24 October 2017

Human Rights Committee Considers The Report Of Mauritius

Press
CNBC


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Transgender inmate settles lawsuit with Oregon over medical treatment

Gillian Flaccus
KVAL


Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution
Pendleton, OR

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How LGBTQ-friendly are Iowa cities?

Mackenzie Elmer, Andy Davis, Kim Norvell
The Des Moines Register


Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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My worst moment: 'Transparent' co-star Alexandra Billings confronts transgender negativity

Nina Metz
Chicago Tribune


'Transparent' cast

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23 October 2017

Myeshia Johnson Stands Up to Donald Trump

Amy Davidson Sorkin
The New Yorker


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ezs note:  If you live in the vicinity of North Cape May, New Jersey , you can attend the event planned here.

Trans activist from El Salvador seeks refuge in Ireland

Ernesto Valle - translated by Michael K. Lavers
Washington Blade


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The Christian right’s new strategy: Divide and conquer the LGBT community

Jeff Taylor
LGBTQ Nation


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ezs note: One book which you may find useful is From Diversity To Unity - Creating Energy of Connection.  Whether you get a sampling off the computer or get it from the library or bookstore, it contains some valuable tips.

Pravin Visakan: Ending LGBTQ discrimination begins with more inclusive education

Pravin Visakan
Daily Bruin


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Connecticut Teen Is Plaintiff In Suit Against Trump Over Transgender Troop Ban

Russell Blair
Hartford Courant


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ezs poetry

we sing our odes to the trees
barren life around the axils
sheeted clouds
bear witness to the death of nigh November

© 2017

22 October 2017

Donald Trump Started Rush-Delivering Families’ Condolence Letters to Cover His Ass

Luke Darby
GQ


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Tanzanian authorities jail 13 activists for 'promoting homosexuality'

James Besanville
Gay Star News


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ezs note:  You can make a difference in these people's lives!  All you do is press the button and fill out the form on the right side.  That's it!

UK Government to press UN to stop using term ‘pregnant women’ (UK)

Joseph Patrick McDonald
Pink News


House of Commons, London

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Danica Roem: Policy wonk in a rainbow headscarf

Antonio Olivo
The Spokesman-Review


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Dead Body Of Transgender Person Found In Peshawar

AFP
RadioFreeEurope - RadioLiberty


Peshawar, Pakistan

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21 October 2017

101 Facts About Donald Trump / Video


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ezs note:  If you are going to be in Washington, DC on December 3, get more info here.

Russian anti-gay MP horrified by Playboy's first-ever transgender cover model

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Pravda


MP Vitaly Milonov

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ezs note:  Oh. grow. up.
If. that's. possible. 

Gender becomes a flashpoint for this college generation

Vanessa McCray, Nelson Helm
LaCrosse Tribune


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LGBT national group gives Columbia perfect score

Staff
Columbia Daily Tribune


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Transgender Activists Fight Historical Mental Health Diagnosis

Boris Dittrich
Human Rights Watch

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Brunswick, Georgia


estimated transgender population:  95* (rounded up)

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ezs note:  The southernmost major port in the United States, Brunswick, Georgia was a major supplier of Liberty ships during World War II.  Come on down and see!

20 October 2017

Is Donald Trump Turning Liberals Into Radicals?

Sarah Leonard
The New York Times

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ezs note:  To find out a protest you can participate in from Grand Rapids, Michigan, find out more here.

'The woman I was truly meant to be': Gov't employee thankful for support during transition (Canada)

Rachel Zelniker
CBC News


Regina, Saskatchewan

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ACLU takes legal action defending rights of Maryland transgender students

Steve Lee
LGBT Weekly


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ezs note:  If you've ever wondered how you can join the ACLU, well, here's your chance!

Judge moves trial for man charged in slaying of transgender Iowa teen

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KCCI


Keokuk, Iowa

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Man pleads not guilty in transgender pepper-spray attack in Asbury Park

Kathleen Jenkins, Jean Mikle
app.


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ezs poetry

dewflorescent
dewdrop.

dewfinger
dewtouch.

dewmist
dewroads.

dewbaby
dewdeath.

dewhere
dewgone.

©2017

19 October 2017

George W. Bush blasts Donald Trump: “Bigotry seems emboldened”

Jarrett Lyons
Salon



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In Africa, LGBT rights activists worry about Trump’s impact

Carley Petesch
Pittsburgh Courier


Goree, Senegal

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How Long Island's former 'Tupperware queen' came out as her true self

Meghan Kelly, Adam Rivera
ABC


Bay Shore, NY

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Jersey City recieves a perfect 100 on 2017 HRC equality index

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Out In Jersey

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Transgender woman not allowed to enter Busch Gardens theme park

Brian Lisi
New York Daily News


Busch Gardens, Williamsburg, VA

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ezs poetry

with the late October sky
the black man enjoys a siesta
and the sun tags along

©2017

18 October 2017

Trump, Dem congresswoman feud over his remarks to widow of fallen soldier

Maegan Vazquez
CNN


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Greece passes gender-change law opposed by Orthodox church (UK)

Helena Smith
The Guardian


Greek capitol (interior)

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Inside The Fight For Transgender Americans In The Mountains Of North Carolina

James Michael Nichols
HuffPost


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ezs note:  Please also note the podcast, "I'm Still Here".  It lasts a little than 40 minutes.

Rural LGBTQ community comes together for two-day summit

Press
The Commons Online


Brattleboro, VT

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CT Transgender Activist Fran Fried Loses On 'Jeopardy!'

Susan Dunne
Hartford Courant


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ezs poetry

driving an overtopped van
beneath the strain of traffic
the men and women sit, some placidly
some wheelchaired

one sits
gazing at cracked
bare branches
and he traces
the tree
meeting
the sky

©2017

17 October 2017

One Nation After Trump - Norman J. Ornstein, E.J. Dionne, Thomas Mann


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C-SPAN/Politics And Prose

Transgender footballer told she cannot play for Australia's national women's team sparking uproar (UK)

Ian Ransom
Mirror


Sydney,  Australia

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State of South Dakota sued over transgender health policy

Jonathan Ellis
Argus Leader


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Macklemore Slams Trump At Arizona Concert

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Noise11


Phoenix, AZ

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‘Govt clinics not transgender-friendly’ (India)

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The Hindu


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ezs poetry

she slips
into the coral kimono
and steps into the whitened sand

© 2017


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16 October 2017

Keith Olbermann - The Resistance - Donald Trump Is The Harvey Weinstein Of Washington


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Gay pride party next weekend (Botswana)

Keamogetse Motone
weekendpost


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CT Transgender Activist To Be On 'Jeopardy!'

Susan Dunne
Hartford Courant


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Queer Community at CC Celebrates LGBTQIA+ History Month

Logan Coleman
The Catalyst


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Connecticut Joins Legal Battle Over Trump's Ban On Transgender Troops

Russell Blair
Hartford Courant


Connecticut state capitol
(interior)

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