31 July 2018

Donald Trump - Trump says Koch brothers are a 'total joke'

Veronica Stracqualursi

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Ukraine - Latest from the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM)...


Chernivtsi, Ukraine

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please press:  reliefweb.int

ezs note:  The mention of the LGBTI difficulties is very brief, at the end.  However, other papers may exist.  If you have time, look under Reliefweb's other articles.

civil rights - Under DeVos, agency takes a sharp shift in approach to enforcing civil rights in schools

Laura Meckler
Savannah Morning News

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New York - New York Times Theater Critic Apologizes for Offending ‘Transgender and Nonbinary Communities’

Ben Brantley
The Wrap

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lead story - Helping transgender women find their voice, literally

Amy Ellis Nutt
Chicago Tribune

Vocal Folds (human)

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30 July 2018

Donald Trump - Bob Woodward's new book puts readers 'face to face with Trump'

Jamie Gangel, Dan Merica

Bob Woodward

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Saudi Arabia - Seven things that will get you arrested in Saudi Arabia

The Week

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civil rights - Rep. Maxine Waters Rebukes Betsy DeVos in New Bill on Civil Rights Probes

Andrew Ujifusa
Education Week

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA)

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Tennessee - Where Tennessee's candidates for governor stand on LGBTQ rights

Natalie Allison

Nashville, TN (Broadway district)

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lead story - What it means to be transgender in Hollywood today

Luchina Fisher

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29 July 2018

Donald Trump - Times publisher warned Trump about labeling journalists as enemies

Hadas Gold

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Norway - ‘Norway still needs Pride and parades’

Nina Berglund
News in English.no

Steinkjer, Norway rock carvings
(circa 1700-500 BCE [Bronze Age])

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civil rights - Report: State Department retroactively revoking passports from transgender women

Michael Sykes

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South Carolina - First Transgender Woman Running For State Senator

Angela Rogers
ABC Columbia

Columbia, SC

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lead story - Lawsuit revived over transgender woman at gym

Detroit Free Press

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28 July 2018

Donald Trump - The Trump White House Failed To Spell ‘United States’ Correctly

Lee Moran


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Syria/Germany - Transgender Syrian Katia finds refuge in Berlin

Daniel Hadjmehdi

wounded in Aleppo, Syria

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please press:  au.news.yahoo.com

civil rights - Christian Law Firm Asks Supreme Court to Allow Workplace Discrimination Against Transgender People

Imani Gandy

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please press:  rewire.news

The U.S. State of Delaware Becomes the 15th State to Ban LGBTQ+ Conversion Therapy

Duane Paul Murphy
College Media Network

Dover, DE (Delaware State Capitol)

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ezs note:  Delaware residents - Actually, the headline is a bit of a misnomer.  Read the whole article - it prevents minors from using 'reparative therapy', but once the person turns eighteen, hey, have at it.  This crackpot 'therapy' is no better than Dr. Hobgoblin's Magic Elixir. 

lead story - Three transgender Puerto Ricans win suit to change gender markers

Avery Anapol
The Hill

San Juan, PR

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27 July 2018

DuBois, Pennsylvania

estimated transgender population:  44*
(rounded up)

DuBois, PA

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ezs note:  If you have a taste for the arts, DuBois, Pennsylvania may be the place for you!  It's very close to State Colege, DuBois having a satellite campus there.   

Donald Trump - Michael Avenatti Says He’ll Represent Three More Women Allegedly Paid Off by Trump

Daily Beast

Lessee... 3, 4, 5... but who's counting?

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Australia - How to ensure reproductive rights of transgender Australians

Damien Riggs
In Daily

Adelaide, Australia

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civil rights - Patrick J. Cahillane: Supports Question 3 on transgender rights

Patrick J. Cahillane
Daily Hampshire Gazette

drawing of Northampton, MA

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Illinois - Not ‘Just A Phase’: Growing Up With Gender Dysphoria

Cass Herrington
Illinois Newsroom

Washington, IL

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 please press:  illinoisnewsroom.org

lead story - Former Navy secretary: Trump's transgender ban 'dumbest government policy'

Ellen Mitchell
The Hill

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VIDEO - MATT BAUME - White House Staffer Reveals Trump's LGBTQ-Rights Trick

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26 July 2018

Donald Trump - Mike Pence’s Damning Indictment of Donald Trump

Conor Friedersdorf
The Atlantic

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India - Indian state takes a step forward for transgender rights

