30 April 2019

civil rights - Northern Va. school systems declare support of transgender student in legal fight

John Bowden
The Hill

Fairfax, VA
(Fairfax Court House, June 1863)

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South Carolina/California - California Adds South Carolina to the State-Funded Travel Ban

Ida Mojabad
SF Weekly

Charleston, SC
Seibels House

please press:  www.sfweekly.com

lead story - Iowans call on Reynolds to reject 'unjust' transgender health amendment

Laura Terrell

Des Moines, IA
(Bird's Run site)

please press:  www.kcci.com

29 April 2019

Israel - Dozens of Protesters Demand Israel Enable Transgender Teen's Return to School

Lee Yaron

Ashkelon, Israel

please press:  www.haaretz.com

civil rights - Lawsuit Alleges Connecticut Correctional Officials Refused To Treat Transgender Prisoner

Kansas - Capitol Update: Rep. Woodard says it’s time for legislature to act on discrimination protections for LGBTQ+ Kansans

Jay Senter
Shawnee Mission Post

Lenexa, KS

please press:  shawneemissionpost.com

lead story - How To Support Your Transgender Employees

28 April 2019

Iceland/Brunei - Iceland Cosigns Statement Against Brutal, Discriminatory Law in Brunei

civil rights - Honduran Transgender Woman Granted Asylum

Nancy Montoya
Arizona Public Media

Nogales, AZ

please press:  www.azpm.org

Tennessee - Charles Key Needs to Go to the Bathroom. Tennessee Won’t Let Him Because He’s Trans.

Samantha Key
The Daily Beast

Hendersonville, TN

please press:  www.thedailybeast.com

lead story - Stuck on the sidelines: A transgender powerlifter fights for the right to compete

Alex Berg
NBC News

Fort Collins, CO

please press:  www.nbcnews.com 

27 April 2019

Donald Trump - Samantha Bee roasts Trump at second 'Not the White House Correspondents' Dinner'

Guyana/UK - UK nudges Guyana on death penalty, gay rights

Erasing 76 Crimes

Georgetown, Guyana

please press:  76crimes.com

civil rights - HHS Budget Would Fund Discrimination at Expense of Civil Rights Enforcement

Sharita Gruberg
Center for American Progress

Hubert H. Humphrey Building
 Health and Human Services

please press:  www.americanprogress.org

Oklahoma - White Supremacist Gets Life Sentence for Black Trans Woman's Murder

Trudy Ring

Oklahoma City, OK

please press:  www.advocate.com  

lead story - An employer's religion should not justify discrimination against transgender workers

Kendra Strozyk
Los Angeles Times

Cameron Park, CA

please press:  www.latimes.com

26 April 2019

Ghana - Actor Prince David Osei attacks gays and lesbians


Accra, Ghana

please press:  www.ghanaweb.com

ezs note:  Well, Mr. Osei certainly has the right to express his opinion.  However, we have the right not to buy his crap. 

civil rights - The Three-Letter Word That Triggered a Revolution


Jason Murdock

Huntsville, AL

please press:  www.newsweek.com

ezs note:  If the allegations against the trooper prove to be true, let's hope that the Huntsville board has the sense to put him permanently "on leave". 

lead story - Iowa Senate Republicans propose banning use of Medicaid dollars on transgender surgery

Tony Leys, Barbara Rodriguez
Des Moines Register

Imogene, Iowa

please press:  www.desmoinesregister.com

25 April 2019

Canada/Brunei - Transgender teenager from Brunei seeks asylum in Canada

civil rights - HHS nearing plan to roll back transgender protections

Mississippi - LGBTQ Mississippians Tell Texas: “Religious Freedom” Will Destroy Your State

Nico Lang

Raising the Stars and Stripes Over the Capitol of the State of Mississippi
Harper's Weekly
(engraver unknown)

please press:  www.newnownext.com

lead story - Gender Policies In Sports — And How Local Transgender Athletes Navigate Them

Kojo Nnamdi
American University Radio

please press:  wamu.org

23 April 2019

lead story - Transgender adults have higher risk of poor health, U.S. study finds


Yamai no soshi, late 12th cent.
(author unknown)

please press:  www.nbcnews.com

ezs note:  Yeah, I know.  Life sucks, but it doubly sucks when you're transgender.  Whether you've got anorexia (low fat), bulimia (overweight), smoke cigarettes, or use other harmful drugs (legal or illegal), they can seem calming.  I know firsthand.  I'm dangerously overweight - but today I'm determined to lose weight. I've gone to Weight Watchers.  I'm not trying to tout them, but please use a program that is safe and effective.  Whatever difficulties you face, I wish you the best. 

22 April 2019

civil rights - Nintendo Bans Trans Flag From Smash Bros.’ Stage Builder, Calling It a “Political Statement”

Vivian Kane
The Mary Sue

Kyoto, Japan (main office)

please press:  www.themarysue.com

Wyoming - How The Trump Administration's Transgender Troop Ban Is Affecting One Military Family

Lauren Hodges, Ailsa Chang
Wyoming Public Media

Cheyenne, WY

please press:  www.wyomingpublicmedia.org

lead story - Supreme Court to hear cases on sexual orientation, transgender status in the workplace

Steve Goldstein

Supreme Court (original)


please press:  www.marketwatch.com

20 April 2019

civil rights - Transgender bathrooms, locker rooms: The debate in central Pennsylvania, explained

Michigan - Michigan Gym Loses Appeal In Suit Over Transgender Woman In Locker Room

lead story - Trump’s transgender military service ban is based in ‘prejudice and bigotry’

Erwin Chemerinsky
The Sacramento Bee

Sacramento, CA

please press:  www.sacbee.com

19 April 2019

Donald Trump - Warren calls on House to begin impeachment proceedings against Trump

Rebecca Shabad
NBC News

please press:  www.nbcnews.com

Myanmar - Toilets with threatening auras

Nyo Ma
Myanmar Times

Naypyidaw, Myanmar

please press:  www.mmtimes.com

civil rights - Queer-owned consulting firm wants to help your workplace support transgender employees

Caitlin Whyte

Rochester, NY

please press:  www.wxxinews.org

Kentucky - Kentucky BBQ truck grilled for changing 'LGBTQ' meaning on Trump T-shirts

Lucas Aulbach

Williamstown, KY

please press:  www.courier-journal.com

lead story - Charlize Theron confirms daughter Jackson is transgender

Francesca Bacardi
Page Six

Charlize Theron

please press:  pagesix.com

17 April 2019

Donald Trump - Stephen Colbert Applauds France’s Response To Donald Trump’s Notre Dame Cathedral Fire Fighting Advice

Brazil - A Transgender Volleyball Star Stirs ‘Unfounded’ Criticism In Brazil

Andrêa Martinelli

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

please press:  www.huffpost.com 

civil rights - Illinois parents drop lawsuit challenging transgender bathroom access


Oh, shazam...

please press:  www.kmov.com 

ezs note:  It's nice that the parents had the sense to drop the suit.  It would have been nicer if they had put it in the trash to begin with...

Kentucky - Bowling Green rejects anti-discrimination ordinance protecting LGBTQ residents

lead story - The biggest thing critics continually get wrong about transgender athletes competing in women's sports

16 April 2019

civil rights - Examining Transgender Civil Rights

New York - Five harsh facts of transgender life in New York City

Zach Williams
New York Nonprofit Media

New York City, NY
Rockefeller Center

please press:  nynmedia.com

lead story - Man was offered $200 to beat transgender woman: cops

Joshua Rhett Miller
New York Post

please press:  nypost.com

Aftermath of Notre-Dame (VIDEO)

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