03 November 2017

Wait, I thought Trump had 'one of the greatest memories of all time'?

Chris Cillizza

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ezs note:  If you happen to be in the New Haven, Connecticut area on November 11, perhaps you would like to check this out.

India - ‘How could you have been raped?’: New study on how India’s transgender people face bias from doctors

Ankur Paliwal

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Senate Dems Urge DOJ to Reinstate Trans Protections Under Title VII

Chris Johnson

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Transgender student seeks anonymity in MSU legal fight

Gail Schontzler
Bozeman Daily Chronicle

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Report Highlights Experiences of Black Transgender People in U.S.

Mashaun D. Simon
NBC News

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02 November 2017

This cartoon explains how the Republican tax bill makes Donald Trump richer

Alvin Chang, Javier Zarracina

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ezs note:  If you happen to be in Allentown, Pennsylvania on November 11, you might want to check out here

Jamaica - Gays pepper-sprayed - Cops accused of targeting men

The Star

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Appleton rates high as LGBTQ-friendly, but Green Bay and Oshkosh not so much

Nate Beck, Haley BeMiller
Oshkosh Northwestern

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'Tunnel of Oppression' hoping to raise awareness at Bradley University

Andrew Harvey

Peoria, IL

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Study: Mental Health of Transgender Individuals Under Stress

Shantell E. Jamison

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01 November 2017

America's Victim-in-Chief

Conor Friedersdorf
The Atlantic

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ezs note:  If you happen to be in Burlington, Vermont on November 9, perhaps you would like to check things out here.

Egypt - Egypt Doesn’t Speak for Africa on LGBT Issues

Graeme Reid
Human Rights Watch

Cairo, Egypt

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please press:  www.hrw.org

U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney lead congressional Amicus Brief in Masterpiece Cakeshop case

Steve Lee
LGBT Weekly

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Greenville's Proud Mary Theatre dedicated to telling LGBT stories

Donna Isbell Walker
Greenville News

Unitarian Universalist Church of Spartanburg

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please press:  www.greenvilleonline.com

World Rugby’s transgender policies are discriminatory, and this student is fighting to change them

Lindsay Gibbs

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please press:  thinkprogress.org

31 October 2017

The business world hates chaos. Enter Donald Trump.

Helaine Olen
The Washington Post


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ezs note:  If you are planning to be in Lebanon, Pennsylvania on November 7, you might want to check out here. (Don't forget to vote first though!) 

Barbados - Row over rainbow colours

Tre Greaves
Nation News

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Out for votes: Battle over rights inspires more U.S. transgender candidates

Letitia Stein

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please press:  www.reuters.com

ezs note:  Whether or not you are lucky enough to vote for one of the transgender candidates, you are lucky enough to make your voice heard - if you are registered.  If you live in one of the states where you still can, please do so immediately. Election Day is Tuesday, November 7. 

Church Program Offers Frank Lessons on Sexuality

EmmaJean Holley
Valley News

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Who are California’s transgender adults? New study finds some surprises

Kevin Fagan

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please press:  www.sfgate.com

Happy Halloween!

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30 October 2017

Watchdog urges probe of whether Zinke campaign benefited friend, family

Esther Whieldon

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please press:  www.politico.com

ezs note:  If you are making plans to visit Cleveland, Ohio on November 6, perhaps you should check things out here.

Philippines - A public health emergency


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please press:  businessmirror.com.ph

Hillary Clinton slams Trump administration's record on LGBT issues

Steven Overly

Hillary Clinton

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please press:  www.politico.com

Night of the Living Drag Show raises funds for conference, entertains

John Reel
The Daily Nebraskan

University of Nebraska -  Lincoln

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Federal Judge Blocks Trump's Ban On Transgender Service Members

Camila Domonoske

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ezs note:  If you want to read a more detailed Memorandum Opinion of Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly, the transcript is about halfway down.  

Indictment - USA v. Manafort and Gates

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please press:  www.justice.gov

28 October 2017

Jeff Sessions Is in Charge of a Bribery Prosecution Involving Two of His Top Donors

Russ Choma, Nick Schwellenbach
Mother Jones

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ezs note:  If you plan on being in Portsmouth, New Hampshire on November 4, perhaps you should check out here.

Mexico - Muxes: gender-fluid lives in a small Mexican town

The Guardian

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Transgender rights to be discussed at Fitchburg State

Sentinel & Enterprise

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Oregon Councilman attacks Hawaii filmmaker

Paul Drewes

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Transgender at BYU: Living Lives Despite Unclear Policies

Braley Dodson
US News & World Report

Irving, Texas

estimated transgender population:  1326* (rounded down)

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ezs note:  Home of the Dallas Cowboys! And home to poverty-stricken areas surrounding it!  Yee-haw!  Anyway, visit Irving, Texas.

27 October 2017

Donald Trump ‘Dishonored’ with Plaque Marking the Spot Where He Boasted About Grabbing Women

Tierney McAfee

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please press:  people.com

ezs note:  If you are going to be in Pittsfield, Massachusetts on November 4, you might want to look at this.

UK/Northern Ireland - PSNI to hold recruitment events for LGBT community

Vincent Kearney

Belfast, Northern Ireland

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please press:  www.bbc.com

Ex-AG Holder honored for advancing gay, transgender rights


Former AG Eric Holder

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please press:  www.sfgate.com

Madison diocese advice to priests on LGBT funerals causes grief

Lisa Neff
Wisconsin Gazette

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Pier school committee introduces transgender policy

Philip Cozzolino
The Narragansett Times

Narragansett, RI

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please press:  www.ricentral.com

26 October 2017

Last general standing

Thomas L. Friedman
Rutland Herald

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ezs note:  If you are going to be in Lakewood, Ohio on November 2, check out the info here.

Switzerland - ‘People need to understand that normality doesn’t exist’

Stefania Summermatter

La Motte, Switzerland

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please press:  www.swissinfo.ch

Political tussle over gender surgery for trans kids may delay health care for low-income kids in Pa.

Rita Giordano
Daily Inquirer

State Capitol
Harrisburg, PA

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please press:  www.philly.com

Man Pleads Not Guilty to Charges in Transgender Teen's Death

US News & World Report

Thayer, MO

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The Challenges of Being Transgender in Restaurant Kitchens

Alex Di Francesco

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please press:  www.eater.com

25 October 2017

National anthem protests are becoming more popular. You can thank Donald Trump.

John Sides
The Washington Post

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ezs note: Anyone who plans on being in Boston, Massachusetts on November 1, check out the event here.

Chilliwack school trustee: Allowing children to 'change gender is nothing short of child abuse' (Canada)

Cathy Kearney

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please press:  www.cbc.ca

Westford School Committee approves transgender policy amid pushback

Susanna Wood
Wicked Local Westford

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Dana Beyer Confirms Run Against Del. Waldstreicher For District 18 Senate Opening

Louis Peck
Bethesda Beat

Dana Beyer

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Report Highlights Experiences of Latino/a Transgender People in U.S.

John Paul Bramer
NBC News

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ezs poetry

I dreamt of the camiciola
white dots touching
his hand, lowering

© 2017

24 October 2017

Donald Trump ‘a danger to democracy’, Republican Senator Jeff Flake says in brutal stepping down speech (UK)

Ben Riley-Smith
The Telegraph

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please press:  www.telegraph.co.uk

ezs note:  If you are going to be around Buffalo, New York, you might want to show up November 1 here.