14 June 2017

Trump’s birthday celebrations marred by historically low approval rating (UK)

Fiona Keating
The Independent


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Reconstructing religion: West Philly transgender rabbi redefining roles in the Jewish faith

Timaree Schmit
philadelphia weekly


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VIRGINIA IS ON COURSE TO ELECT ITS FIRST OPENLY TRANSGENDER STATE LEGISLATOR

Michael Cuby
Paper


Danica Roem

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This Transgender Worker Is Suing McDonald's For Discrimination

Cora Lewis
BuzzFeed


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

Nine Chinese gay, transgender couples to tie the knot on cruise ship (Switzerland)

Engen Tham and Damon Lin
swissinfo.ch


Shanghai, China

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please press:  https://www.swissinfo.ch

13 June 2017

Warriors consider snubbing US President Donald Trump (Australia)

Tyson Otto
news.com.au


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please press:  http://www.news.com.au

A Trans Teen Explains Why He Took His School to Court (and Won)

Mark Joseph Stern
Slate


Kenosha, WI

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please press:  http://www.slate.com

RI ACLU asks schools to create policies protecting transgender students

Linda Borg
Providence Journal


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American Medical Association Adopts Resolutions Opposing Policies that Harm Transgender People

Sarah McBride
HRC


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please press:  http://www.hrc.org

Group pushing to end Washington state transgender bathroom rule gets $50,000 boost

Nina Shapiro
The Seattle Times


Washington state

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ezs note:  people of Washington state - if you are transgender, or have a friend, relative, or loved one who is, YOU can stop this idiotic bill.  If you have a little money, make a donation.  Talk to your friends and neighbors.  Write or e-write letters to the editor.  If you have a little talent (or even if you don't) produce something for the local public TV station.  Do something I haven't thought of (yet💆).  Whatever you do, DO IT!

Donald Trump, psychotic


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ezs note:  If you (still) don't believe me, read THIS.

12 June 2017

Senator Chuck Schumer spoofs Donald Trump’s sad need for approval

Sam Barsanti
A.V. Club


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please press:  http://www.avclub.com

Is the Political Climate Leading to More Violence Against LGBT People?

Ashley Dejean
Mother Jones


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‘Rest in Power’: Gainesville Equality March honors victims of Pulse nightclub shooting and celebrates LGBTQ+ pride

David Hoffman and Catie Wegman
The Independent Florida Alligator


Pulse nightclub shooting - aftermath

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please press:  http://www.alligator.org

Hate Crime - Historic Sentencing for Gang Member who Killed Transgender Woman

Press
FBI


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please press:    https://www.fbi.gov

Group Attacks Transgender Women, Tells Them to 'Get off Their Block': Cops

Press
4 New York (NBC)


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


11 June 2017

Thank you, John Scagliotti!


John Scagliotti

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ezs note:  So, here I am, blogging out yet another version of Emily's Virtual Rocket.  It has been terribly satisfying work.  Yet, until yesterday, I wondered if my work was of truly significant import.

OK, let me explain.  Roughly a month ago, I saw an advertisement for the Connecticut LGBT Film Festival.  Among the films being shown was Before Homosexuals: The Prequel To Before Stonewall.  Wow - this really intrigued me.  In my spare time, I delved into the body of work by scholars who worked in the LGBT community. (and in  particular, transgender people)  Well, on Saturday, I decided to go this movie.  It really was a fine film.  On the way out, who was there but John Scagliotti!

I had to see him.

In my work, I had encountered the CafĂ© Zehner, a bar in Munich which was raided by the police in 1921.  I asked John if he had any information on this place.  He was very courteous and very informative, talking at length about the interwar Germany.  After the meeting broke up, John stopped and gave me some very helpful info about the German word Schwule, which might provide me some valuable information.  After a few moments, I was about to leave, but I said "You know, I have this blog, Emily's Virtual Rocket..." He had seen it already!  You could have knocked me over with a feather!

I know I said it before, John, but you made my day. Thanks!

Donald Trump ‘will not visit UK if it leads to large demos’ (Scotland)

Gavin Cordon
The Scotsman


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

ezs note:  Uh, news flash, Donald - maybe you should be equally scared of Americans protesting. (Maybe you should try Saudi Arabia.  They'll love you there.)

Across US, thousands rallying and marching for LGBT rights

Carolyn Kaster and David Crary
New Haven Register


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

Why I’m Marching In The Equality March

Dan Avery
newnownext


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

This trans acid attack survivor is finally receiving compensation (UK)

Meka Beresford
Pink News


Hyderabad, India

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

#ResistMarch 2017 live updates: Tens of thousands expected to pack Hollywood Blvd.

Press
Los Angeles Times


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please press:  http://www.latimes.com

ezs note:  Can't find a way to LA?  That's OK. Just find your own way to PROTEST.

10 June 2017

Ponce, Puerto Rico


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ezs note: Wow - these bills get around!  This time we're visiting Ponce, Puerto Rico!

