21 July 2014

African Anti-Gay Laws Challenge Health Care (Dubai)


to read more, go to: http://www.bignewsnetwork.com/index.php/sid/223997625

Bryan Fischer: Obama is ordering Christians to ‘drop dead’ by outlawing discrimination (UK)

Nick Duffy

to read more, go to:  http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2014/07/21/bryan-fischer-obama-is-ordering-christians-to-drop-dead-by-outlawing-discrimination/

ezs note:  Sorry I had two items simultaneously, but Bryan Fischer is such a foolish twit!

Gay, transgender workers gain US bias protection

20 July 2014

UNAIDS chief calls for end to 'hypocrisy' in fighting HIV-AIDS (India)

Seth Menachem Of 'My Son Wears Dresses' Blog Post Responds To Critics On HLN Weekend Express (Canada)

Joanna Adams

to read more, go to:  http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2014/07/20/my-son-wears-dresses-seth-menachem_n_5603993.html

A red light from the church (Canada)

Rachel Browne

to read more, go to:  http://www.macleans.ca/news/canada/red-light-from-the-church/

First inclusion alliance school to open

WATCH: The Trans Reporter Changing Turkish Society

19 July 2014

Transgender woman from S.A. gets her dream wedding

'Drag is political by its very nature’ (Israel)

Inside One Hobby Lobby Employee's Inspiring Fight for Equality

Vikings suspend Priefer for 3 games

President Obama To Sign Order Protecting Gay Employees

St. Louis, Missouri

Credit:  www.railfanmotels.com

18 July 2014

HRC Staff and Supporters Participate in Transgender Lobby Day

Jacob Tobia

to read more, go to: http://www.hrc.org/blog/entry/hrc-staff-and-supporters-participate-in-transgender-lobby-day

ezs note:  If you live in or near any of the 50 state capitals, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, Marianas Islands, or Guam, don't be shy - lobby!  The only thing "professional" lobbyists get is the almighy dollar.  You can do it too!

U.S. appeals court rules Okla. same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional

Nicholas Riccardi

to read more, go to:  http://www.lgbtqnation.com/2014/07/u-s-appeals-court-rules-okla-same-sex-marriage-ban-unconstitutional/

ezs note:  Oh, this is soooooooooooooo sweet!!!

Not just here in Prince George (Canada)

Karen Brunette

to read more, go to: http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/opinion/letters/not-just-here-in-prince-george-1.1211852

Stanton letter a warning that SB 1062 fight is not over

EJ Montini

to read more, go to:  http://www.azcentral.com/story/ejmontini/2014/07/17/hobby-lobby-sb-1062-center-for-arizona-policy-greg-stanton-cathi-herrod/12810101/

ezs note:  residents of Arizona - last year, you were justly proud that SB 1062 was defeated.  But the knuckledraggers are at it again.  Arizonans, fight back!!!

'Trans Bodies, Trans Selves': A Modern Manual By And For Trans People

17 July 2014

Do Better By Jane Doe


to read more, go to:  http://www.courant.com/news/opinion/editorials/hc-ed-jane-doe-transgender-girl-badly-handled-by-s-20140717,0,1420012.story

ezs note:  Editorial number two, Governor.   Are you listening yet?

Civilities: Steven Petrow and GLAAD's Tiq Milan on Transgender Etiquette

Steven Petrow

to read more, go to:  http://live.washingtonpost.com/civilities-201400715.html

Gathering here launches push for LGBT rights

Former UNC Player's Sibling Found Murdered


to read more, go to:  http://www.wfmynews2.com/story/news/local/2014/07/17/transgender-sibling-killed-baltimore-reggie-bullock-unc-former-player/12772323/

ezs note:  My condolences to Reggie Bullock and the entire family.  If you have any information regarding the murder of Mia Henderson, PLEASE GO TO THE POLICE!!!

16 July 2014

Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Awarded to S. Chelvan


to read further, go to:  http://www.jdjournal.com/2014/07/16/s-chelvan-named-legal-aid-lawyer-of-the-year/?hvid=2KuKcE

ezs note:  Congratulations, Barrister Chelvan! 

Former St. Louis police officer admits harassing transgender man

Transgender Advocacy Group Returns to its Roots Following Wingspan Split

Vancouver Catholic schools introduce transgender policy after human rights complaint (Canada)


to read more, go to:  http://www.straight.com/news/687496/vancouver-catholic-schools-introduce-transgender-policy-after-human-rights-complaint

ezs note:  Congratulations, Tracey!

