31 January 2019

Donald Trump - Michael Bloomberg’s Secret Plans to Take Down Trump

Edward-Isaac Dovere
The Atlantic

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France/Israel - ‘Arab in a Wig’: France Sends Barrier-breaking Provocateur to Israel's Eurovision

Aya Chajut

Paris, France

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civil rights - The next frontier

Allison Geyer

Madison, WI

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Rhode Island - Women of the cloth: R.I. clergywomen serve as role models while serving their flocks

Madeline List
Providence Journal

Providence, RI

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lead story - Parents of Transgender Children Call on Congress to Pass the Equality Act

Sarah McBride

US Capitol (ca. 1800)

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30 January 2019

VIDEO - The Donald Trump Cell Block Tango - Randy Rainbow

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Donald Trump - Foxconn may not build $10B Wisconsin plant Trump touted

NBC News

the house that Trump built

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Taiwan - Taiwan’s transgender cabinet minister Audrey Tang among top 100 Global Thinkers

Huang Tzu-ti
Taiwan News

Taipei, Taiwan
Taihoku Prefecture Government Building

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civil rights - Commentary: Military ‘transgender ban’ disregards science, humanity

Kate Thomas
The Mercury

Manhattan, KS
Isaac T. Goodnow (1855)

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Connecticut - Leader seeks to end “gay and transgender panic” defense

Emilie Munson
CT Post

Theophilus Eaton house
New Haven, CT

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lead story - High school could have been hell for my transgender son. Don't make it hell for the next kid.

Melissa DeStefano
USA Today

Boyertown, PA

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batshit crazy - Audio: Yep, Ben Cline Is Just As Bat*** Crazy As We Thought He’d Be.

Blue Virginia

esteemed voter for Ben Cline

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29 January 2019

Donald Trump - Trump met Putin without staff or note takers present — again

Alex Ward

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Armenia - Armenia: Human Rights Challenges for New Leadership

Human Rights Watch

Yerevan, Armenia
Shengavit historical site

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civil rights - Conservative group hosts anti-transgender panel of feminists 'from the left'

Tim Fitzsimons
NBC News

Women's Liberation Front hero

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Colorado - New Bill Would Simplify Process for Changing Gender on Birth Certificates

Conor McCormick-Cavanagh

State Rep. Daneya Esgar (D-CO)

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lead story - San Francisco's Storied Transgender Community Now Has An Official Home

Chloe Veltman

San Francisco, CA

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28 January 2019

Donald Trump - Chuck and Nancy Have Only Just Begun Kicking Trump’s Behind

Michael Tomasky
Daily Beast

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Argentina - Transgender Hiring Quota Passes in Argentina, but Discrimination Continues

Lucila Pellettieri
Global Press Journal

Rio de Janeiro, Argentina

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civil rights - CA Civil Rights Community Hopeful Admin. Will Implement Policies To Protect Transgender Prisoners

Rainbow Times

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Ohio - Ohio’s new GOP guv signs order against anti-LGBT discrimination

Chris Johnson
Washington Blade

Cedarville, OH

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lead story - Another View: Ban on transgender troops demeans true patriots

Brattleboro Reformer

Brattleboro, VT

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Letter to the editor!

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ezs note:  I sent this letter to the editor this morning to the Hartford Courant.  I don't know if it will be printed, but I thought I would share it with you.

For over two years now, we have had the misfortune of having Donald Trump as our President.  Early on, Rep. Al Green (D-Texas) put forth a bill of impeachment. Although some thought him rash then, Rep. Green seems sadly prescient today. We have learned about Trump's payment to Stormy Daniels to keep his affairs quiet. We have learned about his lies, both important and maddeningly small.  And, most troubling, we have learned of his cozy (or sycophantic) relationship with Vladimir Putin. Please, Rep. Larson, show some courage (for once) by sending this dangerous dunce packing.  Preferably to prison.

