23 May 2016

Immigration officials to start sending transgender women to the middle of Texas

Jorge Rivas

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please press:  http://fusion.net/

ezs note:  Yes, I do understand what would happen in a perfectly ideal situation.  But I also understand this reality:  It. ain't. gonna. happen.   Conversely, this President has made some good, realistic goals.  Thank you, President Obama!

21 May 2016

20 May 2016

trans:formation: The Biological Roots of Being Transgender

William Gallo and Tina Trinh

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please press:  http://www.voanews.com

Separate Bathrooms by Religion? Oklahoma Opens New Front in Transgender Debate

Christine Hauser
The New York Times

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please press:  http://www.nytimes.com

19 May 2016

Mayor Barry appoints state's first transgender city board member

Joey Garrison
The Tennessean

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

Mercedes Successful Becomes 11th Trans Person Killed in 2016

Sunnivie Brydum

Mercedes Successful  

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

ezs note:  If you have any information regarding this murder, please call the Haines City police department at 863-421-3636 or at Crimestoppers at 800-226-TIPS.  Rest in peace, Mercedes...  

Flatwoods city council to vote on transgender bathroom ordinance

Brad Myers

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please press:  http://www.wsaz.com

18 May 2016

Speaker predicts 'mass exodus' if Springfield schools embrace transgender bathroom rules

Claudette Riley

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ezs note:  Oh, please leave.... we want our IQ to go up by 50 points...

Editorial: New law protecting transgender people is a step forward

Editorial Board
Montreal Gazette

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Gov. Sam Brownback rejects federal guidance on transgender students

Tim Carpenter

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please press:  http://cjonline.com

ezs note:  Once again, read the freakin' document...

Transgender Woman Loses Support from Her Family After Coming Out and Dropping 120 Lbs.

Julie Mazziotta

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please press:  http://www.people.com

Large-scale HIV vaccine trial to launch in South Africa

National Institutes of Health

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please press:  https://www.nih.gov

ezs note:  We have to be careful - after all, it won't be until 2020 that we receive the results - but it could be that this vaccine is promising.  In the meantime, please use medicines that are useful NOW.

17 May 2016

Read the freakin' document!!

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An awful lot of press has gone forth - governors mostly - spewing forth what 'terrible'' things portend their innocent students - but have you actually read the document?  You can do so here.

Georgia Governor Blasts Transgender Student Order

Kathleen Foody
ABC News

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please press:  http://abcnews.go.com

Canada Moves to Ban Discrimination Against Transgender People

Ian Austen
The New York Times

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please press:  http://www.nytimes.com

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

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please press: http://forward.com

A Republican Congresswoman Has Personal Stake in Transgender Debate

Lizette Alvarez
The New York Times

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please press:  http://www.nytimes.com

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

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please press:  http://metro.co.uk

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

Sean Mandell

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

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

Harriet Sinclair

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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

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please press:  http://time.com

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

Sarah Chaffin

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please press:  http://katv.com

U.S. Directive on Transgender Access Intensifies Debate

Richard Perez-Pena and Jack Healy
The New York Times

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please press:  http://www.nytimes.com

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

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

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

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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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please press:  http://thehill.com

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

Trip Gabriel
The New York Times

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please press:  http://www.nytimes.com