22 December 2016

Deep Divide Stops Effort to Repeal North Carolina's Controversial 'Bathroom Bill'


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ezs note:  C'mon, Mr. Karmanos, have a heart - let our team come back and punish North Carolina for its obstinacy!

How to Help the Transgender Community Amid Spike in Suicide Hotline Calls

David Oliver

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21 December 2016

Donald Trump's irate letters to Alex Salmond revealed (UK)

Ausland Cramb
The Telegraph

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Pierce: Assembly decisions hurting state

Scott Witten
The Laurinburg Exchange

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This holiday season, fight fear with facts – Mike Meno

Mike Meno
The News & Observer

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Mississippi murder of trans teen makes history in federal courts

Margaret Baker


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Philip Dawkins' 'Charm' heading to New York

Morgan Greene
Chicago Tribune

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19 December 2016

Donald Trump Is President Because We Cannot Face the Truth

Charles P. Pierce

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Female and Transgender Troops Fear Exclusion in Trump’s Pentagon

Dan De Luce and Paul McLeary

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Jessica Dimmock On Documentary Film, The Transgender Narrative & That Pesky Gender Divide

Rebecca Farley
Refinery 29

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Many Healthcare Providers Fail Transgender People

Nancy Melville

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North Carolina signals reversal on transgender bathroom law

Letitia Stein

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18 December 2016

Now you can fact-check Trump’s tweets — in the tweets themselves

Philip Bump
The Washington Post


Wah!  Waaaaaah!

16 Inspirational Voices for LGBTQ Equality in 2016: North Carolina Advocates for Change

Hayley Miller

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Tony Perkins Calls On Trump To 'Ferret Out' State Department's Pro-LGBT Officials

Carlos Santoscoy
On Top Magazine

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Comic Book Publisher Puts The Call Out For Transgender Artists

Nico Lang

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Journos awarded for transgender issue reporting (Bangladesh)

Dhaka News

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Corona, Queens, New York

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ezs note: Hey, take a trip down to Corona, Queens, New York!  It's just a click away!

16 December 2016

Donald Trump’s Israel Ambassador Pick Is Hazardous to Peace

Daniel J. Kurzner
The New York Times

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Documents confirm Republicans will try to overturn Obama’s LGBT rights protections (UK)

Nick Duffy
Pink News

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ezs note:  Especially if your representative is a Republican, please go to house.gov and urge that transgender rights are fully maintained.  If you are uncertain who your representative is, go to the upper right corner and enter your ZIP code.

Why Loretta Lynch Told Transgender Americans “We See You”

Dominic Holden
BuzzFeed News

Loretta Lynch

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National Geographic features transgender girl on cover

Mariah Cooper
Washington Blade

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Striking photos of transgender life in New York's most famous LGBT neighborhood

Tiq Milan

Tiq Milan

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please press:  http://www.cnn.com

14 December 2016

KING: Here’s why I will never call Donald Trump ‘Mr. President’

Shaun King
Daily News

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ezs note:  Well said, Mr. King.

Transmissions: Doing It for Ourselves

Gwendolyn Ann Smith

Gwendolyn Ann Smith

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Gender Outlaw Kate Bornstein Explains Why LGBT Demands the ‘Q’

Tom Blunt

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ezs note:  Kate Bornstein, arguably the grande dame of transgender thought and praxis, gives an excellent with Tom Blunt here.  Please read and enjoy!

LifesiteNews polemicist confuses gender identity with sexual orientation

The Slowly Boiled Frog

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ezs note:  Thank you, Slowly Boiled Frog, for poking a needle into that gasbag LifeSiteNews!

John Bel Edwards' LGBT protections declared unlawful

Julia O'Donoghue
The Times-Picayune

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13 December 2016

Source: Donald Trump’s campaign is threatening “political reprisal” for defecting Republican electors

Matthew Rozsa

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ezs note:  C'mon, Hamilton electors!  Show some balls to the crybaby!

5 Best and Worst Trans Moments of 2016

Samantha Allen and Nico Lang
Rolling Stone

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Boston: 4 Churches Drop Lawsuit Challenging State’s Transgender Law


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Inside Singapore's Only Shelter For Trans Sex Workers

Morganna Magee

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Here’s a Huge New Survey of Transgender Americans

Jesse Singal
New York Magazine

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12 December 2016

Donald Trump vs. the C.I.A. on Russia

Lewis M. Simons
The New York Times

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Juvenile Detention Centers Ill-Equipped to Safely House Transgender Inmates

Marina Villanueve

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San Francisco Symphony Cancels North Carolina Concerts, Citing Anti-Gay-Rights Law

Michael Cooper
The New York Times

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To Fight Hate Crimes, Philanthropist George Soros’s Organization Begins by Tracking Them

Caitlyn Abber

George Soros

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20 Worst Moments for Women in 2016

Prachi Gupta

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ezs note:  It's at the end of the end of the article, (number 20) but transgender women should pay particular attention.

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!