06 November 2016

Being LGBT At School In Vietnam — Viet’s Story

Jessica Lomelin
The Huffington Post

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Colorado Springs unlikely candidate

Cheyenne DeChristopher
Met Media

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ezs note:  To find more about Misty Plowright's candidacy, please press the button here.

The Lady Chablis Remembered and Celebrated Saturday Evening

Andrew James

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ezs note:  Rest in peace, The Lady Chablis...

Canadian school features awesome signs on its gender-neutral bathrooms

Chris Tognotti
The Daily Dot

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When Being Counted Can Lead to Being Protected: Pakistan’s Transgender and Intersex Activists

Kyle Knight
Los Angeles Review of Books

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05 November 2016

HRC Members Meet with Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen to #turnOUT the Vote


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ezs note:  Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen is one of those brave Republicans who is standing by her transgender son unabashedly in the halls of Congress.  Naturally, you have to look at her whole record, warts and all (who doesn't have them?)  but as far as her transgender record goes, she would put some Democrats to shame.

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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ezs note: Have you ever wanted to visit Edmonton?  Well, all ya gotta do is click!

04 November 2016

This Rock Star Is On A Mission To Donate LGBT Books To Prisoners — Here's How You Can Help

Kristian Wilson

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Meet the transgender grocery store clerk running for the US senate

Gay Star News

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Redraft Bill for transgenders rights protection, demands activists (India)


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LGBTQ representation on TV hits record high, but there's still a way to go

Malcolm Venable
MS News Now

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From a transgender designer, clothing that fits you

Nicole Brodeur
The Seattle Times

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03 November 2016

02 November 2016

Voter ID Laws May Prevent 34,000 Trans People From Voting on Tuesday

Diana Tourjee

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ezs note:  It's now less than a week until Election Day.  Especially if you live in one of these states which has problems, be prepared and informed.  Don't be one of the 34,000!!

Abigail Austen on her Trans American Road Trip: "fighting transphobia is now as big as the original battle for civil rights" (UK)

Sarah Carson
Radio Times

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Mexican transgender man sues Indiana over not being able to change name

Michael Abella
Legal NewsLine

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01 November 2016

How to Keep Trans Voters From Being Disenfranchised

Michelle Dennis

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ezs note:  Especially if you live in one of the states colored red or blue, read the article not once but twice.

Transgender Day of Remembrance to be observed Nov. 20

Virginia Daffron
Mountain Xpress

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Understanding the derogatory power of the t-word

Season Cooper
The Review

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Bearing witness (Canada)

Kristine Power

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ezs note: If you are in the upper Washington (state) or lower British Columbia area before November 9, why not plan a visit to University of British Columbia in Victoria to view the archives?  Better yet, bring a friend!

Meet the Oprah of China, Who Happens to Be Transgender

Abid Rahman
The Hollywood Reporter

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31 October 2016

Transgender Muslim woman hacked to death in Russia days after marrying a man

Greg Hernandez
Gay Star News

Viktor and Raina

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ezs note:  Yeah, things are a bit hairy in US-Russian relations right now, but if you write a respectful letter to Vladimir Putin today urging him to bring Raina's murder to the fullest extent of Russian law, it may help.  Thanks.

Tanzania suspends some HIV programmes for gay men, says health minister



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ezs note:  If you want to help, write a respectful letter or e-letter to President John Pombe Magufuli, urging him to give AIDS therapies to same-sex couples, and to release those who are imprisoned.  Thanks.

30 October 2016

Steve Chalke to host church 'renaming ceremony' for transgender man (UK)

Marcus Jones

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North Carolina high school crowns first transgender homecoming queen

Erin Rook
LGBTQ Nation

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Pat McCrory has been ‘endorsed’ by a Virginia newspaper (UK)

Meka Beresford
Pink News

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Alliance has 'gay 'ol time'

Keith Kennedy
The Torch

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2016, a mixed bag for LGBT politics


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29 October 2016

Hillary Clinton: Marriage Equality, LGBT Rights At Stake In This Election

Carlos Santoscoy
On Top

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ezs note:  Once again, please remember to vote November 8! 

A rather unimaginative prevarication from NOM

David Hart
The Slowly Boiled Frog

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Here’s Exactly Why A Vote For Trump Is Vote Against LGBTQ Rights

Kira Brekke
The Huffington Post

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ezs note: Please remember to vote on November 8!

Thousands Join Asia’s Largest LGBT Pride Parade in Taiwan (India)

Sakshi Post

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Breast cancer poses unique challenges for U.S. transgender community

Caroline Robinson
Northern California News

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Bures, Essex, UK

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ezs note:  Hey, how'd you like to visit Bures over in England?  Well, just click on over!

27 October 2016

Dating While Trans in China

Fan Yiying
Sixth Tone

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PFLAG chapter awarded $2,000 grant


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Iowa church voluntarily drops lawsuit on transgender bathroom issue

LGBTQ Nation

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This Trans Woman Has ‘Personal’ Reasons To Campaign For Clinton

Curtis Wong
The Huffington Post

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Buffalo Public Schools approve new policy for transgender students

Deidre Williams
The Buffalo News

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25 October 2016

Uruguay, Argentina ranked most LGBT-friendly Latin American countries

Michael K. Lavers
Washington Blade

Uruguay flag

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Texas businesses push back against transgender bathroom bill

Lauren McGaughy
The Dallas Morning News

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Education key for transgender acceptance, say advocates (Canada)

Rima Hamadi
CBC News

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The rest of the ticket

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So far, I have covered the top of the ticket by selecting Hillary Clinton (D) over Donald Trump
(R), Gary Johnson (L) or Jill Stein (G).  Here is the rest of the ticket.

US Senator
Richard Blumenthal (D) over Dan Carter (R), Richard Lion (L) , or Jeffery Russell (G)

US Representative
John B. Larson (D) over Matthew M. Corey (R) or S. Michael DeRosa (G)

State Senator
Beth Bye (D) over Mark Merritt (R)

State Rep. (18)
Andrew Fleischmann (D) over Rob Levine (R) 

State Rep. (19)
Chris Barnes (R) over Derek Slap (D)

In the 20th State Rep. district (Joe Verrengia-D) and the Judge of Probate (Owen Eagan-D) both are unopposed. As far as the Registrar of Voters goes, hell, flip a coin - they both get in. 

24 October 2016

First transgender soldiers seek formal Army recognition

Lolita C. Baldor
The Seattle Times

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23 October 2016

AAP National Conference: Dr. Dreyer: Keep supporting all children

Trisha Korioth
AAP Journal

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