07 September 2017

Why I care about Hurricanes Harvey and Irma - and why you should too

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ezs note:  By now (unless you've been living in a cave) you've undoubtedly heard of  Hurricane Harvey  and Hurricane Irma.  One way that you can help is the  American Red Cross.  Another alternative is Help 4 Hurricane Relief.  Monies collected will also go to the American Red Cross.

Please, help your friends.

Donald Trump Can’t Pivot Out of the Trouble He’s In

John Cassidy
The New Yorker

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please press:  www.newyorker.com

First Openly Transgender Contestant to Compete in Miss Montana Pageant: ‘I Want to Help the LGBTQI Community’

Julie Mazziotta

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please press:  people.com

How to ensure a safe school year for Michigan's transgender kids

Sarah Tchoryk
Detroit Free Press

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please press:  www.freep.com

Transgender Nurse Fights for Equal Rights

Sara E. Teller
Legal Reader

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Vocal therapy helps some transgender people find their voice

Paige Pfleger
The Lily

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please press:  thelily.com

06 September 2017

Donald Trump Can’t Hide From His DACA Decision

Frank Rich
New York

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please press:  nymag.com

The United States Cannot Be Trusted

Mark Joseph Stern

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please press:  www.slate.com

ezs note:  If we combine our efforts - transgender people, DACA folks, Black folks - the more powerful we will be. Just a thought.

Spelman College: Transgender Women Can Now Attend Historically Black School

Christina Coleman

Spelman College (Atlanta)

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Why is Portland’s Transgender Homeless Population Growing So Fast?

Thatcher Schmid
Willamette Weekly

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please press:  www.wweek.com

School bans skirts to make uniform 'gender neutral' for transgender students and combat complaints about 'decency' (UK)

Camilla Turner
The Telegraph

Lewes, UK

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please press:  www.telegraph.co.uk

04 September 2017

Put one in the eye of Herr Asshole!

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ezs note:  Yeah, yeah, I know.  It's time for me to bug you again.  But think about this:  You may think of a tiny grain of sand.  Insignificant and puny, you think.  But someone picks up a handful of sand and throws it in Herr Asshole's face.

Now that's satisfaction!

Now here's what I would like you to do. Go to your town or city hall and register and vote.  Some like our state is very progressive - but move over a state or two and they're very regressive.  No matter the state, do it now and feel good about your ability to vote.

Election Day is Tuesday, November 7.

In Defense of the Truth

Charles Blow
The New York Times

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please press:  www.nytimes.com

Preston radio station rapped by Ofcom over transgender comment (UK)

Ed Walker
Blog Preston

Preston, UK

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please press:  www.blogpreston.co.uk

‘Why drop transgender persons from Wages Bill?’: Activists question govt stand on labour rights (India)

Geetika Mantri
The News Minute

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please press:  www.thenewsminute.com

An Open Letter to Defense Secretary James Mattis on the Transgender Ban

Jen O'Ryan
The Good Men Project

James Mattis

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please press:  goodmenproject.com

The Purge Of Transgender People From American Life Has Begun

Brynn Tannehill

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To all my US friends, happy Labor Day!

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03 September 2017

UAE drops jail term for Singaporeans for 'dressing feminine' (Singapore)

Agence France-Presse
The Nation (Singapore)

United Arab Emirates

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please press:  www.nationmultimedia.com

Arts & Craft: Will Cashier's story trump current events?

Dan Craft

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please press:  www.pantagraph.com

Government drops plan to protect transgender labour rights (India)

Somesh Jha
The Hindu

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please press:  www.thehindu.com

Decorated JBLM soldier says she has a duty to fight Trump’s military transgender ban

Bob Young
Seattle Times

Joint Base Lewis - McChord

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please press:  www.thenewstribune.com\

02 September 2017

Why transgender people are being sterilised in some European countries (UK)

M. H.
The Economist

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please press:  www.economist.com

Americus, Georgia

average transgender population: 57 
(rounded up)*

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ezs note:  Well, it's time for us to visit Americus, Georgia!  The Windsor Hotel, Habitat for Humanity, The Roslyn Center for Caregiving - all here for you to see!

