05 May 2017

Stephen Colbert to be investigated by FCC after 'offensive' Trump joke (UK)

Staff
The Guardian


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ezs note:  Homophobic???  Ya gotta be f***ing kidding me...

'Fearfully and wonderfully made:' A Dallas transgender man's quest to be crowned 'King'

Lauren McGaughy
Dallas News


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Study says transgender youth in Saskatchewan, Manitoba face suicide, bullying (Canada)

Press
Yahoo! Canada


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please press:  https://ca.news.yahoo.com

Senate Approves Gay Panic Defense Ban

Daisy Contreras
NPR Illinois


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please press:  http://nprillinois.org

Trump’s Army Secretary Pick Mark Green Withdraws Name From Consideration

John Paul Brammer and Brooke Sopelsa
NBC News


Oh, yeah!!!

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please press:  http://www.nbcnews.com

ezs note:  Yeah, it's a small victory - but it's a victory nevertheless!  Thank you for your help!  Keep fightin'!

04 May 2017

The GOP Health Care Bill Violates One Of Donald Trump’s Biggest Campaign Promises

Daniel Marans
Huffpost


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Trump’s Executive Order Spared LGBTQ People. Trumpcare Could Kill Them.

Mark Joseph Stern
Slate


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please press:  http://www.slate.com

Canadian passport will have new marker for transgender travellers, justice minister says (Canada)

Kathleen Harris
CBC


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please press:  http://www.cbc.ca

Detroit Man Pleads Guilty To Attempted Murder Of Transgender Prostitute

Press
CBS Detroit


BUSTED.

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ezs note:  One way in which you can help is to make a donation to Fair Michigan.  See the person up top?  He's in jail partly because of the hard work that they did.  If you can afford it, please help them out.

Texas school officials don’t understand transgender athletes

Katelyn Burns
The Washington Post


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03 May 2017

Job fair!


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ezs note:  This is a new feature for a transgender seeking new/better employment as a tool for better economic security.  A few tips: 1)  Dress professionally. If you need some pointers, Google here.  2)  Speak professionally.  Needless to say, no gum-chewing.  No matter how many butterflies you may have, speak and act confidently.  Need to speak the 'King's English'?  Google here .  3)  Do your freakin' homework.  Nothing is worse than going from a bad situation to an absolutely horrible one.  That goes double if you are transgender. Anyone can put 'LGBTs welcome' on a business card, but it's up to YOU to check it out.  If you can, talk to a few employees.  Check it out on Wikipedia.  If you are considering a mid to major corporation, see the HRC Corporate Equality Index.  

note: This is a random sampling of job fairs throughout US/Canada. To see more, type 'job fairs' under News.

Town/City: Pikeville, KY 
Location:  Pikeville Fire Station
Date:  9 am to 1 pm
Time(s):  May 5

New York Times breaks subscription record despite Donald Trump's vocal opposition (UK)

Harriet Agerholm
Independent


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Cuban transgender woman shares her story

Hatzel Vega
ABC 10 News


scene in Pinar del Rio, Cuba

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please press:  http://www.local10.com

Transgender student fights for restroom access at Tonawanda High School

Marissa Perlman
WIVB.com



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please press:  http://wivb.com

Hospital Denies Transgender Patient Reassignment Surgery

Sara E. Teller
Legal Reader


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5 movies and TV shows that star trans actors telling trans stories

Kelly Lawler
USA Today


Eddie Redmayne, as Lili Elbe
(The Danish Girl)

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

02 May 2017

The Diminishment of Donald Trump

David Catanese
US News and World Report


Hi, little guy!

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please press:  https://www.usnews.com

House Health Care Bill Would Have a Negative Impact on LGBT People

Press
Windy City Times


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ezs note:  Please, call your US Representative and tell him/her that you support the current ACA (Affordable Care Act) and that you oppose the proposed AHCA (American Health Care Act).  If you are uncertain who your Representative is, click www.house.gov and enter your ZIP code.

Transgender activist looks back on a life of upholding Pacific Island culture

Tim Gruver
The Daily


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please press:  http://www.dailyuw.com

Keller trustee candidates talk about transgender bathrooms, guns on campus

Sandra Engelland
Star-Telegram


Keller, TX

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ezs note:  Keller, TX residents - you can find out more about candidates' opinions and voting records here.  Voting is this Saturday. Don't forget to vote!

A New Generation Overthrows Gender

Jon Brooks
WBUR


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please press:  http://www.wbur.org

01 May 2017

Job fair!


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ezs note:  This is a new feature for a transgender seeking new/better employment as a tool for better economic security.  A few tips: 1)  Dress professionally. If you need some pointers, Google here.  2)  Speak professionally.  Needless to say, no gum-chewing.  No matter how many butterflies you may have, speak and act confidently.  Need to speak the 'King's English'?  Google here .  3)  Do your freakin' homework.  Nothing is worse than going from a bad situation to an absolutely horrible one.  That goes double if you are transgender. Anyone can put 'LGBTs welcome' on a business card, but it's up to YOU to check it out.  If you can, talk to a few employees.  Check it out on Wikipedia.  If you are considering a mid to major corporation, see the HRC Corporate Equality Index.  

