16 December 2014

Appeals court: Transgender inmate not entitled to sex-change surgery

She’s a Lumberjack, She’s O.K., and She’s in ‘Messiah’


please press:  http://www.nytimes.com

Gov.-elect Charlie Baker walking a fine line on gay rights: Viewpoint

Bucks suspects in beating of gay couple held for trial

Hayden Mitman
please press:  http://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com

ezs note:  Oh, this one's a doozy.  In case you missed it, especially read the last paragraph. 

Murder charges filed against US marine in death of transgender woman (UK)

To all my friends of the Jewish faith, happy Hanukkah!

Credit:  http://www.haaretz.com

14 December 2014

Editorial roundup: Religious freedom act not worth risk

please press:  http://www.lansingstatejournal.com

ezs note:  Michiganders - please, take five minutes and tell your state senators to say NO to the "Religious Freedom Restoration Act" (HB 5958).  Thanks!

Seoul's Mayor Apologizes for Nixing Gay Rights Charter


please press:  http://www.advocate.com

Parts of Montana lack legal protections while acceptance grows for LGBT community

Briana Wipf



Jude Terror
please press:  http://www.theouthousers.com

13 December 2014

Human Rights Film Festival — 6 films screened (Pakistan)

"I Can't Breathe": The Personal is the Political - Part I

Franklin students to choose color for grad robes

Transgender Green candidate: There’s a woeful lack of trans politicians (UK)

Harwich, Massachusetts

Credit:  http://www.capecodmenus.com

12 December 2014

Transgender student’s family files harassment suit against several area school districts

Dave Herndon, Jim Kasuba & Laura Zoochi
please press:  http://www.pressandguide.com

Austin to Offer Trans -Inclusive Health Benefits for City Employees

The World According to Jo Clifford, Queen of Theatre, Part III (UK)

Michiganders Repulsed By Rep. Olumba’s ‘Bigoted’ Farewell Speech Attacking Transgender, Special Needs, Asian, And Chaldean Communities [Video]

please press:  http://www.inquisitr.com

Hate group want to amend US Constitution to ‘outlaw’ trans people (UK)

10 December 2014

Why Cities Should Be at the Forefront of Transgender Rights

Sen. Merkley doubles down on LGBT nondiscrimination law

Anna Staver
please press:  http://www.statesmanjournal.com

Air Force secretary supports lifting transgender ban

Susan Page
please press:  http://www.wtsp.com

LGBT Judge To Speak At Ann Arbor Interfaith Service

Desert transgender residents face a quiet revolution

Will Dean
please press:  http://www.desertsun.com

08 December 2014

FBI: One in five hate crimes motivated by anti-gay bias


John Wright
please press:  http://www.towleroad.com

LeAnn Rimes On Country Music's LGBT Stance And Gay Stars Ty Herndon And Billy Gilman

Turning the Page: Chelsea Manning not a spokesperson for transgender community (Canada)

Jillian Page
please press:  http://montrealgazette.com

Report ranks Clarksville among worst for LGBT equality

Stephanie Ingersoll

please press:  http://www.theleafchronicle.com 

07 December 2014

GOP leader takes aim at high school league

Invisible people, hidden realities (India)

Frank Krishner
please press:  http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com

Police fire tear gas at hundreds of protesters, demonstration disperses at about 3 a.m.

Gays make gains in China: survey (China)

Zhang Hui
please press:  http://www.globaltimes.cn

Discrimination rife (Fiji)

Shayal Devi
please press:  http://www.fijitimes.com

05 December 2014

See me as my true self: Powerful photos capture transgender men and women as they undergo sex changes amid fierce discrimination in Cuba (UK)

Annabel Fenwick Elliott
please press:  http://www.dailymail.co.uk

A vile myth reemerges: How the New York Times fumbled an important LGBT story

Pastor calls for killing gays to end AIDS

Tram Mai
please press:  http://www.firstcoastnews.com

A time for Salem to speak up

Carolyn McMillan

please press:  http://www.statesmanjournal.com

Transgender Woman Shot, Killed While Pounding on Door of South L.A. Home for Help

Kennedy Ryan and Kimberly Cheng
please press:  http://ktla.com

ezs note:  Sigh... another one... sadly, Deshawnda Sanchez was gunned down.  If you live in southern LA, please, don't be silent!  Call the LAPD immediately!!!