06 October 2012

'True blood' of US TV: Gay heroes hit highest-ever level - http://rt.com

Reading, Pennsylvania

Source: Wikipedia

Hello!

It's a beautiful, late summerish day out!  (get it while it lasts...) Here's what's happening...  Reading, Pennsylvania... San Diego, California... Atlanta, Georgia... London, England, UK... Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa... Honolulu, Hawaii...  Oceanside, California... Los Angeles, California... Santa Fe, New Mexico... Mississauga, Ontario, Canada... Boerne, Texas... San Antonio, Texas... Providence, Utah... Rotherham, England, UK... Boston, Massachusetts... Asheville, North Carolina... Springfield, Missouri... New York City, New York... East Hampton, New York... Cherkasy, Cherkas'ka Oblast, Ukraine... Seattle, Washington... Greenville, Ohio... Sydney, New South Wales, Australia...  Albany, New York... Derby, Connecticut... Saint Albans, Vermont... Menifee, California... Tendo, Yamagata, Japan... Köln, Nordrhein-Westfalen... Marignier, France... Fayetteville, Arkansas... Roslindale, Massachusetts... Tamuning, Guam... Downers Grove, Illinois...  

05 October 2012

(Not) Another Day at the Ballpark for a Transgender Fan - Diana O’Brien - http://www.southfloridagaynews.com

Nail Polish Wars: The Truth About Transgender Service - Brian Stone - http://www.huffingtonpost.com

Transgender issues: Bill c-279 is not designed for me - Jillian Page - http://blogs.montrealgazette.com

Lada Gaga wins LennonOno Grant For Peace for work toward gay, lesbian, transgender equality - http://www.oregonlive.com

*more here*                  

Gay characters at record high on U.S. television - Jill Serjeant - http://www.reuters.com/

03 October 2012

Your e-letter counts!

Below, in the article in The American Prospect, Jack Jenkins masterfully shows how American values have changed regarding gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered issues.  You may think that these are a lost cause - but you're wrong.  Go ahead - e-mail your representative!  For added punch, cite the article in The American Prospect.  

New York City, New York -  Charles Rangel (D) - NY14
Seattle, Washington - Jim McDermott (D) - WA7
Asheville, North Carolina - Heath Shuler (D) - NC11
Springfield, Missouri - Billy Long (R) - MO7
Greenville, Ohio - John Boehner (R) - OH8
Albany, New York - Paul Tonko (D) - NY21
Derby, Connecticut - Rosa DeLauro (D) CT3
St. Albans, Vermont - Peter Welch (D) - VT(AL)
Menifee, California - Darrell Issa (R) - CA49

The preceding are some of the most recent samples from the Internet.  To find where your representative is from, check out www.house.gov.  If you live in a very densely location, or you live close to a border, you may need more than just a ZIP code.

The New Values Voters: Gay and Transgender Issues - Jack Jenkins -http://www.americanprogress.org

Queens woman trapped in man’s body wins battle with insurance company that balked at paying for her sex change operation - http://www.nydailynews.com

01 October 2012

30 September 2012

29 September 2012

Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland

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Hello!

You did fill out your registration for voting... didn't you?  Here's what happened... Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland... Mountain View, California... Denver, Colorado... Adrian, Michigan... Overland Park, Kansas... Morgantown, West Virginia.... Tanworth, Warwickshire, England, UK... Beaumont, California... Kathmandu, Nepal... Hines, Illinois... East Hampton, New York... Incheon, Inch'on-jikhalsi, South Korea...  Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu, India... Makati, Manila, Philippines... Amaroo, New South Wales, Australia... Jungang, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea... Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, Germany... Bergenfield, New Jersey... Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, Canada... Boston, Massachusetts... Sevierville, Tennessee...  Sunnyvale, California... Dubai, United Arab Emirates... Lincoln, Nebraska...  Bloomingdale, Illinois... London, England, UK... Sharjah, United Arab Emirates...  Livonia, Michigan... Cork, Ireland... Americana, Sao Paulo, Brazil... White Plains, New York... Lake Worth, Florida... Malang, Jawa Timur, Indonesia...

                     

26 September 2012

Light shines on LGBT community - Jennifer Esposito -http://www.quchronicle.com

Bug 'em even some more!

Now it's your turn!  E-write that LGBT folks have the right to marry, the right to see one another when sick, the right to a proper burial attended by the loved one.

IT'S YOUR RIGHT, NOT THEIR PRIVILEGE!!

