24 October 2014

YOU make the difference!!!

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In my neck of the woods, it's getting cooler.  And I'm making one more plea for you to vote.  Maybe you're still reticent. Maybe you're right.

Do it for Brenting Dolliole.

Do it for Githe Goines.

Do it for Deoni Jones, 

Do it for ALL the transgender women and men, girls and boys whose lives were cut short.

Dammit, do it..


Surrey group's anti-gay stance 'sickens' trustee candidate (Canada)

Sheila Reynolds

to read more, go to:  http://www.surreyleader.com/news/280366842.html

ezs note:  Surrey voters - election day is November 15. Help Nicole Joliet make her case!

Smith students staging rally Saturday in support of including transgender students

Diane Lederman

to read more, go to:  http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2014/10/smith_students_staging_rally_s.html

Kyrgyzstan: UN urges country to scrap draft law violating rights of LGBT people (UN)


to read more, go to:  http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=49160#.VErFSWddUl8

‘Groundbreaking’ ruling for transgender Army employee released

Marisa Taylor

to read more, go to:  http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/10/23/transgender-federalemployeewinslawsuit.html

Brutally Attacked Native Transgender Woman Can Finally Speak Again

Simon Moya-Smith

to read more, go to:  http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2014/10/23/brutally-attacked-native-transgender-woman-can-finally-speak-again-157486

ezs note:  She was so brutally attacked, she has no memory of the assault at this point.  Be her voice!!  Call 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and then enter TIPS 577, or report them at NYPDCrimeStoppers.com.  Please, let's get these vermin!

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23 October 2014

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I really like Emily's Virtual Rocket.  From my cozy little nest, I can let you know what's happening around the transgender world.  Literally! When I can tell you about the transgender woman who won a tremendous victory, (courtesy of Emily Wax-Thibodeaux  and The Washington Post) I cheer along with you.

But I can't see it all.

Subscribe to your LOCAL newspaper.  That way, you'll have a better chance of seeing it ALL.

Transgender inmate's lawsuit accuses state of not protecting her from attacks

The Right to Write: How the Disciplinary System Comes down on Incarcerated Writers

Christopher Zoukis

to read more, go to:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/christopher-zoukis/the-right-to-write-how-th_b_6035796.html

Best of Gay D.C. XIII: Lifetime Achievement Award

Lou Chibbaro Jr.

to read more, go to:  http://www.washingtonblade.com/2014/10/23/best-gay-d-c-xiii-lifetime-achievement-award/

ezs note:  People wonder why I have such a love for politics.  Mayor Vincent Gray is just one reason.  Keep it up, mayor!

Four deputies placed on paid leave in jail probe


to read more, go to:  http://www.vvdailypress.com/article/20141023/NEWS/141029908

Transgender federal employee wins historic discrimination case

Emily Wax-Thibodeaux

to read more, go to:  http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/federal-eye/wp/2014/10/23/transgender-federal-employee-wins-historic-discrimination-case/

ezs note: Let freedom and EQUALITY ring!!!

22 October 2014

Linking violence against women with HIV and AIDS (Pakistan)

Judge resigns so he won't have to marry gay couples


to read more, go to:  http://www.13wmaz.com/story/news/nation/2014/10/22/judge-resigns-to-avoid-marrying-gay-couples/17718733/

ezs note:  Bye, judge!  (what a jackass...)

Push for trans military service recalls efforts against ‘Don’t Ask’

Chris Johnson

to read more, go to: http://www.washingtonblade.com/2014/10/22/trans-military-forum/

Annie Lennox: I am so happy transgender people can come out the shadows (UK)

21 October 2014

When will Jeffrey Tambor peak? (Canada)

Richard Ouzounian

to read more, go to:  http://www.ourwindsor.ca/opinion-story/4926430-when-will-jeffrey-tambor-peak-/

Rights group: LGBT Jamaicans are targets of unchecked violence, discrimination


to read more, go to:  http://www.dailyjournal.net/view/story/bb81ceb460da462f91e271d0d2d142a5/CB--Jamaica-Gay-Rights/

ezs note:  This is an outrage!  Please, wherever you live, e-mail the ambassador of Jamaica a polite but FIRM  letter demanding the human rights of gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgenders - and put some real teeth in it! 

Lawsuit: Detained transgender teen treated as boy


to read more, go to:  http://www.monroenews.com/news/2014/oct/21/lawsuit-detained-transgender-teen-treated-boy/

ezs note:  How Connecticut of us... sorry, world... sigh...

