20 December 2017

Cambodia - ‘Rainbow couples’ fight for approval

Kong Meta, Leonie Kijewski
The Phnom Penh Post


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The Year The Religious Right Moved Into The White House

Miranda Blue
Right Wing Watch


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Andrea Jenkins on Her Remarkable Year Making and Preserving Trans History

Katelyn Burns
Broadly.


Andrea Jenkins

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Transgender Jewish woman wins review of child contact case (UK)

Harriet Sherwood
The Guardian


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19 December 2017

Namibia - Equality parade held in Swakopmund

Press
Namibian


Swakopmund, Namibia

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Who will be LGBTQ Nation’s 2017 Newsmaker of the Year?

Bil Browning
LGBTQ Nation


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Drag Queen Story Hour in Burlington shows children they can 'be anyone they want to be'

Brent Hallenbeck
Burlington Free Press


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Japan urged to end forced sterilization of transgender people

Sierra C. Jackson
NBC


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18 December 2017

New report out on harms of legalizing discrimination in child services

Press
Windy City Times


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ezs note:  Of all the things listed, there are two which are very important.  They are two bills, misleading in character, which you should be against.  They are:

First Amendment Defense Act

Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act

This is doubly important if your Representative is a Republican who is sitting on the fence.  Call - do not e-mail - your Representative today.  If you are uncertain who your Representative is, or would like the phone number, click the address below:

After firestorm, CDC director says terms like “science-based” are not banned

Beth Mole
Ars Technica


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ezs note: Uh-----huh.  "Mischaracterization", you say?  With MOTUS in the Oval Office, you'll forgive me if my heart isn't exactly warmed.

Botswana to recognise a transgender woman’s identity for first time after historic High Court ruling (UK)

Darin Graham
Independent


scene in Botswana

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please press:  www.independent.co.uk

17 December 2017

63 Percent Of Americans Believe Donald Trump Tried To Obstruct Russia Probe

Mary Papenfuss
HuffPost


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ezs note:  If you are planning a visit to Sterling, Virginia on January 3, 2018, you might want to visit here.

Kenya - Kenya to conduct trial on new HIV prevention drug

Elizabeth Merab
Daily Nation


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A true step forward for civil rights

Press
Fosters


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Pastor Blasts Supreme Court’s Gay Wedding Cake Case In Unhinged Rant

Curtis M. Wong
HuffPost


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Once a spy who fought WMD proliferation, this transgender woman is running for Congress

Katerina Ang
Moneyish


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16 December 2017

Virginia Senate candidate E.W. Jackson "regrets" anti-gay rhetoric

John Riley
MetroWeekly


Chesapeake, VA

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Word ban at CDC includes 'vulnerable,' 'fetus,' 'transgender'

Jessica Ravitz
CNN


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ezs note:  As soon as I read this article, I e-mailed Mayor Shari Cantor of West Hartford and urged her to place the transgender flag below the American flag as a form of protest.  Now, I am urging you to do likewise.  Please, send an e-mail to your Mayor, politely asking this be done.  Thanks.

Canyon, Texas


estimated transgender population:  88*
(rounded up)

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ezs note: Wow... as you can see from the photo above, Canyon, Texas has some of the most beautiful land around.  So, come on down for a visit!

Doubting the intelligence, Trump pursues Putin and leaves a Russian threat unchecked

Greg Miller, Greg Jaffe, Philip Rucker
The Washington Post


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15 December 2017

Ukraine - Transgender woman working to ease lives of Ukrainians like herself

Mariya Kapinos
KyivPost


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As A Physician, Here’s Why I Stand In Solidarity With The Transgender Community

Aletha Maybank
HuffPost


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‘Insult to the process.’ Judge who wouldn’t hear gay adoptions skips disciplinary hearing

Greg Kocher
Lexington Herald-Leader


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The Fight for Open Transgender Military Service Is Only Beginning

Chase Strangio
ACLU


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ezs note:  There are two things that you can do: 1) sign the petition that would allow transgender persons to serve, and, 2) if you are not a member of the ACLU, do it now.  I did! 

14 December 2017

Santorum: Trump's 'personal antics' are damaging his agenda

Jennifer Hansler
CNN


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ezs note:  If you plan on visiting Providence, Rhode Island on January (2018) 10, perhaps you'll want to see this.

Pakistan - Pakistani celebs support #ChangeTheClap campaign for transgenders

Press

Pakistan Today


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The White House Says Two Of Trump's Controversial Judicial Nominees Won't Go Forward

Zoe Tillman
BuzzFeed


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New civil rights enforcement unit, diversity advisory council to focus on all forms of discrimination

John DiStaso
WMUR


Manchester, NH

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2 men to stand trial in shooting of transgender woman

Oralander Brand-Williams
The Detroit News


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11 December 2017

Supreme Court turns aside major gay rights plea

Lyle Denniston
Constitution Daily


US Supreme Court

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Third suspect charged with murder of man who was found dead in a toolbox

Press
WDRB


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Transgender People Will Be Allowed to Enlist in the Military as a Court Case Advances

Helene Cooper
The New York Times


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Winters, California


average transgender population:  43*
(rounded down)

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ezs note:   Yay! Robert Crumb's in town! (Well... he was...) Anyway, come and see all that Winters, California has to  offer!

07 December 2017

BERNIE SANDERS TELLS DONALD TRUMP TO CONSIDER RESIGNING OVER SEXUAL ASSAULT ALLEGATIONS, ‘ACCESS HOLLYWOOD’ TAPE

Jason La Miere
Newsweek

Bernie Sanders (by Greg Joens)

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ezs note:  If you are planning on being in Vienna, Virginia on December 14, perhaps you should check it out here.

Trinidad and Tobago - Grief over murder of transgender woman

Ryan Hamilton
Newsday


Keon Alister Patterson

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Transgender retiree sues New York county for denying insurance coverage

John Riley
Metroweekly


Oswego County, NY

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Fenway Launches Pilot Program to Reduce Avoidable ER and Hospital Use for LGBT Patients

Press
The Rainbow Times


Boston, MA neighborhood

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Trump administration seeks to delay order to accept transgender recruits

Jacqueline Klimas
Politico

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05 December 2017

Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka Should Tackle Sexuality, Gender Identity Bias

Neela Ghosal
Human Rights Watch


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Barack Obama gave an inspiring reply to this transgender activist’s question (UK)

Josh Milton
Pink News


Barack Obama

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Groton school board considers new transgender policy

Erica Moser
The Day


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US military ‘preparing to accept transgender troops’ after court ruling on Trump ban (UK)

Nick Duffy
Pink News


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04 December 2017