10 December 2016

The smoking gun...

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ezs note:  This is Donald's hand in the cookie jar.  A professor had an interview with  CBS news and if you fast-forward to 6:05, you will see the professor describing Donald allegedly sexually assaulting not one, bur twelve women.  It goes very quickly, but evidence is evidence.

Six-Month Anniversary of Pulse Tragedy: LGBTQ Safe Place Initiative launched

Orlando Advocate

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CIA Concludes Russia Interfered in U.S. Election to Help Trump Win

Daniel Politi

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ezs note:  BOOM. 

Bangalore, Karnataka, India

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ezs note:  Hey, how 'bout a trip to Bangalore?  Well, click on down!

09 December 2016

Heel in Chief

Chris Kelly and Brandon Wetherbee

Donald Trump, asshole-in-chief

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Unerased: Counting Transgender Lives

Meredith Talusan

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These photos show the courage and tragedy of LGBTQ life in Peru

Steven Davy
Jefferson Public Radio

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Why Incorrectly Identifying Transgender People Who Have Died Is a Lack of Respect

Brittney McNamara
Teen Vogue

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08 December 2016

Beyond Bathrooms: Inside the Largest Ever Survey of Transgender People in America

Katy Steinmetz

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ezs note:  This is the report we've been waiting for.  Awhile back, I filled out the survey, and urged others to do the same.  Now, the US Transgender Survey is out.  In its long form, it's a long read, but in my humble opinion, this is one of most important documents you'll ever read.  For those more comfortable with Spanish, a shorter document is available.

In other words, read it!

07 December 2016

5 Times Donald Trump Made False or Unsubstantiated Claims

Serena Marshall

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ezs note:  In other words, Donald Trump is a pathological liar.  And if you believed him, you were snookered.

Transgender Community Hopeful that House Bill 2 will be overturned

Chelsea Donovan

Gov-elect Roy Cooper

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Tradition, Respect and Mutual Understanding

Julie Chase
Out & About Nashville

Analysis: A bathroom mess for Republican Texas lawmakers

Ross Ramsey
El Paso Proud

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Addressing the trans community with dignity and respect

Lauren Hertzler

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Just to clarify things...

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There are those who believe that the main reason that I have for disagreeing with Donald Trump have to do with his points of view.  Well, yes, they do exist.  But they are not the reason.

I do it because he is a goon.

I do it because he is a stalker.

I do it because he is a F&%#ING RAPIST.

(See "Fresh Air" with Terry Gross on WNPR.)

Hope this helps!

06 December 2016

Republican Elector from Texas Refuses to Cast Vote for Donald Trump

Katie Reilly

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ezs note:  Congratulations, Mr. Suprun!  You are doing your civic duty.  Republican electors, remember, you do NOT have to follow in goosestep behind Chancellor Trump.  I may be a Democrat, but I am perfectly comfortable with a Republican who understands the spirit of serving ALL of the people - and that's "serving", not "ruling".

Transgender student wins Holly Ball crown at Derby High

Suzanne Perez Tobias
Wichita Eagle

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David Mack Henderson, Fort Worth gay activist, dies

Judy Wiley and Anna Tinsley

David Mack Henderson

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ezs note:  He worked to make Texas fair for everyone.  Rest in peace, David...

KP to grant voting rights to Transgender community (Pakistan)

Pakistan Today

Legislation Introduced to Reform TSA’s Screening Procedures for Transgender Travelers

Ian Smith

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05 December 2016

Westport Native Killed In Oakland Fire Remembered As 'Gentle Soul'

Vinny Vella
Hartford Courant

Riley Fritz, upper left

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ezs note:  She was originally from our little state of Connecticut... rest in peace, Riley...

Ben ”gay people are not deserving of equal rights” Carson, is Trump’s choice to head Housing & Urban Development

Chris Johnson
the pride

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Wal-Mart adds insurance coverage for transgender employees

The Times-Picayune

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Listen to WNPR tonight...

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ezs note:  You may have missed it the first time, but a little after 10 pm (after the news)  Eastern time, you'll have a second chance to hear Fresh Air with Terry Gross.  Today, she interviewed Nicole Maines, who at the time she was going to school, she sued for the right to use the bathroom as any other student would. There is also an interview with a lawyer (separately).  To hear this, just go to WNPR.

04 December 2016

Donald J. Trump is president; What have we done?

Marsha Shearer

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Review: ‘Antagonyms’ at Curio Theatre Company

Joshua Millhouse
DC Metro Theater Arts

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Janet Mock on What the Election Means for Transgender Americans

Katy Steinmetz

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China's gay community redefines term 'comrade'

Amy Qin
Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

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Styxx, Portland’s biggest gay nightclub, is closing after 35 years

Ray Routhier

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03 December 2016

Muslim Woman Attacked By Men Screaming 'Donald Trump' Says No One Intervened

Gary Del Valle
The Gothamist

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ezs note:  Yeah, Donald, it/s so nice to have your followers behaving so... ahem... ethically...

IACHR to Review First LGBT Torture Case (Venezuela)


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Gov. Pat McCrory... I think...

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This woman took on her homophobic neighbour with 10,000 LGBT Christmas lights (UK)

Meka Beresford

Pink News

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‘Everybody wants to be seen’ — exhibit showcases LGBTQ artists in prison

Corinne Segal

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Seoul, Seoul-tukpyolsi, South Korea

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ezs note: Well, how about Seoul?  Well, just a click will get you there!

02 December 2016

Black Bears protest North Carolina's HB2 law

Kayla Binette

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Belton trans teen wins court fight over judge’s order for mental exam

Max Londberg
The Kansas City Star

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Respecting the pronoun means respecting the person (Canada)

Zach Rosen
The Varsity

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Really, You’re Blaming Transgender People for Trump?

Jennifer Finney Boylan
The New York Times

Bill Maher, exchanging pleasantries

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01 December 2016

Skipping school: Faithless electors are planning their protest votes against Donald Trump

Matthew Rozsa

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ezs note:  If you are living in one of the states that voted for Trump and you are a Republican - but you can't stand the sight of this ogre - here is something you can do.  Remember - it isn't over until the fat ass sings!

World AIDS Day 2016: The Fight Is Not Over

Carolyn M. Brown

Black Enterprise

ezs note:  I called my Congressman to push for adequate and compassionate AIDS care... DID YOU???

Transgender health center to open in 2017

Jacob Took
The Johns Hopkins News-Letter

Johns Hopkins Hospital

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Transgender Saudi man speaks out publicly for first time to help others

Ellen Wulfhorst

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Professor’s GoFundMe raising money for transgender rights goes viral

Ashni Gandhi
The Daily Illini

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30 November 2016

Vaccine Skeptics Are Excited About Donald Trump’s Presidency

Ruth Graham

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ezs note:  For more information on "Doctor" Andrew Wakefield , please see the Wikipedia entry on him.

South Bend woman's case could have national impact on LGBT rights

South Bend Tribune

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Transgender Legal Assistance Available In Seattle Tonight

Neal McNamara

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Educators Say Parental Rights Bill Could Harm Trust With Students

Aliyya Swaby

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Trump’s latest Cabinet candidate called Orlando massacre a ‘distraction’ and mocked transgender ‘freaks’ (UK)

Nick Duffy
Pink News

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ezs note: To find out more information on David Clarke, get more info on Wikipedia.  Oh,yeah, I'll feel much more safe with him on the watch.  Or maybe I'll start carrying a billy club.  (Sigh...)

29 November 2016

Trump supporters troll transgender woman’s suicide note

Sofia Petkar

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