29 August 2020

Massachusetts - Kennedy to Trump: Drop your administrative actions harming trans people

Chris Johnson
Washington Blade

Newton, MA

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lead story - Transgender activist Marsha P. Johnson will get a monument in her New Jersey hometown

Christina Maxouris

Elizabeth, NJ

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Donald Trump - Trump Program to Cover Uninsured Covid-19 Patients Falls Short of Promise

Abby Goodnough
The New York Times

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25 August 2020

Texas - Local Groups Condemn Proposed Ban on Trans People in Homeless Shelters

Lourdes Zavaleta

San Antonio, TX

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lead story - Andersonville’s ‘Say Their Names’ Street Art Honors Black Transgender People Lost To Violence

Joe Ward
Block Club Chicago

Andersonville, IL (part of Chicago)

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Donald Trump - Melania Trump taped making derogatory remarks about Donald and Ivanka – report

Martin Pengelly
The Guardian

the (ex-) First Lady of the United States

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23 August 2020

Vermont - Rhianna Kendrick: We cannot allow HUD to remove protections for trans people experiencing homelessness

Rhianna Kendrick

Brattleboro, VT

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lead story - Livestreamed Hollywood Attack On 3 Transgender Women Shows How “Truly Unsafe” Being Trans Is

Donald Trump - In secretly recorded audio, President Trump’s sister says he has ‘no principles’ and ‘you can’t trust him’

22 August 2020

Scotland - Transgender and non-binary cyclist takes on first ever ‘Tour de Trans’

Caitlin Hutchison
The Herald

John O' Groats, Scotland

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Pennsylvania - Lawmaker mimics top health official’s call for transgender acceptance to defend not wearing a mask

Cynthia Fernandez, Julia Shanahan
Spotlight PA

Annville Township, PA

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lead story - Los Angeles police arrest two men, seek another in attack against three transgender women

Alexandra Meeks

Los Angeles, CA

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Donald Trump - The party of Trump is already a convention of ghoulish clowns

What I believe...

ezs note:  I've given this some thought - no, a great deal of thought - but I've given a great deal of respect and admiration to Baha'u'llah (1817-1892).  I'll be ending this with a quote of Baha'u'llah, as well as His son, Abdu'l Baha, as well as Shoghi Effendi (among others).  If you wish to peruse the Writings more thoroughly, you can see http://bahai-library.com/. (Baha'i Library Online) 

Be fair: Is the testimony of those
 acceptable and worthy of attention
 whose deeds agree with their words,
 whose outward behavior conforms
 with their inner life? The mind is 
bewildered at their deeds, and the soul 
marveleth at their fortitude and bodily
 endurance. Or is the testimony of these
 faithless souls who breathe naught but
 the breath of selfish desire, and who lie
 imprisoned in the cage of their idle fancies,
 acceptable? Like the bats of darkness, they
 lift not their heads from their couch except
 to pursue the transient things of the world,
 and find no rest by night except as they
 labor to advance the aims of their sordid
 life. Immersed in their selfish schemes, they
 are oblivious of the Divine decree. In
 the daytime they strive with all their 
soul after worldly benefits, and in the
 night season their sole occupation is to
 gratify their carnal desires. By what law
 or standard could men be justified in
 cleaving to the denials of such petty-minded
 souls and in ignoring the faith of them
 that have renounced, for the sake of the
 good pleasure of God, their life and
 substance, their fame and renown, their
 reputation and honor?... (Baha’u’llah)

21 August 2020

Donald Trump - ‘It was great’: In leaked audio, Trump hailed low Black turnout in 2016

Nolan McCaskill

ezs note:  Aw, all we're doin' is havin' a little meetin'...

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To all my Black friends:  I urge you - really, really urge you - to do the following - if you have any doubts, register to vote.  And when the time comes around, VOTE. (And this goes for you allies, too.) 

18 August 2020

El Salvador - Trans Salvadoran Woman Who Fled to Guatemala Murdered

Ernesto Valle
South Florida Gay News

Salcajá, Guatemala

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Rhode Island - Documentary on transgender boxing promoter is filming in R.I.

lead story - Trump rule on transgender health blocked at the 11th hour

NBC News

E. Barrett Prettyman Courthouse

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Donald Trump - Gergen: Trump traps GOP in boneheaded position

16 August 2020

New Zealand - New Zealand rugby grapples with transgender debate

Greg Stutchbury

Wellington, New Zealand

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Kansas - Human Rights Campaign on Kansas Republican Primary Results

lead story - Ancient Viking warrior given a hero’s burial may have actually been ‘transgender, non-binary or gender fluid’, researchers say

Patrick Kelleher
Pink News

Birka, Sweden

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Donald Trump - Trump's finger-pointing on USPS is latest attempt to rewrite history in real time

15 August 2020

Indonesia - Meet Hendrika Kelan: Indonesia’s First Ever Transgender Public Officer



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Georgia - Timothy Graves (J.D. ’20) strives for inclusivity Timothy Graves (J.D. ’20) strives for inclusivity

Georgia State University

Georgia State University College of Law
Atlanta, GA

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lead story - Bronx Man Arrested for Fatally Stabbing Transgender Woman

Spectrum News

The Bronx, NY

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Donald Trump - Trump administration to withdraw controversial nominee for Bureau of Land Management

Jason Hoffman

William Perry Pendley

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14 August 2020

South Dakota - Trump Denies Asking To Add A President’s Face To Mount Rushmore. OK!

Asia Ewart

Mount Rushmore
Keystone, SD

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lead story - Two transgender women arrested at rights rally call treatment at Miami jail ‘dehumanizing’

Donald Trump - Marge Simpson responds to Trump adviser's Kamala Harris comparison

Lisa Remers France

Marge Simpson (voiced by Julie Kavner)

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13 August 2020

Oklahoma - Oklahoma ScissorTales: Array of talent on OKC police reform panel

Editorial Board
Oklahoma News

Oklahoma City, OK

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lead story - Employers reject transgender people

Linköping University

Linköping University

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Donald Trump - Judge orders Trump campaign to produce evidence of voter fraud in Pennsylvania

Katelyn Polantz

The Evidence (2006)

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11 August 2020

Kansas - Kansas could elect its first openly transgender lawmaker this fall

Katie Shepard
The Washington Post

Wichita, KS

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lead story - New center in Santa Ana helps hard-hit transgender people during coronavirus pandemic

Deepa Bharath
The Orange County Register

Anaheim, CA

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Donald Trump - Lincoln Project expands GOP target list, winning Trump ire

Jonathan Easley, Max Greenwood
The Hill

Abraham Lincoln

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