14 February 2018

Column: Donald Trump won't stop trying to keep America white

Dana Milbank
Chicago Tribune

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Chile - Chilean House of Deputies approves transgender rights bill

Michael K. Lavers
Washington Blade

Chilean House of Deputies

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Congressional Transgender Equality Task Force demands meeting with Trump civil rights officials

John Riley

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Pride Fort Lauderdale celebrates second year on city's beach

Aric Chokey

Fort Lauderdale, FL

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Transgender woman is first to be able to breastfeed her baby

Jessica Hamzelou
New Scientist

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13 February 2018

17 WTF Items From Donald Trump's Budget

Tim Dickinson
Rolling Stone

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Ecuador - Gay Men In Ecuador Are Being Beaten And Raped To ‘Cure’ Them, Activists Say

Anastasia Moloney

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How the Transgender Murder Rate Reveals the Ugly Lie of ‘Acceptance'

Samantha Allen
Daily Beast

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Nevada - Being Transgender - And Religious

Kristy Totten
Nevada Public Radio

Gold Butte National Monument, Nevada

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Parents want custody to stop transgender teen having hormone treatment

Jen Christensen

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12 February 2018

Donald Trump’s Extract-Everything Energy Policy Dooms Us All

Michael T. Klare
The Nation.

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Pakistan - Transgender woman kidnapped and gang-raped by nine people in Pakistan

Toni Halford
Pink News

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Department of Education Admits to Rejecting Civil Rights Complaints From Trans Students

Aaron Rodriguez

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New Mexico - Activists Post Bond for SanTana Immigrant Trans Woman Seeking Asylum

OC Weekly

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ezs note:  If you read the article, please read my letter to the editor.

Missouri must provide hormone therapy for transgender inmate, federal judge orders

Matt Campbell
The Kansas City Star.

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11 February 2018

Donald Trump - (video) 'On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons From The 20th Century' - Timothy Snyder

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Donald Trump - The RNC Asked Tweeters To Take A Donald Trump Approval Poll. They Did So With Glee.

Lee Moran

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South Africa - No laws to protect SA's vulnerable groups

Vuyo Mkize
news 24

Johannesburg, South Africa

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Dollars, data support record number of transgender U.S. election candidates

Daniel Trotta

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Kansas - “No Place Like Home” | Lessons in Activism from LGBT Kansas

University News

Dodge City, KS

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Mom says Riverview church tried to pray the 'demon' from her transgender son

Aleanna Siacon
Detroit Free Press


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10 February 2018


Ryan Grim, Alleen Brown
The Intercept

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El Salvador - Sent home to a deadly nightmare by Trump’s America

Josefina Salomon
The Washington Post

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Parents of transgender students give education secretary an 'F' in defending civil rights

Caitlyn Jones
Denton Record-Chronicle

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Vermont - VT Electric chief considers run for governor

Andrew Martin
News & Citizen

Topsham, VT

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Tonya Harvey Is 3rd Transgender Woman Killed in US in 2018

Monique Judge
The Root

Tonya Harvey (1983-2018)

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ezs note: Buffalo, NY area residents - please, if you have any information regarding the murder of Tonya Harvey, contact the Buffalo police at 716-851-4466.  Thanks. 

Waterbury, Connecticut

estimated transgender population:  628*
(rounded up)

Union Station Clocktower, Waterbury, CT 

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ezs note:  Welcome to Waterbury, Connecticut!  Home of Frankie's Hot Dogs!  Home of John G. Rowland, former governor of Connecticut! (now, sadly, in the pokey...)  Well, ya gotta have something to view!

