18 January 2016

Literary Community Mourns Trans Writer Bryn Kelly

Cleis Abeni

Bryn Kelly

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

ezs note:  Rest in peace, Ms. Kelly...

If you are feeling signs of despair, please call one of the numbers below.  It's not too late.  It's never too late.

The Trevor Project  1-866-488-7386  (24 and below)
Trans Lifeline  1-877-565-8860  (trans-specific)
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline  1-800-273-8255 (general help)  

Transgender people ‘treated appallingly’, says Basingstoke MP (UK)

Christian Wilson / christian@taylornewspapers.co.uk
Basingstoke Observer

MP Maria Miller

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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17 January 2016

Shuttered Metropolitan a church for its time

Richard Ecke
Great Falls Tribune

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Designing the Dreams and Photographing the Realities of Cape Town's Transgender Sex Workers

Gabrielle Bruney / gabrielle.bruney@vice.com

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Wake County transgender students want school bathroom choice

T. Keung Hui / khui@newsobserver.com
The News & Observer

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The Danish Girl – a poignant, beautiful, genuine look at the life of transgender pioneer Lili Elbe (UK)

Alice Broster

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please press:  http://forgetoday.com

New Louisiana governor is off to a volatile start

Richard Fausset and Jeremy Alford
The Boston Globe

Gov. John Bel Edwards

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15 January 2016

Kansas gay rights bill sparks debate in legislative committee

Peter Hancock
Shawnee News

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Policy aims to help transgender students at PHS

Jeff McMenemy

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In First, Lebanese Court Rules Transgender Man May Be Officially Recognized as Male (Israel)


Beirut, Lebanon

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please press:  http://www.haaretz.com

University of Victoria announces world's first chair of transgender studies (Canada)

The Chronicle Journal

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Transgender student gains locker room access at Fremd High School today

Eric Peterson
Daily Herald

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14 January 2016

Charlie Craggs: As a transgender female I shouldn't be afraid to be myself (UK)

Charlie Craggs

Charlie Craggs

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please press:  http://www.itv.com

EDITORIAL: Opponents Should Take Break Over Transgender Bathroom Debate

The Capitol News

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Sandra Song

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

11 January 2016

Bowie an enduring role model to young trans people

Azure Gilman
Aljazzera America

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please press:  http://america.aljazeera.com

ezs note:  Rest in peace, David Bowie...

'The Danish Girl' Banned In Qatar Over The Supposed ‘Moral Depravity’ Of Its Transgender Themes

Tim Isaac
Big Gay Picture Show

Doha, Qatar

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Ben Carson: 'Abnormal' LGBT People Shouldn't Get 'Extra Rights'

Miranda Blue
Right Wing Watch

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Transgender scholar C. Riley Snorton to speak on ‘Jorgensen’s Shadows’

Joan Brasher
Vanderbilt University

C. Riley Snorton

Lawsuit dismissed against Planet Fitness for transgender-friendly locker room policy

Bob Johnson

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please press:  http://www.mlive.com

ezs note:  Good!  I'm glad to see that this judge threw this daffy woman's suit out of his court.  

Seattle Times Reporter Echoes Bogus Attack On Transgender Bathroom Access

Rachel Perceley
Media Matters for America

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10 January 2016

BRIAN HOWEY: A time for Gov. Pence to lead

Brian Howey

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

At least 10 transgender children living in Northern Ireland say they are living in the wrong body (Northern Ireland)

Jilly Beattie
Belfast Live

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Heard on Beacon Hill

The Sun

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Legislative Issues Set To Include Abortion, Ethics And Hemp


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ezs note:  South Dakotans - It's listed about halfway down, but moronic legislators are trying to force transgender students to use their biological bathroom in school, no matter how uncomfortable it makes them.  Tell your legislators to say NO to this idiotic bill.  Oh, and turn Reps. Fred Deutsch and Jim Bolin out on their ear in November!

Region’s pro sports teams to back transgender bill

David Scharfenberg
The Boston Globe

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09 January 2016

‘Mahu’ demonstrate Hawaii’s shifting attitudes toward LGBT life

Jon Letman
Aljazeera America

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Auckland Grammar responds to gay and transgender students' concerns (New Zealand)


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please press:  http://www.stuff.co.nz

Religious right targets St. Paul charter school over transgender inclusive policies

Andy Birkey

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Davina Ayrton: transgender woman raped teen girl before transition, sentenced to men's prison

Aaron Homer
The Inquisitr

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ezs note:  All around the world, transgender men and women are simply trying to get on with their lives.  They don't need this crap.  Granted, Ayrton had a troubled life, but she deserved to be JAILED for her actions.

Changing perceptions through social media (Thailand)

Corry Elyda
The Nation (Thailand)

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Berlin, Germany

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08 January 2016

Transgender found murdered (India)

The Hindu

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

ezs note:  Yes, India is a very large country, but if you were in Bhadrachalam (ENE from Hyderabad) and you spotted this crime, please  call your local police or INTERPOL.  Thanks. 

Are Feminism and the Transgender Movement At Odds?

Isaac Fornarola
The Huffington Post

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Letter - Let transgenders go to appropriate bathrooms

Kelly End

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Surrey film tackles transgender issues (UK)

Serena Pattar
The Leader

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07 January 2016

Discrimination Against Transgender Women Seeking Access to Homeless Shelters

Caitlin Rooney, Laura Durso and Sharita Gruberg
Center for American Progress

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Anti-transgender bills threaten people’s ability to fully participate in society

Timothy Wang and Sean Cahill
The Hill

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Transgender person shot: ‘Hospital staff laughed whilst they bled’ (UK)

Michelle O'Toole
Pink News

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ezs note:  This is an absolute, utter disgrace.  The police and hospital staff in this case should be FIRED, immediately, and authorities should look into the case to see if any additional punishment is warranted.  Especially if you are traveling to Pakistan, see if the local ambassador is following through.  Thanks.

Jo-James's story: calls for more support for transgender people in rural communities (UK)


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The History of the Khmer Rouge; Transgender Women in Men’s Prisons

Khathayra Um, Kris Schreier Lyseggen and Ashley Diamond
KPFA 94.1

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