28 February 2019

Donald Trump - Michael Cohen's shocking picture of Trump's mob-like world

Stephen Collinson

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Mauritius - Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Reviews the Report of Mauritius

Africa News

Port Louis, Mauritius

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civil rights - HRC & NEA Sponsor Jazz and Friends National Day of School and Community Readings

Elliott Kozuch

Jazz Jennings

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please press:  www.hrc.org

Maryland - Baltimore schools draft policy to protect transgender students — a step beyond most Maryland schools

Talia Richman
The Baltimore Sun

Baltimore, MD

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lead story - Transgender Troops Tell Congress That They Excel in the Military

Julie Watson

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VIDEO - Michael Cohen's testimony in its entirety, Rep. Elijah Cummings chairman

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27 February 2019

opening testimony of Michael Cohen with exhibits

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please press:  oversight.house.gov (exhibits)

Donald Trump - Michael Cohen testifies before Congress

Meg Wagner, Veronica Rocha, Amanda Wills

Michael Cohen

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Malaysia - New Malaysia looks a lot like old Malaysia when it comes to transgender rights


Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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civil rights - Transgender Coachella fest attendees say they were denied bathroom access. Now, ACLU demands policy change

Sam Metz
Desert Sun

Coachella festival
Coachella, CA

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South Dakota - What impact does transgender bills in South Dakota legislature have on youth?

Michaela Feldmann

Sioux Falls, SD

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lead story - Decorated transgender troops to testify before Congress

NBC News

Washington DC
US Capitol

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26 February 2019

Donald Trump - How Vietnam Became Donald Trump’s Forever War

Michael Kruse

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please press:  www.politico.com

Ireland - Ireland's Got Talent rapper reveals how death scare encouraged him to come out as transgender

Sharon McGowan
Irish Mirror

Dublin, Ireland
Father Mathew Bridge

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civil rights - Holy Dictum: Federal Judge Rejects Protection Against Transgender Discrimination in “Elegant Aside”

Joanna L. Grossman, Grant Hayden

Dallas, TX

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please press:  verdict.justia.com

Georgia - Georgia House committee passes hate crimes bill

Patrick Saunders
Project Q

Dacula, GA
Elisha Winn house

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lead story - Bill targeting transgender athlete policy fails in South Dakota

NBC News

Pierre, SD
state capitol

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25 February 2019

Czech Republic - Czech TV’s Genre-Busting Comedy Is a Hit


Prague, Czech Republic

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civil rights - ACLU Of Minnesota Files Lawsuit Against Anoka-Hennepin School District


Anoka, MN

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please press:  minnesota.cbslocal.com

Arizona - UA professor sues state over denial of health-care coverage to transgender employees

Lurissa Carbajal
Cronkite News

Tucson, AZ

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lead story - Family Fun Weekend puts focus on transgender people

Kimberly Drelich (The Day)
San Francisco Chronicle

Groton, CT

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24 February 2019

Donald Trump - McCabe responds to Trump's 'poor man's J. Edgar Hoover' slam: 'I don't even know what that means'

Allan Smith
NBC News

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Central African Republic (among others) - Gendered Security and the Right to Life: Analysis of UN Human Rights Committee’s General Comment

Fionnuala Ní Aoláin
Just Security

Bangui, Central African Republic

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please press:  www.justsecurity.org

civil rights - ‘We refuse to hide’: Sarah DePalma, transgender ‘firebrand,’ dead at 67

Lisa Gray
Houston Chronicle

her scrapbook

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ezs note:  I remember the very last words in her scrapbook - '...and we vote'.  Remember that in November. 

Missouri - Gay Methodist woman makes 600-mile prayer journey before denomination vote on LGBTQ issues

Amy McRary
knox news.

St. Louis, MO

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lead story - Connecticut runners part of debate over transgender athletes

Pat Eaton-Robb

Cromwell, CT

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please press:  www.startribune.com

23 February 2019

Donald Trump - 'His criminal actions were bold': Prosecutors urge harsh sentence for Paul Manafort in court memo

Bart Jansen
USA Today

Paul Manafort, 'mugging' for the camera

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ezs note:  At the bottom of the article, there is also a 25 page (redacted in part)  document of the prosecutor's version of the court memo.

