16 April 2016

LIVING YOUR TRUTH: Commonwealth Medical College’s Transgender Health Conference opens eyes and brings tears

Dee Culp
NEPA Scene

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Cirque du Soleil cancels shows over transgender law (Malta)

Times of Malta

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WATCH LIVE: Leelah Alcorn inspires discussion on transgender matters


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ezs note:  If life is just too crappy, please call 1-800-273-TALK (8255).  Thanks!

Big business beginning to understand bottom line, support for transgender rights are linked: Teitel (Canada)

Emma Teitel / eteitel@thestar.ca
The Star

Jennifer Pritzker

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Buffalo, New York

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15 April 2016

CDC Statement on National Transgender HIV Testing Day

Jonathan H. Mermin and Eugene McCray
The Body

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ezs note:  Yeh, yeh... I've heard them all before... the latest is that you'll get tested when the full Moon crosses with Jupiter. Cut the crap. Get tested now.  I did! 

Author, transgender activist Janet Mock to speak at NMSU

Kristie Garcia
Las Cruces Sun-Times

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ezs note:  New Mexico State University isn't equal to Brown University... when it comes to letting Janet Mock speak, they're BETTER .  Go Aggies!

Johnson County students demonstrate in Topeka against Kansas ‘transgender restroom’ bill

Edward M. Eveld / eeveld@kcstar.com
The Kansas City Star

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14 April 2016

NSAA’s transgender policy stands

Russ Pankonin
The Grant Tribune Sentinel

Grant, Nebraska

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Massachusetts transgender activists make frustration clear to Baker

Colin A. Young
The Berkshire Eagle

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'Men should not be going to the bathroom with little girls': Ted Cruz backs North Carolina's transgender bathroom ban in face of gay rights backlash (UK)

Nikki Schwab
Daily Mail

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'Street freaks:' Mobile County Commission president sounds off on public restroom issue

Lawrence Specker / lspecker@al.com

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ezs note:  Wow... couldn't have said it better myself...

I'm a Transgender Man in North Carolina. Here's What the Bathroom Law Means for Me.

Samantha Michaels / smichaels@motherjones.com
Mother Jones

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13 April 2016

Big-name Missouri businesses oppose religious objections law

Summer Ballentine
Missouri Lawyers Weekly

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Local transgender woman says Transpo employee discriminated against her

Danielle Kennedy

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Halifax theatre alters Shrek musical after transgender person walks out (Canada)

Keith Doucette
CFJC Today

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WATCH: Young Saskatchewan boy responds after Alberta mom raps criticism of transgender guidelines (Canada)

Caley Ramsay
Global News

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ezs note:  Way to go, Anthony!

Federal law dooms transgender bathroom bans: Column

Jillian T. Weiss
USA Today

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Bernie Sanders: The Daily News interview

To my friends in New York, California and other states deciding in the primary:  I urge you to read the entirety of the Daily News interview with Bernie Sanders.  No, not the rag that is printed on the masthead.  That's too cheap n' easy.  It's the one next to the "please press" button.  Will you agree with Bernie on every issue?  Nope.  But no president, from Washington on down, has ever agreed with the prospective president on every jot and tittle.  Those of us who are transgender folks need to know that this primary is vital.  Thank you very much.

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12 April 2016

Dems seek to undo Mississippi LGBT law, but likely to fail


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The Surprising Sexual Harassment Scandal Accompanying Tennessee’s Anti-Transgender Bill

Zack Ford

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Dozens speak out on proposed guidance for transgender students, bathroom use

Brian McVicar / bmcvicar@mlive.com

Escanaba, Michigan

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Transgender bathroom rights, access a hot U.S. political topic (Canada)

Justin Li
CBC News

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North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory Vows to Revise Transgender Law

Valerie Bauerlein and Jon Kamp / Valerie.Bauerlein@wsj.com / Jon.Kamp@wsj.com
Wall Street Journal

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11 April 2016

China’s first transgender employment discrimination case goes to court (Canada)

Jonathan Kaiman

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Transgendered (sic) residents start lawsuit against Saskatchewan government, human rights agency

Will Chabun / wchabun@postmedia.com
Regina Leader-Post

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Prison is horrifying. For transgender people, it's hell.

