31 July 2019

civil rights - Title VII Reversal: Fifth Circuit Holds No Transgender Protections Under Civil Rights Statute

Jonathan Clark
JD Supra

Colored Sailor's Room, ca. 1917

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Wyoming - First Congregational Church hosts first statewide LGBTQ pride worship service


Rock Springs, WY

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lead story - The Dire Consequences of the Trump Administration’s Attack on Transgender People’s Access to Shelters

Sarah Kellman et. al.
The Center for American Progress

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29 July 2019

Illinois - Illinois Passes Gender-Neutral Bathroom Bill

Casey Leins
US News & World Report

Springfield, IL
Lincoln statue in front; state capitol in back

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lead story - Rally Supporting Transgender Health Care Rights Set For Boston City Hall

FLASH - Two children killed in shooting that left gunman dead at Gilroy Garlic Festival in San Francisco Bay Area

CBS News

Gilroy, CA

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27 July 2019

civil rights - Eureka hospital files motion to quash lawsuit filed by transgender man denied surgery

Hawaii - Hawaii set to include gender X on state driver’s licenses

Steven Adams
Trib Live

Honolulu, HI

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lead story - Transgender woman testifies at human rights tribunal after being refused Brazilian wax

Eva Uguen-Csenge
CBC News


Surrey, BC

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24 July 2019

Donald Trump - Trump Must Face Suit Over Alleged Multilevel Marketing Fraud

Bob Van Voris
Bloomberg News

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Gibraltar - Video commemorating Stonewall and celebrating Gibraltar's LGBTQ+ community launched by Government


Gibraltar (governor's residence)

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civil rights - Virginia Schools' Lawyer Says Transgender Student Is Still Female, Despite Birth Certificate

Education Week

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ezs note:  Mighty David Corrigan tries to slam em' out of the park... keep trying, David...

Delaware - Commentary: Community relations key for Cheswold police

Christopher Workman
Delaware State News

Cheswold, DE

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ezs note:  It's down a bit, but Workman puts in a short yet positive viewpoint on the LGBT community.   

lead story - A Black Transgender Woman Was Found Fatally Shot In South Carolina

Lauren Strapagiel

Charleston, SC  (1733)

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ezs note:  If you have any information regarding the murder of Denali Berries Stuckey, please call Charleston (SC) police at 843-577-7434. Thanks.   

23 July 2019

China - Helping communities to end AIDS epidemic

Gunilla Carlsson
China Daily

Beijing, China

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civil rights - Phyllis Frye: The Grandmother of the Transgender Rights Movement

Joe Forward
State Bar of Wisconsin

Wisconsin Dells, WI

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Florida - Alachua County conversion therapy ban meets resistance from Florida ministry

Ashley Lazarski
The Independent Florida Alligator

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lead story - N.C. settlement affirms transgender people’s right to use restrooms matching their gender identity

20 July 2019

Belgium - Rapists of transgender woman get five years after attacking her during first night out

The Brussels Times

Antwerp, Belgium

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civil rights - In 26 States, You Can Still Get Fired for Being Trans

Nebraska - Transgender woman sues state over refusal to cover gender reassignment surgery

lead story - Police: Transgender woman sexually assaulted in Lakeview; felon facing charges

Rosemary Sobol
Chicago Tribune

Lakeview, Illinois (part of Chicago)

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17 July 2019

Austria - Austria champions diversity, inclusivity


Vienna, Austria

please press:  businessmirror.com.ph

civil rights - The LGBTQ civil rights fight is far from over

Katelyn Burns

please press:  www.vox.com

Connecticut - Connecticut governor signs bill banning 'gay panic defense'


Connecticut State Capitol (interior)
Hartford, CT

please press:  www.ctpost.com

lead story - Being Uninsured Poses Unique Health Care Challenges For The Transgender Community

15 July 2019

Donald Trump - Trump weighs ousting Commerce chief Wilbur Ross after census defeat

Hans Nichols, Kayla Tausche, Hallie Jackson
NBC News

ezs note:  Now, let's not forget Wilbur!  

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Tunisia - Gay lawyer and activist running for President of Tunisia, where being gay is illegal

John Riley
Metro Weekly

Tunis, Tunisia
ruins of Carthage

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civil rights - Military spends more on Viagra than on transgender recruits. So why ban trans?

Benjamin Carlton
Miami Herald

Miami, FL

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Colorado - Colorado's Comedy Community Unites in Mourning Ailis Kennedy

Byron Graham

Fort Collins, CO

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ezs note:  To donate to a worthy cause, or if you need help, go to    Trans Lifeline.  (I know - they helped me through a rough patch)

lead story - 'It's A Career Ender': 2 LGBTQ Former Dell Workers Share Their Stories

Jasmine Garsd

Dell HQ

please press:  www.npr.org

14 July 2019

Donald Trump - Trump tweets racist attacks at progressive Democratic congresswomen

Spain - Rainbow flag on Madrid City Hall displaced by Spanish standard

Pablo León
El País

Madrid, Spain

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civil rights - Public opinion data offers insights into transgender issues

Indiana University

Bloomington, IN

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Nebraska - Transgender inmate sues Nebraska over sexual assault during 2015 prison riot at Tecumseh

Martha Stoddard
Omaha World-Herald

Tecumseh, NE

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lead story - Freed transgender inmate to fight for trans prisoner rights

13 July 2019

Donald Trump - Jeffrey Epstein is Donald Trump's idea of the perfect man

Lucian K. Truscott IV

Source: Der Spiegel

please press:  www.salon.com

ezs note:  In case you missed it, you will find the article about the 24 women HERE .

Rwanda - Rwandan LGBT Community Steps Out of Shadows

Hamada Elrasam

Kigali, Rwanda
Kigali Tower

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civil rights - Transgender fire chief harassed by Byron city officials after transition, EEOC filing alleges

Becky Purser
The Telegraph

Byron, GA

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North Carolina - Speech therapy helps transgender individuals find their voice

Sayaka Matsuoka
Triad City Beat

Greensboro, NC
Blandwood Mansion

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lead story - Five Coming-of-Age Trans Movies That Changed My life

Diana Tourjée
Vice News

Ma Vie en Rose (1997)
Alain Berliner, dir.

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