Transgender troops seek to end taboo (India)

Support for statewide nondiscrimination law growing in Utah, poll shows

20 October 2014

Argentina gives asylum to gay Russian who claimed he was persecuted (India)

Don’t hide your pride (Australia)

Same-Sex couples can begin marrying tomorrow


to read more, go to:  http://www.torringtontelegram.com/v2_news_articles.php?heading=0&story_id=15647&page=34

Nancy Pelosi: Trans people shouldn’t be banned from serving in military (UK)

19 October 2014

Philadelphia's first director of city's Office of LGBT Affairs, Gloria Casarez, dead at 42

John F. Morrison and Alex Wigglesworth

to read more, go to;  http://www.philly.com/philly/news/breaking/Philadelphias_first_director_of_citys_Office_of_LGBT_Affairs_Gloria_Casarez_dead_at_42.html

ezs note:  Rest in peace, Ms Casarez. You helped thousands of Philadelphians live happier lives.

Getting Personal on Transgender Rights


to read more, go to:  http://takingnote.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/10/17/getting-personal-on-transgender-rights/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0

News Briefs, Oct. 16 (top news)

Amy Cooper

to read more, go to:  http://www.easternecho.com/article/2014/10/news-briefs-oct-16

Facebook and Apple deserve praise for their perks (UK)

Brooke Masters

to read more, go to:  http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/3b74d0fa-5530-11e4-89e8-00144feab7de.html#axzz3GcsHWfnf

Group awarded domestic violence prevention grant

18 October 2014

Hillsboro, Illinois

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Knitting Backward

Jennifer Finney Boylan

to read more, go to:  http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/19/opinion/sunday/jennifer-finney-boylan-knitting-backward.html?_r=0

US to hand over Marine who is suspect in murder of transgender Filipino sex worker (Australia)


to read more, go to:  http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-10-19/us-to-produce-marine-sought-over-murder-of-transgender-filipino/5824608

Julie Mack: Election season reflects GOP's shifting stances on gay rights, legalized marijuana

HRC Endorses PrEP & Calls for Bold Action to Expand Access to Anti-HIV Drug


to read more, go to:  http://www.hrc.org/press-releases/entry/hrc-endorses-prep-calls-for-bold-action-to-expand-access

ezs note:  Become one of the happy, healthy, RESPONSIBLE adults!  If you are one of the sexually active adults - or even just thinking about it - take your Truvada DAILY.

Akkai to speak on sexual minorities at Japan meet (India)

Rohith B R

to read more, go to:  http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/toireporter/author-Rohith-B-R.cm

17 October 2014

Now it's YOUR turn!!!

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You know, there are transgenders  and allies who don't see the point in voting.  They might be right.

Except for being kicked out of their apartment, they might be right.

Except for housing shelters (and these are the REALLY lucky ones), they might be right. 

Except for town or city councils who have no clue, they might be right.

Except for Boards of Education who are total airheads, they might be right.

Except  for members of Congress who call YOU "deviant" for the clothing you wear, they might be right



True Trans (review)

Transgenders and Theology

EXCLUSIVE Crime Minister: Police haven’t paid enough attention to homophobia and transphobia (UK)

U.S. to recognize same-sex marriages in 7 new states

16 October 2014

Baton Rouge man remains jailed in Metairie murder of transgender woman and her lover

Paul Purpura

to read more, go to:  http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2014/10/baton_rouge_man_to_remain_jail.html

LGBT Youth Homelessness Is Not an Us/Them Issue

Jama Shelton

to read more, go to:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jama-shelton/lgbt-youth-homelessness-i_b_5991742.html

Teen pleads in Oakland bus skirt-burning case

Vatican backs away from 'welcoming homosexuals' stance

15 October 2014

Transgender woman in critical condition after beating


to read more, go to:  http://www.metro.us/newyork/news/local/2014/10/15/transgender-woman-critical-condition-beating/

ezs note:  Police got a lucky break with one of the suspects being caught on tape. Don't let the scumbags go  free!!!

Aquino urged to cancel military accord with US (United Arab Emirates)

Manolo B. Jara

to read more, go to:  http://gulftoday.ae/portal/05b9234b-18af-47c3-a84b-fc941968dda9.aspx

Lincoln board gets earful on gender training

US: Las Vegas launches same-sex wedding ad campaign (UK)

Nick Duffy

to read more, go to:  http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2014/10/15/us-las-vegas-launches-same-sex-wedding-ad-campaign/