05 April 2018

Donald Trump denies knowing of $130,000 payment to Stormy Daniels

Ben Jacobs
The Guardian




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please press:  www.theguardian.com

France - French Olympic Gold Medalist Comes Out As Transgender

Dan Avery
newnownext


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civil rights - US court grants rights to transgender people in Puerto Rico

Press
Washington Post


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Georgia - Georgia Is Currently Fighting Its Own Civil War

Jeff Graham
Advocate


Atlanta, Georgia

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Nobu restaurant accused of telling transgender chef to act like a man

Kate Lamb
The Guardian


Nobu Restaurant, Kuala Lumpur

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04 April 2018

Donald Trump - DOW PLUNGES AS TRUMP ANNOUNCES U.S. “CAN’T LOSE” ON TARIFFS BECAUSE WE’VE “ALREADY LOST”

Bess Levin
Vanity Fair


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Saudi Arabia - Saudi Teen Commits Suicide After Coming Out To His Family

Dan Avery
newnownext


Mecca, Saudi Arabia (from Jabal Nur)

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civil rights - Civil Rights Bill for Trans Prisoners Breaks Ground in State Capitol

Ellen McGrody
The Bay City Beacon


Tower Bridge, Sacramento, CA

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Illinois - Before they transition, some transgender youth preserve fertility by banking sperm or eggs

Angie Leventis Lourgos
Chicago Tribune


human sperm

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Anti-transgender discrimination loses in Alaska vote

Zack Ford
ThinkProgress


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03 April 2018

Donald Trump - PAUL MANAFORT’S NEW LEGAL NIGHTMARE IS EVEN WORSE NEWS FOR TRUMP

Abigail Tracy
Vanity Fair


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Costa Rica - Vocal Marriage Opponent Loses Costa Rica Presidential Election

Michael Lavers
Pride Source


Iglesia Immaculata Concepciòn, Costa Rica

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Transgender Woman Shot Dead in Motel Is 7th Killed in U.S. This Year, Rights Advocates Say

Christine Hauser
The New York Times


Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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Iowa - Transgender Iowa teen will be allowed to attend Boys State

Linh Ta
Des Moines Register


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Prosecutors seek death penalty in killing of transgender teen

Staff
Crimesider


Texas County Administrative Center, Houston, MO

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02 April 2018

Not good enough, Ms. Esty


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ezs note:  Consider the following quote from The Virginian-Pilot:

Up until this week, (Tony) Baker was employed by Sandy Hook Promise in an advocacy role for the gun control group, a job he landed with a favorable recommendation from (Elizabeth) Esty.  (italics mine)

Somehow,  Ms. Esty thinks that this ending of her term will assuage people.  Not this time, Liz, not this time.  You need to get your ass out of there.  NOW.


Donald Trump isn’t Winston Churchill. He’s Neville Chamberlain.

Christian Caryl
The Washington Post


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Iraq - 'The world is changing': Iraqi LGBT group takes campaign to streets

Alex MacDonald
Middle East Eye


Sulemaniyah, Iraq

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civil rights - Transgender people one step closer to equal protection

Linds Jakows
Fosters.com


Concord, NH

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Arizona - A year after snub at Pride Parade, Trans Queer Pueblo launches week of action

Maria Poletta
azcentral.


Pueblo, Arizona

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Jennifer Williams Is Transgender, Republican, and Not Giving Up

Samantha Allen
Daily Beast


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01 April 2018

Donald Trump - An ‘angry and disgusted’ Charles Barkley unloads on Trump and his supporters

Cindy Boren
The Washington Post


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Switzerland - Swiss transgender group launches campaign against workplace discrimination

Press
swissinfo.ch


Swiss Alps, Switzerland

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civil rights - Fayetteville residents gather for Transgender Day of Visibility

Ashton Eley
ArkansasOnline


Fayetteville, AR

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New Jersey - Transgender people may soon get new birth, death certificates | Feedback

Joan Quigley
nj.com


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TRANSGENDER WOMAN DEBUNKS TRANSPHOBIC MYTHS IN VIDEO ON TWITTER

Sabrina Barr
Independent


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please press:  www.independent.co.uk

31 March 2018

Donald Trump - Trump lashes out after California Gov. Jerry Brown pardons 5 immigrants under threat of deportation

Jennifer Hansler
CNN


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Malawi - Chief declares Nkhatabay free LGBTI zone

Luke Bisani
Malawi 24


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ezs note:  When it comes to choosing Donald Trump or Senior Chief Mkumbira, I'll take the chief, anywhere, anytime. Got a room in the White House for you.  Rent's free. (but the blubber must be removed)

civil rights- Top Justice Dept lawyer leaving for LGBT rights group

Jacqueline Thomsen
The Hill


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Michigan - Author discusses intersection between race and transgender identities

Rachel Cunningham
The Michigan Daily


University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

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Summit County’s SWAT leader to be first transgender woman sent to prestigious FBI National Academy

Jack Queen
The Denver Post


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Miami, Florida


estimated transgender population:  2631*
(rounded up)

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ezs note:  Miami, Florida! Home of the Dolphins!  Home of the Marlins! Where, considering where they came from, the Panthers are just too damn hot!  Anyways, if you like the warmer weather, Miami may be the place for you!  

30 March 2018

Resign, Ms. Esty


Rep. Elizabeth Esty (D-CT)

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ezs note:  Crap, this is no fun.  Personally, I like you, Elizabeth.  However, there are bigger fish to fry here.  Donald Trump sits today in a perilous state, which is good.  Elizabeth, you may have little or nothing to do with Tony Baker's delayed firing -  but, boy, does it smell in here.  And nothing would make Donald Trump happier.

Really, would that make you happier?

Resign, Ms. Esty.  Immediately.

(for more information, press ctmirror.org...)

Donald Trump jumps on anti-tech bandwagon, gets everything wrong

Kieren McCarthy
The Register


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Colombia - Transgender, Queer Candidates Backed in Runs for Colombia's Senate

Ariel Sobel
Advocate


flag of Colombia 

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civil rights - Transgender Ohioans Sue for Right to Change Birth Certificates

Matt Reynolds
Courthouse News Service


Ohio

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Georgia - Trans People See No Equality in Rural Georgia

Victor Sledge
The Signal


Edge Hill, Georgia

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The Latest: Pulse gunman widow sobs with joy after acquittal

Press
ABC


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29 March 2018

South Africa - How to report hate crime anonymously in SA

Petru Saal
Times Live


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civil rights - Wiener bill expands civil rights for trans prisoners

Alex Madison
The Bay Area Reporter


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Alaska - Proposition 1 is discriminatory and would hurt Alaska tourism

Suzanne Rust
Anchorage Daily News


Anchorage, AK

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Is Massachusetts the next transgender rights battleground?

Lauren Dezenski
Politico


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28 March 2018

Forget Facebook—Donald Trump is “obsessed” with Amazon

Alison Griswold
Quartz


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please press: qz.com 

El Salvador - Transgender activist runs in El Salvador national elections

Michael K. Lavers
Washington Blade


The torogoz, El Salvador's national bird

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civil rights - ACLU Indiana plans transgender rights Facebook Live event

Rob Burgess
Indiana Lawyer.com


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please press:  www.theindianalawyer.com

Vermont - April 12 deadline for LGBTQ grants

Press
Stowe Reporter


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‘It felt so good’: On Day of Visibility, older transgender women look back

Nancy Fowler
St. Louis Public Radio


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