14 March 2018

Federal Judge Backs Civil Rights Protections for Transgender Students

Mark Walsh
School Law

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How San Diego State circumvents California's Kansas travel ban for NCAA tournament

Henry Bushnell

San Diego State University

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A Portland Transgender Woman Has Sued Tinder For Deleting Her Online Dating Profile

Katie Shepherd
Willamette Week

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12 March 2018

Stormy Daniels Is Borrowing From Donald Trump's Playbook

Ryan Teague Beckwith

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Philippines - First transgender officer joins Philippine army reserves

New Straits Times

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civil rights - Transgender Teachers, Long Isolated, Are Finding Strength In Numbers

Anya Kamenetz

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Alaska - And the Next Transgender Bathroom Bill Just Turned Up in... Alaska

Samantha Allen
Daily Beast

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Dementia care advice for transgender patients drawn up

BBC News - Wales

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11 March 2018

Donald Trump - Campaign trail Trump is back — and as bonkers as ever

Emily Stewart

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Iceland - Interest In Polyamorous Relationships Increases Among Icelanders

Alice Demurtas
The Reykjavik Grapevine


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civil rights - Transgender activist dissects failures of the justice system

Georgia Knoles
CU Independent

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New York - Transgender NYC Teacher Confronts Subway Busker Who Dedicates Carole King Song to 'Bruce Jenner's Surgeon'

Jessy Edwards
NBC News New York


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Coming out presents unique challenges for Stamford transgender student

Erin Kayata
Stamford Advocate

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10 March 2018

Donald Trump - 'Hollowed out' White House: Trump is on a dangerous path toward no advisers

David Smith
The Guardian

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Panama - Panama lawyer: Same-sex marriage benefits ‘entire society’

Michael K. Lavers
Washington Blade

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civil rights - LGBTQ+ activist encourages honesty and bravery

Sam Dunaway
Western Oregon University News

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Iowa - Senate expresses support for transgender, gender non-conforming students

Alex Connor
Iowa State Daily

Beardshear Hall

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Vietnamese contestant crowned queen in Thai transgender pageant

Channel NewsAsia

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Stratford, Wisconsin

estimated transgender population:  9*
(rounded down)

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ezs note:  If you look very hard in your visit to Stratford, Wisconsin you might see a cougar!  Some people are afraid of these animals.  Not me.  We all live together, and we should respect them.

Kinda like people, wouldn't you say?

09 March 2018

Donald Trump - Jimmy Kimmel on Trump's meeting with Kim Jong-un: 'The two worst haircuts in the world'

Jake Nevins
The Guardian

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Indonesia - Indonesia is rounding up transgender women and sending them to rehab

Josh Jackman

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civil rights - Transgender and Intersex athletes are focus of 2018 Ryan Bioethicist-in-Residence lecture

Pete Rosenbery
SIU - Carbondale News

Chris Mosier

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Arkansas - Mike Huckabee blames "the left" for the loss of CMA Foundation board seat

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“Embracing a child when they come out as transgender can be a matter of life and death”

Hope Reese

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08 March 2018

Donald Trump - Stormy Daniels sues Trump, says ‘hush agreement’ invalid because he never signed

Sarah Fitzpatrick
NBC News

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UK - Anti-trans activists plan ‘mass resignation’ from Labour over trans-inclusive policy

Nick Duffy

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civil rights - EEOC/Aimee Stephens v. R.G. & G.R Harris Funeral Homes.

United States Court of Appeals
Sixth Circuit

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Washington state - Why isn't conversion therapy banned everywhere? Washington state is finally considering it

Karen Fratti
Hello Giggles

Washington (state) governors' mansion

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ezs note:  If you live in one of those states that does not have the good sense to ban "conversion therapy", call (don't e-mail) your state representative and state senator and tell them they should ditch this crackpot "theory".

More Than Half Of Transgender Teachers Surveyed Tell NPR They Are Harassed At Work

Anya Kamenetz

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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'.