Showing posts with label Illinois. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Illinois. Show all posts

17 April 2019

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10 November 2018

02 June 2018

Donald Trump - The Equal Rights Amendment Was Just Ratified by Illinois. What Does That Mean?

Matthew Haag
The New York Times


Illinois State Capitol

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please press:  www.nytimes.com

ezs note:  Whoa... this could be interesting.  After reading The New York Times article, it still remains murky whether it will pass or not.  On the off chance that it would, Virginia seems most likely to pass it.  Virginia, please call your state senator and your House of Delegates member and ask them to vote YES on the Equal Rights Amendment.  If nothing else, it'll put your thumb into Herr Trump's eye.

31 December 2017

Illinois law bars 'gay panic' defense

Staff
Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette


Illinois State Capitol (Springfield, IL)

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please press:  www.nwaonline.com

16 September 2017

Forreston, Illinois


estimated transgender population:  5
(rounded up)*

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ezs note:  Just a short (relatively) distance from the gargantuan city of Chicago is one of the tinier towns, Forreston, Illinois.   Come see what this town has to offer!

*Credit:  UCLA  

19 August 2017

East Alton,Illinois


transgender average population:  21 (rounded down)*

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ezs note:  Welcome to East Alton, Illinois!

*notes on statistics - Okay, I'm gonna get a little geeky here.  However, it's important to validate the statistics.  Ashley Smith (whose other claim to fame was a pic taken with the governor) was her claim to have 1 out of 300 people being transgender.  I looked askance at this figure - after all, I'm a stickler for accurate statistics - but they have been verified by The Williams Institute, a UCLA think tank.  Granted, this is only one study, but this is a national survey of some weight.   Therefore, I trust their study.  

05 April 2017

Attempt To Oust Pro-Transgender Equality School Board Members Fails In Illinois

Amanda Terkel
The Huffington Post


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22 March 2017

More Than 115 Anti-LGBTQ Bills Introduced in 30 States

Staff
HRC


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please press:  http://www.hrc.org

ezs note:  In virtually every case, you should call both the state representative AND state senator.  In every case, you should state your sentiments AGAINST the bill.  Here are the states you should watch for:

Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wyoming.

Good luck!

03 March 2017

Letter: The two side of Donald Trump

Susan Newstat
Chicago Tribune


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26 February 2017

FATHER OF DEAD NAVY SEAL FROM ILLINOIS REFUSED TO MEET PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP AT CEREMONY

Press
ABC7


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please press:  http://abc7chicago.com

Hundreds rally, march for transgender rights in Boystown

Marwa Eltagouri
Chicago Tribune


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25 February 2017

Transgender Woman Shot To Death In Englewood

Press
CBS


Tiara Richmond

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ezs note:  Please, if you have any information on the murder of Tiara Richmond, and you live or work in the Englewood section of Chicago, call the Chicago Police Department at 312-746-6000.  Thanks.

22 February 2017

A Clarifying Moment in American History

Eliot A. Cohen
The Atlantic


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