Cambodia - Village where 'love the same' is embraced

Tabitha Payne
Khmer Times

Koh Province, Cambodia
(not necessarily Angkrong)

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civil rights - Trans woman killed in El Salvador after U.S. deportation, rights group says

Gwen Aviles
NBC News

Santa Ana, El Salvador

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Rhode Island - US Senator leading effort to overturn transgender military ban

Morgan Wright

Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI)

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lead story - India's Kumbh Mela festival features 1st ever transgender congregation

CBC News

Prayagraj, India
(formerly Allahabad)

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22 February 2019

21 February 2019

VIDEO - The Rachel Maddow Show (special report)

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Donald Trump - Mueller's Russia investigation: Trump's legal team braces for report, hasn't talked with special counsel in 'weeks'

Kevin Johnson
USA Today

ezs note:  Well, what have you been up to, Donald?

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Ukraine - Volunteer-driven website aims to revolutionize sex ed in Ukraine

Matthew Kupfer
Kyiv Post

Zelenodolsk, Ukraine

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civil rights - How to Fight the Latest Attempts to Erase ‘Transgender’

Alex Myers
The Good Men Project


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New Hampshire - Pappas Knocks Court Decision on Transgender Restrictions for U.S. Service Members


Chris Pappas (D-NH)

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lead story - Virginia district split over ending transgender bathroom ban

Ben Finley

Abingdon, VA
(part of Gloucester County)

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please press:  www.fredericksburg.com

Donald Trump - AP source: FBI had backup plan to save Russia probe evidence

Eric Tucker/AP
The Free Press

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19 February 2019

Donald Trump - Intimidation, Pressure and Humiliation: Inside Trump’s Two-Year War on the Investigations Encircling Him

Mark Mazzetti, Maggie Haberman, Nicholas Fandos, Michael S. Schmidt
The New York Times

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Peru - The impact and cost-effectiveness of combined HIV prevention scenarios among transgender women sex-workers in Lima, Peru: a mathematical modelling study

Annick Bórquez et. al.
The Lancet

Lima, Peru

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ezs note:  Yeah... this is a really long article.  It also is difficult to read, even when you are fairly erudite.  However, it is also one of the most seminal articles you will ever read.  It is published by The Lancet, which, besides The New England Journal of Medicine, is without peer.  Please download the article and send it to your doctor, her/his nurses, and legislators. 

civil rights - All school districts would need policy to protect transgender students under bill debated in Washington Senate

Ryan Blake
The Spokesman-Review

Olympia, WA

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Maine - New congressman, a Marine, opposes transgender military ban

News Center Maine (NBC)

Augusta, ME

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lead story - Inside Monica Roberts’ Mission to Identify Transgender Murder Victims

Samantha Allen
Daily Beast

Louisville, KY

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AUDIO - Lying - Sam Harris

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18 February 2019

Donald Trump - Trump lashes out at 'treasonous' officials after McCabe interview


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Nigeria - Police Warn Homosexuals To Leave Nigeria

Jesuwale Stephen

Abuja, Nigeria

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ezs note:  If you are incensed about Nigeria's actions as I am, please e-write to Ambassador Sylvanus Adiewere Nsofor at ambassadornsofor@nigeriaembassyusa.org and politely air your grievances concisely.  (In USA; if you live elsewhere, check out who your Ambassador is.)

PS:  I did!

civil rights - Fact-Checking Common Myths on Transition-Related Care for Trans People

Ria Tabacco

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please press:  www.aclu.org



West Virginia - West Virginia delegate draws ire for anti-LGBTQ comments

Steven Allen Adams
The Parkersburg News and Sentinel

Princeton, WV
(Mercer County)

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lead story - Transgender recruit tries to join military before ban takes effect

Danae King
The Columbus Dispatch

Worthington, OH

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please press:  www.dispatch.com

17 February 2019

Donald Trump - Trump rages against ‘SNL’ after latest Alec Baldwin skit

Mark Moore
New York Post

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please press:  nypost.com

Malta - Trailblazing LGBTIQ+ icon and model Katia passes away

Kurt Sansone
Malta Today

Qrendi, Malta

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please press:  www.maltatoday.com.mt

civil rights - Indiana moving up, but still behind in LGBTQ laws and policies

Segann March
Courier & Press

Medora, IN

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please press:  www.courierpress.com

Indiana - LETTER: Column on transgender ban by IDS opinion editor worse than actual ban

Tom Sweeney

Bloomington, IN

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please press:  www.idsnews.com

ezs note:  Thank you, Tom, for providing the FACTS.