23 May 2013

Smith’s Student Group Submits Petition to Officials to Revise Transgender Policies

 Stephen Adkins 

In conversation: The shadow minister and Europe's only transgender MP

Jane Fae

Transgender High School Senior Skips Graduation Over School's Transphobic Policy


22 May 2013

Cook County Jail works on transgender policies 

Kate Sosin

Nevada’s hate crimes protections now include transgender community


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Watch This Video Of Transgender Malaysians Refuting Government “Witch Hunt"
J. Lester Feder

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Cindy McCain to Be Honored by The Trevor Project at TrevorLIVE in New York on 6/17


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Transgender woman files human rights complaint

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21 May 2013

PHOTOS: New Yorkers Join Christine Quinn And Edith Windsor In A March Against Hate Violence

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Shy start for bombshell model-singer Amanda Lepore
Eddino Abdul Hadi

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White House honor for Hawaii civil rights leader

Jesse Tyler Ferguson Slams His Former Catholic School for Forcing Trans Teen to Wear Women's Graduation Garb

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20 May 2013

Bernal Gets Support/Backlash On Anti-Discrimination Expansion

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School Officials Refuse to Read Transgendered Boy's Name at High School Graduation (VIDEO)
Kiri Blakeley

Cayuga County Office of Tourism offering LGBT outreach training

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Fallon Fox Making The Best Of Her Situation
Joseph Lisnow

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Supporters of transgender teen hold rally
Erica Zucco

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18 May 2013

Cherryville, North Carolina

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Cloudy out... but nice!  Here's what's happening... Cherryville, North Carolina... Ridgewood, New Jersey... Woodland Hills, California... Bagumbayan, Albay, Philippines... Stony Brook, New York... Harrisville, Rhode Island... Gresham, Oregon... Landvetter, Vastra Gota, Sweden...
Moscow, Moscow City, Russia... Sydney, New South Wales,Australia... Costa Mesa, California... Missouri City, Texas... Madrid, Spain... Los Angeles, California... Capannori, Toscana, Italy... West Hartford, Connecticut... Beaver Dam, Wisconsin... Carroll, Iowa... Randolph, New Jersey...
Scottsdale, Arizona... London, England, UK... Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada... Stafford, Staffordshire, England... Morristown, New Jersey... Ridgewood, New Jersey... Cooperstown, New York... Lichfield, St. Helens, England, UK... Erie, Pennsylvania... Leland, North Carolina...
Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland... Seattle, Washington...Canberra, Australian Capital Territory,  Australia... Clementon, New Jersey... Mountain View, California... Coburg, Bayern, Germany... Council Bluffs, Iowa... Guayaquil, Guayas, Ecuador...

Spanning the globe... with your help!



17 May 2013

Of Course Conservatives Think LGBT Discrimination Survey is “Bogus"

 Ashley Lauren Samsa


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As the world's only transgender MP, I want to ensure our voices are heard
Anna Grodzka

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ezs note:  Please read MP Anna Grodzka's article in The Guardian.  It's very important and very seminal. 

16 May 2013

The UN takes the lead

Just askin' - what country or state do you live in?  If you live in any of the six New England states, New York, Delaware, or one of the particularly liberal countries (France in particular) then you can relax.  Life's pretty darn good there.  Y'all can relax.

But what if you lived in Mali?

Or Russia?

Or Iran?

Or Mississippi?

Fortunately for all of us (and I do mean all of us - worldwide) the UN is taking a bold stand.  Not the kind where you snap your fingers and have everything all better, but the UN is a powerful force for good.  I know, sometimes it seems you are pushing a very heavy rock up a very steep hill, but be assured that things will be better.  Recently in Guatemala, a former president was put on trial for genocide.  Guatemalans were understandably skeptical.

But he was convicted!

We can reform our laws.  We can live in a civil society.  The UN, despite its occasional foibles, in many cases is the only force for freedom in an uncivil society.  Gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgenders need to be supportive of the UN.
Discovering Our Transgender Pride
Justine May Calma

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Transgender teen Issak Wolfe set to speak to Red Lion School Board
Ewa Roman

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Competitive Enterprise Institute to honor transgender woman at annual dinner
Sean Higgins

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15 May 2013

Whitman-Walker Honors Advocates
John Riley

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LGBT exists in church, panel says

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Danielle And Cathleen Kaufman, Married Couple, Discuss How They Both Came Out Of Closet
 Glennisha Morgan

Gay Men, Lesbians Differ on LGBT-Friendly Corporate Policies, Advertising
Erik Sass

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UN promises a free and equal world for gays
Omar Kuddus

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14 May 2013

LGBT community fumes, says transgender no disease

Sukanya Shantha

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Dancer takes beauty contest by storm as first transgender finalist

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Outsider life of transgender community captured by Ce Ce's murder: Christopher Evans
Christopher Evans

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ezs note:   You may think I'm playing a very broken record, but I don't give a flying fart.  The murder of Ce Ce Dove may have been solved, but others remain unsolved.  If you know it, REPORT IT!!!
State Department Issues Reminder for Transgender Insurance Coverage

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Assembly Passes Transgender Hate Crime Bill
Caroline Bleakley

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11 May 2013

Torrance, California

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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 www.house.gov.  For towns or cities that intersect, the ZIP+4 would be most helpful.  (example: 12345 - 6789)  Thanks.

05 May 2013

Rally For Transgender Rights At Saskatoon Bridal Shop - http://updatednews.ca/


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Just when you thought things were OK... they're not... If you've been expecting new and exciting blogs, fear not.  I will be getting a new computer tomorrow.  'Til then, I'll put new material in until the old machine croaks.  Bye!