22 January 2017

Meet a lifelong Republican joining the protests against US President Donald Trump (Australia)

Terrence McCoy

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Bataan Sailors Receive Transgender Training


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Katie Couric: The gender revolution starts here (Australia)

Michael Idato
The Border Mail

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Homeless Man Arrested in Center City Assault on Transgender Woman: Police

David Chang

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New guidelines allow transgender children to join the Guides (UK)

Chloe Farand

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21 January 2017

Trump's Pick for Civil Rights Enforcer Defended HB 2

Trudy Ring
The Advocate

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Thousands gather for Women’s March on Hartford (Connecticut)

Middletown Press

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ezs note:  There is a very good video of the assault in the blog.  If you visit or live in Philadelphia, and you saw this, please contact the Philadelphia Police Department at 215-686-TIPS (8477).  Thanks.

Hey Steve, you stole my thunder! (Aaah, but that's OK!)

The night before Inauguration Day, I ran across "Trump regrets", a post-it board absolutely chock full of former Trump supporters who either had serious misgivings about the man, or who were absolutely enraged given the bald-faced lies served up by Trump.  Some were rather silly, but many others were truly tragic.  I went to bed thinking some of these thoughts need to be put on a blog.  But, ack, Steve stole my thunder!  As Kyle would have said, you bastard!

But seriously, Steve, his partner in the film Kristi, myself, and many others have given serious thought to this subject.  Here is his 30-minute thought on the subject. Enjoy.

Taipei, Tai-pei, Taiwan

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ezs note:  So, how about a trip to Taipei, Taiwan?  All ya gotta do is click!

20 January 2017

Donald Trump’s inauguration was a Gothic nightmare

Alexandra Petri
Washington Post

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I’m undocumented. I’m transgender. I’m Muslim. Seattle teens share worries about Trump era

Liz Jones and Ann Dornfeld

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Georgia appeals court overturns denial of transgender name changes

Eric Slobe

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Ogden police say they have suspect in theater assault on transgender woman

Standard Examiner

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A man looking to pay for transgender op can now go ahead with the change - thanks to crowd-funders (UK)

Bristol Post

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Abandon hope, all ye who enter here...

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17 January 2017

Apprentice contestant Summer Zervos sues Donald Trump for defamation

Rory Carroll
The Guardian

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Haters Get Flushed: Texas Town Comes Together to Fight Transgender Bathroom Regulations

John Wright
Texas Observer

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Hackensack expected to adopt transgender students policy

Rodrigo Torrejon

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Relive Obama’s 8 Years of Pro-LGBTQ Leadership in Just 3 Minutes (Video)

Daniel Villarreal
Unicorn Booty

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16 January 2017

What’s Anxious and Angry? The World on the Eve of Trump

Steven Erlanger
The New York Times

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Arkansas Governor Says Transgender Bathroom Bill Is Unnecessary

Beriah Baker

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A Christian Grandmother Shows Us How To Support Trans Youth

John Shore
The Huffington Post

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Millennial women opposed to Trump take to streets, many for the first time (Kenya)

The Star / Kenya

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Noor Salman, widow of Orlando massacre shooter Omar Mateen, arrested in San Francisco


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Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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15 January 2017

The latest reads feature LGBTQ lives (Canada)

Sarah Murdoch
The Star

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Column: Surprise! Transgender deniers blame liberals and progressives

George Padgett
The Times-News

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Infographics: How different countries feel about transgender rights (Nepal)

My Repùblica

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ezs note:  Well, it's no wonder we have problems with Spain.  If we were like them, we would have to be, y'know, all nice 'n shit.  We can't have that.

In a Small Texas Town, a New Private Detention Center for Transgender Migrants Brings Jobs — and Concerns

Reynaldo Leanos Jr.

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Meet Gloria Allen, Trans Icon Who Led Charm School for Transgender Youth of Color

Allison Keyes
The Root

Gloria Allen

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14 January 2017

Republican lawmaker blocks anti-transgender bill in Indiana

Erin Rook
LGBTQ Nation

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Civil rights advocates say they fear changes from a Trump presidency

Gloria Casas
Chicago Tribune

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Attorney General seeks to expand hate crime definition


AG Mark Herring

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Jennifer Holliday pulls out of Trump inauguration to 'stand with the LGBT community' (Canada)

CBC News

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Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia, Canada

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ezs note:  And now it's time to visit Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia!  Just come on and click, click, click!

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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Remembering Transgender Victims of Violence in the US

Ryan Thoreson
Human Rights Watch

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Mistrial Declared in Death of Transgender Woman

Deb Belt
Gaithersburg Patch

Zella Ziona

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12 January 2017

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

Olivia B. Waxman

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

Jeff Taylor
LGBTQ Nation

Ivory Aquino

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