30 March 2020

civil rights - Lorena Borjas, Pioneering Transgender Latina Activist in NYC, Dies From COVID-19

NBC News

Goodbye, Lorena... 😔

please press:  www.nbcnewyork.com

ezs note:  Do you have what it takes to pick up the fallen torch of Lorena?  If you have the skills and the moxie to do some of her work, please consider doing some of her work.  Thanks.


Lorena Borjas

Rhode Island - Student Advocacy Spurs New Queer Studies Minor

Rhode Island College

Horace Mann Hall
Providence, RI

please press:  www.ric.edu

lead story - Being Visible on International Transgender Day of Visibility

Erica Allie Mack
Samsung Newsroom (US)

Laverne Cox

please press:  news.samsung.com

ezs note:  I know that with the spread of Covid-19 (coronavirus) it might not be possible for you to get out and about.  But a better day will come, and we will all celebrate your Day of Visibility.  (safely, of course)

Donald Trump - Fact check: Trump falsely denies saying two things he said last week

Daniel Dale, Tara Subramaniam

Pinocchio, by Carlo Chiostri (1901)

please press:  www.cnn.com

29 March 2020

civil rights - Lawmakers end session with much unsettled

Nathan Brown

Idaho State Capitol
Boise, ID

please press:  www.kpvi.com

Delaware - A conversation on gender equity in the workplace with Sarah McBride

lead story - Four Major Employers Join 40 Others Opposing State-Based Anti-Transgender Legislation


Hamdi Ulukaya

please press:  www.hrc.org

Donald Trump - This Anti-Trump Ad Made Him Cry (video)

28 March 2020

civil rights - Drive on to protect transgender rights

Maddy O'Callahan
Spartan Newsroom

Lansing, Michigan

please press:  news.jrn.msu.edu

Oregon - Advocates, families and transgender students push for progress in Oregon schools

Natalie Pate

South Salem, OR (neighborhood) 

please press: www.registerguard.com 

lead story - Transgender woman fatally stabbed in the neck in Harlem

Thomas Tracy
Daily News

New York City, NY

please press:  www.nydailynews.com

ezs note:  Unfortunately, the name of the woman who was slain is not named in the article, but if you were near East 128th Street and 3rd Avenue and witnessed this event, please call the New York Police Department at NYC311.

Donald Trump - The missing six weeks: how Trump failed the biggest test of his life

Ed Pilkington, Tom McCarthy
The Guardian

RMS Lusitania, shortly before her sinking (1915)

please press:  www.theguardian.com

26 March 2020

civil rights - Republicans are using the pandemic to push anti-abortion and anti-trans agendas

Katelyn Burns

Austin, TX

please press:  www.vox.com

Delaware - Underwear as empowerment: Delaware design student aims to fill a need for trans women

Barbara Goldberg


Newark, DE

please press:  www.reuters.com

lead story - Pakistan Official Supports Transgender Community Amid COVID-19

Kyle Knight
Human Rights Watch

Islamabad, Pakistan

please press:  www.hrw.org

Donald Trump - Trump Wants to ‘Reopen America.’ Here’s What Happens if We Do.

Nicholas Kristof, Stuart A. Thompson
The New York Times

please press:  www.nytimes.com

24 March 2020

civil rights - Ohio LGBTQ civil rights bill could finally pass

Becca King
LGBTQ Nation

Lakewood, OH

please press:  www.lgbtqnation.com 

Wyoming - Transgender worries threaten female genital mutilation ban

Andrew Graham
Northern Wyoming News

Powell, WY

please press:  www.wyodaily.com

ezs note:  Oh, bruther.  The 'controversy' would be calmed if people understood the difference between transgender women and cisgender women.  The first are done by medically proficient doctors; the second are not done by doctors at all.  As far as cisgender girls and women go, the female genital mutilation is horrid, and the 'doctors' should be jailed.   On the other hand, transgender women should take care that the surgeon is medically certified. 

lead story - Transgender people with IDs that match their gender have better mental health, Drexel study finds

Bethany Ao
Philadelphia Inquirer

Drexel University
Philadelphia, PA

please press:  www.inquirer.com

Donald Trump - Man Dies, Wife Critical From Chloroquine After Hearing Trump Tout Unproven Covid-19 Treatment

Tom McKay

ezs note:  The "doctor" will see you now...

please press:  gizmodo.com

23 March 2020


Marilyn Drew Necci

Boise, ID

please press:  rvamag.com

ezs note:  Idahoans - As of March 22, the governor has still not made up his mind.  You can urge him to defeat both bills. 

