03 April 2017

‘Donald Trump’ getting his own bigly show on Comedy Central

C. J. Lais

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Powerful Vicks Ad About an Orphaned Indian Girl Adopted By a Transgender Woman Goes Viral: WATCH

Michael Fitzgerald

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Garcetti wants extension on city’s ban for non-essential N.C. travel over transgender bathroom bill

Debbie L. Sklar

Mayor Eric Garcetti

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please press:  http://mynewsla.com

ACLU takes legal action to defend rights of transgender students in Pennsylvania

Steve Lee
LGBT Weekly

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ezs note:  To help the ACLU in its efforts to maintain civil rights and liberties, you can find out here

Meet Shachar Erez, Israel’s First Transgender IDF Officer

Naomi Zeveloff

Shachar Erez

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02 April 2017

My letter to Mayor Shari Cantor

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Ms. Cantor: 

I gave this a great deal of thought, but I have decided that it is time for me to request that the Town Council formally request Rep. Larson to begin impeachment proceedings against Mr. Trump.  This is not without precedent.  Alameda , CA and Richmond, CA have issued formal requests to their representatives (http://abc7.com/politics/another-california-town-votes-to-impeach-president-donald-trump/1793184/) and Cambridge, MA will likely consider such a move.  (http://www.ctvnews.ca/world/impeach-trump-cambridge-mass-weighs-calling-probe-1.3351253) Moreover, retired justices such as James C. Nelson and president of Free Speech for People David Bonifaz are urging impeachment proceedings begin immediately in Time magazine. (http://time.com/4658633/impeach-donald-trump-congress/)

In short, I urge West Hartford's Town Council to do its duty and start its process in removal of Donald Trump from office.  Thank you very much.


Emily Shorette

Impeach Trump? Cambridge, Mass., weighs calling probe (Canada)


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Metabolic profile differs between transgender adolescents, teens with PCOS despite testosterone levels

Amber Cox

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'Moonlight,' 'Transparent' win at GLAAD Media Awards (Canada)

The Daily Courier

clip from 'Moonlight' (US)

Trans woman dies after being stabbed in the neck in Brazil (UK)

Meka Beresford
Pink News

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ezs note:  In addition reading the article, please sign the petition.

A Day Out Leaves Two Transgender Women Living in Fear

David Gonzalez
The New York Times

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

01 April 2017

Do you have EVIDENCE on Trump and/or friends?

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ezs note:  Okay - I know it's a long shot - really long - but if you have solid - rock solid - couldn't-cut-it-with-a-diamond solid evidence, then you should look over Strongbox.  Do not contact me.  This is between you and Strongbox - no one else.

Donald Trump’s climate fantasies (Jordan)

Jeffrey D. Sachs
The Jordan Times

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Transgender supporters rally against anti-transgender bus outside Philly's City Hall

Julie Shaw
The Inquirer

(Boston, MA protest)

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please press:  http://www.philly.com

Bet Tzedek To Provide Legal Services to LA’s Transgender Community


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Carver High students research transgender housing discrimination

Shella' Smith

Shella' Smith, left

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ezs note:  Shella' Smith for state rep!  Yay!

What It’s Like To Be A Transgender Teacher In Donald Trump’s America

Rebecca Klein
The Huffington Post

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Bolton, UK

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ezs note:  Now it's time to visit Bolton, UK!  Hey, it's just a quick hop over the Atlantic!

30 March 2017

Illustrator Victor Juhasz on What It Means to Draw Donald Trump

Sarah Grant
Rolling Stone

art by Victor Juhasz

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These eight Michigan communities are flying flags for the Transgender Day of Visibility

Lee DeVito

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

Transgender activist in Topeka sues state over birth certificate

Nick Viviani

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North Carolina repeals 'bathroom bill' that discriminates against transgender people

Mythili Sampathkumar

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HSBC offers choice of transgender titles for bank's customers (UK)

Miles Brignall
The Guardian

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29 March 2017

'BurnedYourTweet' Robot Is Burning Every Single One Of Donald Trump's Tweets (Canada)

Sarah Rieger
The Huffington Post Canada

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Killings highlight marginalization of transgender people in El Salvador

Lisa Nickolau

El Salvador

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SD Voters May See Marijuana, Transgender Plans In 2018

Adel Toay

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please press:  http://www.kdlt.com

ezs note: South Dakota residents - transgender folks and allies CAN put this stupid bill in the grave where it belongs. How?  Have the courage to talk about it.  Politely discuss the onerous nature this bill would have.

