Showing posts with label Oakland. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Oakland. Show all posts

17 March 2017

American Transgender Judge Denied Indian Visa (India)

The Wire

Judge Victoria Kolakowski


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03 March 2017

Boy Scouts to pay $18,000, apologize to 9-year-old transgender boy thrown out of pack

Abbott Koloff
Daily Record

Joe Maldonado


05 December 2016

Westport Native Killed In Oakland Fire Remembered As 'Gentle Soul'

Vinny Vella
Hartford Courant

Riley Fritz, upper left


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ezs note:  She was originally from our little state of Connecticut... rest in peace, Riley...

11 June 2016

Californians' support of transgender bathroom access in schools is growing, poll shows

Hailey Branson-Potts /
Los Angeles Times


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11 May 2013


Oh, the weather outside is... well, kinda cloudy... here's what's happening... Torrance, California... Costa Mesa, California...Mesa, Arizona... Ambler, Pennsylvania...Wesley Chapel, Florida... Rawalpindi, Punjab, Pakistan... Oakland, California... Milton, New Hampshire... Moscow, Moscow City, Russia... Jeddah,
Makkah, Saudi Arabia... Providence, Utah... West Hartford, Connecticut... Naperville, Illinois... Stony Brook, New York... Hamburg, Germany... Sterling Heights, Michigan... Caldwell, New Jersey... Buffalo, New York.... Philadelphia, Pennsylvania... Owings, Maryland... Rocklin, California... Seattle, Washington...
Pardubice, Pardubicky Kraj, Czech Republic...  Athens, Attiki, Greece... Mountain View, California... Las Vegas, Nevada... Norman, Oklahoma...Santa Ana, California...Omaha, Nebraska...Hickory, North Carolina...

Hey, c'mon, you can dance between the raindrops to get to the mailbox!

10 May 2013


Recently, I was watching C-SPAN, when the announcer said that the next caller was from my town.  Wow, I said, that's great.

Now it gets really spooky.

The caller was not only from my town, but from my building! One floor up! We said hi and how are you whenever we saw each other.  (By the way, the town we live in is quite sizable - about 63,000)

The point is this:  The man I know is not rich.  He is not famous.  He lives in a subsidized apartment.  But he knows how to make himself HEARD.  And so he did, quite eloquently, I might add.

Now I am asking to make yourself heard.  E-mail or snailmail your Congressperson.  If an issue comes up that is dear to your heart, call your TV or radio station   If your Congresspersson has a town hall meeting, show up and SPEAK UP.

As many of you know, the issue that is near and dear to my heart is FULL marriage rights to those who seek them, whether heterosexual, gay, lesbian, or transgender.  I hope you support these too.  But without a vote and a voice, these opinions become almost meaningless.  Don't let that happen to you.

Milton, New Hampshire - Carol Shea-Porter (D) - NH1
Providence, Utah - Rob Bishop (R) - UT1
Naperville, Illinois - Peter Roskam(R) - IL6
Stony Brook, New York - Tim Bishop (D) - NY1
Sterling Heights, Michigan - Candice S. Miller (R) -- MI10
Caldwell, New Jersey - Rodney Frelinghuysen (R) - NJ11
Buffalo, New York - Brian Higgins (D) - NY26
Oakland, California - Barbara Lee (D) - CA13
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Allyson Y. Schwartz (D) - PA13
Owings, Maryland - Steny Hoyer (D) - MD5

The preceding districts were picked at random using the Internet.  To find out what your district is, enter your ZIP code is in  For towns or cities that intersect, the ZIP+4 would be most helpful.  (example: 12345 - 6789)  Thanks.