25 June 2011


This year, we're over the hump!  How 'bout we check things out... West Springfield, Massachusetts... Sarasota, Florida... Atlanta, Georgia... Sydney, New South Wales, Australia... Mountain View, California... Mancelona, Michigan... Cleveland, Ohio... Haddonfield, New Jersey... Goole, York, England, UK... Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal.... Arlington, Texas... Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India... Sodertalje, Stockholms Lan, Sweden... Sungai Petani, Kedah, Malaysia... London, City of London, England, UK... Hoffman Estates, Illinois... Fargo, North Dakota... Montreal, Quebec, Canada... Ottawa, Ontario, Canada... Cork, Ireland... Balmain, New South Wales, Australia... Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada... Durham, North Carolina...

*new* most listened to this week: Transgender in the workplace (Catalyst)

Here are some trusted sites you can send money to Japan:

American Red Cross

International Red Cross/Red Crescent

Doctors Without Borders

Rainbow Fund

Happy birthday, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (lgbt/pov)

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Mayor Ed Lee to kick off transgender march (sfgate)

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Is it time for gay rights in Pakistan? (Tribune [Pakistan])

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Massachusetts gay rights group hails NY gay marriage bill (Wall Street Journal)

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Congratulations New York!!! To all of you who helped, even though we're a bit small, thank you.  You helped. 

22 June 2011

Transgender in the workplace (catalyst)

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LGBT rights in Turkey: time for action

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Just a quick note...

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19 June 2011

What you can expect from transgender counseling (northelizabeth)

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Soon, summer will be here... here's the list... Phoenix, Arizona... Burbank, California... Harpers Ferry, West Virginia... Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.... Mountain View, California...  Seattle, Washington... Brooklyn, New York... Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil... Deerfield, New Hampshire... Boston, Massachusetts... Lahore,  Punjab, Pakistan... Dusseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany... Coffeyville, Kansas... Tampere, Western Finland, Finland... Woodland Hills, California... Freiburg, Baden-Wurttemburg, Germany... Marseille, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, France... Sao Paulo, Brazil... Parkers Prairie, Minnesota... Dublin, California... Cleveland, Ohio... Austin, Texas... Portland, Oregon... Los Angeles, California... Council Bluffs, Iowa... Montreal, Quebec, Canada.... Greenville, South Carolina... Brussels, Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest, Belgium... Birmingham, Alabama... Hong Kong, Central District, SAR,, China... Roslyn, New York... got a letter from Doctors Without Borders this week - they won a Nobel Peace Prize, so you know they can be trusted.  Here are some you can send money to Japan:

American Red Cross

International Red Cross/Red Crescent

Doctors Without Borders

Rainbow Fund

Have a good week!

12 June 2011

A boy remembered (Durango Herald)

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An open letter to Benedict XVI GLBT Christians to pay attention to human rights* (paperblog)

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Sunday, Sunday... and here's the list... Victoria, British Columbia, Canada... Puchong, Selangor, Malaysia... London, England,UK... Woodland Hills, California... Redondo Beach, California... Arlington Heights, Illinois... Brooklyn, New York... Seattle, Washington... Homeland, California... Snellville, Georgia.... Boston, Massachusetts... Welden, Bayern, Germany... Austin, Texas... Wurselen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany... Taipei, Taiwan... Garden Grove, California... Glouster, Massachusetts... Mountain View, California... Deerfield, New Hampshire... Rome, Lazio, Italy... Perrysburg, Ohio... Berlin, Germany... Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea.... Cardiff, Scotland, UK... Odessa, Odes'ka Oblast', Ukraine... Independence, Missouri... Liberty Lake, Missouri... Richmond, Texas... Delano, Minnesota... Woodstock, Illinois... Woburn, Massachusetts.... Nanuet, New York... Wooster, Ohio... Winterport, Maine... Makati, Manila, Philippines... before you take a summer vacation (well, in the north anyway) send a donation to Japan. Here are some trusted sites:

American Red Cross

International Red Cross/Red Crescent

Doctors Without Borders

Rainbow Fund

Thank you!

09 June 2011

What to do with the worst of the worst

It doesn't leave us an easy choice when the House of Representatives is chosen.  What I have decided, then, is to make life easier by using the Human Rights Committee to identify the worst of the worst.  These Republicans - and those few wacky Democrats - are identified as those who have refused to say 'yes' to any sensible changes in laws that would make lives easier for gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and the transgender people.  Here is the list o' shame:

1- Jo Bonner (R)
3- Mike Connor (R)
4- Robert Aderholt (R)
5- Griffith Parker  (R)
6- Spencer Bachus (R)

AL- Don Young (R)

2- Trent Franks (R)
3- John Shadegg (R)

1- Marion Barry (D)
3- John Boozman  (R)

