14 November 2017

Civil rights commission tables bias ruling again

Karen Bouffard
The Detroit News

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Harmony chorale brings inspiration to northeastern Colorado

Lisa Young

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For the first time, Denver City Council marks Transgender Day of Remembrance

Jon Murray
The Denver Post

Denver, CO

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13 November 2017

Candidate Donald Trump asked black voters: ‘What the hell do you have to lose?’ Well, apparently, judgeships.

Eugene Scott
The Washington Post

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ezs note:  If you are planning on being around Cleveland, Ohio on November 20, perhaps you'd like to participate in this.

Guatemala - In socially conservative Guatemala, transgender people sees gains

Sonia Perez D.
LGBTQ Nation

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More than 1,400 parents of transgender young people sign National Declaration of Rights

Steve Lee
San Diego LGBT Weekly

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How Charlotte-based companies score for LGBTQ equality in the workplace

Jenna Martin
Charlotte Business Journal

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A Minnesota lawmaker attacked a new transgender city council member. Her ‘apology’ was just as bad.

Zack Ford
Think Progress

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12 November 2017

Malaysia - At Penang assembly, reps fight for rights of transgender community

Opalyn Mok
malaymail online

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The character of the country is more than the man in the Oval Office

Kerna Bolton
The Philadelphia Tribune

Yaquina Head, Newport, OR

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Before Danica Roem There Was Joanne Conte, America's First Openly Transgender Public Official

Samantha Allen
Daily Beast

Arvada, CO

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A small-town doctor wanted to perform surgeries for transgender women. He faced an uphill battle.

Chico Harlan
The Washington Post

Moscow, Idaho

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Donald Trump and the mob (BBC) [video]

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11 November 2017

China Has Donald Trump Just Where It Wants Him

Roger Cohen
The New York Times


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ezs note:  If you are going to be around Allentown, Pennsylvania on November 18, perhaps you'd like to show up here.

India - Trichy gets first transgender driver

The Times of India

Trichy, India

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Roy Moore: 'The Transgenders Don’t Have Rights'

David Badash
National Civil Rights Movement

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As transgender candidates make history in Minneapolis, some see trend emerging

John Verhovek
ABC News

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As Trump attempts a transgender military ban, Germany celebrates its first trans commander

Rick Noack
The Washington Post

Storkow, Germany

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Milton-Freewater, Oregon

estimated transgender population:  41*
(rounded up)

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ezs note:  Peas! Corn!  Muddy frogwater!  These are a few of the things you'll find as you explore Milton-Freewater, Oregon!  

09 November 2017


Emily Jane Fox
Vanity Fair

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ezs note:  If you happen to be in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on November 17, perhaps you might want to see here.

Georgia - Transgender Georgians are being left to die

Sean Williams
The Week (from Latterly)

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OUT100: 9 Transgender Veterans Talk Service, Trump & Fighting Back

Chris Thomas

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Williamston Community Schools approves transgender policies

RJ Wolcott
Lansing State Journal

Williamston, MI

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Matherne becomes Stamford’s first transgender lawmaker

Liz Skalka
Stamford Advocate

Stamford, CT

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08 November 2017

USDA making contingency plans for NAFTA pullout

Catherine Boudreau

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ezs note:  For those of you who are planning being around Northampton, Massachusetts on November 15, perhaps you want to consider this.

Malawi: Special Clinics Excite Key Population in Malawi

All Africa

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Transgender candidates' victories in Pa., nation signify people are 'tired of the hate'

Michael Boren
The Inquirer

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Bette Midler film opens Indianapolis LGBT Film Festival

Breanna Cooper

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Suburbs Rebel Against Trump, Threatening Republicans in Congress

Alexander Burns, Jonathan Martin
The New York Times

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Oh... in case you haven't heard... Danica Roem WON!!! (video)

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07 November 2017

Jeff Flake To Trevor Noah: Donald Trump Veering Toward “Tin-Horn Dictator”

Lisa de Moraes
Deadline Hollywood

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ezs note:  If you are planning on going to Brewster, Massachusetts on Tuesday, November 14, perhaps you might want to go here.