Hines, Illinois - Danny Davis (D) - IL7
East Hampton, New York - Tim Bishop ()D)  - NY1
Bergenfield, New Jersey - Scott Garrett (R) - NJ5
Mountain View, California - Anna Eshoo (D) CA15
Boston, Massachusetts - Stephen Lynch (D) - MA9

This is a sampling of areas across the Internet.  To locate the representative which represents your home address, go to www.house.gov and enter your ZIP code.  Very heavily populated areas, or two areas that border one another, may need more information.

24 September 2012

Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

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Hello!

Fall is here, and the leaves are fallin'... here's what's happening... Sharjah, United Arab Emirates... Livonia, Michigan... Cork, Ireland... Americana, Sao Paulo, Brazil... White Plains, New York... Lake Worth, Florida... Malang, Jawa Timur, Indodesia... Gateshead, England, UK... Rohnert Park, California... York, Pennsylvania... Herndon, Virginia... Trabzon, Turkey... Corby, Nottinghamshire, England, UK... Madera, California... Mountain View, California... Moscow, Moscow City, Russia... Rio De Janeiro, Brazil... Centre, Alabama... San Marcos, California...  Saint Louis, Missouri... East Hampton, New York... Boston, Massachusetts.... Stony Brook, New York... Sydney, New South Wales, Australia...  Corpus Christi, Texas...  Lecce, Puglia, Italy... Freitas, Bahia, Brazil... West Hartford, Connecticut... Newark, Arkansas... Madras, Tamil Nadu, India... Millbrook, Alabama... Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland... Scranton, Pennsylvania...


American Red Cross
www.redcross.org

International Red Cross/Red Crescent
www.ifrc.org

Doctors Without Borders
www.doctorswithoutborders.org

Rainbow Fund
www.rainbowfund.org  

19 September 2012

Another Trans Woman Murdered and Mutilated in Brazil - DIANE ANDERSON-MINSHALL - http://www.advocate.com

*more here*

ezs note:  This is... appalling.  One person is slain every 36 hours.  Please, if you live in Brazil, or if you go there for vacation or business, and you saw what happened, report it to the police IMMEDIATELY!

Also, tell your representative in Congress this record is beyond reprehensible.  Personally, I think the Olympic Games should not be held there until the police do a MUCH better job.

I hope you agree.

The Silent Soldiers Who Are Still ‘Unfit to Serve’ - SUNNIVIE BRYDUM - http://www.advocate.com

Lawrence of Arabia as Transgender Allegory [Part 1] - Drew Cordes - http://www.bilerico.com

Chaz Bono to speak at UAB - Mia Watkins - http://www.al.com

LETTERS: Mental health; Help for youth - http://www.windycitymediagroup.com - Dr. Claudia Mosier

18 September 2012

VOTE!

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Yesterday, I mentioned that early voting would take place as soon as 
October first.  I then went home and turned on "The Rachael Maddow Show". It turns out I was wrong.

In some states, voting has already started!

Please, if you are in one of these states - especially if you are planning on being out of town November sixth - please vote immediately.

C'mon, it's my birthday - make me happy!

e-mail your representative!

Let them that you are here, and that you insist on FULL rights for LGBT folks.  It only takes about five minutes, and you'll feel great!

Tomball, Texas - Michael McCaul (R) - TX10
Rohnert Park, California - Lynn Woolsey (D) - CA6
Brooklyn, New York - Michael Grimm (R) NY13
(among others)
Millbrook, Alabama - Martha Roby (R) - AL2
East Hampton, New York - Tim Bishop (D) - NY1
Mountain View, California - Anna Eshoo (D) CA14
Scranton, Pennsylvania - Lou Barletta (R) - PA11
Pacifica, California - Jackie Speier (D) - CA12
Newark, Arkansas - Rick Crawford (R) - AR1
Topeka, Kansas - Lynn Jenkins (R) KA2

This is a sampling of places on the Internet. To find your exact location, go to www.house.gov and type in your ZIP code.  If you
live in a very densely populated area, or one which borders with another district, you can enter your street address.

17 September 2012

University of Minnesota-Duluth courts controversy for hosting transgender photography exhibit - CHRISTINE ROBERTS - http://www.nydailynews.com

Connecticut - Chris Murphy over Linda McMahon

In the US Senate race, Chris Murphy bests Linda McMahon, and by a wide margin.  Currently, Murphy is the representative for the US House of Representatives, 5th Connecticut district.  Prior to that, he served on the Southington Town Council and the state House of Representatives.  He also headed campaigns for another candidate, Charlotte Koskoff.  (disclaimer: I volunteered for Charlotte Koskoff's campaign.)

Linda McMahon headed World Wrestling Entertainment.

I think you get my point.