2- Wally Herger (R)
3- Daniel Lungren (R)
4- Tom McClintlock (R)
19- Dan Radanovich (R)
21- Devin Nunes (R)
22- Kevin McCarthy (R)
24- Elton Gallegy (R)
25- Buck McKeon (R)
40- Ed Royce (R)
41- Jerry Lewis (R)
42- Gary Miller (R)
44- Ken Calvert (R)

4- Doug Lamborn (R)

5- Virginia Brown-Waite (R)
6- Cliff Stearns (R)
7- John Mica (R)
9- Gus Bilirakis  (R)
10- Bill C. W. Young  (R)
12- Adam Putnam  (R)
15- Bill Posey  (R)
16- Tom Rooney  (R)

1- Jack Kingston (R)
3- Lynn Westmoreland  (R)
7- John Linder (R)
10- Paul Broun (R)
11- Phil Gingrey  (R)

2- Mike Simpson (R)

6- Peter Roksam (R)
16- Timothy Johnson  (R)
18- Aaron Schock  (R)
19- John Shimkus (R)

4- Steve Buyer (R)
5- Dan Burton (R)
6- Mike Pence (R)

5- Steve King (R)

1- Jerry Moran (R)
4- Todd Tiarht  (R)

1- Ed Whitfield (R)
2- Brett Guthrie  (R)
4- Geoff Davis (R)
5- Harold Rogers (R)

1- Steve Scalise (R)
4- John Fleming (R)
5- Rodney Alexander (R)
7-  Charles  Boustany Jr ( R)

7- Roscoe Bartlett (R)

4- Dave Camp (R)
8- Mike Rogers (R)
10- Candice Miller  (R)

2- John Kline (R)
3- Erik Paulsen(R)
6- Michele Bachman (R)

1- Travis Childers (D)
3- Gregg Harper (R)
4- Gene Taylor (D)

2- Todd Akin  (R)
6- Sam Graves (R)
7- Roy Blunt (R)
9- Blaine Luetkernmeyer (R)

AL- Dennis Rehberg (R)

1- Jeff Fortenberry (R)
2- Terry Lee (R)
3- Adrian Smith (R)

2- Dean Heller (R)

New York
26- Christopher Lee (R)

North Carolina
3- Walter Jones (R)
5- Virginia Foxx (R)
6- Howard Coble (R)
10- Patrick McHenry (R)

2- Jean Schmidt (R)
3- Michael Turner (R)
4- Jim Jordan (R)
5- Robert Latta (R)
7- Steve Austria  (R)
8- John Boehner (R)
12- Pat Tibieri (R)

1- John Sullivan (R)
3- Frank Lucas (R)
4- Tom Cole (R)
5- Mary Fallin (R)

5- Glenn Thompson (R)
9- Bill Shuster (R)
12- Mark Critz (R)
16- Joseph Pitts (R)
18- Tim Murphy (R)

South Carolina
1- Henry Brown (R)
2- Joe Wilson (R)
3- Gresham J. Barrett (R)
4- Bob Inglis (R)

1- Phil Roe (R)
2- John Duncan Jr  (R)
5- Marsha Blackburn (R)

1-  Louie Gohmert (R)
2- Ted Poe (R)
3- Sam Johnson (R)
4- Ralph Hall (R)
5- Jeb Hensarling (R)
6- Joe Barton (R)
7- John Culberson (R)
8- Kevin Brady (R)
10-Michael McCaul (R)
11- Michael Conaway (R)
12- Kay Granger (R)
19- Randy Neugebauer (R)
21- Lamar Smith (R)
22- Pete Olson (R)
24- Kenny Marchant (R)
26- Michael Burgess  (R)
31- John Carter (R)

1- Rob Bishop (R)
3- Jason Chaffetz (R)

1- Robert Wittman (R)
4- Randy J. Forbes (R)
6- Bob Goodlatte (R)
7- Eric Cantor (R)
10 Frank Wolf (R)

4- Doc Hastings (R)
5- Cathy McMorris Rogers (R)

West Virginia
2- Shelley Moore Capito (R)

1- Paul Ryan (R)
5- James Sensenbrenner (R)
6- Thomas Petri (R)

AL- Cynthia Lummis (R)

*note: this record is a complete posting of the previous  data.  Naturally, men and women come and go  in such a large body.

If you are not among the ones listed, don't worry - you can still send a check to his/her opponent.

If you are among the unfortunate band who are represented by these  troglodytes, here's a few things you can do:

1)  If you know that your opponent will be challenged with certainty, volunteer and/or donate NOW.

2) If a candidate is thinking of running, encourage her/him.

3) If no one seems to be running, YOU can run.

Wow- that's a long one.

Transgender: of sense and sensibility (Tribune [Pakistan])

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Maine legislature defeats attack on transgender rights (care2)

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