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

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

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please press:  www.anchoragepress.com

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

Gina Martinez

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

bne intellinews

Prague, Czech Republic

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please press:  www.intellinews.com

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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please press:  www.kansascity.com

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

Brandon Voss

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please press:  www.newnownext.com

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

Istanbul, Turkey

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please press:  www.reuters.com

civil rights - #AM_Equality Tipsheet: August 28, 2018


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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

Alabama Today

University of Alabama at Birmingham

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please press:  altoday.com

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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please press:  www.arktimes.com

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

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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

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please press:  gizmodo.com

Russia - Russian LGBT Activists Detained In St. Petersburg


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

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please press:  www.bradenton.com

Michigan - LGBTQ Ally Vies for Seat on Michigan Supreme Court

Kate Opalewski

Michigan Supreme Court

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please press:  pridesource.com

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

Poznán, Poland

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please press:  hornet.com

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


Austin, TX

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please press:  www.broadwayworld.com

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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25 August 2018

civil rights - St. Johns County School Board appeals federal ruling on transgender bathroom case

Amber Krycka
Action News Jax

Jacksonville, FL

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please press:  www.actionnewsjax.com

Wisconsin - Surgery coverage for Wisconsin transgender workers restored


Harold C. Bradley House
Madison, WI

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please press:  www.startribune.com

lead story - DoD’s transgender policy gets knocked back by court, again

Tara Copp
Military Times

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please press:  www.militarytimes.com

24 August 2018

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

Maxwell Strachan

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please press:  www.huffingtonpost.com

Maldives - Maldives: Opposition, Media Under Attack

Human Rights Watch


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please press:  www.hrw.org

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

Sarah Grant

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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

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

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

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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

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please press:  www.aclu.org

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


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

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please press:  www.cnn.com

20 August 2018

Saudi Arabia - Saudi Arabia’s death penalty

Luke Ryan

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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