27 December 2014

Detroit LGBTQ community mourns passing of transgender man

Gretchen Rachel Blickensderfer
Windy City Media Group

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Five candidates for ‘Briton of the Year’ who are not Nigel Farage (UK)

The Rapes No One Speaks About (India)

Nupur Sonar

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Former Tucson Mayor Miller dies

Casa Grande Dispatch

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ezs note:  Rest in peace, Mayor Miller.  You were a champion.  You were a friend.

Bob looked at my soul – not my sex or gender


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Avon, Connecticut

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26 December 2014

To my African-American friends, happy Kwanzaa!

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To my UK friends, happy Boxing Day!

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These Name Tags Will Make You Reconsider Gender Pronouns

Isis Madrid

Good magazine

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Aquino aide backs review of military pact with US (United Arab Emirates)

Manolo B. Jara
The Gulf Times

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Stock Update: Hartford Financial Services Group Inc (NYSE:HIG)

Chris Tyler
Stock Markets Daily

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Israeli military to further integration of transgender draftees

I24 News

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UK: Transphobic crimes soared in 2014 (UK)

Pink News

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23 December 2014

‘Senyap’ screened at IAIN Gorontalo (Indonesia)

The Jakarta Post

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Morocco’s transgender belly dancer courts acceptance


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Why Can't I Use the Boys' Bathroom at School?

Gavin Grimm
American Civil Liberties Union

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Lawmakers hope to 'chip away' on LGBT issues next year

Lauren McGaughy
Houston Chronicle

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11 Ways 2014 Was the Biggest Year in Transgender History

Rolling stone

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21 December 2014

The bigots-are-going-to-be-bigots open line

Max Brantley
Arkansas Times
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Charles Pulliam-Moore
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Gay Irish emigrants come home for Christmas (Ireland)

Anthea McTeirnan
The Irish Times
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Transgender RAF pilot who served with Prince William opens up about transition (UK)

Pink Times
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Charlotte looks to expand protection for gay, transgender residents

Steve Harrison
The Charlotte Observer
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20 December 2014

Cuba’s Gay Rights Evolution

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Warren police seek man, 22, who 'just vanished'

Katrease Stafford

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ezs note:  Michiganders, please take a second look at the picture of Jay Ralko.  If you have any 

information regarding his whereabouts, please call the Warren police at 586-574-4700.                           
Bring relief to his family and friends!

ACLU challenges vote requiring transgender students to use ‘private’ bathroom facilities

Mariam Baksh
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Smithtown, New York

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19 December 2014

Small Town Cop, Big Time Ally

Liz Hanssen
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Glendale approves gay-rights pledge

Peter Corbett
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Walmart is encouraging workers to become gay, pundit claims (UK)

Nick Duffy
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ezs note:  Wait, Michael Sam can't be gay and play football... can he?

Merkley outlines plans for LGBT civil rights bill

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18 December 2014

Cold case task force leads to arrest in 1989 murder of transgender woman

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

ezs note:  Ah, this story does my heart good.  To those vermin who harmed my friends, don't worry.  You WILL be caught and jailed.

Assisted-conception families in focus (Australia)

Luis Feliu

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Holder announces Title VII covers transgender discrimination

Chris Johnson
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RIP ENDA (1974-2014)

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17 December 2014

Mayor, GLLU officer honored for fighting hate crimes

Lou Chibbaro Jr.

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Silver Pride Project offers get-togethers for seniors

700 Club host fails to grasp simple biology

U.S. embassy refuses to hand over Marine charged with murder to Filipino courts

Cleveland Heights fraudster who sought leniency for being transgender gets 14 years

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’


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

Bucks suspects in beating of gay couple held for trial

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