13 April 2018

Hartford, Connecticut

estimated transgender population:  715*
(rounded up)

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ezs note - What the... it's my favorite city on planet earth, Hartford, Connecticut!  (I didn't plan this...honest! ) Yeah, yeah, Hartford has its grumblers.  I don't freakin' care... I love this city!

Donald Trump - I’m a Peeliever and You Should Be, Too

Jonathan Chait
New York

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please press:  nymag.com

Spain - Book documents challenges of undefined gender in 1700s Spain

George Diepenbrock
The University of Kansas

Jusepe de Ribera, La Mujer Barbuda

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please press:  news.ku.edu

civil rights - These parents are pushing against a rollback of transgender rights

Bella English
The Boston Globe

Bridgewater (MA) Town Hall

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Tennessee - Opinion | I am a transgender Tennessean, and I am concerned that I am unwelcome at home

Henry Seaton


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please press:  www.tennessean.com

lead story - Defense chief says he is 'prepared to defend' new transgender military policy

Claudia Grisales
Stars and Stripes

Sec. Jim Mattis

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12 April 2018

Donald Trump - The National Enquirer, a Trump Rumor, and Another Secret Payment to Buy Silence

Ronan Farrow
The New Yorker

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please press:  www.newyorker.com

Trinidad and Tobago - Human rights groups to meet outside Parliament against 'buggery laws'


Trinidad and Tobago

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please press:  www.looptt.com

civil rights - Judith Light Talks LGBTQ Activism and Civil Rights at Jeffrey Fashion Cares Charity Soiree

Nia Groce
Footwear News

Judith Light

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please press:  footwearnews.com

Indiana - Mike Pence's hometown to host its first gay pride festival, with high school senior at helm

Maureen Groppe

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please press:  www.indystar.com

main headline - Website Designed To Help Transgender People In Florida Change Name And Gender Marker

William Daffron

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please press:  www.wuft.org

ezs note:  If you are presently living in the state of Florida (you must have lived there at least six [6] months) this guide may be of help.  It's good to be of use, anyway.  Please let me know how good this guide actually is. You will find the guide at this hotlink.

11 April 2018

Donald Trump - Will Michael Cohen Snitch on Trump?

Eric Levitz
New York

Michael Cohen, singing

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please press:  nymag.com

Argentina - This Book Shines a Light on Argentina's Transgender Community

Michael Love Michael

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please press:  www.papermag.com

civil rights - Town Losing Time to Appeal Trans Rights Ruling Against Funeral Home

Jason A. Michael

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please press:  pridesource.com

Arizona - Why parents are losing custody of trans and gender non-conforming kids

Maria Poletta

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please press:  www.azcentral.com

lead story - To live openly as a transgender woman, she had to flee (...)

Khushbu Shah, Emanuella Grinberg

Nuevo Laredo, Mexico

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please press:  www.cnn.com

10 April 2018

Donald Trump - F.B.I. Raids Office of Trump’s Longtime Lawyer Michael Cohen; Trump Calls It ‘Disgraceful’

Matt Apuzzo
The New York Times

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please press:  www.nytimes.com

Japan - Fukuoka begins official recognition of LGBT partnerships

The Japan Times

Fukuoka, Japan

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please press:  www.japantimes.co.jp

civil rights - LGBT workers are protected from workplace discrimination, Texas judge says in 'earth-shattering' new ruling

Lauren McGaughy
The Dallas Morning News

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please press: www.dallasnews.com 

Hawaii - Bill Calls For Hawaii To Protect Students Who Allege Harassment

Suevon Lee
Honolulu Civil Beat

Hawaii State Capitol

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please press:  www.civilbeat.org

Transgender Kyrgyz seek unlikely refuge in Russia

Katie Arnold


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please press:  www.bbc.com

09 April 2018

Donald Trump - FBI raids Trump lawyer Michael Cohen's office for details on payment to Stormy Daniels

Tom Winter, Dartunorro Clark
NBC News

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please press:  www.nbcnews.com

Australia - Being transgender in outback Queensland

Harriet Tatham, Esther Macintyre
ABC (Australia)

Mt. Isa, NW Queensland, Australia

please press:  www.abc.net.au

Oklahoma Residents See Subtle Hiring Discrimination

Grant D. Crawford
US News and World Report

Tahlequah, OK

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please press:  www.usnews.com

Minnesota - The most frequently challenged books of 2017


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ezs note:  Here's one small way you can make a big difference in your town or city.  Find out when the library board meets in your town or city - then attend.  If for some reason board members seem squeamish about listing certain types of books, ask them why.  Attend early, and often.

