14 September 2016

13 September 2016

12 September 2016

Transgender woman found slain on Chicago's West Side

Gretchen Rachel Hammond
Windy City Times

Chicago, Garfield Park (portion) Chicago

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ezs note:  If you live or visit Chicago - particularly in the Garfield Park area -  and you have any information about the murder of T.T., please call the Chicago Police Department at 312-746-6000. Thanks.

Feds Ask For Clarity And Limits In Sweeping Transgender Court Decision

Dominic Holden

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please press:  https://www.buzzfeed.com 

State school board debates transgender bathroom issue

Jeremy P. Kelley

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11 September 2016

Some assumptions I made about Transgender people (Finland)

Troy L. Woodson
Helsinki Times

Helsinki, Finland

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Chelsea Manning starts hunger strike to protest treatment


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Alexis Arquette, Transgender Actress and Sister to David and Patricia Arquette, Has Died

Kara Warner and Julie Mazziota

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please press:  http://www.people.com

ezs note:  Rest in peace, Alexis...

10 September 2016

Transgender activist shot, injured (Pakistan)

The Express Tribune

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Dear Abby: Breaking transgender news to parents

Abigail Van Buren
The Southern Illinoisan

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Shortland Street transgender star helps foil schoolboy bully (New Zealand)

Russell Blackstock

Shortland Street cast

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please press:  http://www.nzherald.co.nz

Redmond, Washington

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ezs note:  You can go to Redmond, Oregon with just a click!

09 September 2016

So, your vote doesn't count?

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So, I watched a little TV last night, and Rachel Maddow was on.  She started with the state of Mississippi, which was quite surprising (2 for Trump, within the margin of error).  But then came Texas.  In polls there, Hillary Clinton gained OVER 2 points - a state long considered very safe for Trump.  Good news, right?

There's some sobering news, though - and it rests entirely on YOU.  

Y'see, polls are just that - really best guesses as to the outcome of an election. When the margin gets below plus or minus 3.5 percent, things get a little murky.  When things are dead even (this is actually happening in Ohio) you might as well flip a coin.

Or, you can vote.

Election Day is Tuesday, November 8, 2016.  Register and vote - please!  

07 September 2016

Last hospitalized Pulse shooting survivor discharged after nearly 3 months (Pulse shooting)

Naseem S. Miller
Orlando Sentinel

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ezs note:  Finally - finally - the last person has discharged.  It's been one horrible odyssey, but at last you're on your way home.  I wish you - and all the survivors - luck, health, and peace.

06 September 2016

Transgender candidate, 20, challenging fellow Democrat for Vancouver-area seat

Joseph O'Sullivan
The Seattle Times

Kaitlyn Beck

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One of the Most Important Crosswords in New York Times History

Oliver Roeder

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Va. teen at center of transgender legal battle: "I'm just a person"


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please press:  http://www.cbsnews.com

04 September 2016

Life As Transgender: Dealing With A Discouraging Family


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please press:  http://www.npr.org

03 September 2016

BBC to hire Radio 2's first transgender DJ as Stephanie Hirst takes over as host (UK)

Patrick Hill

Stephanie Hirst

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please press:  http://www.mirror.co.uk

Texas attorney general dines with 8-year-old transgender boy


Attorney General Ken Paxton

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Hudson, New Hampshire

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To see Hudson, New Hampshire, click here!

02 September 2016

It's time! It's time!

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Well... okay.  So it's a little early.  The fact of the matter is that the longer you procrastinate, the more likely it is that you will miss voting.  And it's a darn shame. Um... have you seen that dimwit Trump?  From my earliest days, the people whom the Republican party have chosen to be president have been controversial (in some cases, really controversial), but I honestly believe that in their heart of hearts, they did what was best for the United States.  Until now.

Let me say this loud and clear:  Donald Trump is a barking idiot!!!

Register and vote.  Election Day is November 8.

31 August 2016

Meet Keith, a Dad for Transgender Equality

Hayley Miller

Winterville, North Carolina

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please press:  http://www.hrc.org

Transgender WNY woman says gender affirming surgery saved her life

Angela Christoforos

Yeah, it's in Buffalo (oh, stop groaning!)

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Sketchy Pharmacies Are Selling Hormones to Transgender People

Gillian Branstetter
The Atlantic

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ezs note:  You can contact your congressperson by looking at www.house.gov and urge them to make necessary medications such as Depo-testosterone, Estradiol, and Spironlactone become covered. If you are uncertain who your congressperson is, enter your ZIP code.

29 August 2016

School asks high court to hear transgender bathroom case

Alanna Durkin Richer
San Francisco Chronicle

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27 August 2016

This transgender man is about to enlist in the Army. Here's his story

Iacopo Luzi
Military Times

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The uncomfortably strong case against Obama’s transgender protections

Editorial Board
The Charlotte Observer

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Louise Palanker: Transgender Transitions, Sharing Room with Mom, Quitting Sports

Louise Palanker

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Spelman College Pondering Enrolling Transgender Students

Zenitha Prince Senior

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Federal Judge Curbs Enforcement of North Carolina Transgender Access Law

Alan Blinder
The New York Times

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Dumbarton, West Dumbartonshire, UK

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25 August 2016

Americans Are Embracing Transgender Rights

Andrew McGill
The Atlantic

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Transgender Ken doll cake sparks outrage. Supporters tell critics to eat it.

Lindsey Bever
The Washington Post

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ezs note:  Uhhhh...eek?

24 August 2016

More Attacks on Transgender Rights

Editorial Board
The New York Times

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please press:  http://www.nytimes.com

23 August 2016

Kelly Osbourne, Zackary Drucker unite for transgender film festival

Tre'vell Anderson
Los Angeles Times

Kelly Osbourne

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please press:  http://www.latimes.com

22 August 2016

Transgender inmates wage slow battle for necessary medical care in prison

Teresa Welsh

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Evangelical college presidents ask Haley to oppose transgender directive

Deanna Pan
The Post and Courier

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Texas Judge Issues Nationwide Injunction Blocking Trans-Friendly School Guidelines

Mark Joseph Stern

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21 August 2016

PATTAYA: Two Teens Charged with Murder after Transgender Woman Found Dead Under Couples Hotel Room Bed (Thailand)

Chaiyot Pupattanapong
Chiangrai Times

Pattaya, Thailand

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PICS: Mokgadi Caster Semenya, our golden girl!

Ashfak Mohamed

Caster Semenya

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please press:  http://www.iol.co.za

ezs note:  Great job, Caster!!!

Hande Kader: Outcry in Turkey over transgender woman's murder (UK)


Hande Kader

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ezs note:  We remember you, Hande...