Police say 'Memphis' the pimp, wanted in Mississippi, busted in New Orleans

Ken Daley

to read more, go to:  http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2014/07/police_say_memphis_the_pimp_wa.html

ezs note:  to those transgenders who have been assaulted - take heart!  You probably think that his crime will be swept under the rug.  Well, Stephen 'Memphis' Carter is IN JAIL.  It happened because a brave transgender woman told her story.  Don't be afraid to tell yours.

EDITORIAL: Transgender teen Jane Doe doesn’t belong in Connecticut boys’ prison


to read more, go to:  http://www.nhregister.com/opinion/20140716/editorial-transgender-teen-jane-doe-doesnt-belong-in-connecticut-boys-prison

ezs note:  This is one of the most cogent articles I've read on the Jane Doe situation.  Ahem... are you reading, Governor?

Dimwits R' Us

To all LGBTs: It's good that so many are keeping up with the news.  It's a good thing. However, breitbart.com  is not a newsworthy, reliable source.  The best thing to do is to contact the WHO (World Health Organization) directly, followed by questions to a trusted, reliable, knowledgeable physician.

The WHO letter is at:   http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/releases/2014/key-populations-to-hiv/en/

15 July 2014

Unpopular referendum

US: Pansexual college student fundraises tuition after being cut off by family (UK)

Katie Dupere

to read more, go to: http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2014/07/15/us-pansexual-college-student-fundraises-tuition-after-being-cut-off-by-family/

ezs note:  C'mon, folks.  Help Katie out.  You  can afford 5 or 10 bucks.  (more would be great!)

Carlton: Hillsborough approaches a new day of rights for everyone

Millions watch UN music video on LGBT rights

Kerry Minton

to read more, go to:  http://www.14news.com/story/26027883/millions-watch-un-music-video-on-lgbt-rights

Hobby Lobby Is Now Discriminating Against a Transgender Employee

14 July 2014

Lawyer Says Transgender Teen Should Be Removed From DCF Custody

LGBT center’s 26-year-old 1st African-American chair faces racial hostility

Erin C.J. Robertson

to read more, go to: http://atlantadailyworld.com/2014/07/14/lgbt-centers-26-year-old-1st-african-american-chair-faces-racial-hostility/

ezs note:  Ranzeno, don't let the idiots get you down - you can do the job.  Best of luck!

Couple to marry at this year's Reading Pride Celebration

Video: Documentary explores what it’s like to be Mormon and trans (UK)

Joseph Patrick McCormick

to read more, go to:  http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2014/07/14/video-documentary-explores-what-its-like-to-be-mormon-and-trans/ 

Trans woman accuses Broadway Pagliacci of workplace discrimination

13 July 2014

A nice day to come out - thousands march for Bristol Pride 2014 (UK)

Jeffrey Tambor as a man who is facing a big change


to read more, go to:  http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/07/12/4001539/jeffrey-tambor-as-a-man-who-is.html?sp=/99/102/111/

Singapore pulls book about gay penguins from libraries

Collin Ruane

to read more, go to:  http://www.wftv.com/news/news/singapore-pulls-book-about-gay-penguins-libraries/ngfF2/?icmp=cmgcontent_internallink_relatedcontent_2014_partners5

ezs note: Gay penguins?  Oh, my, who will tell the children? 

Connecticut children's agency moves transgender girl to boys' facility after alleged assault

Transgender Women Claim Mistreatment at W.Va. DMVs

12 July 2014

LGBTI: Time to Stop the Snigger, World is Bigger (India)

WHO Supports PrEP, Media Bungles The Story With Hyperbole

Benjamin Ryan

to read more, go to:  http://www.aidsmeds.com/articles/WHO_PrEP_media_1667_25884.shtml

ezs note:  To read the WHO (World Health Organization) report, click on the following blog:  http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/releases/2014/key-populations-to-hiv/en/

Progress celebrated at Pride Alive festival

Rachel Minske

Women charged in transgender hate crime

David Ham

to read more, go to: http://www.kirotv.com/news/news/women-charged-transgender-hate-crime/ngd2c/

ezs note:  I'm very glad that Jackson has been arrested; now I hope that Marjorie Marple becomes her co-cellmate. If you know of her whereabouts, PLEASE call Seattle police now.

Transgender GFU student: 'My tax dollars are funding discrimination'