German Lopez / german.lopez@vox.com

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ezs note:  YOU can do something about this!  Call, write, e-write, or better yet visit in person, and ask her/him if conditions for transgender prisoners are safe, secure, and appropriate.  If not, they should get their act together!

10 April 2016

Transgender bathroom use upsets lawmaker

The Blade

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Corporations threaten to pull out of states over transgender bathroom law (Canada)

David Common

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Transgender swimmer Schuyler Bailar featured on "60 Minutes"

Jim Buzinski

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What’s Really Behind the Angst Over Transgender Bathrooms?

Jane Eisner / eisner@forward.com

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Transgender teenage ballplayer at Santa Monica prep school spreads message of hope and acceptance

Bill Plaschke / bill.plaschke@latimes.com
LA Times

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09 April 2016

Lake George to review transgender policies Tuesday

Michael Goot / mgoot@poststar.com
The Post Star

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John Kasich: I would not have signed transgender restroom bill

Jake Miller

Gov. John Kasich (R)

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South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley Calls Transgender Bill 'Unnecessary'

Carlos Santoscoy
On Top

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Skarholmen, Skarholms Lan, Sweden

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08 April 2016

Gay business group rescinds Charlie Baker’s honor

Joshua Miller / joshua.miller@globe.com
Boston Globe

Gov. Charlie Baker

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After student protest transgender student allowed to run for prom king

Annysa Johnson / anjohnson@journalsentinel.com
Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinel

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ezs note:  Lemme see... who are the mature ones here...

Pennsylvania Governor Bans Anti-Transgender Discrimination


Gov. Tom Wolf

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ezs note: Thank you, Gov. Wolf and Pennsylvania!

Transgender professor files sex discrimination lawsuit against SVSU

Andy Hoag / ahoag@mlive.com

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Springsteen cancels Greensboro show over NC's transgender law

Winston-Salem Journal

Bruce Springsteen

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ezs note:  Lemme see... 100 bucks (average) times 23,500 seats North Carolina flushed down the toilet...  So, how's it goin', Guv? 

07 April 2016

Brief face-to-face talk can shift anti-transgender attitudes


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ezs note: Did y'all catch that?  You don't need a hard sell, or a point-by-point lecture.  You just need to be a friend!  Democrat, Republican, Green, Independent - it doesn't matter.  As your neighborhood grows tighter, the people grow happier.  Isn't that terrific?

06 April 2016

Workplace Discrimination: Don't Call a Transgender Employee "It"

Douglas M. Oldham
The National Law Review

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Seven Other States Are Considering Restricting Bathrooms For Transgender People

Leah Libresco

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ezs note:  If you live in the following states - Illinois, Kansas, Massachusetts, Missouri, Mississippi, Tennessee or Wisconsin - please tell your state representative AND state senator to say NO to this stupid bill.  You can do it!

Bright files bill that would restrict transgender bathroom access

Amanda Coyne
Greenville Online

Lee "Bright"

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ezs note:  South Carolinians - do your part and say NO to this stupid bill to YOUR state representative and state senator.  And if you live in Spartanburg or Greenville county (12th state senatorial district), do what you can to send Lee "Bright" packing!

05 April 2016

Maryland's highest court to hear parental rights law challenge

John Riley / jriley@metroweekly.com

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Authorities and Family Seek Answers in Hit-and-Run on Transgender Teen

Beth Sherouse

Monterey Park, California

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ezs note:  If you have any information regarding this assault, please call the Monterey Park (California) police at 626-573-1311. Thanks.

Eliza Doolittle Will Transition Into Elijah in Transgender Pygmalion


George Bernard Shaw

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Man Who Killed Transgender Woman in a 'Blind Fury' for 'Fooling' Him Gets 12 Years in Prison

Hillary Crosley Coker

Islan Nettles

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PayPal Cancels Plan for Facility in North Carolina, Citing Transgender Law

Jon Kamp / jon.kamp@wsj.com
The Wall Street Journal

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ezs note:  Lemme see... 50, 000 dollars (est.) times 400 people equals 20,000,000 dollars lost to North Carolina residents... but hey, at least you have your "principles"!  Uh, good luck!