Oh... good luck!

Town/City:  Laguna Hills, CA
Location:  Laguna Hills Mall
Date:  June 1
Time(s):  starts at 9:00 AM

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

Donald Trump's willingness to meet the world's strongmen

Lauren Said-Moorehouse and Judith Vonberg
CNN


Awwwww... aren't they cute...

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please press:  http://www.cnn.com

Alliance of Baptists encourages churches to welcome transgender persons

Bob Allen
Baptist News Global


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please press:  https://baptistnews.com 


New Report Reveals Special Struggles Faced by LGBT Asylum Seekers

Press
Legalscoops


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Discriminated even in death (India)

KV Moulika
Telengana Today


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Connecticut Board of Regents approves transgender bathroom access policy

Press
New Haven Register

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

30 April 2017

Trump snubs — then trolls — White House Correspondents Dinner (Canada)

Jack Gillum
thestar.com


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

Discrimination against two-spirit indigenous people linked to suicide crisis (Canada)

Press
CP24



We-wha, ca. 1888

please press:  http://www.cp24.com

Brighton TV presenter chosen to run for Parliament for Labour (UK)

Frank le Duc
Brighton & Hove News


Sophie Cook

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Ros-Lehtinen served all of Miami-Dade well

Press
Miami Herald


Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen



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ezs note:  In case you missed it, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen is one of the few Republicans who tirelessly worked for the rights of transgender citizens.  Notably, she is one of the few in her party who did not vote for the abysmal Donald Trump.  She is retiring after this term.  Goodbye, Ileana - we will miss you!

LGBTQ groups fear Tennessee bill would roll back civil rights

Corinne Segal
PBS


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please press:  http://www.pbs.org  

ezs note:  Tennessee residents - please, take a few minutes to call your state representative AND  state senator to kill House Bill 1111 / Senate Bill 1085.  Thanks.

29 April 2017

A Secular State of the Union

Seth Andrews
American Atheist Association


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ezs note:  Uh, before you rail against me, I don't find myself in absolute agreement with Seth Andrews on everything.  What I do agree with him is the blissful ignorance so many Americans find themselves in, from what the founding fathers actually said, the disagreements they fought 
(verbally) over, even the states they would put on a blank US map.  This leads us to a parlous state.  Listen to Seth's address below.


Even as President, Donald Trump Panders to the N.R.A.

Press
The New York Times


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

Country’s first-ever athletics meet for transgenders held in Kerala (India)

Sagnik Kundu
sportskeeka


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Bullying Is Driving LGBTQ People Out of Tech, Study Finds

John Paul Brammer
NBC News


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please press: http://www.nbcnews.com 

100 Days in Trump’s America

Ryan Lenz and Booth Gunter
Salon


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please press:  http://www.salon.com

Judge Orders California Prisons To Accommodate Transgender Inmates: Report

Press
San Mateo Patch


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please press:  https://patch.com

Andover, Massachusetts


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ezs note:  Next we go to Andover, Massachusetts! See you up there!  

28 April 2017

Haunting, beautiful photos...


Malcolm X

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ezs note:  Normally, I scan the blogs to see who might be interested in Emily's Virtual Rocket, but I ran across photos so arrestingly beautiful I had to share them with you. They're at http://businessecon.blogspot.com. Thanks.

Donald Trump is the best troll in all of politics

Chris Cillizza
CNN


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please press:  http://www.cnn.com

Trump appoints HHS assistant spokeswoman with history of anti-trans rhetoric

John Riley
Metroweekly


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LGBTQ Youth Policy Lobby Day

Jordan Dashow
HRC


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please press:  http://www.hrc.org

ezs note:  If you can make it to where your state capitol is, please do so.  If you just can't, please call your state representative and state senator.  Thanks.

Flyer campaign targets NDP candidate's transgender identity (Canada)

Vivian Luk
CBC News


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please press:  http://www.cbc.ca

ezs note:  Vancouver/False Creek voters - please remember to vote.  That's the only way these knuckleheads will be kicked to the curb. 

Durham girl, 12, describes growing up transgender

Kristen Carosa
WMUR


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please press:  http://www.wmur.com

27 April 2017

The Simpsons spoof Donald Trump’s 100 days in office (Australia)

Mathew Murphy
The West Australian


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please press:  https://thewest.com.au

Three dozen House Democrats urge Senate to reject Trump's pick for Army secretary

Michael Collins
USA Today


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

ezs note:  YOU can make the difference in rejecting Mark Green for Army secretary. Call the two Senators (remember, there are two from every state) and let him/her know that you are AGAINST the nomination.   If you are a retired or active servicemember, it's  that much better.  Contact www.senate.gov to get further information.

100 DAYS: HRC Launches Timeline of Trump’s Unprecedented Attacks on LGBTQ Community

Aaron Rodriguez
HRC


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please press:  http://www.hrc.org

The MPAA Has Finally Granted Elle Fanning’s Transgender Teen Drama a PG-13 Rating

Katie Kilkenny

Pacific Standard


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please press:  https://psmag.com

Why Trans People Have a Constitutional Right to Change Their Birth Certificates

Scott Skinner-Thompson
Slate


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please press:  http://www.slate.com