31 December 2020

North Carolina - LGBTQ people can finally get domestic violence protections in NC, court rules

Will Doran

The Charlotte Observer

Raleigh, NC

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lead story - Germany's Transgender Law seen as 'archaic, degrading'

Elliot Douglas


Berlin, Germany

please press:  www.dw.com

Joe Biden - GOP Sen. Ben Sasse slams Republicans who plan to delay certification of Joe Biden's win

Morgan Rimmer, Rachel Janfaza


Ben Sasse (R-NE)

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30 December 2020

Maryland - During Maryland rent moratorium, more landlords using legal ‘loophole’ as means to evict

Hallie Miller

The Baltimore Sun

Baltimore, MD

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lead story - Transgender woman's Christmas Day shooting death called possible hate crime by family and friends


CBS News

Chicago, IL (East Chatham)

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ezs note:  As of now, Courtney "Eshay" Key's murderer is still at large. If you have any information, please call the Chicago Police at 877-273-4867. Thanks

Joe Biden - Democrats battle for soul of party as Biden win masks alarming failures

Tom McCarthy

The Guardian

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29 December 2020

Oregon - Supreme Court rejects Oregon parents’ effort to limit transgender students



Dallas, OR

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lead story - Transgender people in China turning to grey market for hormones

Tom Cheshire

SKY News

Shanghai, China

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Joe Biden - 5 Lessons Democrats Can Learn From The 2020 Elections

Mara Liasson


The Difficult Lesson
William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1884)

please press:  www.npr.org

28 December 2020

Idaho - Athletes, women's and civil rights groups support Idaho transgender athlete's lawsuit

John Riley


Boise, ID

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lead story - FROM THE FIELD: Misunderstood and mistreated; transgender women in Mexico

Gabriela Ramirez

UN News

Mexico City, Mexico

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Mike Pence - Republicans sue Mike Pence in 'desperate' last-ditch effort to overturn election

Tim O'Donnell

Yahoo! news

Uh, Donald...

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27 December 2020

Rhode Island - Councilor Resigns From Leadership Over Transgender Remarks


US News & World Report

Providence, RI

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lead story - Opinion: Texas isn't on my son's list of safe states. Congress should change that.

Lauren Rodriguez

Austin American-Statesman

Austin, TX

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Joe Biden - Waiting for Joe Biden: How to make it through the final, awful days of Donald Trump

Jill Lawrence

USA Today

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26 December 2020

Happy Kwanzaa!


Happy Boxing Day!


Minnesota - USA Powerlifting’s new ‘MX’ category raises big hopes and bigger questions

Karleigh Webb


Marshall, MN

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lead news - Isolation and hopes of India's transgender people

George Kannanthanam

UCA News

Bangalore, India

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Donald Trump - Trump continues to block pandemic relief package as shutdown looms

Miranda Bryant

The Guardian

Trump's plan of action

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25 December 2020

Arizona - Fillmore bills target Arizona transgender community

Jerod MacDonald-Evoy

AZ Mirror

Apache Junction, AZ

please press:  www.azmirror.com

ezs note:  16th District (Maricopa/Pinal counties) Please e-write  state Representative John Fillmore and ask him to rescind his stupid bills.  And if he doesn't, pick out the best opponent to run against him.

lead story - French teens protest after transgender classmate’s suicide

Michael Spingler, Angela Charlton

AP News

Lille, France

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Joe Biden - In very different Christmas Day messages, Biden discusses Covid and Trump barely makes reference

Adam Edelman

Yahoo! News

Wilmington, DE

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Merry Christmas!


24 December 2020

New Jersey - New Jersey transgender community praises state Supreme Court name change ruling

Sammy Gibbons


Richard J. Hughes Justice Complex
Trenton, NJ

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lead story - Empty salons: Indonesia’s transgender women count cost of COVID

Aisyah Llewellyn


Medan, Indonesia

please press:  www.aljazeera.com

Joe Biden - The Trump appointee Biden needs to get rid of on day one

 Marisa Fox


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23 December 2020

New Hampshire - Letter: Making history in New Hampshire

Rep. Gerri Cannon

Concord Monitor

Somersworth, NH

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lead story - Feelings of isolation during Covid is what transgender people live every day

Simone Kraus

The Photo News

Vernon, CT

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Joe Biden - Biden Picks Latino Chief of Connecticut Schools as Education Secretary

Erica L. Green, Eliza Shapiro

The New York Times

Israel Putnam School (now residences)
Meriden, CT

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21 December 2020

Indiana - Op-ed: As a transgender woman and fellow veteran, I ask Todd Young to back LGBTQ equality

Kim Acoff


Indianapolis, IN (Central Court)

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please press:  www.indystar.com

lead story - Switzerland: Same-sex marriage, transgender rights move a step forward


Deutsche Welle

1291 Bundesbrief  (federal charter)

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Joe Biden - Biden to receive COVID vaccine as Trump remains on sidelines

Jill Colvin


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19 December 2020

Wyoming - Teton County will consider nondiscrimination measure

Billy Arnold

Casper Star-Tribune

Jackson, WY

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ezs note:  Teton county, Wyoming residents - Check your local paper when hearings will be held.  And then, GO.

lead story - Argentina to add more transgender people to labor force


NBC News

 Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Joe Biden - For Native Americans, Rep. Haaland's nomination as interior secretary signals a new start

Erik Ortiz

NBC News

Rep. Deb Haaland (D-NM)

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18 December 2020

Donald Trump (VIDEO) - BOOM!!!!!!!!!


Tennessee - Trans Day of Remembrance: Knoxville activist uses her identity to inspire new business

Angela Dennis

Knoxville News Sentinel

Knoxville, TN

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lead story - Federal judge strikes down Ohio policy prohibiting transgender people from correcting their birth certificate

Devan Cole


Columbus, OH

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Donald Trump - Supreme Court throws out challenge to Trump's plan to exclude undocumented immigrants from census count

Ariane de Vogue, Veronica Stracqualursi



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16 December 2020

Connecticut - What is it like to be transgender? For Transgender Awareness Week, Connecticut residents tell their stories

Susan Dunne

The Hartford Courant

Stamford, CT

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lead story - Wake schools expand protection for transgender students. Some critics are unhappy.

T. Keung Hui

The News & Observer

Wake County, NC

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ezs note: Wake county residents - whether you are a transgender person or an ally, if a meeting is being held, GO.  


Joe Biden - Biden White House Official Labels Republicans ‘F***ers’ before Calling for Unity

Zachary Evans

Yahoo! News

ezs note:  Well, if the shoe fits...

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15 December 2020

Netherlands - Out in the World: The Netherlands to offer reparations to transgender people

Heather Cassell

Bay Area Reporter

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Illinois - Transition After 70: Why This Transgender Woman Made The Change

Tim Moran

Patch Beverly/Mt. Greenwood

Chicago, IL

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lead story - Concord School District working on policy for transgender students

Eileen O'Grady

Concord (NH) Monitor

Concord, NH

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Joe Biden - Joe Biden picks Pete Buttigieg to be transportation secretary

Dan Merica


Pete Buttigieg

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