28 January 2018

Donald Trump Is Mad at JAY-Z

Jazz Monroe

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Albania - ‘Nothing comes from exclusion,’ says Surrey man who fought for LGBT rights in Albania

Bala Yogesh
Surrey Now-Leader

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Let’s delete sex-identity from birth certificates

Heath Fogg-Davis
Big Think

Conchita Wurst, in Berlin, Germany 

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California - Nurse With Transgender Expertise Helps People Live Authentic Lives

Lee Nelson

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Memorial service held for slain transgender woman

Matt Caron

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27 January 2018

Donald Trump - Trump sends letter to African leaders in wake of reportedly comparing nations to a 'dirty toilet'


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Egypt - More Arrests in Egypt’s LGBT Crackdown, but No International Outcry

Neela Ghosal
Human Rights Watch

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Across U.S., LGBTQ Christians try to change hearts and minds from the pews

Julie Compton
NBC News

Biola University

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Oregon - Oregon grants transgender inmate's request to move to women's prison

Noelle Crombie
The Oregonian

Coffee Creek Correctional Institution

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Transgender woman in male prison ‘nightmare’ on hunger strike

Mark Townsend
The Guardian

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Kolno, Poland

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estimated transgender population:  62*#

(rounded down)

ezs note:  The places that "Where's George" goes international!  Today, we visit Kolno, Poland.  Sadly, there is a terrible black mark on our little town.  Before World War II, the town was 70% Jewish.  Then the Nazis took over.  By the time they were through, there was only one left.

Not one percent.  

One person.

Our friends in the Jewish community have vowed to never forget.
We mustn't either.

# The estimated transgender population of .0058 of the United States is limited to that country.  Because of the size of that country, it is a good estimate.  However, other countries may vary.

26 January 2018

One special evening...

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ezs note:  Last night, I was doing my usual thing (blogging, of course) when I saw the familiar face of the manager of Anytime Fitness.  He asked if he could sit down, to which I readily agreed.  We started chatting,  and eventually the subject turned to local issues.  He mentioned a bike path which would be placed on Albany Avenue.  Intrigued, I asked what organization worked on this.  He said he was a member of the Bishops Corner Neighborhood Association.  When I asked where the meetings were held, they were directly across the street from me!  (Duh...)

Bishops Corner is, as a neighborhood, especially vibrant and active.  Of course, the people being so welcoming and friendly doesn't hurt either.  However, wherever there is a city or town, there is also a neighborhood... where YOU live.  Yeah, I had a stroke.  Yeah, I'm in a wheelchair.  But I'll be damned if I prevent that from getting involved.

How about you?

Donald Trump Wants to Fight the FBI? It’s a Suicide Mission.

Tim Weiner

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Costa Rica - Court Orders Costa Rica to Implement Same-Sex Marriage and Respect Transgender Rights

Maria Fernandez Cruz, Andrea Rodriguez
La Voz/The Voice

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Transgender inmate gets 2020 trial date for her federal civil suit alleging sexual abuse

Issac Smith
The Southern

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ezs note:  What the hell is this?  Too many horseshoe games interfering?  A "speedy trial" should be started in weeks or months (six at the very most)  never in years. Get with the freakin' program!!!

Steve Flowers: Don’t write off Doug in 2020

Steve Flowers
The Sand Mountain Reporter

Sen. Doug Jones (D-AL)

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Lyric tackles transgender opera, but themes are universal to all people

Cynthia Billhartz Gregorian
The Kansas City Star

"As One" performance

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25 January 2018

Donald Trump is an embarrassment to most Americans, who don't want him as a role model to their children: poll

Ryan Sit

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Germany - Germany's Federal Court of Justice declares transgender woman legal father of child

Deutsche Welle

Berlin, Germany

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Trump’s anti-LGBT 1st year

Los Angeles Blade

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MSU named most LGBTQ-friendly college in Montana


Montana State University

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Huff to Bring Transgender Veteran to State of the Union in Protest of Military Ban

Thadeus Greenson
North Coast Journal

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24 January 2018

Uganda's President says he loves Donald Trump because he's frank about Africa

Faith Karimi, Briana Duggan

The Two Stooges

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Kuwait - Kuwait: Reform Laws that Restrict Free Speech Rights

Human Rights Watch

scene in Kuwait

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Dallas County Sued After Jailing Trans Woman In Solitary For Days Over Misdemeanor Arrest

Nick Wing

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More LGBTQ Texans than ever are running for office, magazine says

Rishika Dugyala
The Texas Tribune

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ezs note:  Texans - if you live where one of the LGBTQ candidates are running, and you agree with the majority of issues that they are running on, do yourself a favor and make a donation early.  Even a five or ten can make a difference.  Thanks. 

