns When Talking About HIS Death

Maria Guido
Scary Mommy

Bismarck, ND

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lead story - Donald Trump’s transgender ban is as bad as Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, say 49 Senators

Josh Jackman
Pink News

Capitol Rotunda

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doins' in Connecticut...

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ezs note:  Tonight, I was about to watch  Stephen Colbert when, on an impulse, I switched to another channel.  It was the Connecticut House of Representatives - and they were debating a very important bill.  It would change the system from the House of Delegates to a popular 'one person, one vote' method.

I, for one, think that a popular vote is far better than the creaky House of Delegates.  I hope that you do too.  However, just wishing for it will not make it happen.  Call your state Representative and state Senator.  

Is it easy?  Nope.  Never said it was.  But you have to be a part of things, pal

27 April 2018

French Lick, Indiana

estimated transgender population:  10*
(rounded down)

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ezs note:  French Lick, Indiana!  Home of Larry Bird! And... other stuff!  

Donald Trump - The cost of Donald Trump’s deserted government

Lorraine Woellert

the nerve center of Washington DC 

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please press:  www.politico.com

Jamaica - US criticises Jamaica on corruption, extrajudicial killings and stance on same-sex acts

Jamaica Observer

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ezs note:  And here in the United States, Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is doing yeoman's work on transgender problems.

Yeah... riiiiiight....

civil rights - Transgender Woman Claims She Was Fired For Violating A Non-Existent Dress Code

Jeff Taylor

Detroit, Michigan

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Utah - Utah 2018 Legislative Report: Employment Law Developments

Payne & Fears

lead story - 'No questions off-limits' for those attending transgender Q&A at North Charleston brewery

Hannah Alani
The Post and Courier

North Charleston, SC

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26 April 2018

Donald Trump - Don’t get angry when Donald Trump comes to Britain – get even

Stella Creasy
The Guardian

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please press:  www.theguardian.com

Barbados - Barbados: Former Magistrate welcomes gays

St. Lucia Times

Georgetown, Barbados, Statue of Bussa

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 please press:  stluciatimes.com

civil rights - ACLU's Pensacola transgender discrimination lawsuit goes before judge

Kevin Robinson
Pensacola News Journal

Pensacola, FL

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please press: www.pnj.com 

Maryland - Maryland lawmakers ban gay conversion therapy for minors

James Besanville
Gay Star News


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lead story - Police: Transgender woman likely knew her attacker

News Connecticut

Bridgeport, Connecticut

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please press:  connecticut.news12.com

ezs note:  Details on the event are very sketchy right now, but as more details become available, lightbulbs might go off.  If you are one of those, please call 203-576-7671.  Thanks.

25 April 2018

Finland - Transgender man gives birth in Finland first

Channel NewsAsia

Whooper swan (cygnus cygnus)
national bird of Finland

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civil rights - Missouri Supreme Court hears Blue Springs transgender student case on bathroom rights

Katy Bergen
The Kansas City Star.

Missouri Supreme Court

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Vermont - Senate advances gender-neutral bathroom bill

Mike Faher

Vermont state Senate (interior)

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please press:  vtdigger.org

lead article - MetroHealth Hosting Annual Free Transgender Job Fair

BJ Colangelo

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24 April 2018

Donald Trump - Donald Trump Just Suggested To His Own Veterans Affairs Nominee That He Drop Out

Ryan Teague Beckwith

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Ghana - Accommodate homosexuals – Theresa May to Akufo-Addo, others


Accra, Ghana

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civil rights - Senators, Representative and Civil Rights Leaders: Duncan Unfit for Lifetime Appointment as Federal Judge

Shin Inouye

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please press:  civilrights.org

Arizona - This Arizona clinic has become a hub for transgender youth

Rafaella Gunz
Gay Star News

Tucson, Arizona

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lead story - Pakistan launches first school for transgender people

Chloe Chaplain
Evening Standard.

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please press:  www.standard.co.uk

23 April 2018

Donald Trump - Ivana Trump doesn't think Donald should run for re-election

Maegan Vazquez

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ezs note:  Oh, Donald, please listen to your wife. No matter what the reason she ostensibly gives, we'd be better off without you - much, much better. 

Colombia - 'Culture is power': the Colombian sex workers who launched a newspaper

Steven Grattan
The Guardian

scene in Colombia

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please press:  www.theguardian.com

civil rights - Trump to Reverse Obama Administration Healthcare Protections for Trans Patients

BJ Colangelo
Cleveland Scene

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Illinois - Briefs filed to support transgender student's lawsuit

Daily Herald

Palatine, IL

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lead story - Transgender candidate for Nevada Assembly eyes history

Ramona Giwargis
Las Vegas Review-Journal

Spring Valley, Nevada

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please press:  www.reviewjournal.com

21 April 2018

Donald Trump - Trump attacks New York Times journalist over Michael Cohen article

Lauren Gambino
The Guardian

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please press:  www.theguardian.com

Kenya - President Kenyatta says gay rights 'of no importance' in Kenya

Daily Nation

Maasai people, Kenya

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please press:  www.nation.co.ke

civil rights - Paul Weiss Sponsors Play About Civil Rights Trailblazer

Meghan Tribe
The American Lawyer

Yale University

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please press:  www.law.com

Montana - Coalition Launches Campaign Against Bathroom Use Initiative

Eric Tegethoff
Public News Service

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ezs note: Montanans - Hey, it's great that you'll be voting for your member of Congress in November (um... you will remember that one, won't you?) but don't forget to vote NO on I-183.  Thanks!  

lead story - Film Review: ‘Anything’

Nick Schager

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please press:  variety.com

20 April 2018

Hamburg, Michigan

Hamburg, Michigan

estimated transgender population: 123*
(rounded up)

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ezs note:  Hamburg Township, Michigan!  Yeah, I know, I know, I could've made a clever pun out of this one... but I took the high road!  


Tina Nguyen
Vanity Fair

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Nepal - Letter to Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli

Brad Adams
Human Rights Watch

Nepal temple

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please press:  www.hrw.org


Kashmira Gander

Fallsburg, NY, Sullivan Correctional Facility

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please press:  www.newsweek.com

Ohio - Central Ohio woman featured in new national ad campaign about LGBT discrimination

Ted Hart
NBC Columbus

London, Ohio

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