31 August 2018

civil rights - Morrisey fights job protections for LGBT workers

Megan Osborne
Huntington Herald-Dispatch


Huntington, WV

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ezs note:  West Virginians - Yeah, I know - Joe Manchin isn't exactly peaches 'n cream, especially if you are on the liberal side of things.  But he's a damn sight better than Patrick Morrisey, who's running against Manchin.  If you can, see if you can volunteer.

Alaska - PRISM PRESS: Live Your Truth

RJ Johnson
AnchoragePress.com


Moose and calf outside Anchorage, AK (my friends!)

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lead story - 'Who Would Do That to a 12-Year-Old?' Transgender Oklahoma Student Speaks Out About Being Bullied by Parents

Gina Martinez
Time


Achille, OK

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ezs note:  Please see the VICE news at the beginning of the article.

30 August 2018

Donald Trump - Trump Is a Snob Who Secretly Despises His Own Supporters

Jonathan Chait
Daily Intelligencer


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please press:  nymag.com

Czech Republic - LGBT Prague Pride supporters march as parliament debates same-sex marriage laws

Press
bne intellinews


Prague, Czech Republic

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civil rights - Why does Kansas want the Supreme Court to OK discrimination against transgender workers?

Editorial Board
The Kansas City Star


Kansas City, MO

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Maryland - Maryland Man Arrested for Threatening to Cut Genitals Off Trans People

Brandon Voss
newnownext


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lead story - 'I wanted to break stereotypes': the photographer capturing transgender life over 50

Nadja Sayej
The Guardian


Chicago, IL

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please press:  www.theguardian.com

29 August 2018

By far, the funniest thing on YouTube!


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ezs note:  Yeah, I know - while it is important to stay informed on the news, it can get a bit tiring day after day.  But today, I ran across Randy Rainbow.  He is an absolute treasure!  I will be putting him on here regularly.  And by all means, spread him around - liberally!

Donald Trump - White House lawyer who may have incriminated Trump in extensive Mueller interviews is leaving the administration

Alex Lockie
Business Insider


Don McGahn

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please press:  www.businessinsider.com

Turkey - Turkey boycotts Eurovision Song Contest over LGBT performers

Bamidele Madamidola
Reuters


Istanbul, Turkey

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please press:  www.reuters.com

civil rights - #AM_Equality Tipsheet: August 28, 2018

Staff
HRC


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please press:  www.hrc.org

ezs note:  As long as you're in the neighborhood, you might as well make a voting plan.

Alabama - UAB to bring awareness to transgender rights

Staff
Alabama Today


University of Alabama at Birmingham

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lead story - Brown University in row with transgender activists over claims gender dysphoria spreading among children

Olivia Rudgard
The Telegraph


Brown University

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please press:  www.telegraph.co.uk

28 August 2018

Philippines - Those Long Haired Nights: Filipino film highlights struggle for transgender rights

Cristyn Lloyd
Southeast Asia Globe


Monreal, Philippines

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please press:  sea-globe.com


civil rights - Leslie Rutledge joins push to allow firing transgender people UPDATE

Max Brantley
Arkansas Times


Batesville, AR

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ezs note: Arkansas residents - whether you live in a small town or a large city, it's almost Labor Day.  And it's also time to volunteer against Leslie Rutledge having another term as Attorney General.

Virginia - Gavin Grimm Documents his Fight for Transgender Rights in Book Excerpt

Emily Bloch
South Florida Gay News


entering Dahlgren Center, Virginia

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please press:  southfloridagaynews.com


lead story - YouTuber Gigi Gorgeous Opens Up About Pregnancy as a Transgender Woman in Emotional Video

Jen Juneau
People


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please press:  people.com

VIDEO - Matt Baume - Kate & Allie & the Secret of the Lesbian Landladies


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27 August 2018

Donald Trump - Foxconn's Plant in Wisconsin Could Be Scaled Back Despite President Trump's Promises

Matt Novak
Gizmodo


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Russia - Russian LGBT Activists Detained In St. Petersburg

Press
RFE/RL


St. Petersburg, Russia

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please press:  www.rferl.org

civil rights - Prison system must accommodate transgender inmate, judge emphatically orders

Dara Kim
Bradenton Herald


DeFuniak Springs, FL
(courthouse)

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please press:  www.bradenton.com

Michigan - LGBTQ Ally Vies for Seat on Michigan Supreme Court

Kate Opalewski
Pridesource


Michigan Supreme Court

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ezs note:  Michigan residents - I know you'll vote the top of the ticket (uh, right?) but be sure to vote for the state Supreme Court members.

lead story - LGBT activists criticise minister for women over trans comments

Mattha Busby
The Guardian


London, UK

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please press:  www.theguardian.com


26 August 2018

Ripley, New York


estimated transgender population:  13*
(rounded down)

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ezs note:  Well, here's some things you can believe it (or not - sorry, silly joke there).  Ripley, New York is a tiny town with grapes in abundance and was named after Eleazar Wheelock Ripley.  Better yet, check it out for yourself!