The struggle of Egypt's transgender community

Marc Espanol

Derr Temple, Egypt

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please press:  www.al-monitor.com

08 April 2018

Ghana - LGBT community in Ghana calls for a referendum on gay rights


Aburi Botanical Garden, Ghana

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please press:  www.ghanaweb.com

civil rights - Trans Ohioans Are Asking for Basic Human Dignity

James Esseks

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please press:  www.aclu.org

Pennsylvania - IUP student disciplined in classroom dispute allowed to return to class

Matt McKinney
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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please press:  www.post-gazette.com

ezs note:  A few thoughts here -  my own feelings are that Mr. Ingle's opinions are silly at best, repugnant at worst.  But, like it or not, they are his opinions, and they deserve a hearing.  I only hope that at a more conservative university, such as Liberty University, the same freedoms are offered.

Transgender Runners Can Race Boston Marathon Under Identified Gender

Alexis Diao

Boston Marathon (in Wellesley, MA)

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please press:  www.npr.org

07 April 2018

Donald Trump - US politicians break ranks over Donald Trump’s ‘nuts’ trade moves against China

Zhenhua Lu
South China Morning Post

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please press:  www.scmp.com

Barbados - Not in Barbados! Government minister says no gay marriages will be allowed

Carribean 360

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please press:  www.caribbean360.com 

civil rights - 'Whoever it was, was angry': Transgender woman found shot dead in car on SC roadway

Teddy Kulmala
The State

Sasha Wall

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please press:  www.thestate.com

ezs note:  If you live in or around Chesterfield County, South Carolina, and you have any information regarding the shooting of Sasha Wall, please call the sheriff's department at (843) 623-2101.  Thanks.

Montana - Coming out in STEM: Factors affecting retention of sexual minority STEM students

Bryce E. Hughes
Science Advances

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 please press:  advances.sciencemag.org


Shane Croucher

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please press:  www.newsweek.com

06 April 2018

Olive Hill, Kentucky

estimated transgender population:  9*
(rounded down)

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ezs note:  Ah, yes... Olive Hill, Kentucky . As the author points out, racism was a dark spot in Olive Hill's past.  Kudos, however, for the author telling the truth.  Maybe Olive Hill's future will be better than its past.

Donald Trump - Putin has dirt on Trump, claims Russian treason defence lawyer

Nastasya Tay
SBS News

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please press:  www.sbs.com.au

Netherlands - Revolutionary housing project brings Dutch youth together with refugees

Josie Le Blond

St. Nicolaaskerk, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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please press:  www.unhcr.org

civil rights - Ricky Martin Celebrates New Transgender Rights for Puerto Ricans

Abby Jones

Taino Village, Puerto Rico

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please press:  www.billboard.com

Delaware - Hospital System in Delaware Earns Leader Status in LGBTQ Healthcare for Seventh Consecutive Year


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please press:  www.newswise.com

Top medical group says 'no medically valid reason' to ban transgender troops

Veronica Stracqualursi

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please press:  www.cnn.com

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

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please press:  www.newnownext.com

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

Washington Post

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please press:  www.washingtonpost.com

Georgia - Georgia Is Currently Fighting Its Own Civil War

Jeff Graham

Atlanta, Georgia

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please press:  www.advocate.com

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

Kate Lamb
The Guardian

Nobu Restaurant, Kuala Lumpur

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please press:  www.theguardian.com

04 April 2018


Bess Levin
Vanity Fair

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please press:  www.vanityfair.com

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

Dan Avery

Mecca, Saudi Arabia (from Jabal Nur)

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please press:  www.newnownext.com

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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please press:  www.thebaycitybeacon.com

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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please press:  www.chicagotribune.com