'I WAS LIVING A LIE' World War 2 hero comes out as transgender at the age of NINETY – and changes her name from Peter to Patricia

Brittany Vonow
The Sun

Patricia Davies

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please press:  https://www.thesun.co.uk

ezs note:  Patricia - we were proud of you then - and are even more proud of you now!

Transgender Visibility in the Workplace

Beck Bailey

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please press:  https://www.hrc.org

ezs note:  One important thing to take note of is the Corporate Equality Index. If you are in a crappy job, you would do well to check this out.

28 March 2017

'I am being viciously attacked with lies and smears': Comedians turn... (UK)

Carly Stern
Daily Mail

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Transgender student IDs now allow preferred name, gender

Francesca Dabecco
The Globe

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NPR raises concerns about firing of Tennessee reporter

Eric Schelzig

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Art for equality (India)


Artist:  Zeraph Dylan

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Most transgender renters see discrimination

Kay Lazar
Boston Globe

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27 March 2017

Maxine Waters on Donald Trump: "I'm out to get him"

Claire Lampen

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please press:  https://mic.com

ezs note:  Rep. Waters - way to go, Maxine!  Need some arrows?



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Opponents: Arkansas exposure bill targets transgender people


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ezs note:  Arkansans - please call your state senator AND state rep to vote AGAINST this stupid bill.  Thanks.

Montana transgender bathroom bill killed in committee; ballot initiative vowed

Holly K. Michels
Independent Record

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ezs note:  Montanans - great job getting this bill killed!  Just one more thing to do.  Tell your friends, neighbors, and coworkers what an idiotic petition this  would be,  Kick 'em to the curb!

The type of transgender you haven't heard of

Christina Capatides

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ezs note: The misuse of 'transgender" belongs to CBS.  For what it's worth, I pointed the mistake out to them.

26 March 2017

Donald Trump's dangerous alliance with white supremacy

Veronica Tash

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

Molly Yoder: McCrory’s bigotry remains

Molly Yoder
The News & Observer

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Midvale Candidate Hopes To Become Utah's First Transgender Mayor

Julia Ritchey

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please press:  http://kuer.org

In West Virginia, LGBTQ advocates see a shift toward support

Corrine Segal

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ezs note:  When I read about Thurmond, I had to give a tip of the hat to them.  No, it wasn't to their tiny, tiny, tiny population (five!)  but to their wonderfully progressive attitude barring discrimination to LGBTQ folks.  Needless to say, Thurmond is in danger of becoming extinct.  If you have a hardy soul, consider Thurmond as a place you can rebuild.

South Sudan Rebuffs UN Push for Gay-Marriage (South Sudan)

Joseph Oduha

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Transgender protections hang in the balance with healthcare's future cloudy

Molly Redden
The Guardian

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25 March 2017

Donald Trump takes 12th golf trip since becoming President nine weeks ago

Niamh McIntyre
The Independent

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ezs note:  To my conservative friends, Donald Trump has wasted 36 million dollars playing golf.  Just a friendly reminder.

Thanks, Donald.  Glad to see you're watching the budget like a hawk.

Supporters gather for Transgender Day of Visibility Rally in downtown Santa Maria

Logan B. Anderson
Lompoc Record

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Tampa Bans 'Ex-Gay' Therapy To Minors

Carlos Santoscoy
On Top

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Faith Leaders Gather to Pray for Justice and Equality for the Transgender Community

Lisbeth Melendez Rivera

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please press:  http://www.hrc.org

Transgender passengers uneasy about TSA shift on pat-downs

Frederick Kunkle
The Washington Post

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Redmond, Washington

Redmond, WA

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ezs note: Well, back we go to Redmond, Washington!  What will we find this time?