21 May 2017

Psychologists say calling Donald Trump a kid is an insult to kids

Emily Shugerman

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Will go home as an officer: Transgender (India)

The Times of India

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Transgender election candidate on finding himself, being abused on the Metro and making history (UK)

Mike Kelly

Durham, UK

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Transgender voters being blocked from registering

Alex Bollinger
LGBTQ Nation

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ezs note:  UK voters - you might find some help by clicking http://www.parliament.uk/get-involved/elections/register/. Good luck.

Services required to report plans to accept new transgender troops

Tom Vanden Brook
USA Today

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

20 May 2017

Donald Trump ‘belongs in an institution’ says fired FBI director’s father (Australia)

Ian Horswill

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please press:  http://www.news.com.au

Alaska lawmakers deny transgender man for human- rights post

Becky Bohrer
The Seattle Times

Alaska State Senator John Coghill (R-North Pole)

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North Karelia Pride fights transgender sterilisation law (Finland)


Joensuu, Finland

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please press:  http://yle.fi

Homeless man charged with beating transgender victim to death

Shayna Jacobs
Daily News

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

ezs note:  Joseph Griffin was CAPTURED.  Rest in peace, Brenda...

Why A Lot of Americans Don't Want To Befriend a Transgender Person

Samantha Allen
The Daily Beast

international symbol for those who
reject transgender people

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Nishio, Aichi, Japan

tea grown at Nishio

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ezs note:  Well, how'd you like to meet at the other end of the earth?  Well, just click on Nishio, Aichi, Japan! While we're there, we'll have a lovely cup of tea!

19 May 2017

Recapping a stunningly bad two weeks for the Trump White House

Philip Bump
The Washington Post

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Transgender cartoonist faces vicious online attack, death threats (Canada)

Tonda MacCharles

Sophie LaBelle's cartoon

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

Searching for Jackie Shane, R&B’s lost transgender superstar (Canada)

Elio Iannacci
The Globe and Mail

Jackie Shane (1963?)

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ezs note:  To see a sampling below, click below:

Pakistan's first transgender lecturer (India)

Deccan Chronicle

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Japanese Transgender Politician Is Showing ‘I Exist Here’

Mokoto Rich
The New York Times

Tomoya Hosoda

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

18 May 2017

On Robert Mueller, an Angry Trump Breaks From Republicans

David Catanese
US News and World Report

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ezs note:  Hey, Donald, for once I think you're quite right.  Your administration, no matter how hard it tries, seems unable to forge the unity that you so desperately want. Fortunately, I have an idea.  Leave.  Leave now.  Leave for good. That way, the White House will be cleansed of the universe's biggest asshole.

10 Facts About the State of the Transgender Community in the U.S.

Connie Chavez

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please press: http://www.latina.com

Transgender woman assaulted last November dies, case being treated as homicide



Brian Fitzgerald Sherrell Faulkner AKA Sherrell Faulkner

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ezs note:  Granted, it's been awhile since the initial attack, but if you could assist the Charlotte-Mecklenburg police, that would be great.  Their number is 704-432-TIPS, Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600, or call online at http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/. Thanks.

My sincere condolences to the Faulkner family and friends.

Senator apologizes for use of racial slur during testimony on transgender rights bill (Canada)

Kristy Kirkup

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

Person shot & killed in Fresno may have been deaf & transgender

Erin Rook
LGBTQ Nation

Imer Eliu Alvarado

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

ezs note:  The person who was murdered yesterday has been identified as Imer Eliu Alvarado.  Unfortunately, the person was misidentified - he is a transgender man.  If you have any information, please call the Fresno Police Department at 559-621-7000.  Thanks.

17 May 2017

Donald Trump Has Broken Me

Drew Magary

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please press:  http://www.gq.com

Hate crime not ruled out in slaying of transgender woman in Fresno

Jim Guy
The Fresno Bee

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

ezs note: If you have any information regarding the murder of an unnamed transgender woman in Fresno,  California, please call the police at 559-621-7000.  Her name will be released once her family has been notified.