09 February 2018

Walgreens to make bathrooms at all 8100 stores transgender-inclusive

Chelsea Ritschel
The Independent

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04 February 2018

Practicing Law as Transgender Trailblazer

Scott Graham
Texas Lawyer

Texas lawyers

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Transgender bathroom policy debate returns to S.D. Legislature

Dana Ferguson
Argus Leader

State Capitol, Pierre, South Dakota

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03 February 2018

Donald Trump said 4 things that aren't true in a single 47-word tweet

Chris Cillizza

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Ukraine - Ukrainian TV Station Forced To Apologize For Gay-Bashing 'Pinocchio' Parody

Pete Baumgartner
RadioFreeEurope / RadioLiberty

"Buratino" (in Cyrillic)

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Tributes, celebration, and next steps for LGBTQ civil rights to mark 2018 Equality Illinois Gala


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Oklahoma - Minister has message for some lawmakers: 'Stop obsessing over bathrooms and weddings'

Barbara Hoberock
Tulsa World

Oklahoma City, OK

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Ives ad targets transgender community, immigrants and women who get abortions

Tina Stondeles
Chicago Sun-Times

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Wellsville, New York

The Pink House

estimated transgender population: 41*
(rounded down)

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ezs note: Wellsville, New York may be a tiny town, but architecture lovers who make it to The Pink House will definitely have their breath taken away by its beauty.  See it first, and then enjoy the friendliness this town has to offer!

02 February 2018

Donald Trump - An Article of Impeachment Against Donald J. Trump

David Leonhardt
The New York Times

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ezs note:  Are you pissed enough at Donald enough to have him impeached?  YOU can get the ball rolling.  Call or hand-write your Representative and let him/her know that you would like to see him be impeached. (Don't e-write - 95%   of these just get tossed)  Don't know who your Representative is?  Click www.house.gov to find out who your Representative is.

Jamaica - Jamaica bars anti-gay preacher Steven Anderson


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ezs note:  Now if we could figure out how to get him out of the United States...

Transgender ‘bathroom bill’ introduced in Iowa House, though support lags

Brianne Pfannenstiel, Courtney Crowder
Des Moines Register

Conservatives make their voices heard...

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West Virginia - Editorial: Extending hate-crime protections to all is overdue

Editorial Board

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RNC sides with Trump on transgender military ban

Thomas Beaumont
The Mercury News

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ezs note:  Liberal/moderate Republicans - Hello... can we talk?  I know, I know, you think you're talking to a bleeding heart liberal Democrat.  As for me, I plead (happily) guilty.  But as for my family history, things get a bit muddled.  My mother, her brother, my niece and nephew, as well as both my grandparents (now deceased) are staunch Republicans.  (Where did I go wrong?)  

Now, some of you may have voted for Trump.  I understand that.  But when you go into a store, shop, or office owned by an African-American - a good, decent, scrupulous man or woman - don't you feel a little twinge?  When you see a transgender boy or girl - a child of God if there ever was one - being harassed, doesn't it make you feel just a bit angry?  

Donald Trump doesn't think so.  The RNC doesn't think so. They can go to hell (quite literally) as far as they are concerned.

I'm not saying "come to us".   You have your own views, and I respect that.  But when Trump and the RNC go so off the board, isn't it time to leave???

Just sayin'... 

Donald Trump - The Case For Impeachment - ENTIRE - Allan J. Lichtman

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01 February 2018

Donald Trump - DC Divorce Lawyers Weigh In: What Would Happen if Melania and Donald Trump Split?

Marisa M. Kashino

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Australia - Calls For State Premiers To Scrap ‘Forced Transgender Divorce’ Laws

Jordan Hirst

Transgender civil rights bill draws crowd at State House

Dave Solomon
Union Leader

Concord, New Hampshire

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Louisiana - Kyle Duncan's nomination to 5th Circuit advances out of U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee

Elizabeth Crisp
The Advocate

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ezs note:  You can help stop some of the worst justice nominations - but only if you let your voice be heard!  You can find out who your two Senators are (remember, every state has two) by clicking www.senate.gov.

By the way, I did!  You can too.

'A Fantastic Woman': The Story Behind the Oscar-Nominated Transgender Drama

Tim Grierson
Rolling Stone

'A Fantastic Woman'

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Donald Trump - Trumpocracy - ENTIRE - David Frum

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