Alabama - Human Rights Watch Letter Re: House Bill 303 and Health Care for Transgender and Intersex Children

Zama Neff
Human Rights Watch

Jazz Jennings

please press:  www.hrw.org

ezs note:  Alabamians - as you can see, Zama Neff has written a fine letter against HB 303.  All you need do is write a few lines, followed by Ms. Neff's letter.  Please remember to ewrite your state legislator and state senator.  Thanks.  


Andrew Whalen

please press:  www.newsweek.com

Donald Trump - Trump Refused to Order Coronavirus Supplies Because Big Business Complained

Jonathan Chait
New York

New York City, NY

please press:  nymag.com

22 March 2020

More COVID-19 (coronavirus) quackery


ezs note:  This is a short piece, but it could have vital information.  Wikipedia has some coronavirus information regarding quackery hereIt also has some information from WHO (World Health Organization) hereOnce again, please spread this information as far as possible.  Thanks.

21 March 2020

civil rights - Appellate court affirms dismissal of transgender Watertown woman’s human rights complaint

Brian Kelly

Watertown, NY

please press:  www.nny360.com

Hawaii - Gabbard ignores LGBTQ survey questions from Human Rights Campaign

Chris Johnson
Washington Blade

Honolulu, HI
Honolulu Museum Of Art

please press:  www.washingtonblade.com 

ezs note:  Hawaiians, when the final vote against Trump was taken, Tulsi took the cowardly route of voting "present", pissing off both Democrats and Republicans.  Is this enough?  

lead story - Transgender woman shot to death in ambulance while being treated in south Charlotte

Donald Trump - Washington Post: US intelligence warned Trump in January and February as he dismissed coronavirus threat

Caroline Kelly

ezs note:  Just another day in the neighborhood...
(yeah, right...)

please press:  www.cnn.com

20 March 2020

civil rights - Idaho House adjourns for year in close vote

Massachusetts - Naval officer stationed in Massachusetts sues over military transgender ban


USS Cassin Young
Boston, MA

please press:  www.masslive.com

lead story - Transgender woman housed with men repeatedly raped in Brooklyn federal lockup: lawsuit

John Annese, Leonard Greene
Daily News

Metropolitan Detention Center
New York City, NY

please press:  www.nydailynews.com

Donald Trump - Trump throws tantrum over question about coronavirus fears: 'You're a terrible reporter'

18 March 2020

civil rights - While the country deals with the coronavirus, Idaho state legislators prioritize banning trans athletes

Katelyn Burns

Gov. Brad Little (left)

please press:  www.vox.com

ezs note:  Idahoans - If Gov. Little has not made up his mind yet, please call 208-334-2100 or email him at governor@gov.idaho.gov. and urge him to NO to this stupid bill (HB 500). Thanks. 

Tennessee - Transgender kids need support, not state meddling in family decisions | Opinion

Ada Pollock
Leaf Chronicle

Clarksville, TN

please press:  www.theleafchronicle.com

lead story - Breaking Barriers for Transgender Youth

Catherine Spaulding M.D.
AAP News & Journals

Mt. Sinai Hospital
New York City, NY

please press:  www.aappublications.org

Donald Trump - The Putin Files: Michael McFaul (Frontline)

Michael McFaul

ezs note:  This is the second in a series where former Ambassador Michael McFaul is being interviewed by Frontline.

17 March 2020

Donald Trump - The Putin Files - Julia Ioffe (Frontline)

ezs note:  Wow... this is a shitload of valuable information.  For the next 29 (!) days, I will be delving deeply into how cozy Trump got with Putin.  Today, Frontline interviews Julia Ioffe.