Donald Trump - Trump turmoil is now Wall Street's wild card

Greg Marose
The Hill


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please press:  thehill.com

Poland - Rainbow Flags Were Removed From Polish Streetcars After Conductors Refused to Drive Them

Dan Avery
Hornet



Poznán, Poland

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ezs note:  I've got a nifty idea.  Fire their asses and replace them with conductors who don't give a flying fart what banner is put in place by the city.

civil rights - Matt Bevin wants to limit LGBT protections against job discrimination

Matt Talerico
courier journal


Frankfort, KY
(State capitol)

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please press:  www.courier-journal.com

Texas - VIDEO: VICE on HBO Documents The Battle Over Transgender Rights In Texas, Watch Trailer Here

Press
Broadwayworld.com


Austin, TX

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lead story - Tasmanian transgender woman Aleana Robins shares her story

Jessica Willard
The Examiner


Ravenswood, Tasmania

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please press:  www.examiner.com.au


Sen. John McCain 1936 - 2018


Sen. John McCain

an American hero

unlike (*ahem*) someone in the White House

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24 August 2018

Donald Trump - David Pecker’s DARKEST TRUMP SECRETS: A National Enquirer Insider Tells All!

Maxwell Strachan
HuffPost


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please press:  www.huffingtonpost.com

Maldives - Maldives: Opposition, Media Under Attack

Press
Human Rights Watch


Maldives

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please press:  www.hrw.org

civil rights - Litigation on the Transgender Service Member Ban: An Update

Sarah Grant
LawFare

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please press:  www.lawfareblog.com

ezs note:  Yeah, the article is just a wee bit long, but if you are either a member of the military or simply contemplating joining, it might be worth your while to read the whole thing.

South Carolina - SC Black Pride Keeps Focus on Community, Inclusion

Eva Moore
freetimes


Charleston, SC

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please press:  www.free-times.com

lead story - Gathering will remember Kiwi Herring, black, transgender woman shot and killed by police

Nancy Fowler
KWMU


St. Louis, MO

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please press:  news.stlpublicradio.org

22 August 2018

Donald Trump - Voters must eradicate the Trump plague from American politics

Maria Cardona
The Hill


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please press:  thehill.com


Australia - UWA cancels talk by transgender sceptic Quentin Van Meter after protests

James Carmody
ABC (Australia)


University of Western Australia (Perth)

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please press:  www.abc.net.au

civil rights - #AM_Equality Tipsheet: August 22, 2018

Allison Turner
HRC


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please press:  www.hrc.org


Oregon - Transgender student targeted in Sutherlin bathroom lawsuit speaks out on ACLU blog

Carisa Cegavske
The News-Review


Sutherlin High School

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please press:  www.nrtoday.com


lead story - Deadly Violence Against Transgender People Is on the Rise. The Government Isn’t Helping.

Chase Strangio
ACLU


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ezs note:  I recently re-joined the ACLU.  They are a good and decent organization.  If you haven't joined yet, maybe it's a good time!

21 August 2018

GUILTY! GUILTY! GUILTY!


Michael Cohen

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Paul Manafort

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civil rights - Gavel Drop: Anti-Choice Groups Go to Bat for Kavanaugh on the High Court

Imani Gandy, Jessica Mason Pielko
Rewire News


Daytona Beach, FL (Volusia County)

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please press:  rewire.news

Florida - Homicides highlight police agency policies on describing transgender people

Lucas Waldron, Ken Schwenke
The Florida Times-Union


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please press:  www.jacksonville.com

lead story - 'Champions' star Josie Totah comes out as transgender

Lisa Respers France
CNN


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please press:  www.cnn.com

20 August 2018

Saudi Arabia - Saudi Arabia’s death penalty

Luke Ryan
Newsrep


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please press:  thenewsrep.com

ezs note:  Please also see the short video.



civil rights - Education Dept. dismissing complaints from transgender students about bathroom access: report

Avery Anapol
The Hill


US Department of Education

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please press:  thehill.com

Delaware - Rule to protect Delaware's transgender students will not move forward

Jessica Bies
delaware online


Delaware State Capitol

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please press:  www.delawareonline.com

lead story - Football’s first ever transgender referee takes to the pitch – and says some will be shocked when she runs on

Corey Charlton
The Sun


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please press:  www.thesun.co.uk