30 September 2020

New Jersey - Jane Fee Award will honor the memory of Barbara “Babs” Siperstein


Out In Jersey

Jersey City, NJ

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lead story - Another transgender woman fatally shot in Puerto Rico – the 6th killing of a trans person this year in the U.S. territory

Muri Assunção

Daily News

San Germán, PR

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ezs note:  To all those in Puerto Rico - and in particular those in San Germán - if you have my information about the murder of Michelle Ramos Vargas, please contact the San Germán police department or  the state police department. Thanks. 

Nota de ezs: A todos los de Puerto Rico, y en particular a los de San Germán, si tienen mi información sobre el asesinato de Michelle Ramos Vargas, comuníquese con el departamento de policía de San Germán o el departamento de policía estatal. Gracias.

Donald Trump - Romney calls first Trump-Biden debate 'an embarrassment'

 Alexander Bolton

The Hill

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29 September 2020

Utah - Utah Coalition Plan Focuses on LGBTQ Suicide Prevention


Public News Service

Salt Lake City, UT (1910)

lead story - Police: Transgender Woman Killed In Broad Daylight Shooting In West Philadelphia


CBS Philly

Philadelphia, PA (west section)

Donald Trump - 7 takeaways from New York Times report on President Trump's tax returns


CBS News

IRS building

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ezs note:  If you've missed it, this is it! Here are the time zones for the Biden/Trump debate:

Eastern Time:  9:00 pm
Central Time:  8:00 pm
Mountain Time:  7:00 pm
Pacific Time:  6:00 pm
Alaska Time: 5:00 pm (most)
Hawai'i Time:  4:00 pm   

26 September 2020

An open letter to State Senator Derek Slap and State House of Representatives Jillian Gilchrest


nation of Connecticut (if the worst happens)

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I am writing to you about a subject I would never have dreamed of. However, Donald Trump currently is our President.

Let us examine the upcoming 2020 race. More and more, Trump is not planning on winning the popular vote. He is not even planning on winning the Electoral College. Rather, he plans on winning by fiat and baldfaced lying.

It is late September, and much remains to occur. However, experience tells us that Trump consistently lies, in matters both small and large. If the worst happens, can we honestly give this cretin a pass? For me, the answer is clearly NO.

Once again, if the worst happens, I urge you to separate Connecticut from the rest of the states. I hope that, in time, the rest of the New England states will do likewise.
I hope that this never happens, and the United States will steer a just, more equitable course.
Sadly, Trump will not allow this to happen.
Emily Shorette

25 September 2020

Donald Trump - Donald Trump's plot against democracy could break America apart

 Jonathan Freedland

The Guardian

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24 September 2020

Kentucky - Louisville, Kentucky, has finally banned conversion therapy, but the practice is still legal in over half the US

Canela López


Louisville, KY

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lead story - Lawmakers push schools to consider transgender sports policy

 Stephen Groves


Sioux Falls, SD

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Donald Trump - Trump booed as he pays respects to Ginsburg at court

 Kevin Liptak


Pollice Verso, Jean-Léon Géröme (1872)

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SPECIAL (continued) Frontline's extended interview with Mary Trump (video)


SPECIAL - Frontline: The Choice 2020


22 September 2020

Mississippi - ‘Safe, non-judgmental.’ Coast native opens 1st MS clinic dedicated to trans healthcare

Isabelle Taft


Hattiesburg, MS (1910 postcard)

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lead story - What does transgender mean and what does the law say? (UK)



London, UK

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Donald Trump - Donald Trump seems to think he has already won the Nobel Peace Prize

Chris Cillizza


What Donald WON'T be getting

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18 September 2020

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg 1933 - 2020


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Donald Trump - Trump under fire for 'shocking' Covid failures as ex-adviser turns against him

Martin Pengelly, Mario Koran, Tom McCarthy

The Guardian

"I don't like shaking hands with people, I don't have to shake hands with these disgusting people. (italics mine)

Donald Trump

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14 September 2020

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) 

The Asiatic continent, the cradle of the principal religions of mankind; the home of so many of the oldest and mightiest civilizations which have flourished on this planet; the crossways of so many kindreds and races; the battleground of so many peoples and nations; above whose horizon, in modern times, the suns of two independent Revelations--the promise and consummation of a six thousand-year-old religious Cycle--have successively arisen; where the Authors of both of these Revelations suffered banishment and died; within whose confines the Centre of a divinely-appointed Covenant was born, endured a forty-year incarceration and passed away; on whose Western extremity the Qiblih of the Bahá'í world has been definitely established; in whose heart the City proclaimed by Bahá'u'lláh as the "Mother of the World" is enshrined; within whose borders another City regarded as the "cynosure of an adoring world" and the scene of the greatest and most glorious Revelation the world has witnessed is embosomed; on whose soil so many saints, heroes and martyrs, associated with both of these Revelations, have lived, struggled and died--such a continent, so privileged among its sister continents and yet so long and so sadly tormented, now stands, at the hour of the launching of a world-encompassing Crusade, on the threshold of an era that may well recall, in its glory and ultimate repercussions, the great periods of spiritual revival which, from the dawn of recorded history have, at various stages in the revelation of God's purpose for mankind, illuminated the path of the human race.  (Shoghi Effendi)

Kansas - Kansas commission adds LGBT nondiscrimination protections

Heather Hollingsworth


Mission, KS (not printed, extreme upper)

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lead story - Arrest made in connection to murder of transgender woman, LGBT activist

 Fernie Ortiz


Chihuahua City, Mexico

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Donald Trump - Trump baselessly questions climate science during California wildfire briefing

 Maegan Vazquez


Our leader, Donald Trump

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13 September 2020

Philippines - Filipino (sic) transgender wins online pageant



Manila, Philippines

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Hawai'i - Hawaiʻi wahine among ‘Women of the Century’ in national publication


University of Hawai'i Press

Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu

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lead story - Transgender anarchist wins GOP nomination for sheriff in Cheshire County

 Damien Fisher

New Hampshire Union-Leader

Keene, NH (seat of Cheshire County)

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Donald Trump - Mary Trump says president's 'desperation' led him to accuse Biden of drug use

 Alexis Benveniste


Desperation (novel)

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