31 May 2018

Donald Trump - LISTEN: How Michael Cohen Protects Trump By Making Legal Threats

Tim Mak
NPR


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Germany - Celebrating Magnus Hirschfeld, the Einstein of Sex

Paul Masterson
Shepherd Express


Magnus Hirschfeld (1868-1935)

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civil rights - To transgender high school graduates, a note of hope and gratitude

Rex Huppke
Chicago Tribune


Chicago, IL

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Rhode Island - Rev. Anderson of RI State Council of Churches Is Transgender

Scott Mackay
RI NPR


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lead story - Chile transgender: 'Growing up here is torture'

Jane Chambers
BBC News


Santiago, Chile (bicentennial celebration)

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30 May 2018

Donald Trump - Trump’s not a liar. He’s a madman.

Dana Milbank
The Washington Post

OR


Any questions?

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and
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/56/Donald_Trump_official_portrait.jpg

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Italy - Italian Parliament deputy speaker meets LGBT delegation

Press
Business Standard


Palazzo Parlamento, Rome

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civil rights - WSW: Director Of National Transgender Rights Group Says "The Law Is On Our Side"

Gordon Evans
WMUK


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Wyoming - EWC kills transgender policy proposals

Andrew D. Brosig
Gillette News Record


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lead story - Transgender migrant from Honduras dies in U.S. custody

Annie Rose Ramos
NBC


BLOOD ON YOUR HANDS, DONALD.

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29 May 2018

Donald Trump - RETIRED GENERAL SLAMS TRUMP: THERE'S NOTHING 'HAPPY' ABOUT MEMORIAL DAY

Shane Croucher
Newsweek


Tomb of the Unknowns, Arlington, VA

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Sri Lanka - Freedom of Expression on the decline in Sri Lanka

Ruki Fernando
Groundviews


Buddha of Avukana, Sri Lanka

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civil rights - MCRC: Discrimination against LGBTQ people is prohibited under Elliott-Larson

Tracy Samilton
Michigan Radio


Dwarf lake iris (Michigan state flower)

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Oklahoma - Oklahoma City LGBTQ had warned cops about restaurant shooter

Jason Rhode
Georgia Voice


Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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lead story - HOUSTON ADDS TRANSGENDER HEALTH BENEFITS

Lourdes Zavaleta
OutSmart


Houston, Texas

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28 May 2018

What do you have in common with the Vegas Golden Knights?


Vegas Golden Knights, Marc-André Fleury

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ezs note:  Later on tonight, I'll be seeing the impossible of impossibilities start to happen - the Vegas Golden Knights have just one team to conquer to win the Stanley Cup.  (Sorry, Washington Capitals fans - but this is the best example!)  Back in early October, no one would have predicted this.  Hell, I wouldn't have predicted this.  But here they are, your Vegas Golden Knights.  And no one is calling the Washington Capitals a cakewalk.

So, how are you similar?

All of the 'experts' are pooh-poohing the results on Election Day.  An impossibility, they say.  Well, what are you going to do?  Go with the sheep, or with the wolves?  Hell, I know what I'm going to do.  And I won't be on the stands - I'll be out on the ice.

Donald Trump - DONALD TRUMP TURNED THE U.S. INTO AN 'EVIL EMPIRE' IN JUST 500 DAYS, JIM CARREY SAYS

Maria Perez
Newsweek


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New Zealand - 'I'm myself and I'm here' - Kiwi transgender model makes her mark at Dunedin Fashion Week

Press
newsnow


Dunedin, New Zealand

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please press:  www.tvnz.co.nz

civil rights - New Jersey Lawmakers Send Transgender Rights Bills to Phil Murphy

Christian Hetrick
Observer


New Jersey governor's mansion
(Drumthwacket)

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Minnesota - CLE credit revoked

Barbara L. Jones
Minnesota Lawyer


Minneapolis, Minnesota

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lead story - Indian mob kills transgender woman over fake rumors spread on WhatsApp

Manveena Suri
CNN


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27 May 2018

Donald Trump - More than 60 Dem lawmakers demand ethics investigation into Trump's relationship with China

Mary Tyler March
The Hill


ZTE Tower, Shenzhen, China

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Georgia (country) - LGBT Supporters Rally In Tbilisi, Despite Fears Of Violence

Press
RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty


Tbilisi, Georgia

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civil rights - ACLU praises Connecticut for passing ‘most protective transgender policy and law in the country’

Josh Delk
The Hill


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ezs note: Yeah, yeah, we've got problems (who doesn't?) but Connecticut has the MOST progressive laws in the country! Yay!  👧

Hawaii - Hawaii Enacts Legislation Protecting LGBTQ Youth from Abusive Conversion Therapy

Press
Windy City Times


Honolulu, Hawaii

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lead story - Transgender people withdrawing from society due to lack of gender-neutral toilets


