01 July 2017

Springboro, Ohio

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ezs note:  Yay, Springboro!  You can be proud!  

30 June 2017

Donald Trump is not well

Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough
The Washington Post

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ezs note:  Y'think???

'I had a loving marriage but I felt like I was deceiving my wife' - Galway's 'oldest transgender' woman (Ireland)

Irish News

Christine Beynton

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Trump Administration Appoints Anti-Transgender Activist To Gender Equality Post

J. Lester Federer

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GOP lawmaker tells Christian group that transgender soldiers are a ‘threat’ to America

Brad Reed
Raw Story

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Bill would require transgender-rights training for CA employers

Marissa Lang

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29 June 2017

Mika Brzezinski and Donald Trump's Penchant for Blood Feuds

Megan Garber
The Atlantic

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A trans-Canada tale (Canada)

Rebecca Dingwell
The Coast

Halifax, Nova Scotia

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Jeff Sessions: Justice Department will prosecute transgender hate crimes

Kelly Cohen
Washington Examiner

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ezs note:  Yeah.  I'll believe it when I SEE it, Jeff.

Justice Dept. Group Honors Transgender Teen in Bathroom Case

Sadie Gurman
US News and World Report

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Anti-Transgender Amendment Offered on Defense Bill

Jennifer Pike Bailey

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28 June 2017

Thoughts and musings (4)


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Okay, first thing I'd like you to do is read - or reread - the previous blog. (pause) That concludes the homework assignment.  Now we'll discuss.  I know that some of you are groaning when liberals like me are rehashing The Donald ad infinitum.  And yeah, that is me.  However,  I do respect intelligent Republicans and Democrats.   Lately, I've had a whole slew of people - George WillDavid Cay Johnston, and Tony Schwartz  - in my blog list.  They are all Republican.  And they all despise The Donald.

I beg of you, please.  Click www.senate.gov and tell them to say NO to this 'health care' idiocy. Is what we have (ObamaCare) perfect?  Nah. But it's a damn sight better than Donald's Little Nightmare.

- Emily


Abigail Tracy
Vanity Fair

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Transgender 16-year-old daughter of 'Gotham' star Donal Logue still missing (UK)

Chris Spargo
Daily Mail

lower left, Jade Logue
(previously with short hair)

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Legal recognition of transgender people in Turkey: will the court seize the historic opportunity?

Sinem Hun
Open Democracy

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HRC Mourns Ava Le’Ray Barrin, Trans Woman Killed in Georgia

Gabe Murchison

Ava Le’Ray Barrin

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Transgender Nease High School student suing school board over bathroom policy

Brittney Donovan
CBS 47/ FOX 30

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27 June 2017

Donald Trump Even Messed Up the Fake Time Magazine Cover He Created to Boost His Ego

Stephanie Eckardt

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Dozens of Democratic Senators Express Concerns About DeVos and Civil Rights

Alyson Klein
Education Week

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Rally for transgender rights outside John Flanagan’s office

Deborah S. Morris

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Transgender women among those targeted by north Austin sex assault suspect

Andy Jechow

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ezs note: If you live in the greater Austin, Texas area - especially in the Georgian Drive/Georgian Acres area - and you have any information about these crimes, please call the police at 512-974-5095.   Thanks.

This Transgender Artist Documented Her Transition In These Poignant & Uplifting Comics

Brandi Neal

Artist:  Julia Kaye

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26 June 2017

Donald Trump’s allies are launching a war against Robert Mueller

Michael Glassman

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Texas’ first transgender mayor continues making history

Danielle Husband

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Area roundup: R.A.C.E. Muncie meeting to look at transgender concepts

The Star Press

Muncie, IN

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Transgender Prejudice And The Belief In A Biological Basis For Gender

Tania Lombrozo

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Gay Couples Entitled to Equal Treatment on Birth Certificates, Justices Rule

Adam Liptak
The New York Times

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Video - David Cay Johnston - "The Making of Donald Trump"

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25 June 2017

Readers' best comments: Trump's Twitter storm of the week

USA Today

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Tear gas used to disperse Istanbul Pride participants

Michael K. Lavers
Washington Blade

map of Turkey

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Firm’s pro bono arm wins for transgender woman in far-reaching UN case

Sol Dolor
Australasian Lawyer

Australian flag

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U.S. gay pride parades sound a note of resistance — and face some of their own (Canada)


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Eight transgender employees quit working for Kochi Metro within a week of its launch (India)


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24 June 2017

The Kremlin's Election Meddling Is Paying Off

Neera Tanden
The Atlantic

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Activists in Turkey vow to march in defiance of ban on Istanbul Pride (UK)

Belfast Telegraph

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Dozens of Serbia gays say election of gay PM to be historic

Ravalli Republic

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Liberty to have a float in New York pride parade

USA Today

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ezs note:  Especially if you live in lower New York, eastern Pennsylvania, western Massachusetts, Connecticut, or New Jersey, make it a point to come on down!

Pakistan just issued its first passport with a transgender category

Lindsay Maizland / lindsay.maizland@vox.com

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ezs note:  I know, I know, this country has got its problems.  But in this one particular area, Pakistan - freakin'  Pakistan - has outdone the United States!!!

Thank you, 'President' Nitwit.

Grantsville, Utah

ezs note:  Now let's move on to Grantsville, Utah, just a hop, skip, and a jump from Salt Lake City!

23 June 2017

Thoughts and musings (3)

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You can't not be a political being, even when you're announcing that you're not a political being.

-  Ali Smith

from The Paris Review

Sometimes, you're lucky enough to hit upon a bit of serendipity, a bit of luck.   I was reading an essay by Ali Smith, a writer of poetry and prose.  Ms. Smith is a bookish sort, or at least those are the feelings that you'll be left with after reading her conversation.  However, in the latter course of conversing, she talks of "political being(s)".  I thought about that, rereading the short line, and then smiled.  

How do we handle this brief life?  I see many people who are perfectly content with skimming the newspaper or the same in a computer, but after about five minutes, they move on to other areas of life.  Considering how hectic life is, it's understandable.  Ah, but now enter the Age of Trump.  I honestly don't understand how one can withstand this blithering fool and not carry a sign in front of the Capitol or city hall.

We all have one day less.  For god's sake, make it worth it.

-  Emily


Bess Levin
Vanity Fair

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Madrid hosts_ and debates_ global gay pride

Aritz Parra

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Mike Pence to Deliver Keynote Address Today at Focus On The Family's 40th Anniversary Celebration (Video)

David Badash
New Civil Rights Movement

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California restricts state travel to Texas, other states over LGBT laws

Reid Wilson
The Hill

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APNewsBreak: Military heads want transgender enlistment hold

Lolita C. Baldor

1) garden slug, or 2) military commander

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22 June 2017

'He's a total mess': Ansel Elgort slams President Donald Trump... (UK)

Daily Mail

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Applebee's sued for sex discrimination against transgender hostess

Christopher J. Eberhart

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Theatre Rhinoceros: Queer theatre’s enduring home (UK)

Paul Vale

The Stage

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Ann Arbor Schools updating policy on transgender students and immigrants

Lauren Slagter

Ann Arbor, MI

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Transgender 'Glee' Actor Charice Pempengco Changes Name to Jake Zyrus

Joyce Chen
Rolling Stone

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