30 April 2020

civil rights - Equality California hosts mega virtual fundraiser

Los Angeles Blade

San Francisco, CA

please press:  www.losangelesblade.com

Florida - Florida Transgender Icon Henrietta Robinson Dead at 79

Donald Padgett

South Beach, FL

please press:  www.advocate.com

ezs note:  rest in peace, Henrietta...

lead story - Transgender beauty influencer outs gay men in Morocco, sparking widespread fear

Liam Woods
NBC News

Rabat, Morocco

please press:  www.nbcnews.com

Donald Trump - Trump erupts at campaign manager as reelection stress overflows

29 April 2020

civil rights - Rachel Levine, the ‘Anthony Fauci of Pennsylvania,’ takes on COVID-19

Chris Johnson
Washington Blade

Hershey, PA

please press:  www.washingtonblade.com

Illinois - Barriers to health care for transgender individuals

Rachel Hatch
Illinois State University

Illinois State University
Normal, IL

please press:  news.illinoisstate.edu

lead story - Transgender fire chief files discrimination suit over firing

Donald Trump - Trump Decides Now Would Be a Great Time to Cut Coronavirus Research Funding

civil rights - Take heart, progressives: When the party moves left, Biden has always followed

Charlotte Clymer
The Washington Post

Joe Biden

please press:  www.washingtonpost.com

28 April 2020


Rebecca Chowdhury
The Appeal

New York City, NY

lead story - Another transgender woman killed in Puerto Rico — the third in 8 days

Muri Assunção
Daily News

Bayamón, PR

please press:  www.nydailynews.com

Donald Trump - Howard Stern sparks outrage by saying Trump and his supporters should 'take disinfectant and all drop dead' after president suggested it as a coronavirus treatment

Andrew Court
Daily Mail

ezs note:  Oh, pleeease, Donald... drink a big bottle...

please press:  www.dailymail.co.uk

27 April 2020

civil rights - Guest Column: In two cases, stakes are huge for LGBTQ employee protection

Philip Rotner
Arizona Daily Sun

Tucson, AZ

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Delaware - Sex Reassignment Surgery Market to hit USD 1.5 Bn by 2026: Global Market Insights, Inc.

Global Market Insights

Selbyville, DE

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lead story - Court action over Oxfordshire County Council's transgender policy

BBC News

Oxfordshire County, England

please press:  www.bbc.com 

Donald Trump - ‘Hambergers’ and ‘Noble prizes’: Trump attacks press in furious Twitter rant riddled with spelling errors

Alex Woodward
The Independent

Hambergers! (according to Trump)

please press:  www.independent.co.uk

26 April 2020

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civil rights - Christian right activist heading civil rights office at HHS moves closer to killing protections for LGBTQ patients

David Badash

Los Angeles, CA (Severino's childhood)

please press:  www.rawstory.com

Georgia - Celebrating The Transgender Day Of Visibility (In Isolation)

Sarah Rose
Georgia Public Radio

Atlanta, GA

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lead story - Ex-Unified detective says he was fired because he’s transgender

Donald Trump - Trump says briefings 'not worth the effort' amid fallout from disinfectant comments

Lauren Aratani
The Guardian

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25 April 2020

civil rights - Panama: Set Transgender-Sensitive Quarantine Guidelines

Human Rights Watch

Panama City, Panama

please press:  www.hrw.org

Massachusetts - Seeking Asylum in Western Mass: Part 3 of 3 — Transgender asylum-seekers in search of foothold in new country

Luis Feldman

Daily Hampshire Gazette

Amherst, MA

please press:  www.gazettenet.com

lead story - If I Get Sick With COVID-19, Don’t Tell My Doctor I’m Transgender

Donald Trump - Trump goes into hiding

24 April 2020

civil rights - Trump-Pence Admin Moves To Undermine LGBTQ Non-Discrimination Protections in Health Care

Viet Tran

Human Rights Campaign
Washington DC

please press:  www.hrc.org

Connecticut - GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders: Connecticut CHRO Strikes Down All Exclusions for Transgender Healthcare


ezs note: I'm proud of you, Connecticut!

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lead story - Two transgender women found burned to death in Puerto Rico

Christopher Brito
CBS News

Las Piedras, PR  (Ramos' hometown) 

please press:  www.cbsnews.com

ezs note:  As before, this tells the story of two transgender women,  who tragically were burned to death.  The difference, however, is one of the women is pictured.  Please, take a second look. Also, the names are slightly different.  They are Serena Angelique Velázquez Ramos (pictured) and Layla Pelaez Sánchez.  If you have any information, please call the police at 787-793-1234. Thanks.

ezs note: Como antes, esto cuenta la historia de dos mujeres transgénero, que trágicamente fueron quemadas hasta la muerte. La diferencia, sin embargo, es que una de las mujeres está representada. Por favor, eche un segundo vistazo. Además, los nombres son ligeramente diferentes. Son Serena Angelique Velázquez Ramos (en la foto) y Layla Peláez Sánchez. Si tiene alguna información, llame a la policía al 787-793-1234. Gracias.

