25 September 2017

The protesting NFL players, not Donald Trump, are the true patriots

Suzanne Moore
The Guardian

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Human Rights Council adopts universal periodic review outcomes of Bahrain, Ecuador and Tunisia

UN Human Rights Council

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ezs note:  Originally a review of Oman, this blog morphed into a United Nations Human Rights meeting.  Although this was a summary, it is very lengthy.  The thing you might want to take note of is how countries fare in LGBTQIA rights.  The other thing you may wish to take advantage of is reliefweb.int.  

Will transgender people be denied chance to serve in the military?

Andy Fitzpatrick
Battle Creek Enquirer

Battle Creek (MI) Medical Center

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Boyertown students to appeal transgender bathroom ruling

Peter Hall
The Morning Call

two of Boyertown High's finest

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A Trump judicial pick said transgender children are proof that ‘Satan’s plan is working’

Kristine Philipps
The Washington Post

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ezs note:  I know I've brought Jeff Mateen's name before you again, but the more people who put pressure on Senators to say "NO" the better.  Remember, you have two Senators from your state.  You can contact them at www.senate.gov. Thanks. 

24 September 2017

"Unbelievable" - Katy Tur and Jake Sherman

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The Fragile, Toxic Masculinity of Donald Trump

Dave Zirin
The Nation

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Thousands protest ruling to overturn ban on 'conversion therapy' for gays and lesbians in Brazil

Jill Langlois
Los Angeles Times

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5 films you have to see from this Austin’s gay and lesbian film fest

Matt Shiverdecker

Marsha P. Johnson (1945-1992) 

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ezs note:  If you go to the movies, see in particular The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson (pictured above) and Trans Youth.

Forced from an abusive home at 16, she knows what it’s like to be a homeless teenager

Laura Bauer

The Kansas City Star

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Violence has no place in transgender debate (UK)

Linda Bellos, Lucy Masoud etc.
The Guardian

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ezs note:  Y'know, Linda, Lucy and I might have some differing views about politics, ethics, et cetera, but one thing which we absolutely agree is this -  violence is wrong.   I ran across a book/pamphlet entitled A Force More Powerful which explains 198 nonviolent means by which people can be persuaded. If you can't find one out of 198 - you're just too freakin' lazy.

23 September 2017

Donald Trump Can’t Stop Attacking Black Sports Figures

Travis Waldron

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Greek parliament to pass new laws on gender identity (Greece)

Neos Kosmos

Athens, Greece
(Greek parliament)

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Transgender military couple from Colorado Springs share their story

Rachael Wardwell


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United Church of Christ speaks out for social justice, acceptance

Erin Bamer
Idaho Press

Nampa, Idaho

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Transgender high school students kicked off school bus

Maggie Gilroy
USA Today

Glens Falls, NY

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Bartlesville, Oklahoma

estimated transgender population:  122*(rounded up)

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ezs note: Hey!  I wanna go to Murphy's!  All I gotta do is turn right til' i reach Bartlesville, Oklahoma!  Have a great time down there!

*credit:  UCLA

22 September 2017


Tim Marcin

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Court delays gender case as Newfoundland drafts non-binary birth certificate legislation (Canada)


valley in Newfoundland

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Rebecca Buckwalter-Poza
Pacific Standard

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How Visible Are Bisexuals in South Florida?

Jason Parsley

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Lawsuit: Iowa Medicaid ban on sex-reassignment surgery is 'unconstitutional'

Courtney Crowder
The Des Moines Register

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20 September 2017

LaVare’s House Is a Much-Needed Durham Haven for LGBTQIA People in Addiction Recovery

Sam Peterson
Indy Week (NC)

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Trump judicial nominee said transgender children are part of 'Satan's plan', defended 'conversion therapy'

Chris Massie, Andrew Kaczynski

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ezs note:  Jeff Mateer is an assistant attorney general in Texas. He is also a nominee for a federal judgeship.

He is also an asshole extraordinaire.

Unlike Trump, who is in office either four or eight years (gawd, let it be less than that) Mateer, if nominated, will be behind the bench for life.  Go to www.senate.gov and say NO to Mateer's nomination.  And say no to both Senators (remember, there are two from each state).  Thanks.

19 September 2017

The Madness of Donald Trump

Matt Taibbi
Rolling Stone

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Civil Rights Commission tables request to include LGBT community in anti-discrimination law

Lauren Gibbons


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Charlotte police release shocking details about the murder of transgender woman

Bil Browning
LGBTQ Nation

Derricka Banner

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When football players join in to mock transgender people, Kansas high school students protest with a sit-in

Cindy Boren
The Washington Post

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On transgender ban, Trump, listen to your generals

Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

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18 September 2017

Indonesia’s Only Transgender Islamic School Quietly Running Again

Krithika Varagur

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9 Transgender People Share How They Chose Their Names

Kasandra Brabaw
Refinery 29

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Happy birthday to, well, me!

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17 September 2017

Stop acting surprised, America: Donald Trump is a white supremacist

Chauncey DeVega

Mayor Ed Lee Pleas for Help in Solving Homicide of Transgender DJ Fatally Shot in Tenderloin

NBC News San Francisco

Anthony "Bubbles" Torres

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Michigan board may declare LGBT discrimination unlawful


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Gender option could be added to Washington (state) birth certificate

Craig Sailor
The Seattle Times

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Transgender activist Gauri Sawant on how motherhood has changed her (India)

Seema Rajpal
edex Live

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16 September 2017

'He cut your heart out': Trump's anger proves memorable

Dan Merica, Karen Liptak

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State of Connecticut Provides Guidance on Changes to Education Records of Transgender Students

Robinson + Cole
JD Supra

Connecticut Department of Education

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Canberra's Hannah Mouncey wants to be first transgender player in AFLW (Australia)

Eamonn Tieman
Camden Haven Courier

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Pa.'s public schools must protect transgender students | Opinion

Cooper Toothman
Penn Live

Defense Secretary Mattis says current transgender troops can re-enlist, for now

Tara Golshan

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis

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Forreston, Illinois

estimated transgender population:  5
(rounded up)*

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ezs note:  Just a short (relatively) distance from the gargantuan city of Chicago is one of the tinier towns, Forreston, Illinois.   Come see what this town has to offer!

*Credit:  UCLA  

15 September 2017

The Loneliest President

Michael Kruse

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ezs note:  Michael Kruse's article is fairly long, but there is a piece, very short, that says it all:

"You remind me of Howard Hughes," a friend told him.

"Thanks," Trump said.  "I admire him."

Ahem...THAT says it all.

Parents’ Coalition speaks against Decatur Schools transgender policies during meeting

Gabriel Owens

A member of Parents' Coalition speaks forth

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John McCain is co-sponsoring a new bill to block Trump transgender military ban

Travis J. Tritten
Washington Examiner

John McCain (R-AZ)

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Judge: Calling Someone Trans Isn’t Defamatory Because There’s Nothing Wrong With Being Trans

Anthony Michael Kreis

Kent College of Law
(Chicago, IL)

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20 transgender people have been killed this year

Casey Quinlan
Think Progress

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