Yance Ford is first transgender director to earn Oscar nomination

Nicole Bitette
Daily News

Yance Ford

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23 January 2018

(video) ENTIRE - It's Even Worse Than You Think - David Cay Johnston

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ezs note:  This is David Cay Johnston's ENTIRE work. If you have some time, please listen to it.

Donald Trump's assault on law enforcement just keeps coming

Chris Cillizza

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Tanzania - Tanzania: Country Summary for Tanzania and Zanzibar in HRW's World Report 2018


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Human Rights Campaign Will Honor Audra McDonald in February

Andrew Gans

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Vermont newspaper editor fired for tweeting that state offering a third gender choice on driving licenses was 'one step closer to the apocalypse' (UK)

Hannah Parry

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Extended family wonders how to embrace transgender member

Amy Dickinson
Chicago Tribune

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(video) “It’s Even Worse Than You Think”: David Cay Johnston on Trump’s First Year in Office

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22 January 2018

Donald Trump - The Disappearing Dealmaker

David A. Graham
The Atlantic

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Bangladesh - Bangladesh Adds Third Gender Option to Voter Forms

Shakhil Bin Mushtaq
The Diplomat

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On Sex Discrimination In Health Care, The Pendulum Swings With Severity

Kevin Costello, Maryanne Tomazic
Health Affairs

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Ohio Lawmaker Says LGBT Anti-Discrimination Bill Now Has Corporate Support

Andy Chow

Lakewood, Ohio
(home of Rep. Nickie Antonio)

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Alliance Defending Freedom continues to attack transgender students in its drive to undermine nondiscrimination protections

Erin Fitzgerald
Southern Poverty Law Center

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21 January 2018

Drop out of the race, Chelsea

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Dear Chelsea:

Hello. I came to speak to you tonight on your decision to run for the US Senate.  I don't follow Senator Cardin's record very closely, me being from Connecticut.  Maybe he's a good choice, maybe not.  Anyhow, you decided to run against him.

Despite your feelings regarding him, this is not simply a silly notion.  I understand your feelings - but this is so fundamentally stupid it beggars description.  Those in your immediate vicinity may call you Miss Wonderful, but there are legions of people - not only Republicans but Democrats and independents who would much rather see you rot in jail - and that's if you're lucky.

I didn't see things quite their way.  I did understand your frustration - but, come on, giving things to Wikileaks and their questionable(!) leader Julian Assange shows that, uh, you ain't too bright.  In the meantime, competent transgender leaders suffer under your "leadership".  You have SERIOUS questions that they should not have to answer.

Just thank your lucky stars that President Obama saw fit to free you - but get the hell out of the race.  Today.


Emily Shorette

Tammy Duckworth Scorches Donald Trump As ‘Five-Deferment Draft Dodger’

Dominique Mosbergen

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China - China’s media watchdog in legal challenge over censorship of gay content

Phila Siu
South China Morning Post

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U.S. School District to Pay $800,000 to Settle Transgender Student’s Discrimination Lawsuit

Amanda Arnold
The Cut

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University Learns a New Lesson: Transgender Discrimination Landmark Verdict in Oklahoma

Clarence Webster III

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How a Hong Kong transgender bodybuilder is fighting discrimination – with compassion

Laurie Chen
South China Morning Post

Law Siu-Fung

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20 January 2018

Donald Trump Owns This Shutdown

John Nichols
The Nation.

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Bangladesh - Bangladesh: Transgender Men Fear for Their Safety

Human Rights Watch

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One Year After Joining the Women’s March in Atlanta, Transgender Woman Works as City Council Member


Doraville station

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ezs note:  Are YOU the next one to be elected to the council?  Could be...

Transgender inmate's request poses quandary for Cass County, ND, officials

Tu-Uyen Tran
Duluth News Tribune

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Transgender woman sues over ordeal in male prison (UK)

Mark Townsend
The Guardian

Tara Hudson

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