23 February 2018

Donald Trump stokes a totally false idea on the 2nd Amendment in CPAC speech

Chris Cillizza

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Bermuda - Bermuda’s Same-Sex Marriage Reversal Sparks Fears Others Will Follow

Emma Farge

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Urgent action needed to end anti-LGBTQ violence | Opinion

Chad Griffin, Kristin Clarke
The Inquirer

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Michigan - Lansing poet Eric Crosley brings a collaborative experience to the Robin Theatre

Skyler Ashley

Lansing, MI (state capitol)

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Let Transgender Americans Continue to Serve in the Military

The Editors
The New York Times

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22 February 2018


New Zealand - Pacific dance show pushes cultural boundaries

Sela Jane Hopgood

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Rally supports trans woman allegedly called ‘freak’ by city worker

Julia Cheever, Keith Burbank
SF News

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North Carolina - HRC Triangle Partners with North Carolina NAACP for Moral March


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What happened in my small town when my transgender daughter transitioned

Luchina Fisher

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21 February 2018

Did Donald Trump Encourage Violence at His Rallies?

Dan MacGuill

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ezs note:  Um... ya think???

Israel - An Israeli City Just Hosted Mideast's First-ever Queer History Festival (And It's Not Tel Aviv)

Judy Maltz

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Tenderloin Play Depicts 1960s Fight For Transgender Rights

Carrie Sisto

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New Mexico - Transgender woman fired from internship accuses Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham's office of discrimination

Michael Collins
USA Today

Michelle Lujan Griffin (D-NM)

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Joint Chief's Chairman's emails: transgender military ban "was unexpected'

John Riley

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20 February 2018

Inside Donald Trump's Twitter-Fueled Weekend Meltdown

Philip Elliott

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Tunisia - Tunisian Police Shut Down Dissent

Neela Ghosal
Human Rights Watch

Tunisian police

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ACLU Of Oregon Seeks Dismissal Of Transgender Locker Room Lawsuit

Ericka Cruz Guevarra

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Oklahoma - Tulsa Opera Announces 71st Season, Era of Inclusion Sets Stage


Don Giovanni (opera)

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These Transgender Children Say They’re Thriving. They Want to Help Others Do the Same.

Christina Caron
The New York Times

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19 February 2018

Donald Trump falsely says he never denied Russian meddling

Jon Greenberg

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UK - UK government: Gay cure therapy is ‘ineffective and potentially harmful’

Nick Duffy
Pink News

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Transgender Health Care

Karla Paschkis
The New York Times

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Utah - “HIR”: A Modern Family Dramedy

Haley Oliphant
The Daily Utah Chronicle

large rainbow flag, Salt Lake City
(sorry for things being upside-down!)

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Even as gay rights battles are won, transgender people continue to face obstacles

Jaclyn Cosgrove
Los Angeles Times

Attic vase, ca. 435 BCE

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18 February 2018

Donald Trump's Russia delusion bubbles over

Chris Cillizza

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Jamaica - Programme to Reduce HIV Risk Among Key Populations gets $758 Million (Jamaican dollar)

Jamaica Information Service

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Benjamin Jerner, Esq comes to F&M to speak about transgender civil rights law

Ruby Van Dyk
The College Reporter

Franklin & Marshall College
Lancaster, PA

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Colorado - Durango #MeToo March and Rally speakers share text of their speeches

The Durango Herald

Durango, CO

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Kansas GOP votes to ‘oppose all efforts to validate transgender identity’

Jonathan Schorman, Hunter Woodall
The Wichita Eagle

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17 February 2018

Donald Trump - President Claims Media Ignoring Certain Russia Facts, Evidence Notwithstanding

Greg Evans
Deadline Hollywood

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Suriname - Minister of Public Health of Suriname lauds key populations, faith leaders dialogue

St. Kitts and Nevis Observer

Presidential Palace, Suriname

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While you weren’t looking: 5 stories from the Trump administration that aren’t about gun violence

A.P. Joyce

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Iowa religious liberty bill is a neon 'unwelcome' sign

Kathie Obradovich
Des Moines Register

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Lush launches U.S. transgender rights campaign with pink-and-blue bath melt

Olivia Petter


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Pleasantville, (Alum Bank), Pennsylvania

average transgender population: 1*
(rounded down)

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ezs note:  Now, this was interesting!  In 1912, Theodore Roosevelt picked up Pleasantville, Pennsylvania (part of Bedford County).  As a matter of fact, Teddy picked up the whole state! How 'bout that?

16 February 2018

The U.S. government says Russia infiltrated Facebook with fake users, accounts and groups supporting Donald Trump

Peter Kafka


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ezs note:  Like to read?  Toward the bottom of this post is Robert Mueller's 37-page indictment of 13 Russian nationals.  I don't even think I need to tell you who they're supporting.  (Hint:  his initials are D.J.T.)

Syria - Syria allows intersex person to register new gender status for first time

The New Arab


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Harrassment guidance for employers awaits approval from White House

Lydia Wheeler
The Hill


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Oklahoma - Diversity Center open house ceremony to honor slain transgender woman

Darla Shelden
The City Sentinel


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Judge paves way for transgender teen to get hormone therapy at Cincinnati Children's Hospital

Kevin Grasha

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15 February 2018

Donald Trump - (video) - Chris Hedges - Best Speech in 2017

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Croatia - Rewriting norms in Croatia with children's same-sex family book

Lajla Veselica
The Jakarta Press


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Do Not Let These Three Threats to Justice Join the Federal Bench

The Leadership Conference

Stuart Kyle Duncan, Thomas Farr, Michael Brennan
(aka The Three Stooges)

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ezs note: To find out who your Senators are (remember, you have two) click on www.senate.gov .

ALARMING: Colorado GOP Stoke the Flames of Discrimination Against LGBTQ People and Other Minorities

Aaron Rodriguez

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Man accused of robbing and shooting transgender woman takes a plea deal

Allie Gross
Detroit Free Press

Detroit, MI

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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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