Swati Gupta

High Court of Kerala, Kochi

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civil rights - State ordered to pay for 2 transgender surgeries


Madison, WI (off Lake Mendota)

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Vermont - Transgender candidate wants to bring Vt. together

Melanie Plenda

Brattleboro, VT

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please press:  www.reformer.com

lead story - Dublin barber fined €5,000 in transgender discrimination case

Gordon Deegan
The Irish Times

Walkinstown, Ireland (part of Dublin)

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25 July 2018

Donald Trump - Federal Lawsuit Against President Trump's Business Interests Allowed To Proceed

Peter Overby

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Kenya - Transgender Kenyans fear WHO re-classification will cause confusion

Rhoda Odhiambo
The Star

Nairobi, Kenya

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civil rights - Judge's Ruling Supports Oregon School's Transgender Policy

US News & World Report

Dallas, OR

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Connecticut - Connecticut launches campaign to end new HIV infections

Clarice Silber
CT Mirror

New Haven, CT

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please press:  ctmirror.org

ezs note:  A few tips for you:

1)  Get tested now.  You need not wait any longer, I promise you.

2)  If your partner balks at wearing a condom, say NO.  If he still refuses, the jerk's not worth it.

3)  If you test positive, see what options are available.  In Connecticut (and all around New England, really) there are options available.

lead story - Was she denied Communion because she’d been chewing gum — or because she’s transgender?

Tim Funk
The Herald

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24 July 2018

Kansas - YouTube star Tyler Oakley challenges Kansas principal on LGBTQ issues

Suzanne Perez Tobias
The Wichita Eagle

Cheney, KS

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lead story - Transgender victim shot at 7 Mile gas station

James David Dickson
The Detroit News

Detroit, MI

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ezs note:  If you have any information on the shooting that took place, please call the Detroit Police Department at 313-267-2600.  Thanks.

23 July 2018


Chantal Da Silva

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please press:  www.newsweek.com

Bangladesh - Small factory offers big changes for transgender people

Bilkis Irani
Dhaka Tribune

Dhaka, Bangladesh

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civil rights - Transgender inmate sues IDOC, alleges mistreatment in Southern Illinois men’s facility

Mary Cooley
Belleville News-Democrat

Dixon, IL

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Georgia - LGBTQ researcher named Georgia Psychiatrist of the Year

Jason Rhode
Georgia Voice

Kennesaw, GA

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ezs note:  Congratulations, Dr. Graham!

lead story - Once ostracised, now Pakistani transgender people are running for parliament

Memphis Barker
The Guardian

Islamabad, Pakistan

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VIDEO - MATT BAUME - Soccer Could Protect LGBT Rights in the Middle East

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22 July 2018

Donald Trump - Audience bursts out laughing after GOP Senate candidate says Trump is ‘standing up’ to Russia

Morgan Gstalter
The Hill

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please press:  thehill.com

Peru - Former HRC Global Innovator Announces Results of Major LGBTQ Workplace Inclusion Survey in Peru

Milagros Chirinos

Lima, Peru

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please press:  www.hrc.org 

civil rights - Transgender equality battle front line moves to Ohio

Hugo Greenhalgh

London, OH

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please press:  www.reuters.com

Oklahoma - Transgender rights activist to speak at Oklahoma City networking event for female professionals

Toni Ross
OU Daily

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ezs note:  Argh... this is frustrating.  I think that the event will be held at 330 NE 10th Street, Oklahoma City, OK - but I'm not certain.  It would be best to call 405-235-3670 to confirm this.

lead story - 'Supergirl' welcomes transgender superhero played by trans activist Nicole Maines

Carly Mallenbaum
USA Today

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21 July 2018

Casper, Wyoming

estimated transgender population:  344*
(rounded down)

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ezs note:  The eclipse is coming! The eclipse is coming!  Well... it came, actually.  But Casper, Wyoming made something of a name for itself when it was predicted that the totality would be complete.  But there's always next time! (Well... I think...)

Donald Trump - Donald Trump’s Boast About Being ‘Your Favorite President’ Goes Awry

Lee Moran

Twitter HQ

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please press:  www.huffingtonpost.com

ezs note:  In Sudan, maybe.  But here - well, go f**k yourself. 

Poland/Italy - Polish and Italian far-right groups join forces for ‘first European security operation’

Lillo Montalto Monella


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please press:  www.euronews.com