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

please press:  www.usatoday.com

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.

19 May 2020

civil rights - This Week in Judicial Nominations – 5/18

Idaho - Idaho To Federal Judge: Let New Transgender Birth Certificate Ban Go Into Effect

James Dawson
Boise State Public Radio

Blackfoot, ID

lead story - Hungary: Decision to strip trans people of the right to legal gender recognition is “step back into the dark ages”

Amnesty International

Budapest, Hungary

please press:  www.amnesty.org

Donald Trump - Coronavirus Live Updates: W.H.O. Rejects Trump’s Threats but Will Study Its Response

MAJOR NEWS - possible coronavirus news! (good news, for once!)

ezs note:  This is possibly major, major news - the vaccine may be VERY near!  If it comes to pass, (which it very well seems it will) MILLIONS of lives will be saved. Please check the blog out. 


18 May 2020

civil rights - Commentary: Protecting LGBTQ civil rights is good business

Allan Gilmour
Crain's Detroit Business

Detroit, MI

please press:  www.crainsdetroit.com

California - After Long Battle, Public Defender Successfully Secures Release of Transgender Client from ICE Detention

Davis Vanguard

Davis, CA

please press:  www.davisvanguard.org

lead story - Transgender community welcomes change to Victorian birth certificates

James Hancock
ABC (Australia)

Melbourne, Australia

please press:  www.abc.net.au

Donald Trump - Trump’s purge just got much more corrupt. Here’s what’s coming next.

17 May 2020

Nevada - Working for a better Nevada for all, including veterans and marginalized people | Scaffidi

Sherie Paulie Scaffidi
Reno Gazette-Journal

Reno, NV

please press:  www.rgj.com

lead story - Officers charged with allegedly slamming transgender woman's face on ground

Donald Trump - Republicans are wimping out again on Donald Trump

Chris Cillizza

please press:  www.cnn.com