17 May 2016

Georgia Governor Blasts Transgender Student Order

Kathleen Foody
ABC News


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Canada Moves to Ban Discrimination Against Transgender People

Ian Austen
The New York Times


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ezs note:  Congratulations, Canada!  Now , if only we were able to get your neighbor to the south to behave likewise... AHEM...

15 May 2016

Jewish Groups Cheer Obama’s Transgender Protections

Ron Kampeas
Forward


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A Republican Congresswoman Has Personal Stake in Transgender Debate

Lizette Alvarez
The New York Times


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ezs note:  It goes to show you that what is needed in Congress is not a label, such as Democrat, Republican, Green, Independent, what have you - what is needed are thoughtful, compassionate, intelligent people.  Thanks, Ms Ros-Lehtinen!

14 May 2016

Denmark to become first country not to define being transgender as a mental illness

Simon Robb
Metro.co.uk


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Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Can’t Explain What Transgender Means, Has a Total Meltdown: WATCH

Sean Mandell
Towleroad


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Transgender mafia boss found dead in 'execution-style' killing (UK)

Harriet Sinclair
Independent


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13 May 2016

Donald Trump Says Transgender Bathroom Issue Should Be Left to the States. Will That Be Enough for Social Conservatives?

Eric Levitz
Daily Intelligencer


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Little Rock Nine’ Student: Transgender Bathroom Debate Is Part of Civil Rights Fight

Katie Reilly
Time


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Arkansas governor recommends schools 'disregard' Obama's transgender directive

Sarah Chaffin
KATV


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U.S. Directive on Transgender Access Intensifies Debate

Richard Perez-Pena and Jack Healy
The New York Times


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04 May 2016

One more hurdle for transgender rights effort

Frank Phillips / phillips@globe.com
Boston Globe


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Alabama City Council Recalls Anti-Transgender Bathroom Law

Dominic Holden / dominic.holden@buzzfeed.com
BuzzFeed


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Students sue suburban school system over transgender locker room access

Duaa Eldeib / deldeib@tribpub.com
Dawn Rhodes / cdrhodes@tribpub.com
Chicago Tribune


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This 25-Year-Old Transgender Woman Is Responsible for That Viral Bathroom Selfie

Lauren Duca
Teen Vogue


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03 May 2016

01 May 2016

North Carolina transgender bathroom law prompts boycotts as anger grows (UK)

David Usborne
The Independent


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ezs note:  Oh, I couldn't help but noticing what Lt. Gov. Dan Forest said in a speech the other day:  "If a corporation wanting to do business in North Carolina does not see the worth of our children in the same light, then I wish them well as they do business somewhere else."  See?  He would welcome your leaving.  

That means you, Hurricanes... Hartford would welcome you!

30 April 2016

Backlash, praise for Target's position on transgender issue picks up steam

Kavita Kumar
StarTribune


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ezs note:  To those who wish to petition in FAVOR of Target, please go to moveon.org. Also, if you wish, buy a few items from Target.  Thanks!

Why we must learn to live with the elephants


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Because they are among the most humane creatures on earth.

Because they only eat grassland.

Because, as they roam the savanna, you are awestruck by their beauty.

In order to keep your humanity alive, you must do your part.

That is why.

29 April 2016

Group starts petition opposing transgender policy at New London-Spicer schools

Carolyn Lange
The Bemidji Pioneer


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Feds list schools that sought exemption from discrimination statute

Tim Devaney
The Hill


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Ted Cruz, Attacking Donald Trump, Uses Transgender Bathroom Access as Cudgel

Trip Gabriel
The New York Times


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28 April 2016

27 April 2016

B.C. court intervenes in parental dispute over transgender child (Canada)

Press
thestar.com


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ACLU Considers Legal Challenge To Anti-Transgender Restroom Law In Alabama

Dominic Holden
BuzzFeed


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Transgender girls at B.C. legislature to back human rights code bill (Canada)

Press
Winnipeg Free Press


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How other stores are handling transgender bathroom policies

Hadley Malcolm
USA Today


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26 April 2016

An HIV Prevention Pill for Transgender Persons

Scott LaFee and Lisa Loeb Stanga
UC San Diego Health


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ezs note:  As always, before you take Truvada, talk with an experienced physician about the benefits and contraindications.  Also, refrain from sex before beginning treatment.  Thanks!

Iranian Transgender Youth Reveal Parents Reaction to Their 'Inner Disorder'

Press
Sputnik News


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Transgender teen fights back after suspension for using 'wrong' bathroom

Emanuella Grinberg
CNN


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I voted today... DID YOU?


Voting is in Connecticut, Maryland, Delaware, Rhode Island, and Pennsylvania

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24 April 2016

How Gov. Daugaard navigated his way to big decisions

Bob Mercer
Rapid City Journal


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New police appeal after missing Leeds transgender woman is captured on CCTV (UK)

Press
Yorkshire Evening Post


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ezs note:  I know it's a long shot, but if you live, work, or travel in the Leeds/Yorkshire UK area, and have information regarding the disappearance of this woman, please contact the Yorkshire police.  Thanks.  

Chris Wallace destroys myth of transgender predators: ‘This is a solution in search of a problem’

David Edwards
Raw Story


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New school rules give transgender students 'right to be who they are'

Kathy Bocella
philly.com


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Christie: I likely wouldn't sign transgender bathroom law in N.J.

Brent Johnson
nj.com


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