07 October 2017

Donald Trump: 'Unfunny' Late-Night Hosts Should Give Republicans 'Equal Time'

Aric Jenkins

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Hijra transgender Indian activist teaches W&M students

Jennifer L. Williams

Laxmi Narayan Tripathi

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Protest for transgender rights held in Foley Square

ABC - New York City

Foley Square, New York City

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UW-L initiative adds no-cost feminine hygiene products to all bathrooms on campus

Nathan Hansen
Lacrosse Tribune

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Transgender Brazilians Embrace Hit Soap Opera: ‘Now You Can See Us.’

Shannon Sims
The New York Times

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Little Chute, Wisconsin

average transgender population:  35*  (rounded up)

Little Chute, WI

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ezs note:  For a relatively small population, Little Chute, Wisconsin puts other towns to shame with the detail of their historical accuracy.  History buffs - both professional and amateur - will think they've gone to heaven.  Come on over!

*Credit:  UCLA

06 October 2017

Pence’s chief of staff floats ‘purge’ of anti-Trump Republicans to wealthy donors

Andrew Restuccia, Matthew Nussbaum

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Equality charity roll out workplace diversity scheme in Guernsey (UK)


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Regardless of federal changes, Oregon law still protects transgender people's civil rights

Lizzy Acker
The Oregonian

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It's not just about the suit: sex discrimination case arguments

Crystal A. Proxmire
The Oakland County Times

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ezs note:  It's not something you would catch until the very end, but if you want to hear both arguments in this case, press here.

Trump administration moves to dismiss first lawsuit against transgender military ban

Geneva Sands, Matt Seyler
ABC News

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05 October 2017

Donald Trump Apparently Thinks Meeting Mass Shooting Victims Is ‘Wonderful’

Lee Moran

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Transgender voices must be heard (Thailand)

Nareerat Wiriyapong
Bangkok Post

Bangkok, Thailand

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RIT defends firing of doctor over transgender care

Justin Murphy
Democrat & Chronicle

Rochester Institute of Technology

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West Virginia Rises to Protect LGBTQ Rights

Emma Eisenberg


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please press:  www.truth-out.org

ezs note:  Awwww... I can't help it... I get a soft spot in my heart when 
I hear about how Thurmond, West Virginia is doing!  Don't let it become a ghost town!  Bring it to a thriving 100!

Justice department: sex discrimination ban does not protect transgender people

Molly Redden
The Guardian

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04 October 2017

Rex Tillerson reportedly called Trump a 'moron' — and wanted to resign this summer

Peter Jacobs, Reuters
Business Insider

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ezs note:  Gee, I really am sorry about things, Rex - but we told you what an asshole he is...

Psychiatry experts gather in Tauranga (New Zealand)

Sam Gardner

Tauranga, New Zealand

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ezs note:  It's down a bit (roughly halfway) but when you get there, they do cover transgender issues.   (more than a sentence or two)

The U.N. Floated a Resolution Condemning the Death Penalty for LGBT People. The U.S. Voted "No."

Shane Ryan

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Delaware native, transgender activist McBride penning a memoir with foreword by Biden

David Crary
delaware online

Sarah McBride

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Cambridge University to accept transgender students at women-only college (UK)

May Bulman

Cambridge University (Murray Edwards College)

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please press:  www.independent.co.uk

03 October 2017

Donald Trump Helps Suffering Puerto Ricans By Throwing Paper Towels At Them

Sebastian Murdock

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Largest event for LGBTQ community underway in Hanoi


Hanoi, Vietnam

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please press:  english.vietnamnet.vn

ezs note:  Even though Hanoi Pride 2017 is done, Hanoi Pride 2018 may soon be under way.  If you plan on going, check www.hanoipride.vn regularly.

Transgender employee challenges firing from Christian funeral home

Alex Swoyer
The Washington Times

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LGBT students in Tennessee could lose anti-bullying protection (UK)

Mayer Nissim
Pink News

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Research: Why Employer Support Is So Important for Transgender Employees

Christian Thoroughgood, Katrina Sawyer
Harvard Business School

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02 October 2017

Las Vegas, Nevada - in memoriam

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Donald Trump’s dog

Dana Milbank
The Washington Post

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Transgender woman running for Honduras congress

Michael K. Lavers
Washington Blade

Tegucigalpa, Honduras

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Creating A Powerful Movement Starts With A Simple Message

Glenda Toma

Boston, MA - Faneuil Hall

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please press:  www.forbes.com


J. Don Birnham
Splash Report

The Florida Project (film)

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Transgender Teen Says He Was Kicked Out of Christian School

maine public

"Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God  belongs to such as these." (Luke 18:16)
Awww... can't you tell when he's kidding???

