08 April 2017

This Law Firm Is Linked to Anti-Transgender Bathroom Bills Across the Country

Mary Emily O'Hara
NBC News

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Ripon, UK

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ezs note: Next we head on over to the little city of Ripon, UK!  Click on over!

07 April 2017

Donald Trump supporters exploit Stockholm attack to claim he was right all along about Sweden (UK)

Adam Lusher

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Historian spotlights 19th century transgender relative

Jessica Reynolds
Falls Valley Democrat

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Comings & Goings

Peter Rosenstein
Washington Blade

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At Cromwell High, Transgender Athlete Competes With Girls For First Time

Matthew Conyers
Hartford Courant

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Trump’s Expected Pick To Lead The Army Believes Being Transgender Is A Disease

Amanda Terkel
The Huffington Post

Sen. Mark Green

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ezs note:  Please remember to urge your Senators to vote NO on the nomination of Mark Green's position as Secretary of the Army. You can find their phone numbers at www.senate.gov.

06 April 2017

Psychologist Philip Zimbardo of the Stanford Prison Experiment: Donald Trump is an “unconstrained, unbridled present hedonist”

Chauncey DeVega

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please press:  http://www.salon.com

County reports on the health of Inland Empire transgender community

Idyllwild Town Crier

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HRC releases new ‘Coming Home’ faith guide for LGBTQ Mormons

Steve Lee
LGBT Weekly

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Transgender Student Gavin Grimm: 'This Case Is Bigger Than Me'

Evie Blad
Education Week

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Long shadow cast by psychiatrist on transgender issues finally recedes at Johns Hopkins

Amy Ellis Nutt
The Washington Post

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ezs note:  Goodbye, Dr. McHugh.  And good riddance to you and your brand of quack psychiatry.

05 April 2017

Thank you, Seth Andrews!!!

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ezs note:  In my (very) humble opinion, this film is one of the very best in skewering that blowhard, chipmunk-brained, pseudo-president Donald Trump.  It also calls to task Pat Robertson and Franklin Graham for the charlatans they are.  In six minutes.  Whether the person who sees this film is non-religious, semi-religious, or fully religious, this is essential viewing.  If you feel so moved, spread this film to all your friends.

Let's stick a fork in this blowhard.

Mooresville church ousting Boy Scouts, says allowing transgender boys embraces ‘sin’

Mark Price
The Charlotte Observer

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Brianna Westbrook Wants to Be Arizona’s First Transgender Congresswoman

Antonia Noori Farzan
Phoenix New Times

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Let’s treat transgender people with dignity (column)

Silvana Iazzeti

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Attempt To Oust Pro-Transgender Equality School Board Members Fails In Illinois

Amanda Terkel
The Huffington Post

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04 April 2017

Many big construction firms not bidding on Trump's proposed wall

Wade Payson-Denney

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please press:  http://www.cnn.com

After Court Battle, Israeli Transgender Man, Male Partner Are Both Registered as Child's Fathers

Ilan Lior

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please press:  http://www.haaretz.com

We’ve been here before: child molesters & the political right

Gwendolyn Ann Smith
The TransAdvocate

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please press:  http://transadvocate.com

Bill for transgender ID in foster care, youth court


Carson City, Nevada (state capitol)

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N.C.A.A. Ends Boycott of North Carolina After So-Called Bathroom Bill Is Repealed

Marc Tracy
The New York Times

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

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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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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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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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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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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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.