31 March 2019

Donald Trump - One of the GOP’s brightest female stars is dogged by Trump in 2020

Marianne Levine

Adel, IA

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Bulgaria/US - US State Department: Bulgarian government actions against human rights abusers ‘insufficient’

The Sofia Globe

Plovdiv, Bulgaria

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civil rights - On This Transgender Day of Visibility, I’m Feeling Exposed—and Determined

Rhode Island - Sen. Reed Says Pentagon Shouldn't Adopt New Transgender Rule

US News and World Report

Cranston, RI

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lead story - Transgender visibility has become my paradox. I want to be seen as any other woman, and as trans.

Meredith Talusan
NBC News

New York City, NY (1952)
Dag Hammarskjöld, foreground

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30 March 2019

Donald Trump - Judge rules Trump executive order allowing offshore drilling in Arctic Ocean unlawful

Kevin Bohn

Copepods (Arctic Ocean)

please press:  www.cnn.com

Bangladesh/US - Bangladesh rejects ‘one-sided’ US report on human rights

civil rights - Maplewood to raise flag in honor of International Transgender Day of Visibility

Lindsey Kelleher

Maplewood, NJ

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Pennsylvania - 5 Pennsylvania women who did it first

Alex Nagy
Pennsylvania Weekly


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ezs note: Pay special attention to Sharron Cooks.

lead story - ‘Trans-forming’ the Workplace to Be Transgender Inclusive

Nico Calvo Rosenstone
Stanford Social Innovation Review

Stanford, CA
Lou Henry Hoover house

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new thoughts...

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ezs note:  It's a little, eensy-teensy blog, but it's off and running.  If you wish to see what's happening, go to long strange journey.

lead story - ‘Trans-forming’ the Workplace to Be Transgender Inclusive

Nico Calvo Rosenstone
Stanford Social Innovation Review

Stanford, CA
Lou Henry Hoover house

please press:  ssir.org

29 March 2019

civil rights - HRC Releases Annual Corporate Equality Index with 571 Top U.S. Companies Earning Perfect Scores

Elliott Kozuch
Human Rights Campaign

Washington DC
Human Rights Campaign headquarters

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please press:  www.hrc.org

North Carolina - NC House bills opposing conversion therapy, HB2 remnants filed

Gary D. Robertson

Asheville, NC
Thomas Wolfe house

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lead story - Transgender Singing Voice Conference Expands Vocal Perspectives

Tana Weingartner
Cincinnati Public Radio

Richmond, IN
Earlham College

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please press:  www.wvxu.org

Go Adam Schiff!

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28 March 2019

Donald Trump - Why Trump Wants to Go to the Moon So Badly

Marina Koren
The Atlantic

ezs note:  Sure Donald, we'll provide you with a ticket to the Moon...
(one way only)

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please press:  www.theatlantic.com

UK - UK To Open Separate Jail For Transgenders After Several Cases Of Attack By Inmates

Kriti Gupta

Banstead, UK
(future home of HMP Downview)

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please press:  www.indiatimes.com

civil rights - In Congress, a Task Force for Trans Equality Is Mobilizing Against Trump

Diana Tourjée

New Bedford, MA

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please press:  broadly.vice.com

Delaware - Video shows women harassing Delaware transgender activist Sarah McBride at a meeting in D.C.

Jessica Bies
delaware online

Dover, DE

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lead story - House votes to condemn Trump's transgender military ban

Juliegrace Brufke, Rebecca Kheel
The Hill

House of Representatives (interior)

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another thought...

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ezs note:  If you wish to see my other thoughts, go to long strange journey.

27 March 2019

civil rights - The Legal Case for Trans Rights

Robert L. Tsai

US Supreme Court

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please press:  www.yesmagazine.org

New Hampshire - New Hampshire house OKs birth certificate changes in transgender cases


Concord, NH

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please press:  www.boston.com

lead story - Sen. Sanders displays transgender pride flag at office

San Francisco Chronicle

Des Moines, IA

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please press:  www.sfchronicle.com

protest for LGBT rights TODAY

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ezs note:  I know it's VERY short notice, but there is a protest in favor of LGBT rights today, at 6 pm, in front of the Town Hall in West Hartford.  See ya there!

