06 March 2018

Donald Trump - ‘Pure madness’: Dark days inside the White House as Trump shocks and rages

Philip Rucker, Ashley Parker, Josh Dawsey
The Washington Post

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The Jerusalem Post

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civil rights - LGBT groups rally at Supreme Court against Trump nominees

Chris Johnson
Washington Blade

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North Dakota - Hair Success Salon and Spa at BLU Water Creek opens in south Fargo

Angie Wieck
West Fargo Pioneer

Fargo, North Dakota (well, kinda)

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Idaho can no longer automatically bar trans people from altering birth certificates

Nicole Blanchard
Idaho Statesman

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05 March 2018

What Wilbur Ross gets so, so right about Donald Trump

Chris Cillizza

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We still portray transgender people as flirty and bitchy in films. Time for a retake

Tran Huong Thuy
VN Express


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civil rights- Will the 2020 Census Count the LGBTQ Community?

John Donovan

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Arkansas - Country Music Organization Boots Homophobe Mike Huckabee Off Board of Directors

Trudy Ring

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Daniela Vega makes Oscars history as first openly transgender presenter

Nick Romano
Entertainment Weekly

Daniela Vega

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04 March 2018

Nine Notorious Dictators, Nine Shout-Outs From Donald Trump

Krishnadev Calamur
The Atlantic

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Nepal - Discrimination rife in Nepali society: AI

The Himalayan Times

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DeVos rewrites rules for school civil rights probes

Benjamin Wermund

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North Carolina - North Carolina Transgender Congressional Candidate Wendy May Officially Files for Federal Office

Erica Hellerstein
Indy Week

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What Does the Bible Teach About Transgender People?

Jay Michaelson
Daily Beast

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03 March 2018

Donald Trump's 'chaos' presidency is 'freaking out his own party' now more than ever before

Matt Kwong

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Barbados - Barbados police criticized for response to attack on trans activist

Michael K. Lavers
Washington Blade

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Officials say transgender woman should stay at men's prison


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New Jersey - Transgender pastor celebrated at renaming service

Caitlyn Mota


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Transgender Man Can’t Challenge Indiana’s Name-Change Policy

Lorraine Bailey
Courthouse News Service

Our 'heroes', the 7th Circuit

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Bluffton, South Carolina

estimated transgender population: 110*
(rounded up)

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ezs note:  As we travel down to Bluffton, South Carolina, we come across the Secessionist Oak.  Uh, yeah.  Do us a favor, Bluffton.  Chop the damn thing down.  No one needs to be 'warmly' reminded of that vile piece of American 'history'.

02 March 2018

Tunisia - Meet the Tunisian drag queen defying the odds

Chouaib Elajjaji
Open Democracy

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A transgender kitchen worker calls out Minneapolis Public Schools

Mike Mullen

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New York - An Oscar-Nominated Transgender Director on His ‘Authentic Self’

Cara Buckley
The New York Times

Strong Island (film)

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Investigation of alleged abuse of Wilmington transgender wrestler continues

Scott Springer

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01 March 2018

Holy crap: The 'godly' side of Donald Trump

Lawrence Downes
Los Angeles Times

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Pakistan - Pakistan's first transgender scouts compete to attend haj in Mecca

Heba Kenso

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TSA takes on issue of improving transgender screening

Bart Jansen
USA Today

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Transgender student sues Indiana school district for restroom access

Bailey Vogt

Hundertwasser toilets

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TV Ad Aims to Pressure Trump on Transgender Military Service

Lolita C. Baldor

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28 February 2018

Cindy McCain Blasts Donald Trump’s Bullying On ‘The View’ After CPAC Attack

Lisa de Moraes
Deadline Hollywood

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Sweden - Transgender YouTube star Viktoria, 14, wins plaudits at Swedish gala

James Savage
The Local

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Transgender civil rights bill gets committee endorsement

Dave Solomon
Union Leader

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South Carolina - South Carolina Student Suspended For Pretending To Be Transgender To Use Girl Showers During Gym Class Is Fake News

Shawn Rice
Business 2 Community

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Transgender surgeries are on the rise, says first study of its kind

Amy Ellis Nutt
The Washington Post

sex reassignment scar on hip (FTM)

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27 February 2018

Why Donald Trump Constantly Makes Promises He Doesn't Intend to Keep

Ryan Teague Beckwith

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UK - Munroe Bergdorf: Trans model becomes Labour's LGBT adviser


House of Commons, London, UK

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text of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964


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ezs note:  This is the full text Title VII of the Civil Rights Act  of 1964.  What is particularly  important is how the term "sex"   is used throughout the document.  The US Court of Appeals in Manhattan decided that 'lesbian', 'gay', 'bisexual', and most important to our readers, 'transgender' are an appropriate use for the term "sex".  Please read the entire document, if you have the time.

Kansas - Kansas Republicans declare ‘war’ on transgender people

Nick Duffy

Spring River, Kansas

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Transgender rights get a boost in N.J.

Susan K. Livio

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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

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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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