19 January 2018

How Grey's Anatomy Introduced Its First Major Transgender Character

Jessinta Smith

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18 January 2018

Donald Trump Gets His Sanity Grades

Gail Collins
The New York Times

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Russia - Russian propaganda outlet Sputnik mocks US ‘Tranny troops’

Nick Duffy
Pink News

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Commentary: ‘Religious Liberty’ Is Not an Excuse to Deny Transgender People Medical Care

Steve Sanders


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This LGBTQ office is first of its kind in N.J.

Taylor Tiamoyo Harris

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Suspect arrested in transgender drag queen sex assault case


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17 January 2018


Abigail Tracy
Vanity Fair

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Saudi Arabia - Saudi Arabia police arrest men over 'gay wedding' video


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2018: Stand Up

Gwendolyn Ann Smith

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Editorial: Ernst owes Iowans answers

Editorial board
Quad Cities Times

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Delaware's transgender students: Separate but equal?

Margie Fishman
delaware online

State Rep. Rich Collins (R-DE)
(oh, gawd, please let him be kicked out of office soon...)

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16 January 2018

Donald Trump - Golf, three TVs and Big Macs in bed: my week in the life of Donald Trump

Adam Gabbatt
The Guardian

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Pakistan - Pakistan's Transgender Women, Long Marginalized, Mobilize For Rights

Diaa Hadid

scene in Pakistan

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Top statehouse Republican’s bill resurfaces controversy over LGBT advocate’s appointment by Colorado governor

Jesse Paul
The Denver Post

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ezs note:  Colorado's 2nd State Senate district - granted, it's a long way off, but if you have a strong LGBTQ credential, have a good rapport with people (whether they agree or disagree with you), and, preferably, have a spot on a city or town council, perhaps it'll be time to take away Kevin Grantham's seat in the Senate.  In case you didn't know, he went to, ahem, 'school' at Liberty University, of airhead Jerry Falwell's starting.

Yeah, that's who you've got representing you in the 2nd District.  You can do better.

As I See It: Launching fight to preserve transgender rights in Massachusetts

Mason Dunn

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Trump Admin To Transgender Kids: We Won’t Deal With Your Civil Rights Complaints

Rebecca Klein


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15 January 2018

Donald Trump’s Racism: The Definitive List

David Leonhardt, Ian Prasad Philbrick
The New York Times

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Nepal - I Grew Up Trans in Nepal, Then Became One of Its LGBTQ Leaders

Manisha Dhakal
Daily Beast

scene in Nepal

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Samantha Bee Brilliantly Calls Out Racist GOP Congressman for Hypocritical Martin Luther King Jr Tribute

David Badash

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Democratic candidates for Montana's U.S. House seat talk health care, other issues in Helena

Holly K. Michels
Independent Record

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ezs note:  Montana residents - it may seem small, but your vote is just as important as any other - no more, no less.  Please remember to vote, and if you haven't registered yet, please do so NOW.  

'A monumental change': how Ireland transformed transgender rights

Libby Brooks
The Guardian

ruins in Ireland

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Martin Luther King Jr. day

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14 January 2018

Donald Trump - A Racist in the Oval Office

John Cassidy
The New Yorker

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Taiwan - Group releases report on LGBTI rights policies in Taiwan

Christie Chen
Focus Taiwan

Taipei, Taiwan

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SPLC seeks to defend ban on conversion therapy challenged by hate group

Southern Poverty Law Center

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Psychologist at Vacaville state prison says transgender advocacy led to demotion

Ryan McCarthy
Daily Republic

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‘One Million Moms’ Is Furious That Scholastic Is Selling Books About Transgender Kids

Carol Kuruvilla

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13 January 2018

Donald Trump - Another porn star says she was invited to Trump's hotel room in 2006

The Guardian

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ezs note:  Here's a little snippet from The Guardian:

The money was reportedly paid to keep Clifford from talking about a sexual encounter she allegedly had with Trump in 2006, shortly after the billionaire’s third wife, Melania, gave birth to their son Barron.

Melania - why do you stay with this pig???

Thailand - The life of a transgender boxer in Thailand

Elianna Spitzer
The Week

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D.C. high school students plan and attend civil rights summit

Shira Stein
The Washington Post

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New Jersey’s LGBT related laws rated in HRC index

Out In Jersey

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Suspect named in murder of San Francisco transgender activist 'Bubbles'

Dion Lim

Anthony "Bubbles" Torres

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ezs note:  San Francisco area - if you see Hieu Trung Nguyen, DO NOT attempt to subdue him, rather call the San Francisco Police Department at 415-575-4444.  Be a real hero.

Ankeny, Iowa

estimated transgender population:  340*
(rounded down)

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ezs note:  While my hometown has remained fairly stable, Ankeny, Iowa has grown by leaps and bounds!  Come see what all the buzz is about!

11 January 2018

Donald Trump - Trump says some immigrants from 'shithole countries' as he rejects bipartisan deal

Tal Kopan, Lauren Fox

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India - Gay Indian prince throws open palace doors to vulnerable LGBT people

Rina Chandran

Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil

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Williamston school board members who voted for transgender policy face recall effort

RJ Wolcott
Lansing State Journal

Williamston recall voter

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Camp Rehoboth offers free counseling for community members

Justina Coronel
ABC 47

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CWHL's first transgender woman finds comfort, confidence in professional hockey

Katie Barnes

Toronto Furies

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ezs note:  From a lifelong hockey nut, go Toronto!

10 January 2018

Donald Trump Has Sold Out Family Farmers

Zoë Carpenter
The Nation.

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Ghana - Human Rights Watch steps up campaign to legalise homosexuality in Ghana


Accra, Ghana

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Unified settles transgender lawsuit

Terry Flores
Kenosha News

Kenosha, WI

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Delaware ranks high in survey of state LGBTQ laws

Christi Milligan
Delaware Business Times

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Utah Supreme Court considers plight of two transgender people who want their IDs to reflect their ‘actual reality’

Jennifer Dobner
The Salt Lake Tribune

Utah Supreme Court (interior)

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09 January 2018

Cream City Foundation awards grant to fund trans cultural competency training

Wisconsin Gazette

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Husband charged with grisly killing of transgender pageant founder

John Paul Brammer
NBC News

Christa Leigh Steele-Knudslien

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08 January 2018

How Oprah Could Beat Donald Trump at His Own Game in 2020

Ryan Teague Beckwith

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ezs note: Oprah '20? Hmmmmm... 👩

El Salvador - Trump Administration Issues Sadistic Order Targeting 200,000 Salvadorans

Gabe Ortiz

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ezs note:  Ah, yes, Donald Dumbass is at it again.  Now he wants to deport 200,000 Salvadorans, which, incidentally, (or not...) has the highest has the highest number of transgender people fleeing this repressive regime. Please, call www.house.gov and urge him to do what your Representative can do to halt President Dumbass in his tracks.  Thanks.

Editorial: It’s time to prohibit gender identity discrimination


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Dana Beyer for Maryland Senate

Brian Gaither
Washington Blade

Maryland Senate

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Zima urged to resign, transgender protections proposed, county sues over opioids | Agenda

Jonathan Anderson
Green Bay Press-Gazette

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