27 January 2019

Donald Trump - Roger Stone, ahead of arraignment, won’t categorically rule out cooperation agreement with special counsel

Ali Dukakis
ABC News

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Algeria/Germany - Kader Attia on why we need art to overcome ‘the dark times we live in’

Guy Chazan
Financial Times

ruins of Timgad, Algeria

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civil rights - UA transgender policy hits home; worker presses system on health care as Texas case resumes

Jaime Adame
Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Fayetteville, AR
Pritchard House

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Alabama - Transgender Alabama veterans criticize Trump’s military ban

Jonece Starr Dunigan

Montgomery, AL

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lead story - Japan's Supreme Court upholds transgender sterilization requirement

NBC News

Supreme Court of Japan
Tokyo, Japan

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26 January 2019

civil rights - NYPD arrested transgender woman for 'false personation' over name, lawsuit says

Crystal Bonvillian
Boston 25 News

New York City, NY
Claremont Park

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Leah Thompson

Medford, OR

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lead story - Transgender community facing dangers in Suncoast community

Jess Doudrick

Sarasota, FL

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25 January 2019

Donald Trump - Former Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort in court hours after his ex-business partner Roger Stone is busted in Mueller case

Dan Mangan

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Zimbabwe/Ireland - Zimbabwe born gay migrant in Ireland

Bulawayo 24 News

Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Bougainvillea trees (Bougainvillea glabra)

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civil rights - Should Medicaid cover gender-reassignment surgery? Transgender case argued before Iowa Supreme Court

Michaela Ramm
The Gazette

Des Moines, Iowa

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Nebraska - Nebraska Supreme Court tosses lawsuit over death penalty referendum, says inmates have other options to challenge sentences

Lori Pilger
Lincoln Journal-Star

Lincoln, NE
Thomas P. Kennard House

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ezs note:  The two may seem unrelated, but John L. Lotter, one of the unsuccessful petitioners in the case, was convicted of killing Brandon Teena, a transgender male. You can see the true story reenactment in Boys Don't Cry. (with Peter Sarsgaard as John Lotter)

lead story - Arizona Provides Me Unequal Healthcare Because I’m Transgender

Russell B. Toomey

Tucson, AZ
University of Arizona

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DOCUMENT - United States of America v. Roger Jason Stone, Jr., defendant


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23 January 2019

Donald Trump - Jeffries says Trump isn't a racist but defends 'grand wizard' comparison

Caitlin Oprysko

ezs note:  If he looks like a "grand wizard" ...

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Mongolia - Meet transgender Mongolian beauty queen breaking barriers

Agence-France Presse
The Standard

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

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civil rights - Becerra, Civil Rights Group Vow To Continue Challenging Military Transgender Ban


Xavier Becerra

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Alaska - Transgender woman at center of Downtown Soup Kitchen lawsuit speaks out

Jill Burke

Anchorage, AK

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lead story - A transgender Army sergeant says ban won't stop Americans from serving their country

Nicole Chavez

near Tacoma, WA

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20 January 2019

civil rights - Former Fort Bliss soldier found guilty in 2016 murder of transgender woman

Aaron Bracamontes

El Paso, TX (Fort Bliss)

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South Dakota - South Dakota High School Activities Association Defends Transgender Student Athlete Policy

Brady Mallory

Sioux Falls, SD

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lead story - Gender Clinic Aims to Improve Transgender Patients' Care

US News and World Report

New Orleans, Louisiana

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19 January 2019

Donald Trump - Donald Trump Sparks Anger With ‘Send A Brick’ To Nancy Pelosi And Chuck Schumer Campaign

Lee Moran

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Japan - More in Japan identify as LGBT as social awareness grows, study finds

The Japan Times

Tokyo, Japan

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civil rights - Busy day at Capitol features governor's budget and transgender rights

Karen DeWitt

Albany, NY

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Maryland - Maryland GOP delegate's aide charged with making illegal robocall against fellow delegate on transgender issues

Luke Broadwater
The Baltimore Sun

Baltimore, MD

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ezs note:  Marylanders - to get more on this story, visit the podcast. (starts at 15:38)

lead story - Transgender woman accuses Gov. J.B. Pritzker's campaign of discrimination in federal lawsuit

Mike Riopell
Chicago Tribune

Springfield, IL

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