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01 October 2017

Planning and Zoning Commission? Who votes for that?

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ezs note:  Well... Chris Murphy, for one.  You see, way back when, Chris ran for the Planning and Zoning  Commission.  Small potatoes, to be sure.  It wasn't even the 'limelight' of the Southington Town Council.  

But, Chris moved up.  Way up.

Today he is the junior US Senator from Connecticut.  There is even talk - it's a dark horse, to be sure - of him taking Herr Donald's place!  (Please, let it be so!)

Granted, it's a long shot.  (Okay... really long...)  But when you vote for... or against... someone's chances are helped or hurt, and your vote weighs far more heavily in a local election.

Election Day is November 7.  Please remember to vote.

SNL returned with Donald Trump once again playing center stage

Theodore Schleifer

Alec Baldwin, playing you-know-who

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Thousands March in Uruguay to Demand Rights for Trans People (Argentina)


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War history, military history, LGBT history? Yep, Norfolk has plenty of that, too. A local historian has created a tour about it

Denise M. Watson
The Virginian-Pilot

Norfolk, VA ca. 1900

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A colorful day along the Greenbelt at Idaho Falls Pride Days

Leslie Sieger
East Idaho News.com

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NJ transgender student beaten in 'vicious' high school attack

Francis Lally

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30 September 2017

Donald Trump's last 7 days are just mind-bogglingly bad

Chris Cillizza

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Malawi told to stop inquiry on homosexuals: ‘Human rights are not for public opinion’ (Malawi)

Hudson Mphande
Nyasa Times

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Missouri transgender teen’s killing will not be charged as a hate crime

John Riley
Metro Weekly

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ezs note:  Missourians - here are four things you can do to change things.

1.  Call (don't e-write) the governor.  His number is 573-751-3222.
2.  Call the state congressperson and state senator.
3. If you hear of a protest march,  go if you possibly can. Go early and often.
4.  Call or e-write your like-minded friends to do the same.

Arkansas attorney general asking court to block a city's LGBT protections


Ah, some things never change... (unfortunately)

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ezs note:  Well.. you can.  The phone number for the Attorney General in Arkansas is 501-682-2007.  If she refuses, or is silent, you can start a grassroots movement for her opponent.  Am I asking a lot?  Yup.  But it's been done before, and you can do it again.  

YSU's 1st Transgender Director Aims to Help All Students

Amanda Tonoli
US News & World Report

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Waynesboro, Pennsylvania

estimated transgender population:  35* 
(rounded down)
(population larger outside borough limits)

Joseph P. Oller House
Waynesboro, PA

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ezs note: The Joseph J. Oller House is just one of the beautiful sights you'll get to see when you visit Waynesboro, Pennsylvania!  Come on down and visit!

*Credit:  UCLA

29 September 2017

Betsy DeVos Says She Did Math on Trump’s Tax Plan and It Will Save Nation Eleventy Krillion

Andy Borowitz
The New Yorker

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Israel Proves Rich Pickings in Latest Season of 'Transparent,' Say Critics


Wailing Wall, Israel

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Cornyn has doubts about nominee who said transgender rights were ‘Satan’s plan’

Kevin Diaz
San Antonio Express-News

Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX)

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Transgender Naval officer’s talk moved to bigger West Texas A&M venue due to increased interest

Robert Stein

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A Place to Call Home

Susan Milligan
US News & World Report

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Thank you, John Nichols!

John Nichols

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ezs note:  A few days ago, I saw John Nichols discussing his new book, "Horsemen Of The Trumpoocalypse".  About halfway through, he mentioned criticizing the Cabinet, not just Trump himself.  Really, it was a simple idea, but one which could chop an idea (!) into pieces, not just lop off the head.  So today I will start with Betsy DeVos, then randomly select other Cabinet members, roughly one day out of six. (In other words, I'll roll the die.)

Once again, thank you, John Nichols!