26 March 2019

Donald Trump - The Critical Part of Mueller’s Report That Barr Didn’t Mention

Natasha Bertrand
The Atlantic

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Sweden - Viking warrior women? Reassessing Birka chamber grave Bj.581

Neil Price et al
Cambridge University

Birka, Sweden

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please press:  www.cambridge.org

civil rights - Human Rights Department Joins Transgender Discrimination Lawsuit Against Anoka-Hennepin School District

CBS Minnesota

Anoka, MN

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Georgia - In Georgia’s Bible Belt, health care for transgender people is often out of reach

Samantha Max
The Telegraph

Augusta, GA

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please press:  www.macon.com

lead story - Transgender, gay migrants allegedly suffer 'rampant' abuse at New Mexico ICE facility

Tim Stelloh
NBC News

Chaparral, NM

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25 March 2019

civil rights - Woman Accused of Pepper Spraying Transgender Woman at Chicano Park Pleads Not Guilty

Melissa Sandoval
San Diego 7

ezs note:  Well, ya gotta defend yerself! (heh, heh) 

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Montana/Oregon - Kimberly Reed: Always in Transition

Brett Campbell
Oregon Artswatch

Helena, MT

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lead story - It’s Not Just Japan. Many U.S. States Require Transgender People Get Sterilized

Samantha Allen
Daily Beast

Needles, CA

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please press:  www.thedailybeast.com 

24 March 2019

Saint Kitts and Nevis - Nevis Wins Debating Competition

Jermine Abel

Charlestown, Saint Kitts and Nevis

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please press:  www.winnfm.com

ezs note:  Thank you, Team Nevis!

civil rights - Transgender artist Cassils uses their body to create protest works in Trump's America

Alice Walker
ABC (Australia)

Perth, Australia
Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts

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Florida - Transgender community, Central Florida law enforcement meet to build trust after description of slaying victim prompted outrage

Michael Williams
Orlando Sentinel

lead story - For transgender people, visiting family in Mexico often means hiding their gender identity

Jose A. Del Real
Santa Fe New Mexican

Mexicali, Mexico

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23 March 2019

Nigeria - Nigeria: Non-Binary Transgender Author Akwaeke Emezi's Debut Novel Explores Multiplicity

Kylie Kiunguyu

All Africa

Abuja, Nigeria

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civil rights - Manchin not supporting Equality Act based on protections for vulnerable, transgender people

Erin Beck
The Register-Herald

ezs note:  Just yer friendly family meetin'...

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Ohio - Boyfriend-killer is granted divorce from her transgender jailhouse wife

Jimmy McCloskey

Campbell, OH

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please press:  metro.co.uk

lead story - Science Finds a Way for Transgender Males to Maintain Fertility

Robert Preidt
US News and World Report

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Goin' on a journey...

Nine pointed star

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ezs note:  Perhaps you've noticed a subtle change in me.  Actually, it's kinda old.  Years ago, I became a member of the Baha'i Faith. Well, really long story made very short, I found that I had to leave for awhile.  But over the past few months, I discovered a new breadth and depth to the Faith.

Believe me, I'm not trying to convert anyone. If you're happy with another faith, or no faith, hey, I'm happy for you, really.  My commentaries are not hagiographies.  You will see them on the right side, long strange journey, at the top of listings.

Here's a tip!

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ezs note:  By now, unless you've been hiding under a really big rock, you have heard that AG Barr has received Robert Mueller's final report.  As of now, things look pretty good for our receiving the document, but we all know how squirrely things can get.  I have already emailed AG Barr to let him know how I feel.  (https://www.justice.gov/doj/webform/your-message-department-justice) Okay, I know how you probably feel about this.  It doesn't matter.  For now, Barr is the AG.  Please, let the better angels of our nature be at work and tell the AG politely, formally, yet firmly that you want to see the whole document.

But please, just do it.  YOU can make the difference.

21 March 2019

Alaska - Lawsuit challenges Alaska Medicaid policy denying transgender-related health care coverage

Renee Gross

Homer, AK

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please press:  www.ktoo.org

lead story - Justices chose fact over ignorance in transgender health ruling

Jeorgia Robinson
Des Moines Register

Marion, IA

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20 March 2019

Donald Trump - Kellyanne Conway defends Trump after he attacked her husband

Daniel Lippman

ezs note:  n. 1:  Kellyanne Conway
                        2:  total Trump a**kisser

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please press:  www.politico.com

Kazakhstan - How Kyrgyz authorities almost banned a women's rally on International Women's Day

Aisha Jabbarova
Global Voices

Almaty, Kazakhstan

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please press:  globalvoices.org

civil rights - Butte woman claims she was fired for being transgender


Butte, MT

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please press:  kpax.com 

Nebraska - Former Nebraska GOP Staffer Under Fire for Racist Remarks


ezs note:  Aw, folks, he doesn't really mean it...
(Yeah, right...)

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