31 December 2018

civil rights - In Memoriam: A Tribute to the Ones We Lost in 2018

Sharee Silerio
The Root

ezs note:  In particular, we remember and mourn these -  Celine Walker, Tonya "Kita" Harvey, Phylicia Mitchell, Amia Tyrae Berryman, Sasha Wall, Nicole Hall, Nino Fortson, Antonia "Antash'a" Devine Sherrington English, Diamond Stephens, Cathalina Christina James, Keisha Wells, Sasha Garden, Dejanay Stanton, Vontashia Bell, Shantee Tucker,  Londonn Moore, Ciara Minaj Carter Frazier, and Kelly Stough - all transgender, all senselessly murdered.

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Tennessee - 3 football players in Tennessee are challenging gender-identity roles

Cyd Zeigler

Clarksville, TN

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lead story - How to talk to transgender youth, according to experts and their parents

Julie Compton
NBC News

San Diego, CA

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30 December 2018

Massachusetts - Transgender Bathroom Predator Myth Completely Made Up, Massachusetts Group Admits

Steve Hinkle

Waltham, MA

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ezs note:  Uh, I think that's what they call 'lying for the Lord'...

lead story - Why Transgender Persons Bill 2018 is a healthcare nightmare for the community

Sylvia Karpagam
The News Minute

New Delhi, India

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And the winner is...

“Fear is an interesting word because I fucking hate Trump so much,” a Republican consigliere said. “I certainly wouldn’t be sorry to see him lose.”

unknown Republican

Vanity Fair

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29 December 2018

27 December 2018

Donald Trump - Probe of Trump's charity could crash 'like a Mack Truck' into his real estate empire

Allan Smith
NBC News

ezs note:  Uh... Donald... look out...

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Turkey - Why Turkey's performance artists take to streets

Nazlan Etlan

Cihangir (part of Istanbul), Turkey

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civil rights - ABC News Chicago Reveals the Cruelty of Christian Conservatives

Patrick L. Green

Chicago, IL

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Virginia - Virginia Supreme Court: Judge erred in rejection of transgender inmate's name change request

Frank Green
The Daily Progress

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lead story - For Transgender and Nonbinary Protections, California Came First

Lesley McClurg

San Francisco, CA

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VIDEO - Matt Baume - Trump's Latest Hire Defended Countries that Criminalize Homosexuality

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26 December 2018

New York Times: Daughters of foot doctor say he diagnosed Trump with bone spurs as 'favor' to Fred Trump

Veronica Stracqualursi

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Zimbabwe - Zimbabwe: Gays and Lesbians Meet Zimbabwe's MPs

Robert Tapfumaneyi
All Africa

Harare, Zimbabwe

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civil rights - Military Transgender Ban Not Ripe for SCOTUS, Justices Told

Jon Steingart
Bloomberg Law

US Supreme Court

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Montana - Proposed anti-discrimination ordinance put on hold in Dillon again

Susan Dunlap
Montana Standard

Dillon, MT

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lead story - Dominic West says 'a transgender Bond would be cool'

Hanna Flint

'James Bond' (Sean Connery)

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25 December 2018

Arizona - AIA alters language of transgender policy for Arizona student-athletes

Shane Dale
ABC News 15 (Arizona)

Phoenix, AZ

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lead story - Muddled Morality - An Attempt at Criminalising Transgender Morality

Yogesh S
News Click

New Delhi, India

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Merry Christmas!

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24 December 2018

Slovenia - Around 40% of LGBT Students Suffer Violent Abuse at Slovenian Schools

Total Slovenia News

Ljubljana, Slovenia

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civil rights - The Real Bathroom Predators are Cisgender Bigots

Samantha Riedel
Out Magazine

Osseo, MN (1869)

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Illinois - Appellate court calls part of District 211 transgender graduate's lawsuit moot

Bob Susjnara
Daily Chicago

Palatine, IL

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lead story - Transgender Canadians say death certificates don't reflect their lived identity

