19 July 2017

Berkeley SHIP adds new healthcare benefits for transgender students

Christine Giuliano
The Daily Californian

University of California - Berkeley

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Teen voted UK’s first transgender prom queen

Rebecca Wilkin
New York Post

Cardigan, Wales, UK

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Transgender woman's photo with Texas governor goes viral

Jacqueline Thompson
The Hill

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18 July 2017

Top general blames unclear science for transgender troops delay

Leo Shane III
Military Times

Albert Cashier

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ezs note:  Yes.  Let's think over this matter. Carefully.  Oh, never mind that  Albert Cashier served
honorably in the Civil War.  Yes.  Let's think.  Yes.

17 July 2017

Who, me run??

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ezs note:  I was reading the Hartford Courant a little while ago, and I was a little sad.  It seems that in Connecticut, (as well as several other states) state and city hopefuls simply aren't willing to put their name out there. This is something that is happening among Democrats and Republicans.  

Every time a ballot line goes blank, we all suffer a bit.  And who do I expect to step up to the plate?  YOU, pal.  You can make the case for a more fair, more humane bit of America?  Is it gonna be easy?  Nope, not here, pal...

But YOU can make the difference. 

6 defenses of Donald Trump Jr.’s Russia meeting — each more dubious than the last

Aaron Blake
The Washington Post

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Salvation Army rehab centre faces charges for rejecting vulnerable transgender people (UK)

Nick Duffy
Pink News

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Republican bill would re-write civil rights laws to stop protecting trans people (UK)

Nick Duffy
Pink News

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ezs note:  These folks are particularly vile.  When one of them gets an opponent, it might be wise to consider a donation. Granted, it's early, but the earlier the better.  If you live in one of these districts, please pay special attention.

Retrial starts in murder of Md. transgender woman

Neal Augenstein

Zella Ziona

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Federal Judge Set to Hear Suit on Transgender School Policy

US News and World Report

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16 July 2017


Harriet Sinclair

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Broad Theater screens underground transgender classic, Funeral Parade of Roses

Ken Korman

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Transgender health care targeted in crusade to undo ACA

Shefali Luthra

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ezs note:  Even though you might not have plans to get surgery right away, or you can get it done independently, think about your neighbor who isn't as fortunate.  Please call your Congressperson and urge her/him to fully fund the Affordable Care Act.  If you aren't sure who your Congressperson is, click www.house.gov.  Put your ZIP code in the upper right corner, and you should be directed to the correct Congressperson.

North Texas families with transgender kids support one another, wage 'war' against bathroom bills

Lauren McGaughy
Dallas News

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‘Queen Sugar’ Actor Brian Michael Smith Comes Out As Transgender

Tiq Milan
NBC News

Brian Michael Smith

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15 July 2017

If anything Donald Trump Jr. says is true, he and his father are terrible negotiators

Cathy Boggs
Los Angeles Times

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Close-Knit Breaks Ground as a Mainstream Japanese Film About a Trans Woman

Jessica Lachenal
The Mary Sue

Close-Knit movie (Japan)

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Justice for transgender athletes not on the radar, Olympian says (Canada)

Maria Jose Burgos
CBC News

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Steve King compares transgender troops with castrated slaves

Linh Ta
The Des Moines Register

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This Under-the-Radar Trump Administration Change Could Make Life Even Harder for Transgender Seniors

Annie Nova

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Bandon, Oregon

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ezs note:  Well, ya like the beach?  Then I think you'll like Bandon, Oregon! 

14 July 2017

Happy Bastille Day!

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ezs note:  To find out more, just click Bastille Day!

Lewandowski wrongly says Trump in Florida day of Trump Tower meeting with Russian lawyer

John Kruzel

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18-year-old man charged with intentionally running over transgender woman

Clarence Williams
Washington Post

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Congressman claims ‘radical Islamists’ plan on using transgender U.S. troops as a recruiting tool

Annabel Thompson

Loo-ie! Loo-ie! Loo-ie!

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ezs note:  Oh, Louie... don't ever change.  Someone needs to go about, making people realize what a blithering fool gets elected.  (Oh, wait... never mind... we have Donald Trump.) 

Assessing the Implications of Allowing Transgender Personnel to Serve Openly

Agnes Gereben Schaefer et. al.
RAND Corporation

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ezs note:  This is good as far as it goes, but it's very thumbnail.  For a more extensive piece, go to 'Read Online' in the center.   

Transgender Students Turn to Courts as Government Support Erodes

Liam Stack
The New York Times

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13 July 2017

Comic-drama 'Hir' tackles abuse, transgender issues in Steppenwolf production

Scott C. Morgan
Daily Herald

'Hir' dramedy

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Coalition seeks halt to anti-transgender bathroom initiative

Phil Drake
Great Falls Tribune

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GOP Poised To Strip Medically Necessary Care For Transgender Troops

Jennifer Bendery

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ezs note:  If you are represented by a Republican who serves on the House Armed Services Committee, it's time to let your voices of displeasure be heard. In addition,  if an opponent is running, it may be time to send a bit of money their way.  Hey, it may be only five or ten bucks, but the earlier the better.

Here's the offenders:

12 July 2017

Comparing Donald Trump Jr. to Fredo Corleone Is Grossly Unfair. To Fredo.

Sam Adams

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Teachers need more training in working with transgender students, Flinders University researchers find (Australia)

Tim Williams
The Advertiser

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Threats against transgender woman came from inside Detroit city hall

Ross Jones

Detroit City Hall (interior)

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Iowa Rep. wants to strip military funding for transgender service members

Lawryn Fraley

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O'Hare pilot gets plea deal in home castration case

Chuck Goudie and Christine Tressel
ABC 13

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11 July 2017

Five key facts about Donald Trump Jr.’s just-released explosive email exchange

Greg Sargent
The Washington Post

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GOP-Sponsored Anti-Transgender Bill Hits National Stage, Hate Group Applauds

South Florida Gay News

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Transgender Inmate Sues Lackawanna County Prison

Stacy Lange

Lackawanna County Prison

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Transgender Woman Struck in Northeast D.C. Hit-and-Run

Meagan Fitzgerald
NBC Washington (DC)

Davon Washington

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A father's powerful plea for his transgender son wins hearts

Rose Schmidt

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10 July 2017

Here’s the big problem with the Trump camp’s latest spin about Donald Trump Jr.

Greg Sargent
The Washington Post

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Transgender transits from begging to national Lok Adalat (India)

Ambika Pandit
Economic Times

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Advocates Condemn LGBTQ Bullying After Suicides

Dylan McGuiness
Hartford Courant

Hartford, CT 
(Legislative Office Building)

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Are British schools supporting transgender pupils? Share your stories

Sarah Marshand
The Guardian

British pupils

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Former Inmate Empowers Transgender Women in Colombian Prisons

Simon West

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09 July 2017

Donald Trump Is Clueless About the Middle East

Dilip Hiro
Mother Jones

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It’s Now Undeniable That LGBTQ Rights Are In Danger Of Being Rolled Back

Michelangelo Signorile

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Transgender foes are not doing God’s work

Shannyn Moore
Alaska Dispatch News

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Rarely used test could help ID transgender woman in 30-year-old Lake County cold case

Christal Hayes
Orlando Sentinal

"Julie Doe"
(actual identity unknown)

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Church of England votes to explore transgender services (UK)


Canterbury Cathedral (UK)

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