03 June 2020

Michigan - Transgender Michigan Helpline Continues to Take Calls Amid Pandemic

Ellen Shanna Knoppow
Between The Lines

Ferndale, MI

please press:  pridesource.com

lead story - A Black Trans Woman Named Iyanna Dior Was Beaten by a Mob In Minneapolis

E.J. Dickson
Rolling Stone

Minneapolis, MN

please press:  www.rollingstone.com

ezs note  While the murder of George Floyd is taking the lion's share of attention (and VERY deserving), Iyanna Dior's brutal attack deserves our attention too.   

Donald Trump - James Mattis Denounces President Trump, Describes Him as a Threat to the Constitution

Jeffrey Goldberg
The Atlantic

James Mattis (!)

please press:  www.theatlantic.com 

02 June 2020

Hawaii - Why Donald Trump can't grasp this moment

Michael D'Antonio

Honolulu, HI
Honolulu Museum Of Art

please press:  www.kitv.com

lead story - Judge: Idaho Still Cannot Automatically Bar Transgender People Changing Birth Certificates

James Dawson
Boise State Public Radio

Boise, ID

Donald Trump - George W. Bush on George Floyd protests: 'It is time for America to examine our tragic failures'

New Hampshire - Pro-LGBT advocacy group Human Rights Campaign endorses Pappas, Shaheen for reelection

30 May 2020

civil rights - HRC Mourns Tony McDade, Black Trans Man Killed in Florida

Elliott Kozuch

Tallahassee, FL

please press:  www.hrc.org

ezs note:  If you have any information regarding the murder of Tony McDade, please call the Tallahassee Police Department at 850-606-5800.  Thanks. 

Indiana - REVIEW: Kim Petras’ latest single is the summer bop we need in quarantine

lead story - J.K. Rowling threatens legal action against Coquitlam transgender activist over tweets

Megan Lalonde
Tri-City News

Port Coquitlam, BC (Canada)

please press:  www.tricitynews.com

Donald Trump - Policing in the US is not about enforcing law. It’s about enforcing white supremacy

28 May 2020

Arizona - The brave lives of transgender students

Javaughn Gray
El Inde

Uden, Netherlands

lead story - 7 transgender musicians changing the music industry

Frank Otto

Cologne, Germany (Köln)

please press:  www.insider.com

Donald Trump - Stung By Twitter, Trump Signs Executive Order To Weaken Social Media Companies

Bobby Allyn
Connecticut Public Radio

please press:  www.npr.org

Ascension of Baha'u'llah

27 May 2020

civil rights - Transgender funeral director's widow takes over SCOTUS Title VII case

Daniel Wiessner


please press:  www.reuters.com 

Arkansas - A big loss for LGBTQ kids: Closure of Lucie’s Place

lead story - Anti-transgender bill advances in Tennessee as lawmakers return to work

Donald Trump - Trump news - live: President arrives in Florida to watch Nasa SpaceX rocket launch as US coronavirus death tolls 'hits 100,000'

Joe Sommerlad, Danielle Zoellner

ezs note:  Sorry for the delay - now it's 100,940 dead.
(courtesy ncov2019.live)

please press:  www.independent.co.uk

26 May 2020

civil rights - Virginia school board defends transgender bathroom ban

Kentucky - ‘Lie down with dogs, wake up with fleas.’ Ky GOP has only itself to blame for effigy disgrace.

Linda Blackford
Lexington Herald-Leader

Harrodsburg, KY

please press:  www.kentucky.com

lead story - High Point BOE approves transgender policy


On May 26, 2020, at 8:20 pm, Covid-19 (coronavirus) topped 100,000 deaths.  (100,120)  This is more than topped the ENTIRE Vietnam War.  It took a little more than four months. 100,000 deaths.

Donald Trump - Tech Writer Calls For Twitter To Remove Trump Tweets

Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski

ezs note:  If you would still even consider voting for this vile, evil, cretin of a 'man', perhaps you should be locked up in a psych ward.  Please, see this important, utterly sickening blog.

25 May 2020

civil rights - New Florida policy aids transgender students doing distance learning amid coronavirus

Emily Bloch
USA Today

Jacksonville, FL

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Minnesota - How COVID-19 could exacerbate inequalities in Minnesota’s workforce

Walker Orenstein

North Minneapolis, MN (section of Minneapolis proper)

please press:  www.minnpost.com 

lead story - Marie Cau: First transgender mayor elected in France

BBC News

Town Hall
Tilloy-lez-Marchiennes, France

please press:  www.bbc.com

Donald Trump - Donald Trump, the Most Unmanly President

Tom Nichols
The Atlantic

ezs note:  If the shoe fits...

please press:  www.theatlantic.com

24 May 2020

civil rights - On the Basis of Gender

Kate Milne, Ethan Hwang, Hallie Faust, Avantika Singh
The Vanguard

Polokwane, South Africa (formerly Pietersburg)

Wyoming - Pandemic Exacerbates Disparities For LGBTQ Wyomingites Without Support Or Legal Protections

lead story - Manipur to set up dedicated quarantine centre for transgender community

Jimmy Leivon
The Indian Express

Manipur (state), India

please press:  indianexpress.com

Donald Trump - 2020 election: Trump falsely claims 'thousands' of forgeries on mail-in ballots, despite his own commission not finding a single case of fraud

23 May 2020

civil rights - Everything you need to know about the argument over trans rights

David Levesley

London, UK
Tate Modern

please press:  www.gq-magazine.co.uk

Idaho - Idaho student leaders denounce anti-transgender laws

Chad Sokol
The Spokesman-Review

University of Idaho
Moscow, ID

please press:  www.spokesman.com

ezs note:  Hmmm... maybe the students should give their state representatives a run for their money...

lead story - Virus pushes Pakistan's transgender dancers out of their homes

Sajjad Tarakzai

Islamabad, Pakistan

please press:  www.ctvnews.ca

Donald Trump - Donald Trump press secretary inadvertently reveals president's bank details

22 May 2020

civil rights - Larsen: Elliott-Larsen was meant to include everyone, I know because I wrote it

Mel Larsen
Lansing State Journal

Lansing, MI

please press:  www.lansingstatejournal.com

Delaware - Karissa Sanbonmatsu: What Can Epigenetics Tell Us About Sex And Gender?

lead story - Eleven transgender inmates sexually assaulted in male prisons last year

Danny Shaw
BBC News

London, UK 

please press:  www.bbc.com

Donald Trump - Trump’s Inaccurate Claims on Hydroxychloroquine

Linda Qiu

The New York Times

ezs note:  Well, 'Doctor' Trump says it's good, so it must be good!

please press:  www.nytimes.com

New Jersey - Higher Court Overturns Judge's Order Requiring Transgender Bias Training For Jersey City Police

Jerry DeMarco
Hudson Daily Voice

Hackensack, NJ

please press:  dailyvoice.com

20 May 2020

civil rights - 279 Groups Call for Health Care Access to Protect All

Shin Inouye
The Leadership Conference

AFL-CIO (among others)

please press:  civilrights.org

Utah - Scott: True LGBTQ Allies Don’t Out

The Daily Utah Chronicle

University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT

please press:  dailyutahchronicle.com

lead story - High Point BOE to revisit transgender proposal

Eric Obernauer
New Jersey Herald

Wantage Township,  NJ

please press:  www.njherald.com

Donald Trump - Trump will lose in a landslide because of the economy, new election model predicts

Matt Egan

please press:  www.cnn.com

ezs note:  Contrary to what the rosy picture above portrays, the best predictor in any state is YOU.  First, make sure you're registered, and done so properly.   Second, remind yourself to vote.  Thanks.