25 September 2016

2016 Banned Books Week is Here!

Kelly Konrad
Chicago Now

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Tom Crawford: At least we're not North Carolina

Tom Crawford
Savannah Now

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"Growing Up Coy" (UK)

Clare Clark
The Panoptic

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Police stop Uganda’s gay pride parade a month after a bar raid

Rodney Muhumuza
LGBTQ Nation

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U.S. Supreme Court has reasons to duck transgender rights fight

Lawrence Hurley

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24 September 2016

Social Justice Lecture Series at Michigan Tech


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This transgender teen was allegedly fired from McDonald's after getting media attention

Matthew Rodriguez

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Transgender women refused entry at Hong Kong International Airport (UK)

Meka Beresford
Pink News

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Wethersfield, Connecticut

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23 September 2016

Please, don't vote!

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So you're not gonna vote this election.  Hey, I understand.

So what if Yaz'min Shanchez were killed and burned - it's not like it's anybody fault, is it?

So what if a brave little transgender girl took to the streets to the streets to proclaim loudly her cause.  Eating potato chips is so much more important - isn't it?

Then again, just do it. VOTE.

Election Day is November 8.  Register early and vote.  Thanks.

22 September 2016

Jury finds Brady guilty of transgender woman's murder

Stacey Deffenbaugh

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ezs note:  GOOD.  Rest in peace, Yaz'min...

Transgender woman raped by male cellmate is suing a New Orleans jail

Claire Lampen

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AP PHOTOS: Barcelona pageant celebrates transgender women


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21 September 2016

20 September 2016

Officer disciplined for reportedly calling transgender woman 'he-she'

Joe Sneve
Argus Leader

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Pentagon to pay for ‘medically necessary’ sex-change operations for active transgender troops

Corey Dickstein
Stars and Stripes

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Homeless shelters facing new transgender rules

Tim Devaney
The Hill

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History professor: Gender identity issues, prejudice go way back in U.S. history

Rob Schofield
the progressive pulse

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19 September 2016

Transgender 8-Year-Old Walks in Dallas Pride Parade

Alice Barr
NBC 10

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Tippecanoe Co. adds transgender antidiscrimination law

Associated Press
The Dispatch

Lafayette, Indiana

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18 September 2016

Trans teen finds 'family' in football team (Canada)

Aly Thompson
The Sachem and Glanbrook Gazette

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Police Searching for Killer of Transgender Woman

George Solis
CBS Baltimore

Crystal Edmonds

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ezs note:  Please, if you have any information regarding the murder of Crystal Edmonds, call 443-263-2220. 
Rest in peace, Crystal...

Happy birthday to, well, me!

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17 September 2016

Trustees hear about transgender rights

Sean Yoder
The Indiana Gazette

Indiana (town), Pennsylvania

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Police arrest man for murder of transgender woman Deeniquia Dodds (UK)

Meka Beresford
Pink News

Deeniquia Dodds

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Army chiefs applaud 'courage' of Britain’s first female infantry soldier who revealed she was born a boy (UK)

Lexi Finnigan
The Telegraph

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Fuentealbilla, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain

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15 September 2016

In a First, Openly Transgender Service Member Promoted

Fiona Dawson
NBC News

Navy Lt. Cmdr. Blake Dremann, center

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I rest my case. Period.

Ron Dicker
The Huffington Post

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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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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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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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Redmond, Washington

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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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