Marie-Claude Gregoire
CTV News

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23 December 2018

Donald Trump - The Loyal Soldier Reached His Limit

David Ignatius
Real Clear Politics

Sec. Jim Mattis

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Nicaragua - Political Prisoners in Nicaragua Reaches 610 and Rising

Havana Times

Managua, Nicaragua

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civil rights - Maryland School District Sued for Years of Abuse Against Transgender Teacher

Kate Sosin

Upper Marlboro, MD

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Oregon - Hearing At Capitol Shows How Difficult Changing Salem's Culture Will Be

Lauren Dake

Prineville, OR

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ezs note:  Oregonians - okay, this is not gonna work.  You can do your part by speaking or sending a respectful missive explaining why transgender people face an onerous life and what they can do to make it better.

lead story - Being transgender in Southwest Michigan

Alexandra Newman
The Herald-Palladium

Benton Harbor, Michigan

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22 December 2018

Wisconsin - Judge: De Pere transgender rights policy violates religious freedom of churches

Haley BeMiller
Green Bay Press Gazette.

De Pere, WI

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ezs note:  I understand that churches have certain rights, and I respect that.  But answer me this:  where, in the writings of Jesus, is it said that we should discriminate against transgender people?

Still looking, huh?  Well, take your time... 😔 

lead story - Jury's award to transgender woman after rejection by football team is a Minnesota first

Mary Lynn Smith

Inver Grove Heights, MN

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20 December 2018

Mattis quits, says his views aren't 'aligned' with Trump's

Jeremy Diamond, Barbara Starr, Zachary Cohen

Just another lovely cruise...
(engraving by Willy Stöwer)

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Curacao - PAHO Urges Testing As The First Step Towards Preventing HIV And Halting The AIDS Epidemic

Curaçao Chronicle

Willemstad, Curaçao

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civil rights - Texas judge who struck down ACA to weigh in on transgender health case

Julie Moreau
NBC News

Fort Worth, TX

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Tennessee - Empty chairs filled with meaning for Transgender Day of Remembrance

Jessica Fuller
Johnson City Press

Johnson City, TN

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lead story - Gov. John Kasich revives anti-discrimination protections for transgender state workers

Jeremy Pelzer

Columbus, OH

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ezs note:  Uh, nice move, Gov. Kasich.  Of course, it would have been nicer if you hadn't f***ed up in the first place... 

VIDEO - Obama vs. Trump - you decide!

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19 December 2018

Donald Trump - Another court defeat for Trump on immigration

Dara Lind

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Montserrat - Message from the Director of PANCAP, Mr. Dereck Springer

Dereck Springer
The Monserrat Reporter Online

Brades, Montserrat

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civil rights - Supreme Court decision could limit Ed Dept.'s power to regulate Title IX

Natalie Schwartz
Education Dive

United States Supreme Court

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Kansas - Kansas Sen. Barbara Bollier, at odds with GOP over Trump, LGBT issues, turns Democrat

Jonathan Shorman
The Wichita Eagle

Fairway, KS

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lead story - The Latest: Official suspended in transgender incident

Fox News

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17 December 2018

Donald Trump - Fox News Analyst Hits Trump’s Latest Tweet With A Blistering Fact-Check

Ed Mazza

ezs note:  Will the real rat please stand up?  (Hint - it ain't the guy on the left)

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Mexico - HIV Activists Announce Alternative 2020 Conference in Mexico City

PR Newswire

Mexico City, Mexico

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Mirin Fadler
Bleacher Report

Cromwell, CT

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Florida - Florida Studio Theatre Explores the Mysterious World of 'Straight White Men'

Kay Kipling

Florida Studio Theatre
Sarasota, FL

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lead story - Death of transgender woman in Malaysia sparks fears of rising hate crime

The Straits Times

Klang, Malaysia

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VIDEO - TopTenzNet - Top 10 of the Stupidest Things Donald Trump has Said

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16 December 2018

Japan - Shiseido Japan’s same-sex kiss ad wins gold in Epica advertising awards

Katy Kelly
SoraNews 24

Shiseido Japan
Tokyo, Japan

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