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01 September 2017

Sarah Huckabee Sanders: Donald Trump “Loves People”, Won’t Announce DACA Fate Until Tuesday

Lisa de Morales
Deadline Hollywood

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please press:  deadline.com

By tossing a Richard Simmons libel case, a judge strikes a blow against transgender discrimination

Richard Hiltzik
Los Angeles Times

Richard Simmons

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please press:  www.latimes.com

Employment mentorship in the transgender community is more important than ever

Alexandra E. Petri
The Lily

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please press:  thelily.com

How a transgender Chechen escaped Russia and found asylum in the United States

Adam Taylor
The Washington Post

Grozny, Chechnya (SAR of Russia)

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please press:  www.washingtonpost.com

I’ve told my mum I’m transgender, but she ignored it. What now? (UK)

Annalisa Barbieri
The Guardian

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please press:  www.theguardian.com

ezs note:  In the UK, another resource can be found in Mermaids UK.  You can reach them at 0344 344 0550.

31 August 2017

Transgender teen took his own life after all-girls school said he couldn’t change his name (UK)

Richard Hartley-Parkinson


High Wycombe, UK

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please press:  metro.co.uk 

ezs note:  I know it's hard - but don't despair!  In the US, call the Trevor Project at 866-488-7386.  In the UK, call Mermaids UK at 0344 334 0550. 

30 August 2017

Why The Interior Secretary’s Daughter Called Donald Trump A ‘Know-Nothing Piece Of S**t’

Michelangelo Signorile

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ezs note:  Detlefsen's right.  IMPEACH the motherf***er , already!!!  (And if you haven't done so already, call your Congressperson.)

The Trump Project - Marvin Roffman

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India crowns its first transgender beauty queen

Huizhong Wu

Gurgaon, India

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please press:  www.cnn.com

Jim Mattis didn’t undermine President Trump’s transgender military ban. Trump already had.

Aaron Blake
The Washington Post

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please press:  www.washingtonpost.com

29 August 2017

House Dems call on Trump to reconsider transgender military ban

Max Greenwood
The Hill

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please press:  thehill.com

ezs note:  I understand that this motive may have the best of intentions, but you're asking Herr F***face to, well, think.  Something's not right here.

28 August 2017

Emails Uncover Plans to Build Trump Tower in Moscow During Republican Primary

Eric Tucker, Tom Day

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please press:  time.com

Iowa Gov. Disagrees With Trump Ban On Transgender Troops

CBS Minnesota

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please press:  minnesota.cbslocal.com

MTV Invited Six Transgender Troops to the V.M.A.s

Hilary Weaver
Vanity Fair

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please press:  www.vanityfair.com

To Play Transgender, Sandra Caldwell Had to Open Up About Who She Is

Sophie Haigney
The New York Times

Sandra Caldwell

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please press:  www.aclu.org

ezs note:  The ACLU is busy fighting for YOUR rights today.  If you haven't joined yet - well, perhaps you should.  I did, and I'm happy.

27 August 2017

Come chat with us!

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ezs note:  Okay, you've had your fill. Time to relax.  But where do you find the proper room in which to chat?

Might I suggest www.chatzy.com? This room is for both the long-term transgender and for curious seekers.  Who knows - you might find me in there!  

Trump Cabinet member's daughter rips transgender ban

John Bowden
The Hill

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please press:  thehill.com

MTV confirms that several transgender military personnel will attend the VMAs

Sam Barsanti
AV Visual

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please press:  www.avclub.com

Dozens March in NYC to Protest Deadly Police Shooting of Transgender Woman

NBC New York

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Police investigate online abuse against charity for transgender children (UK)

Sarah Marsh
The Guardian

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please press:  www.theguardian.com

ezs note:  Here in the states, you can find credible information through the American Medical AssociationAmerican Psychological Association and American Psychiatric Association.  In the UK, the Royal Society of Medicineand Mermaids UK (0344 334 0550). Above all, don't let the idiots win!  Get informed!