15 August 2014

Oregon adds transgender procedures to Oregon Health Plan

Dana Tims

to read more, go to:  http://www.oregonlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2014/08/oregon_adds_transgender_proced.html

Knowing signs of mental illness helps prevent suicides

LGBT short play show returns to Lauderdale

US: Memorial to be held for murdered Baltimore trans woman (UK)

Nick Duffy

to read more, go to  http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2014/08/15/us-memorial-to-be-held-for-murdered-baltimore-trans-woman/

ezs note: Sadly, neither the cases of Mia Henderson nor Kandy Hall have any leads yet.  If you have any information about either of these cases, contact the Baltimore police immediately!!!

12 August 2014

HRC Joins National LGBT Organizations in Letter of Support for Family of Michael Brown

Charlie Joughin

to read more, go to:  http://www.hrc.org/blog/entry/lgbt-organizations-stand-with-family-of-michael-brown

ERO foes ask court to force city to certify repeal petitions

Fortress of Louisbourg welcomes gay community (Canada)

Tom Ayers

to read more, go to:  http://thechronicleherald.ca/novascotia/1229022-fortress-of-louisbourg-welcomes-gay-community

State of the Arts: Queer Film Fest focuses on diversity (Canada)

Chelsea Manning's lawyers threaten to sue over gender identity treatment (UK)

11 August 2014

ACLU wants Army to help 2 transgender veterans

Finding Power in the Beauty of Everyday Women

Camp Aranu'tiq: A Safe Haven for Transgender Kids

Mary J. Moss

to read more, go to:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mary-j-moss/camp-aranutiqa-safe-haven_b_5665060.html

LGBT Americans Less Likely to Be Religious

Nolan Feeney

to read more, go to:  http://time.com/3101372/lgbt-religion/

Gay Canadians still face an inequality which may surprise you (UK)

Joseph Patrick McCormick

to read more, go to: http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2014/08/11/gay-canadians-still-face-an-inequality-which-may-surprise-you/

09 August 2014

Museum makes history with ‘LGBTQ’


to read more, go to:  http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/08/09/4059066/museum-makes-history-with-lgbtq.html

Police Apologise for 1994 Raid on Gay Club (Australia)

Kat Callahan

to read more, go to:  http://roygbiv.jezebel.com/police-apologise-for-1994-raid-on-gay-club-1617418359

Long awaited transgender documentary TransJourney to premier tonight

Marriage cases have Bondi in tough spot

Lloyd Dunkelberger

to read more, go to:  http://capitolcomments.blogs.theledger.com/10800/marriage-cases-have-bondi-in-tough-spot/?tc=ar

Ugandan homosexuals hold pride parade


to read more, go to:  https://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=5344044929567172395#editor/target=post;postID=6987298727113867207

ezs note:  From the other side of the pond, we salute you!

Vancouver, British Columbia

Credit:  http://upload.wikimedia.org/

08 August 2014

Yes we can (vote)!

Credit: http://wildgender.com/

Yeah, I know.  It seems a bit early.  Or a lot. But while you were sunbathing, Democrats, Republicans, Greens, were busy putting their candidates together. All that remains now is the final choices to be made in November.

And that means you, pal.

The time to register to vote is now.  Don't put it off.

New CBS News Poll Shows A Majority of Hispanics/Latinos Support Marriage Equality

Susan J. Demas: LGBT rights take a hit with Rep. Frank Foster's defeat

Susan J. Demas

to read more, go to:  http://www.mlive.com/lansing-news/index.ssf/2014/08/michigan_gay_rights_frank_fost.html

New memorial planned for gay veterans at Washington cemetery

Missouri Baptist leader arrested for attempted bestiality

Brett Wilkins

to read more, go to:  http://www.digitaljournal.com/news/crime/missouri-baptist-leader-arrested-for-attempted-bestiality/article/395834

ezs note:  Just a question - does he commit rape once the horse says "neigh"? Just askin'...

06 August 2014

School board OKs transgender policy

Michael Dashiell

to read more, go to: http://www.sequimgazette.com/news/270210881.html

Monica Jones Takes 'Manifesting Prostitution' Challenge to Arizona Supreme Court

Elizabeth Nolan Brown

to read more, go to:  http://reason.com/blog/2014/08/06/manifesting-prostitution-law-challenged

1,000 rally for gay marriage before appeals court showdown


to read more, go to:  http://www.norwalkreflector.com/article/4798906

US author: Gay couples are perverts that corrupt our kids (UK)

Natassja Zielinski

to read more, go to:  http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2014/08/06/us-author-gay-couples-are-perverts-that-corrupt-our-kids/

ezs note:  I particularly like the way Natassja Zielinski let Dunkin spout off, thereby making a complete ass of himself.  

05 August 2014

Respect For Transgender People

Daniel Blinn

to read more, go to:  http://www.courant.com/news/opinion/letters/hcrs-21346--20140805,0,5270376.story

Fourth Circuit Court rules Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional


to read more, go to:  http://lgbtweekly.com/2014/07/28/fourth-circuit-court-rules-virginias-ban-on-same-sex-marriage-unconstitutional/

ezs note:  Honestly, the court decision is just a hilarious joke on the attorneys general.  Catch this last paragraph from LGBT Weekly:

"Today’s ruling applies to the entire Fourth Circuit, which includes Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia.  This is the third appeals court ruling striking down state marriage bans in just one month."

C'mon, guys.   Give it up and save some money for your constituents.

Oakland Pride celebrates fifth year with parade down Broadway Labor Day weekend

'People are afraid of clowns': Laverne Cox slams Conan O'Brien while doing his hair in character as Sophia for hilarious skit (UK)

04 August 2014

Mayor: Petition to repeal Houston Equal Rights Ordinance ruled invalid

Olin teams up with Human Rights Campaign to host LGBT workplace inclusion conference​​


to read more, go to:  http://news.wustl.edu/news/Pages/27180.aspx

Survey spotlight on transgender teens (New Zealand)

InterContinental employees participate in cultural competency program focusing on the LGBTQ community

03 August 2014

Former 'ex-gay' leaders publish open letter saying conversion therapy is damaging

Left Behind: LGBT Youth Struggle to Survive on Streets

Vietnam hosts third gay pride parade amid changing ideas (Taiwan)


to read more, go to:  http://www.chinapost.com.tw/asia/vietnam/2014/08/04/413956/Vietnam-hosts.htm

Iranian transgender refugee struggles for acceptance (Canada)

Watch: Transgender 13-year-old makes heartfelt plea for acceptance (UK)

Natassja Zielinski

to read more, go to:  http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2014/08/03/watch-transgender-13-year-old-makes-heartfelt-plea-for-acceptance/