Alexandra Treloar
ABC (Australia)


Sydney, Australia

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26 May 2018

Donald Trump - Trump Claims Aide Who Gave Official White House Briefing Does Not Exist

Chas Danner
New York


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Bermuda - The campaign for equality

Monica Jones
The Royal Gazette


Hamilton, Bermuda

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civil rights - Here's how N.J. could soon give a big boost to transgender rights

Susan K. Livio
nj.com


North Bergen, NJ

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please press:  www.nj.com

Ohio - Gender dysphoria: Ohio bill protects parental rights

Kiley Crossland
Baptist Press


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ezs note:  Oh, great.  A man sticks his schlong into his wife/girlfriend's vagina, and suddenly they're "experts'.  Listen, there's a world of difference between advice from great aunt Gertrude and someone who's actually studied six to eight years.  There's also a difference between consent and informed consent.  Ohioans, urge your state representative and state senator to vote NO on this stupid bill.

lead story - Transgender people encouraged to become priests in Church of England diversity drive

Olivia Rudgard
The Telegraph


Canterbury Cathedral

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25 May 2018

Winnfield, Louisiana


estimated transgender population:  28*
(rounded down)

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ezs note:  Do you know what the Project Plowshare system was?  It was a system designed to turn nuclear warheads into peaceful uses - and one of the places was at Winnfield, Louisiana!  Oh well... it was a nice idea, anyway!

Donald Trump - TRUMP GOES FULL ALEX JONES AS “SPYGATE” FALLS APART

Abigail Tracy
Vanity Fair


Trump 'n Jones, together at last!

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Nigeria - 5 Nigerian films that advocate for gay rights

Chidumga Izuzu
pulse.ng


Abuja, Nigeria

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civil rights - The Michigan Civil Rights Commission defends humanity

Jack Lessenberry
Michigan Radio


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West Virginia - How Transphobic Anti-LGBTQ Groups Hijacked a Small Town's Fight for Equality

Whitney Kimball
Jezebel


Parkersburg, WV

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lead story - Transgender woman sexually assaulted while sleeping at Cleveland homeless shelter, police say

Adam Ferrise
cleveland.com


Cleveland, OH

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24 May 2018

Donald Trump - Trump’s Reckoning Arrives

David Frum
The Atlantic


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Sudan/Israel - NGO: STATE DETAINED SUDANESE OF DARFUR UNTIL MID-MARCH DESPITE PLEDGE

Yonah Jeremy Bob
Jerusalem Post


Sudan (map)

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civil rights- Federal Court Emphatically Shoots Down Anti-Trans Lawsuit in Rare Ruling From the Bench

Mark Joseph Stern
Slate


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Washington (state) - Transgender veteran sues state, alleging sex discrimination in hiring

Camille Lemke
The News Tribune


Fife, WA

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lead story - HRC Mourns Gigi Pierce, Transgender Woman Fatally Shot in Oregon

Helen Parshall
HRC


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23 May 2018

Donald Trump - Trump lawyer 'paid by Ukraine' to arrange White House talks

Paul Wood
BBC


gettin' ready for the next big payoff, uh, talks 

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Hong Kong - Event: 2nd 1905 International Human Rights Film Festival launches in Hong Kong

Press
Hong Kong Free Press


Hong Kong at night

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civil rights - Federal Court Rules Civil-Rights Law Protects Transgender Students

Amanda Arnold
The Cut


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Indiana - Lyft driver in Indianapolis orders gay couple out of his car after they kiss

Mark Alesia
IndyStar.


Wow - it's the same driver!

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please press:  www.indystar.com

lead story - Sephora launches makeup classes for transgender population

Chelsea Ritschel
Independent


Sephora, Champs Élysées, Paris

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please press:  www.independent.co.uk

ezs note:  Hey, everybody!  There's a Sephora store in my town of West Hartford, Connecticut!  Come on down, and just maybe you'll see me congratulating the owner!

22 May 2018

VIDEO - How Do We Abolish the Electoral College? (Robert Reich)


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Donald Trump - Hey, Look: More Evidence That Broidy May Have Been Covering for Trump in That Playmate Affair

Paul Campos
New York


Elliott Broidy, in happier seconds

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ezs note:  When I was reading this article, I did a Wikipedia on George Nader (the businessman, not the actor) to find out if they were related. (as far as I could, they either weren't, or were distantly related)    But I'll let you discover the, uh, 'fun'. (barf bag, please)

Oh, yeah.  Fine, upstanding men, these.

Vietnam - LGBT community in Vietnam’s path to recognition

Press
vietnamnet bridge


sidewalk in Hanoi, Vietnam

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civil rights - DeVos grilled on civil rights for students

Lydia Wheeler
The Hill


grilled chicken, House special

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