22 April 2016

Louie Gohmert threatens to quit shopping at Target

Jennifer Bendery

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ezs note:  Y'know, it may sound warped n' all, but I love Louie!  He's so utterly batshit, you can't but watching him.  Congress wouldn't be the same without him!

Cleveland Council President predicts transgender restroom law coming

Tom Beres

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Knoxville ‘liberal redneck’ goes viral with transgender rant

Chuck Campbell
go knoxville

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ezs note:  Y'know, no matter where you are in this country, there are decent people who tell it like it is.  Thanks, Trae.

Cop's transgender post riles (Canada)


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How The Justice System Fails Trans Women

Hannah Simpson

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21 April 2016

UK warns tourists about NC transgender law

Julian Hattem
The Hill

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Curt Schilling Fired From ESPN Over Anti-Transgender Comment on Facebook

Francesca Bacardi

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Arrest in double murder of Texas man, transgender woman


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

Donald Trump Says Transgender People Should Use the Bathroom They Want

Ashley Parker
The New York Times

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Yay Harriet Tubman!

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20 April 2016

Curt Schilling says he was ‘blindsided’ by backlash to anti-transgender post

Eric Levenson / Eric.Levenson@boston.com

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ezs note:  Uh, yeah.  You were 'blindsided'.  Here's a little news flash for ya, Curt.  When you joined Major League baseball, and are a sportscaster after that, um, people tend to watch what you say.  Stick to diggin' ditches, Curt.  It's much easier.

19 April 2016

Transgender Woman Murdered in Maryland

Daniel Reynolds

Keyonna Blakeney

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ezs note:  Rest in peace, Keyonna...

Curt Schilling makes controversial comments on Facebook about transgender people


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Federal appeals court sides with transgender teen, says bathroom case can go forward

Moriah Balingit
The Washington Post

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ezs note:  To read the court's full opinion, go to G. G. vs. Gloucester County School Board. Thanks.

17 April 2016

Providence Mayor Elorza bans city funded travel to North Carolina and Mississippi


Mayor Jorge Elorza

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A transgender woman has spoken about life in a male prison (Australia)

Olivia Lambert

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Columbus to ban most city travel to North Carolina over transgender restroom bill

Lucas Sullivan
Columbus Dispatch

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Governor Pat McCrory: More dialogue needed on transgender issues


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ezs note:  Oh, great idea, Gov. McCrory... too bad you didn't think of it before you signed this stupid bill.  Dumbass. 

Beyond The Bathroom: Transgender Policies Under Review By N.J. Schools

Alexis Tarazzi

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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