13 January 2017

Del. Marshall should stay out of bathroom issues

Sara Queen
The Washington Post

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Hagerstown man acquitted in slaying of transgender sister of NBA player

Herald-Mail Media

Mia Henderson

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Transgender veteran fears for safety if forced to use men’s bathroom

Gigi Barnett

Sierra Davis

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please press:  http://kxan.com

Remembering Transgender Victims of Violence in the US

Ryan Thoreson
Human Rights Watch

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please press:  https://www.hrw.org

Mistrial Declared in Death of Transgender Woman

Deb Belt
Gaithersburg Patch

Zella Ziona

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please press:  http://patch.com

12 January 2017

Document Claims Russia Has Donald Trump ‘Kompromat.’ What Is That?

Olivia B. Waxman

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please press:  http://time.com

Justin Trudeau has promised to house trans inmates based on gender identity (UK)

Meka Beresford
Pink News

Justin Trudeau

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ACLU wants to review tapes of officer fatally shooting transgender person


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please press:  http://www.wpxi.com

‘When We Rise’ star Ivory Aquino comes out as transgender

Jeff Taylor
LGBTQ Nation

Ivory Aquino

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Some of the world’s least progressive countries recognize transgender citizens. The US does not

Anaya Bhattacharya

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please press:  https://qz.com

ezs note:  Gee, what a surprise. (cough, cough)

11 January 2017

Donald Trump vs. CNN. Again.

Callum Borchers
The Washington Post

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This woman is helping trans sex workers fight against discrimination in Singapore (UK)

Meka Beresford
Pink News

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Chelsea Manning Is Reportedly On Obama’s Commutation Short List

Sara Morrison

Chelsea Manning (drawing)

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please press:  http://www.vocativ.com

New report finds California schools remain hostile for many LGBTQ secondary students

Steve Lee
LGBT Weekly

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please press:  http://lgbtweekly.com

Transgender 'bathroom bills' are a Kafkaesque state intrusion – and Republicans should oppose them (UK)

Rachel Cunliffe
The Telegraph

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10 January 2017

This new poll has all kinds of bad news for Donald Trump

Aaron Blake
The Washington Post

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ezs note:  Hey, Don, look at the bright side.  By the time Inauguration Day gets here, you'll have nowhere to look but up.  That's progress... uh, right?

Mass. author Rick Riordan snubs Texas over transgender bill

Amy B. Wang
The Boston Globe

Rick Riordan

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Suspect in death of transgender woman charged with murder

The Daily Republic

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ezs note:  It's always terribly tragic when a transgender person is assaulted or murdered, but at least in this case the alleged murder is in jail.  Rest in peace, Jamie Lee.

Local activist plans to take on school district's transgender accommodations

Dave Fidlin
Greenfield-West Allis Now

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Transgender Health Training Lags for Endocrinologists

Scott Harris
Medpage Today

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Transgender Women Fear Abuse in Immigration Detention

Fernanda Santos
The New York Times

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

Frome, Somerset, UK

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ezs note:  Time to take a visit to Frome!  

06 January 2017


John Cassidy
The New Yorker

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please press:  http://www.newyorker.com

ezs note:  Last night I was looking through some sites, when I found The New Yorker article.  They really had some great ideas there.  Maybe you can't do every one, (but if you can, that's great) but, c'mon, you can do one!  To make it easier for you, go to house.gov and type in your ZIP code.  All you have to do is type in an e-letter to your Congressperson letting them know that you OPPOSE Trump's wacky - if not dangerous - ideas. Then send it off.  That's it!

Let them know you are involved - and watching.

Jeffrey Tambor Had To Overcome Serious Nerves For ‘Transparent’ Role

JamesMichael Nichols
The Huffington Post

Jeffrey Tambor

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California funds 1st US inmate sex reassignment surgery

Don Thompson

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please press:  http://www.scpr.org

Transgender Community Faces 'Attacks on Humanity' in Six More States

Deidre Fulton

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Coroner releases official cause of death for transgender woman killed in Madison Co.

Waverly McCarthy and Mary Grace Brantley

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please press:  http://www.wdam.com

ezs note:  This is an updated blog concerning the murder of Mesha Caldwell. There is a good Google map of the location.  If you have any information, please contact the Madison County police department. Thanks.
To the Caldwell family and friends, I offer my sincere condolences.  Please know you are in my thoughts.

05 January 2017

Donald Trump has no interest in the Fourth Amendment

Lucy Steigerwald

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please press:  http://rare.us

Best-selling author says she is “attacked” for being straight and white

Graham Gremore

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

Nation’s first transgender killing of 2017 is in Mississippi

Therese Apel

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please press:  http://www.sunherald.com

Transgender Totowa Man Sues Hospital For Denying Hysterectomy

Cecelia Levine
Teaneck Daily Voice

Totowa, New Jersey

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Transgender woman found dead in cell at Doncaster prison (UK)

Josh Halliday
The Guardian

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ezs note:  Please, before doing anything drastic, call one of these numbers.  They CAN help.

UK- 116 123
US- 1-800-273-8255
Australia- 13 11 14

04 January 2017

Virginia GOP Targets Transgender Community in HB2-Style Bill

Tim Peacock
Peacock Panache

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If you live in Virginia, please contact your state representative AND senator that they should give this stupid bill a resounding NO.

Why Is It So Hard For Transgender Americans To Find Work?

Adam Salandra

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please press:  http://www.newnownext.com

03 January 2017

Donald Trump’s Disastrous Example

Frank Bruni
The New York Times

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please press:  http://www.nytimes.com

Transgender journalist announces run for Virginia House of Delegates

John Riley

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Lambda Legal holds transgender empowerment and passport clinic


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Transgender advocates ready to fight another bathroom bill

Brandon Macz
Capitol Hill Times

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Chinese transgender man wins landmark wrongful dismissal case

Benjamin Haas
The Guardian

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02 January 2017

Bruce Springsteen Questions Donald Trump's Competency on 'WTF'

Daniel Kreps
Rolling Stone

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Transgender Man Was Unfairly Fired, but Bias Not Proved, Chinese Court Says

Vanessa Piao
The New York Times

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please press:  http://www.nytimes.com

Funeral services today for missing transgender teen found dead over the weekend

Alex Fisher
Kern Golden Empire.com

Jai Bornstein

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ezs note:  If you feel hopeless - even if it's only passing - contact the Trans Lifeline.

My condolences to the entire Bornstein family and friends.

Juvenile detention centers struggle with transgender inmates

Marina Villeneuve
LGBTQ Nation

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Being transgender is no longer a mental illness in Denmark (Australia)

Out In Perth

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please press:  http://www.outinperth.com

01 January 2017

Schiff Warns of 'Vigorous' Response by Congress If Trump Reverses Russia Sanctions

Nicki Rossoll

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please press:  https://abc7news.com

New Year, New You? (UK)

LJ Ferris
Huffpost Lifestyle UK

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LGBT Chamber initiative encourages corporate activism

Out & About Nashville

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Transgender people demand govt to establish separate public toilets (Pakistan)

Kashif Hussain
Daily Times

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please press:  http://dailytimes.com.pk

Texas Judge Halts Federal Transgender Health Protections

Paul J. Weber

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please press:  http://abcnews.go.com

ezs note:  Well, I do see one solution here.  Don't go to a conservative "Christian" doctor... for any reason.  

Happy New Year 2017! (maybe they'll get it right this time...)

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