27 April 2018

Jamaica - US criticises Jamaica on corruption, extrajudicial killings and stance on same-sex acts

Jamaica Observer

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ezs note:  And here in the United States, Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is doing yeoman's work on transgender problems.

Yeah... riiiiiight....

civil rights - Transgender Woman Claims She Was Fired For Violating A Non-Existent Dress Code

Jeff Taylor

Detroit, Michigan

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Utah - Utah 2018 Legislative Report: Employment Law Developments

Payne & Fears

lead story - 'No questions off-limits' for those attending transgender Q&A at North Charleston brewery

Hannah Alani
The Post and Courier

North Charleston, SC

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26 April 2018

Donald Trump - Don’t get angry when Donald Trump comes to Britain – get even

Stella Creasy
The Guardian

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Barbados - Barbados: Former Magistrate welcomes gays

St. Lucia Times

Georgetown, Barbados, Statue of Bussa

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civil rights - ACLU's Pensacola transgender discrimination lawsuit goes before judge

Kevin Robinson
Pensacola News Journal

Pensacola, FL

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Maryland - Maryland lawmakers ban gay conversion therapy for minors

James Besanville
Gay Star News


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lead story - Police: Transgender woman likely knew her attacker

News Connecticut

Bridgeport, Connecticut

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ezs note:  Details on the event are very sketchy right now, but as more details become available, lightbulbs might go off.  If you are one of those, please call 203-576-7671.  Thanks.

25 April 2018

Finland - Transgender man gives birth in Finland first

Channel NewsAsia

Whooper swan (cygnus cygnus)
national bird of Finland

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civil rights - Missouri Supreme Court hears Blue Springs transgender student case on bathroom rights

Katy Bergen
The Kansas City Star.

Missouri Supreme Court

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Vermont - Senate advances gender-neutral bathroom bill

Mike Faher

Vermont state Senate (interior)

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lead article - MetroHealth Hosting Annual Free Transgender Job Fair

BJ Colangelo

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24 April 2018

Donald Trump - Donald Trump Just Suggested To His Own Veterans Affairs Nominee That He Drop Out

Ryan Teague Beckwith

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please press:  time.com

Ghana - Accommodate homosexuals – Theresa May to Akufo-Addo, others


Accra, Ghana

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civil rights - Senators, Representative and Civil Rights Leaders: Duncan Unfit for Lifetime Appointment as Federal Judge

Shin Inouye

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please press:  civilrights.org

Arizona - This Arizona clinic has become a hub for transgender youth

Rafaella Gunz
Gay Star News

Tucson, Arizona

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lead story - Pakistan launches first school for transgender people

Chloe Chaplain
Evening Standard.

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please press:  www.standard.co.uk

23 April 2018

Donald Trump - Ivana Trump doesn't think Donald should run for re-election

Maegan Vazquez

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ezs note:  Oh, Donald, please listen to your wife. No matter what the reason she ostensibly gives, we'd be better off without you - much, much better. 

Colombia - 'Culture is power': the Colombian sex workers who launched a newspaper

Steven Grattan
The Guardian

scene in Colombia

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civil rights - Trump to Reverse Obama Administration Healthcare Protections for Trans Patients

BJ Colangelo
Cleveland Scene

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Illinois - Briefs filed to support transgender student's lawsuit

Daily Herald

Palatine, IL

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lead story - Transgender candidate for Nevada Assembly eyes history

Ramona Giwargis
Las Vegas Review-Journal

Spring Valley, Nevada

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please press:  www.reviewjournal.com

21 April 2018

Donald Trump - Trump attacks New York Times journalist over Michael Cohen article

Lauren Gambino
The Guardian

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Kenya - President Kenyatta says gay rights 'of no importance' in Kenya

Daily Nation

Maasai people, Kenya

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please press:  www.nation.co.ke

civil rights - Paul Weiss Sponsors Play About Civil Rights Trailblazer

Meghan Tribe
The American Lawyer

Yale University

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please press:  www.law.com

Montana - Coalition Launches Campaign Against Bathroom Use Initiative

Eric Tegethoff
Public News Service

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ezs note: Montanans - Hey, it's great that you'll be voting for your member of Congress in November (um... you will remember that one, won't you?) but don't forget to vote NO on I-183.  Thanks!  

lead story - Film Review: ‘Anything’

Nick Schager

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please press:  variety.com

20 April 2018

Hamburg, Michigan

Hamburg, Michigan

estimated transgender population: 123*
(rounded up)

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ezs note:  Hamburg Township, Michigan!  Yeah, I know, I know, I could've made a clever pun out of this one... but I took the high road!  


Tina Nguyen
Vanity Fair

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Nepal - Letter to Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli

Brad Adams
Human Rights Watch

Nepal temple

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Kashmira Gander

Fallsburg, NY, Sullivan Correctional Facility

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Ohio - Central Ohio woman featured in new national ad campaign about LGBT discrimination

Ted Hart
NBC Columbus

London, Ohio

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please press:  www.nbc4i.com

lead story - No reports of transgender troops affecting unit cohesion, Marine Corps and Navy leaders say

Geoff Ziezulewicz
Military Times

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VIDEO - Religion and Faith in the Age of Trump (Union Theological Seminary)

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19 April 2018

Donald Trump - Ted Cruz Loses Last Scrap of Dignity, Writes Time Tribute to His Bully, Donald Trump

Jonathan Chait
New York

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please press:  nymag.com

Hong Kong - How This Hong Kong Heiress Became An Unexpected LGBTQ Icon

Beh Lih Yi

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please press:  www.huffingtonpost.com

civil rights - LGBTQ students face discrimination while Education Department walks back oversight

Logan Casey, Elizabeth Mann Levesque
The Brookings Institution

The Brookings Institution, Washington DC

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South Dakota - Novotny to speak at Dems meeting

The Brookings Register

Brookings, SD

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lead story - Transgender woman says employer, Spectrum Health, insurer, discriminate

John Agar

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please press:  www.mlive.com

18 April 2018

Donald Trump - Transcript: James Comey's interview with ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos

ABC News

Former Director James Comey

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ezs note:  This is the full, unedited transcript of James Comey's conversation with George Stephanopoulos.  One caveat:  this is damn long, so brew a pot of coffee to have along with it.  Whether you love 'em, hate 'em, or just don't know what to make of the man, I think that you'll come forth with a greater understanding of James Comey.

Australia - Israel Folau’s comments remind us homophobia and transphobia are ever present in Australian sport

Ryan Storr
The Conversation

Minto, Australia

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civil rights - Push anti-LGBTQ legislation and we will come for you on Election Day

Chad Griffin
The Hill

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please press:  thehill.com

ezs note:  Having our civil rights move forward may be a wonderful thing, but it's really only meaningful if you register AND vote.


Oklahoma - New Oklahoma City medical practice targets LGBT patients

Meg Wingerter

Oklahoma City, OK

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lead story - Transgender Woman Booked Into Male Section Of Jail During Protest

Angela Musallam
CBS Sacramento

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17 April 2018

Canada - Chilliwack school trustee facing human rights complaint for LGBTQ comments

OHS Canada

Chilliwack, BC


please press:  www.ohscanada.com 

civil rights - Army Chief of Staff Undermines DOD Report Against Transgender Service

Chris Johnson

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Washington state - UW’s Kristina Olson wins NSF Waterman Award for studies of ‘how children see themselves and the world’

Kim Eckert
University of Washington

Suzzallo Reading Room, Univ. of Washington

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lead story - Coast Guard won’t ban transgender members unless compelled

Stephanie Beasley

USCG Bertholf

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