09 June 2017

REBECCA SOLNIT: THE LONELINESS OF DONALD TRUMP

Rebecca Solnit
Literary Hub


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please press:  http://lithub.com

Laws Can Reduce Bullying For Transgender Youth (Canada)

Kimberley Ens Manning and Elizabeth J. Meyer
Huffpost

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LGBT activists alarmed transgender molester facing tougher sentence than victim who attacked her with hatchet

Michael Gordon
New Hampshire Union Leader


Ralayzia Taylor 


ezs note:  Oy, what a mess.  On the one hand, Ralayzia Taylor sounds a wee bit suspect.   "She/he looked 18" just doesn't cut it - and nor should it.  On the other hand, those two cretins whacked her with a hatchet!  In most cases, I'm willing let minor criminals receive a lighter sentence - but not these two.  Their vile actions reach far beyond normal civility.

Sen. Tim Kaine Introduces Legislation to Protect LGBTQ People from Housing Discrimination

Stephen Peters
HRC


Sen. Tim Kaine

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please press:  http://www.hrc.org

Services facing July 1 deadline ask for more time to develop transgender policy

Tom Vanden Brook
USA Today


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

08 June 2017

Experts: Trump’s Comey Firing ‘Possibly Lawful, But Awful’

Alex Seitz-Wald and Ken Dilanian
NBC


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please press:  http://www.nbcnews.com

REVIEW | Eddie Izzard's 'Believe Me' is thoughtful, funny, and heartbreaking

Thomas Burns Scully
Popdust


Eddie Izzard

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

It's surprisingly easy to change your gender on a U.S. passport

Alex Orlov
Mic


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please press:  https://mic.com

The Good Fight: Looking Beyond the Memorials

Chad Griffin
HRC


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please press:  http://www.hrc.org

Retired Generals: Don't Delay Accepting Trans Troops

Trudy Ring
Advocate


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

07 June 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: Calcasieu Parish LA
Location: Lake Charles Civic Center
Bor Du Lac Drive
Date:  Wednesday, July 12
Time(s): 9am - noon

note:  veterans given priority

please press:  http://www.katc.com

Donald Trump Had Better Be Under FBI Investigation Now

Brian Beutler
New Republic


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please press: https://newrepublic.com 

The United Methodist Church has appointed a transgender deacon

Julie Zauzmer
The Washington Post


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This Pride Month, Think About The Power Of Your Pronoun

Dr. Mary T. Bassett
Huffpost


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To Be His 'Most Authentic Self,' Brookline Elementary School Principal Announces He's Transgender

Lisa Mullins and Lynn Jolicoeur
WBUR


John D. Runkle School
(Brookline elementary schools)

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please press:  http://www.wbur.org

Bathrooms just the first of many barriers transgender youths face (Canada)

David Rider
thestar.com


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

06 June 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: Houston, TX
Location: 419 Crawford St. (approx.)
(where Houston Astros play)
Date:  Thursday, June 8
Time(s): 11 am - 3 pm

note:  only veterans, spouses, guardsmen, and reservists may attend
please press:  http://abc13.com

It's Time to Demand Donald Trump's Resignation

Jesse Berney
Rolling Stone


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What My Transgender Boyfriend Taught Me About Relationships "Don’t make assumptions."

Raechel Tiffe
TeenVogue


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

LGBTQ Wellness: It’s All About The Data

LGBT Healthlink and Corey Prachniak-RincĂłn
Huffpost

 

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ezs note:  To be better informed, press the hyperlink in the main article.

These 2 Important LGBTQ Protection Bills Are Now On Rauner's Desk

Stephen Gossett
Chicagoist


Illinois governor's mansion

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please press:  http://chicagoist.com

ezs note:  Illinois residents - you can move transgender rights forward by having the governor sign YES on HB 1785. You can make this happen by calling the governor's mansion at 217-782-0244 or 312-814-2121 (Chicago area).

VICTORIA M. RODRÍGUEZ-ROLDÁN'S TRANSGENDER ACTIVISM

Rosie Spinks
Pacific Standard


Victoria RodrĂ­guez-RoldĂĄn

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please press:  https://psmag.com

05 June 2017

Trump goes after London mayor, again

Mark Moore
New York Post

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please press:  http://nypost.com

AIDS United releases consensus statement for providing trans-affirming HIV medical care, support services and funding

Steve Lee
LGBT Weekly


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please press:  http://lgbtweekly.com

City of San Fernando launches 1st LGBT June Pride Month (Philippines)

Princess Clea Arcellaz
SunStar Pampanga


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please press:  http://www.sunstar.com.ph

Netflix acquires transgender activist Martha P. Johnson documentary

Mariah Cooper
Washington Blade


Martha P. Johnson

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Two mothers attack transgender man in public & demand their kids join in

Jeff Taylor
LGBTQ Nation


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