16 January 2014

Transgender People Are Having Kids All Kinds of Ways; Doctors Need to Get Used to It

 Sarah Elizabeth Richards
http://www.slate.com

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How CUSD Is Handling the New Transgender Bathroom Law

 Penny Arévalo
http://missionviejo.patch.com

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TRANSGENDER CALIFORNIA TEEN, SUSPENDED FOR DRESS CODE, SLAMS SCHOOL'S DOUBLE-STANDARD

 JOSEPH EHRMAN-DUPRE
http://www.towleroad.com


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ALBUM REVIEW: Transgender Dysphoria Blues – Against Me

Tori Olson
http://b-sides.tv

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Jenna Talackova promotes acceptance with new show (Canada)

Victoria Ahearn
http://metronews.ca/


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31 December 2013

2014 - it's almost here!

In fact, in some parts of the world, it's already here!  Now, let me tell you about New Year's Day.  To be honest, it's really not my favorite holiday.  After going through Thanksgiving and Black Friday and the monthlong pre-Christmas rush and Christmas itself (not to mention, for some, Chanukah or Kwanzaa) I've had quite enough, thanks.  The fact that some merchants hawk their wares in September doesn't make most filled with good cheer.

That said, I do believe that there is one resolution we can all make.  It doesn't involve running the Boston Marathon.  Nor does it involve doing 100 chin-ups.  It does not involve swearing off alcohol (though you might want to cut back a wee amount - *ahem*.)  It does involve writing an e-mail to your Congressperson.  Then, you send it off.

You never know what that little e-mail will do for you.  Somewhere, transgender people in your state, in your country, in your hemisphere, in your world will thank you. I most certainly will thank you.

30 December 2013

Transgender immigrants often end up with "survival convictions"

Valeria Fernández
http://www.sdgln.com/



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New Years Honours: Funny Girls owner Basil Newby honoured (UK)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/


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Transgender female Robert Lancaster in LPGA pursuit

http://www.torontosun.com/


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ezs note:  The use of the name 'Robert Lancaster' is the decision of the Toronto Sun, not of me.  There was no other name in the article, so I had to use that one.  Please don't be mad at me!

In Their Own Words: LGBT Advocates on the State of Transgender Issues

Parker Marie Molloy
http://www.advocate.com/


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Choosing Social Work as a Transgender Career

Stephanie Mott
http://www.huffingtonpost.com


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27 December 2013

GLAD Lauds CT Insurance Dept. Bulletin on Health Coverage for Transgender Patients

http://www.therainbowtimesmass.com/



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ezs note:  YESSSSSSSSS!!!  'BOUT FREAKIN' TIME!

New number for Lancashire LGBT community for help (UK)

http://www.lep.co.uk/


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SunServe's new hire will serve transgender community

Nicole Brochu
http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/


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The most intriguing new LGBT characters of 2013

GLAAD's Entertainment Media Team
http://sdgln.com/


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Calif. schools prepare for transgender rights law

http://www.redbluffdailynews.com/


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24 December 2013

Jenya Kushin: Youth suicide is preventable

Jenya Kushin

http://www.gazettenet.com/

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ezs note:  Make the holidays brighter!  If you need help, see a competent counselor NOW!  

'Trans Bodies, Trans Selves,' Transgender Resource Guide, Available In 2014

James Nichols
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/


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TRANSGENDER RIGHTS: Effort to repeal law may face close call

 DAVID OLSON
http://blog.pe.com/



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Fallon Fox, transgender MMA fighter: Passing is everything

http://chicago.gopride.com/


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Transgender man’s suit claims Georgia jail ignored rape by corrections officer

 NINA GOLGOWSKI
http://www.nydailynews.com/


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ezs note:  Fortunately, this vile 'corrections officer' is getting what he deserves.  If you are a corrections officer who is a witness to such things, please turn him in.  Inmates deserve fair treatment too!!!