Donald Trump - From Fox News, a big dose of dumb on hydroxychloroquine

23 April 2020

lead story - Activists: 2 killed in Puerto Rico were transgender women

Danica Coto
Federal News Service

Humacao, PR

please press:  federalnewsnetwork.com

ezs note:  Please, if you have any information about the killings of Layla Peláez and Serena Angelique Velázquez in the coastal town of Humacao, please contact the police at 787-793-1234. Thanks.

ezs nota: Por favor, si tiene alguna información sobre los asesinatos de Layla Peláez y Serena Angelique Velázquez en la ciudad costera de Humacao, comuníquese con la policía al 787-793-1234. Gracias.

Donald Trump - “I’m The President, And You’re Fake News”: Donald Trump Lashes Out As He Calls For Testing Injections Of UV Rays, Disinfectants To Kill Coronavirus

22 April 2020

civil rights - Civil and Human Rights Are Essential and Our Courts Must Meet This Moment

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

Lincoln Memorial (interior)

please press:  civilrights.org 

ezs note:  Although transgender rights are mentioned in passing, signatories include the Human Rights Campaign, Matthew Shepard  Foundation, National Center for Transgender Equality, and PFLAG National. 

Oregon - MRG Foundation grants are a big help to local organizations

Chris Hansen

Cottage Grove, OR

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lead story - Lost in Transition: Understanding West Virginia’s transgender health care system

Joelle Gates
The Parthenon

Marshall University
Huntington, WV

please press:  marshallparthenon.com  

Donald Trump - Georgia Democratic lawmaker resigns one week after endorsing Trump

20 April 2020

civil rights - Can transgender people speak in Armenia?

Anna Nikoghosyan

Yerevan, Armenia
Erebuni Fortress (~782 BCE)

please press:  www.opendemocracy.net

Georgia - Jayne County

lead story - Impassioned pleas, misinformation precede Flagler School Board vote on transgender policies

Cassidy Alexander

Flagler School Board
Bunnell, FL

Donald Trump - The scapegoater-in-chief is at it again — and again

17 April 2020

civil rights - EU lawmakers condemn Hungary for 'attack' on trans people over sex on IDs

Rachel Savage

European Union
Brussels, Belgium

please press:  www.reuters.com

Minnesota - Citing harm to mental health, proposed legislation aims to outlaw conversion therapy in Minnesota

Andy Steiner

Savage, MN

please press:  www.minnpost.com

lead story - Transgender Woman Murdered in Baltimore; ACLU Sues Idaho over Trans Athlete Law

Democracy Now!

Baltimore, MD

please press:  www.democracynow.org

ezs note:  Even though the article is repetitive, it is important in that the picture of Johanna Metzger is included.  Please, take a second look.  It can't hurt.

Donald Trump - Trump and His Allies Are Worried About More Than November

Jamelle Bouie
The New York Times

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

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15 April 2020

Montana - MSU Extension Community Development hosting online summit for LGBTQ+ youth April 30-May 2

Montana State University

Bozeman, MT

please press:  www.montana.edu

lead story - Virtual vigil for transgender woman killed in Baltimore

Eddie Kadhim

Baltimore, MD

please press:  www.wmar2news.com

ezs note:  Baltimoreans - if you have any information regarding the murder of Johanna Metzger, please call the \Baltimore Police Department at 311 or press HomicideTips@baltimorepolice.org

Donald Trump - A day after claiming 'total' power, Trump caves in

14 April 2020

civil rights - Petition for more LGBTQ protections in Michigan moves online

Kyle Kaminski

Michigan State Capitol
Lansing, MI

please press:  www.lansingcitypulse.com

ezs note:  Michiganders - if you have not yet signed the petition please go to https://www.fairandequalmichigan.com/signIf you have friends (Michigan residents only) please tell them about this also. 

Texas - Victory Fund endorses transgender candidate for the Texas House

David Taffet
Dallas Voice

Bastrop, TX

please press:  dallasvoice.com 

lead story - Transgender fertility study sheds light on testosterone's impact

Julie Compton
NBC News

human ovum, Henry Vandyke Carter (1918)

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Donald Trump - Connecticut governor says not to be distracted by 'verbal hand grenades' from Trump

Chandelis Duster

Gov. Ned Lamont

please press:  www.cnn.com