Transgender advocate from Georgia who took on judge dies

Kimberley Richardson

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please press:  http://www.wsbtv.com

ezs note:  Rest in peace, Rowan...

Largest sheriff's department in US enacts transgender policy

Michael Balsamo

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

In a first on LGBT job protections, Louisiana's influential business groups stay neutral

Julia O'Donoghue
The Times-Picayune

New Orleans, Louisiana

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please press:  http://www.nola.com

16 May 2017

Donald Trump Has Destroyed the Credibility of the Presidency

Peter Suderman

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please press:  http://reason.com

Transgender women hired by government-owned Indian rail for the first time (UK)

Elena Cherubini
Pink News

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please press:  http://www.pinknews.co.uk

Support Transgender Youth In Your Classroom This Thursday


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please press:  http://www.hrc.org

Manning leaves prison to a U.S. more accepting of transgender identity

Daniel Trotta

Chelsea Manning

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please press:  http://www.reuters.com

Apple, eBay, Microsoft and others are reviving their support in a transgender rights court case

Tony Romm

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please press:  https://www.recode.net

15 May 2017

Ya GOTTA read this...

White House staff learns how to manipulate Trump

Steve Benen

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please press:  http://www.msnbc.com

In spite of backlash, Target continues to #TakePride

Andrew Clausen
The American Genius

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ezs note:  I'm not really a hawkish type, but if you have goods to buy, you might want to consider Target.  They're really a very progressive company, with reasonable prices.  Plus, you'll have a chance to piss off the American 'Family' Association!

U.N. Calls for Probe Into Violence Against Transgender Women in El Salvador

NBC News

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please press:  http://www.nbcnews.com

Library settles transgender lawsuit, now covers transgender surgery

Sharon Coolidge

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

Transgender People Are Finally Getting Justice For Targeted Murders

John Haltiwanger
Elite Daily

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14 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 proper 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: Pittsfield, Maine
Location: Warsaw Middle School gym & cafeteria, 167 School Street
Date:  May 17
Time(s): 3:30 - 6:30 pm

Donald Trump’s Weekend Schedule: Boast of Work Ethic, Go Golfing

Emma Stefansky
Vanity Fair

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

Man sentenced after punching a transgender woman and pulling her hair

James Besanville
Gay Star News

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Activists Say Azerbaijan’s Media is Spreading Fear and Hate of Queer People

Vahid Ali
Global Voices

Baku, Azerbaijan

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please press:  https://globalvoices.org

Chelsea Manning to receive health care after prison release (UK)

Meka Beresford
Pink News

Chelsea Manning (drawing)

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please press:  http://www.pinknews.co.uk

Know Someone Who’s Transitioning? There’s A Hallmark Card For That

Brandon Voss

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

Hi Mom! Happy Mother's Day!

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13 May 2017

Donald Trump impeachment news: more Americans want him removed

Viraj Mahajan

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

ezs note:  Do you want to see Donald Trump impeached?  Then it's up to YOU.   Please call or e-write your Congressperson AND both Senators (remember, there are two) and let them know how you feel.  For your Congressperson, contact  www.house.gov.  If you are uncertain which Member of Congress represents you, enter your ZIP code in the upper right corner.  For your Senators, contact www.senate.gov. Both Senators represent your entire state. Thanks.

LGBTQ Americans meet in Havana with fellow Cuban activists

Steve Rothaus
Miami Herald

street in Havana, Cuba

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‘Are trans people human? Views differ’ is not neutral

Alex Bollinger
LGBTQ Nation

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This Mother’s Day, Help Black Mamas Get Free

Xoái Pham
Common Dreams

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ezs note:  If you can, please make a donation to the National Mama's Day Out Fund.  Your donation will help!

New center helps transgender kids and their families

Keith McGilvery

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Saratov, Russia

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ezs note:  Well, how'd you like to get off the beaten path?  (Well, not if you're there... in which case... oh, never mind... ) In any case, it's Saratov, Russia!  See you there!