26 February 2018

Donald Trump wants to do something on guns. He has no idea what.

Chris Cillizza

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Turkey - Turkish LGBT activist goes on hunger strike in support of transgender woman jailed in Tekirdağ

Turkey Purge

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Civil Rights Act Protects LGBTQ Workers, Federal Court Rules

Daniel Wiessner

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Kentucky - Fairness Advocates Turn Up The Volume In Frankfort

Josh James

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First transgender recruit signs up to join US military

Ryan Browne'

Drill instructor, USMC

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25 February 2018

Donald Trump Fundraises Off Parkland Shooting Tragedy, Touts His ‘Safer Schools’

Mary Papenfuss

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Cayman Islands - UK endorsing oppression of LGBTIs, says activist

Cayman News Service

Cayman Islands National Museum

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Transgender students deserve federal protection

Thomas Ballard
The Signal

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New Mexico - Man indicted in 2009 slaying of Navajo woman

Elise Kaplan
Albuquerque Journal

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Dear cretinous vermin:  It may take a day, or it may take eight or more years.  But you will be hunted down and captured.

Thank you, Albuquerque Police Department, for your diligence.

‘We’re Already Here’: A Renewed Transgender Ban Would Kill This Seasoned Army Grunt’s Long Career

Jeff Schogol
Task & Purpose

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24 February 2018

15 Claims From Donald Trump’s Speech to Conservatives, Fact Checked

Linda Qiu
The New York Times

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South Africa - South Africa: Intersextion - an Exhibition Steeped in Transgender Sex Work

Thabo Twala
allAfrica / the Journalist

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McMaster could leave WH after months of tension with Trump

Barbara Starr, Zachary Cohen, Elise Labott, Kaitlan Collins, Jamie Gangel

H.R. McMaster

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Georgia - Georgia Department of Corrections has first openly transgender employee

Elizabeth Friedly
Georgia Voice

Rogers State Prison, Reidsville, GA

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A Brief Conversation With a Transgender Conservative at CPAC

Osita Nwanevu

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Indio, California

estimated transgender population:  513*
(rounded down)

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ezs note:  Well, this place is too hot for me... (way too hot) ... but for sun lovers, Indio, California may be the place for you to be!

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

panorama of NYC

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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

scene in Sioux City, Iowa

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