Tanya Ní Mhuirthile appointed to Gender Recognition Act Review Group


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Oppose the Confirmation of Gregory Katsas to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

Vanita Gupta
The Leadership Conference

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ezs note:  If you would like to oppose the proposed confirmation of Gregory Katsas to be a judge on the US Court of Appeals, call (don't e-write) both Senators from your home state.  There are two from each state.  

GOP concerned about gender policy in Delaware schools

Zoë Read

Delaware GOP expert

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Candace Towns Is The 25th Transgender Person Killed In Deadliest Year Yet

Paula Rogo

Candace Towns (1987-2017)

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ezs note:  If you vote for no other reason today, vote for Candace's memory.

HAVE YOU VOTED YET??? (see video)

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06 November 2017

The dangerous cult of Donald Trump

Reza Aslan
Los Angeles Times

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ezs note:  If you are planning on being in the Middletown, Connecticut area on November 14, perhaps you should check out here.

Ecuador - Former Sex Worker, First Trans Woman Elected to Ecuador's Senate Paves Way for Others

Arturo Conde
NBC News

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“Somebody Has To Fight For The Civil Rights Of Trans People. Why Not Me?”

Rich Bellis
Fast Company

rural Mississippi church

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Transgender woman sues Allegheny County; claims jail assaults while being housed with men

Paula Reed Ward
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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A rational approach to transgender discussion

Logan Chipkin
The Cougar

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05 November 2017

What the fork!?!?!?

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ezs note:  I came across it quite accidentally, but it shook me nevertheless.  The ICC is investigating the United States for possible war crimes.  All to no avail, unfortunately.  Y'see, we don't want to get our hands dirty, even though we got the United Nations started in the first place!!!  

Is it because we refused to ban IEDs - even when our own troops got maimed or killed?

Is it because we allowed (until the early 2000s) the (ahem) great state of Texas to throw LGBT+ people into prison - with no other reason?

I am going to call my Representative and my two Senators and urge them to join the ICC.  Yeah - I know - this is a real long shot.  But it starts with one.  

The Russian Hacking Scandal Is Way Bigger than Donald Trump

Jonah Schepp
New York

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ezs note:  If you are planning on being at Storrs, Connecticut (section of Mansfield) on November 13, you might want to come here.

Cyprus -- Cyprus is least gay-friendly EU country, rights group says

Nikolaj Nielsen
eu observer

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Iowa jury returns guilty verdict in gender-identity murder case

Reuters staff

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Sign promoting inclusion vandalized at Congregational church

Lauren Harkawik
The Deerfield Valley News

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Transgender candidates hope to make history in California

Casey Tolan
The Mercury News

East Los Angeles, CA

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Once again... VOTE!!!

04 November 2017

My choices for West Hartford

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After consideration, I made the following choices.  Here goes:

Town Council

Shari Cantor (D)
Dallas Dodge (D)
Mary Fay (R)
Beth Kerrigan (D)
Liam Sweeney (D)
Ben Wenograd* (D)

*my choice for Mayor

Board of Education

Cheryl Greenberg (D)
Deb Polun (D)
Lorna Thompson-Farquharson (D)

Now, some of you may be wondering why I chose to drop Chris Barnes and pick up Mary Fay instead for the sole Republican seat.  I listened to Chris Barnes and I must say I was very nonplussed by what he said.  It was very boilerplate nonsense.  Mary Fay, on the other hand, sounded like a genuine Town Council member.  Plus, the fact that she is a lesbian will mean that LGBT needs will be heard.  

I hope that a few people from West Hartford will read what I've written and will consider these matters when voting. However, if you are not from West Hartford, your vote is just as important. Read your papers and watch the League of Women Voters.

And on Tuesday, VOTE.

Both Bush Presidents Worry Trump Is Blowing Up the G.O.P.

Peter Baker
The New York Times

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ezs note:  If you are planning on being around Quincy, Massachusetts on November 12, perhaps you should check out this.

Bermuda - Bermuda wants to ban homosexuality after legalization (translated)


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