24 May 2016

Ku Klux Klan distributes anti-transgender fliers in at least 1 Alabama neighborhood

Erin Edgemon / eedgemon@al.com

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ezs note:  So remember, folks, which side the Ku Klux Klan is on - uh, yeah, those fine folks...

Poll: Voters Back Transgender Bathroom Choice, Oppose Laws About It

Carrie Dann

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Yay Jaclyn Smith!

I was on a computer when I saw Jaclyn Smith, spoofing a nut who was making  a TOTAL arse out himself by praising the "virtues" of Donald Trump for president.  Enjoy it yourself, or pass it along to a Trump-lover.  He/she will be ashamed, I'm sure.  (I hope....) Anyhow, enjoy!

23 May 2016

'The show is important right now': Whoopi Goldberg to produce reality series based on transgender modelling agency (UK)

Justin Enriquez
Daily Mail

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Obama Appoints Transgender Activist to Faith-Based Advisory Council

Samuel Smith
Christian Post

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

Jorge Rivas

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

Christine Hauser
The New York Times

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19 May 2016

Mayor Barry appoints state's first transgender city board member

Joey Garrison
The Tennessean

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Mercedes Successful Becomes 11th Trans Person Killed in 2016

Sunnivie Brydum

Mercedes Successful  

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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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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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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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Large-scale HIV vaccine trial to launch in South Africa

National Institutes of Health

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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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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

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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

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

Sean Mandell

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

Sarah Chaffin

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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

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Students sue suburban school system over transgender locker room access

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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