15 March 2020

Covid-19 (coronavirus) update

ezs note:  Yesterday, Google and the people of WHO (World Health Organization) teamed up to present you with ways to prevent Covid-19 (coronavirus).  First, let's go with Google:

1) hands - wash them often
2)  elbow - cough into it
3)  face - don't touch it
4)  feet - stay more than 3 feet (1 meter)  apart
5)  feel sick?  stay home

WHO provides you with a more detailed blog, with good information.  You can find it herePlease give this information freely.  If your language is other than English, please use the following URL:


Nota de EZS: ayer, Google y la gente de la OMS (Organización Mundial de la Salud) se unieron para presentarle formas de prevenir Covid-19 (coronavirus). Primero, vamos con Google: 1) manos: lávelas con frecuencia 2) codo - tosa en él 3) cara - no lo toques 4) pies: manténgase a más de 3 pies (1 metro) de distancia 5) te sientes enfermo? quedarse en casa La OMS le proporciona un blog más detallado, con buena información. Lo puedes encontrar aquí. Por favor dé esta información libremente. Si su idioma no es el inglés, utilice la siguiente URL: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public

ezs note: Hier, Google et le personnel de l'OMS (Organisation mondiale de la santé) se sont associés pour vous présenter des moyens de prévenir le Covid-19 (coronavirus). Commençons par Google:

1) les mains - lavez-les souvent

2) coude - toussez dedans

3) visage - ne le touchez pas

4) pieds - restez à plus de 1 mètre (3 pieds) l'un de l'autre

5) vous vous sentez malade? rester à la maison

L'OMS vous fournit un blog plus détaillé, avec de bonnes informations. Vous pouvez le trouver ici. Veuillez donner ces informations librement. Si votre langue n'est pas l'anglais, veuillez utiliser l'URL suivante:


ezs note: Gestern haben sich Google und die Mitarbeiter der WHO (Weltgesundheitsorganisation) zusammengetan, um Ihnen Möglichkeiten zur Vorbeugung von Covid-19 (Coronavirus) vorzustellen. Lassen Sie uns zunächst mit Google gehen:

1) Hände - oft waschen

2) Ellenbogen - Husten hinein

3) Gesicht - nicht anfassen

4) Fuß - Bleiben Sie mehr als 1 Meter voneinander entfernt

5) sich krank fühlen? zu Hause bleiben

Die WHO bietet Ihnen einen detaillierteren Blog mit guten Informationen. Sie finden es hier. Bitte geben Sie diese Informationen frei. Wenn Ihre Sprache nicht Englisch ist, verwenden Sie bitte die folgende URL:


ezs note:昨日、GoogleとWHO(世界保健機関)の人々が協力して、Covid-19(コロナウイルス)を防ぐ方法を紹介しました。まず、Googleを使用します。
















civil rights - Caitlyn Jenner's influence on transgender political attitudes measured in new study

Jon Niccum

Caitlyn Jenner

please press:  phys.org

Washington (state) - Washington approves Nikki Kuhnhausen Bill to ban 'gay panic' defense of homicide

lead story - Judge admonished for ignoring law, disrespecting transgender Hoosier

Dan Carden
The Neighbor

Kentland, IN

please press:  www.mdjonline.com

Donald Trump - Terminal crush: Air passengers caught in Trump's travel ban

Sam Mintz, Tanya Snyder, Brianna Ehley

ezs note:  Nothing to see here, folks...

please press:  www.politico.com

14 March 2020

civil rights - Following trans teen's suit, minors can now change New York birth certificates

Nevada - Amid Homeless Crisis, LGBTQ Safety Dorm Opens In Las Vegas

lead story - A Clash Across America Over Transgender Rights

Dan Levin
The New York Times

Des Moines, IA

please press:  www.nytimes.com

Donald Trump - President Donald Trump Tested For Coronavirus After Contact With Infected, Contradicts Physician Statement On Friday

Bruce Haring

please press:  deadline.com