31 October 2020

Maine - Orono man accused of defacing LGBTQ flag barriers pleads not guilty

Eesha Pendharker

Bangor Daily News

Orono, ME

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lead news - Friends, family of transgender woman murdered last Sunday hold vigil in her memory

Annette Peagler


Whitehaven, TN (part of Memphis)

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ezs note:  As of this printing, Angel Haynes' murderer is still at large.  If you have any information, please call Crimestoppers at 901-528-CASH.  

Donald Trump - 'Red mirage': the 'insidious' scenario if Trump declares an early victory

Tom McCarthy

The Guardian

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30 October 2020

In case you're STILL struggling... (video)


Delaware - Delawareans support mask wearing and transgender rights, UD study finds

 Holly Quinn

Technical.ly Delaware

Newark, DE

University of Delaware

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lead story - Transgender woman sues Whitmer to keep job in Michigan National Guard

Paul Egan

Detroit Free Press

Grand Rapids, MI

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 please press:  www.freep.com

Donald Trump - Marc Anthony slams Trump in new Lincoln Project ad: 'Vote him out'

Nicole Acevedo

NBC News

San Juan, PR

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29 October 2020

Idaho - Two months later, no appeal against transgender birth certificate ruling

Nathan Brown 

Idaho Press

Pocatello, ID (1954)

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lead story - Kept out of traditional jobs, transgender people see hope in tech world

 Oscar Lopez

Thomson Reuters News

Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Donald Trump - New audio tapes show how Trump bet against science

Stephen Collinson


New Covid-19 cure! (Uh, yeah....)

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26 October 2020

Alabama - Out Is In: Black and Transgender in Birmingham


Birmingham Times

Mobile, AL

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lead story - After 36 years and a troubled life, California transgender veteran finally wins honorable discharge

 Scott Schwebke

The Mercury News

Valley Village, CA (part of Los Angeles)

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Donald Trump - How President Trump's surprise gift to '60 Minutes' completely backfired

Chris Cillizza



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25 October 2020

Maine - Collins ‘truly grateful’ for endorsement from notorious anti-LGBTQ group

Evan Popp

Maine Beacon

Susan Collins

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ezs note:  Maine voters - Yeah... one more reason NOT to vote for Susan...

lead story - Advocates: Richmond homeless shelters not welcoming to transgender population

Mark Robinson

Richmond Times-Dispatch

Richmond, VA (far, in back)

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Donald Trump - 'Deep down, he's a terrified little boy': Bob Woodward, John Bolton and others on Trump

Jude Rogers, Andrew Anthony

The Guardian

Little Boy (2015)

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24 October 2020

India - A magazine into the world of transgender community

 P.A. Narayani

The Hindu

Madurai, India

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Michigan - Effort to bar LGBTQ discrimination moves ahead in Michigan


NBC News

Lansing, MI

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lead story - The Disturbing History of Research into Transgender Identity

Jack Turban

Scientific American

Wilhelm Wundt (seated) and colleagues

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Donald Trump - Ethiopia blasts Trump remark that Egypt will 'blow up' dam

Elias Meseret

Yahoo! news

rendition of Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

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23 October 2020

Ohio - Ousted LGBT Center director files two lawsuits against Ohio University, including class action

 Ben Peters

The Athens News

Athens, OH (OSU)

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lead story - ‘An Inspiration To Us All’: First Openly Transgender Woman To Run For Florida Senate Dies Weeks Before Election Day

Hope Dean 


Clay County, FL (part of District 5)

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ezs note:  Rest in peace, Ms. Farley-Barratt...


Donald Trump - GOP prays Trump stopped the bleeding

Gabby Orr, Burgess Everett


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21 October 2020

California - Gang member attacked transgender women in MacArthur Park, prosecutors say

James Queally

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles, CA

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lead story - More transgender and gender non-conforming people have been killed this year than any year prior

Dan Grossman

Newschannel 5 Nashville

Nashville, TN (1895)

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Donald Trump - The *real* reason Donald Trump walked out of that '60 Minutes' interview

Chris Cillizza


Lesley Stahl

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20 October 2020

Alaska - Anchorage chooses 1st woman, openly gay acting mayor


Yahoo! news

Anchorage, AK

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lead story - Sara Blackwood, a transgender woman, was shot and killed while walking home on National Coming Out Day

Amanda Jackson, Anna Sturla


Indianapolis, IN

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ezs note: As of this printing, police are still unable to find Sara Blackwood's killer.  If you live in the Indianapolis area, and you have any information, please call the Indianapolis police at 317-327-3282. Thanks.

Donald Trump - The Constitution is strangling America

Ryan Cooper

The Week

Scene at the Signing of the Constitution of the United States, Howard Chandler Christy, 1940

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19 October 2020

18 October 2020

West Virginia - LGBTQ group emphasizes voter registration, protecting right to vote



Charleston, WV

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lead story - 'Brokeback Mountain' adaptation to star all-transgender cast

Dan Avery

NBC News

Brokeback Mountain (2005)

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Donald Trump - Ditching The Donald: Trump’s largest voter base is fleeing at an alarming rate


Yahoo! news

The Ditch (2010)

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ezs note: It's really beginning to look promising, but if you haven't done so yet, VOTE  Put another shovel up Donald's ass!

17 October 2020

Maine - Maine’s 1st openly trans person elected to office wants to keep Passamaquoddy culture ‘front and center’

Emily Burnham

Bangor Daily News

Indian Township, ME

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lead story - Tallahassee's Planned Parenthood offers support for transgender people

Tori Lynn Schneider

Tallahassee Democrat

Tallahassee, FL

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Donald Trump - The legal reckoning awaiting Donald Trump if he loses the election

Kara Scannell, Erica Orden


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16 October 2020

Colorado - Colorado State University’s Artist-Curated Virtual Exhibition Series Features Renowned Photographer Jess T. Dugan

Steven Bonifazi

North Forty News

Colorado State University

Fort Collins, CO

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lead story - Biden tells mother of transgender daughter there should be "zero discrimination"

Caitlin O'Kane

CBS News

Joe Biden

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Donald Trump - Trump administration rejects California's disaster assistance request for wildfires

Sarah Moon, Paul LeBlanc


Yosemite National Park, California

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