08 May 2018

Donald Trump - McCain doesn't want Trump at funeral, friends tell White House

Rebecca Shabad
NBC News

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Australia - Deloitte LGBTI Leaders List highlights the work still to be done

David Simmons
Business News Australia

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civil rights - Civil rights groups wary of Trump's latest faith-based initiative

Julie Moreau

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Louisiana - Louisiana House rejects effort to study issues of incarcerated women

Mark Ballard
The Advocate

The Cowardly Lion
(currently 'serving' in the Louisiana House)

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lead story - Another Transgender Woman Killed in Pakistan

Saroop Ijaj
Human Rights Watch

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07 May 2018

Donald Trump - Oliver North and the Creation of Donald Trump

Jonathan Chait
New York

Oliver North

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UK - Labour: Row over inclusion of trans women in all-women shortlists


old Labour Party symbol (UK)

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civil rights - Healthcare Difficulties Persist for Transgender Americans, Despite Increased Insurance Access

Brad Kutner

Christine McGinn, MD

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Virginia - Danica Roem to Speak at Democrats' LGBTQ Gala

Trudy Ring

Del. Danica Roem

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lead story - Kim Petras Wants You To Concentrate On Her Music, Not Her Transgender Identity

Noah Michaelson

Bubblegum pop (music genre) 

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06 May 2018

Donald Trump - Rudy Giuliani: Cohen might have paid other women for Trump 'if necessary'

Veronica Stracqualursi

a bevy of Trump's beauties
('winner' gets a blindfold so she doesn't have to look at him)

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Switzerland - As countries tighten transgender protections, will Switzerland follow?

Jessica Davis Plüss

Gotthard Rail Tunnel, Switzerland (1882)

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civil rights - Letter of Concern on the Nomination of Sharon Gustafson to Serve as General Counsel of the EEOC

Ma'ayan Anafi
The Leadership Conference

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Maryland - UMD’s Health Center is fighting back against Trump’s anti-LGBT agenda

Nate Rogers
The Diamondback

University of Maryland

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main story - Transgender mayor ousted in small Collin County town election

Lauren McGaughy
The Dallas Morning News

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05 May 2018

China - Chinese Social Media Site Reverses Gay Content Ban After Uproar

Javier C. Hernández, Zoe Mou
The New York Times

Terracotta Army, China (abt. 210 BCE)

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civil rights - El Cajon Gym Sued Over Alleged Discrimination Against Transgender Woman

Toni McAllister
Times of San Diego

El Cajon, CA

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Missouri - West Middle School hosts its first TEDx talks

Roger McKinney
Columbia Daily Tribune

Totality of solar eclipse as seen from Columbia, MO
(August 22, 2017)

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lead story - Laverne Cox: ‘Planned Parenthood Is A Welcoming Place For Transgender People’

Alanna Vagianos

Laverne Cox

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04 May 2018

Tulare, California

estimated transgender population:  364*
(rounded down)

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ezs note:  Among its many honors, Tulare, California has the distinct honor of Honorable Mention in the California Sustainability Index.  Congratulations, Tulare!  Next time, I'm sure you'll get the big prize!

Donald Trump - Why is Trump surrounded by cocky, unqualified and kooky men?

Richard Wolffe
The Guardian

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Lebanon - Gay rights come to the fore as Lebanon prepares to vote

Tamara Qiblawi

Kadisha (Qadisha) Valley, Lebanon

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civil rights - Polling Transgender Politics: Civil Rights on Mass. Ballot this November, We Deserve Better

Nicole Lashomb
Rainbow Times

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Colorado - State Senate renews Colorado Civil Rights Commission

Peter Roper
The Pueblo Chieftain

Colorado Senate Chamber

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lead story - How Dallas became the headquarters for the black transgender community

Lauren McGaughy
The Dallas Morning News

Dallas County Courthouse

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03 May 2018

Donald Trump - Trump Adds Clinton Impeachment Lawyer, Bracing for a Fight on Multiple Fronts

Matt Apuzzo, Michael S. Schmidt
The New York Times

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ezs note:  Here's a priceless gem from the article by Apuzzo and Schmidt in The New York Times:  

Mr. Flood is arriving from the Washington law firm Williams & Connolly, which specializes in trial work, particularly in high-profile cases. Among its clients are Hillary Clinton, who relied on the firm during the F.B.I. investigation into her use of a private email server.  (italics mine)

To my conservative friends:  Uh, when he was campaigning, didn't Trump say he would never sully his fingers the same way 'Crooked Hillary' did?  Oh, well, so it goes.  And so Trump lies, lies, lies.  

Malawi - Malawi police arrest man suspected of being gay in Mzuzu, charged with 'gross indecency'

Judith Moyo
Nyasa Times

Malawi team

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civil rights - New Hampshire’s legislature just passed a bipartisan bill protecting transgender people

German Lopez

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please press:  www.vox.com

Texas - Alleged 'gay panic defense' in Texas murder trial stuns advocates

Julie Compton
NBC News

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lead story - Transgender woman 'raped at men's prison' hours after judge blocked move

Tom Barnes

Colorado Territorial Correctional Facility
Cañon City, CO

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please press:  www.independent.co.uk

02 May 2018

Donald Trump - Yes, Donald Trump Is Making White People More Hateful

Joshua Holland
The Nation.

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Indonesia - Indonesian man and transgender woman could be caned 100 times for ‘having gay sex’

Josh Jackman
Pink News

Aceh province, Indonesia

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civil rights - “I Structured My Entire Life Around Serving My Country”

Mark Joseph Stern

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please press:  slate.com

Indiana - COLUMN: "A Fantastic Woman" is anything but

Chris Forrester

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lead story - New documents suggest Trump administration rigged military panel on transgender ban

Zack Ford

US House of Representatives

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please press:  thinkprogress.org

01 May 2018

Donald Trump - President Trump lied more than 3,000 times in 466 days

Chris Cillizza

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Turkey - Turkish fashion industry begins to flourish, opens up to transgender community


Istanbul, Turkey

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please press:  english.alarabiya.net

civil rights - Trump’s War on Trans Americans Is About to Face a Counterattack

Mark Joseph Stern

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Rhode Island - Transgender advocates protest ‘transphobic lecture’ at St Pius V Church in Providence

Steve Ahlquist

Providence, RI

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lead story - Transgender patients sue Wisconsin for not covering their surgeries

Avery Anapol
The Hill

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30 April 2018

Donald Trump - The 57 most outlandish, outrageous and offensive lines from Trump's Michigan rally

Chris Cillizza

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please press:  www.cnn.com

Brazil - Out and Equal attends LGBT tourism, diversity conference in Brazil

Felipe Alface
Washington Blade

São Paulo, Brazil

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please press:  www.washingtonblade.com

civil rights - Police have a 'very strong' lead in killing of transgender SC woman

Teddy Kulmala
The State

Your friendly police officers

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ezs note:  According to the latest reports, leads are very close, but especially if you live in Chesterfield County SC, you can help.  Call the police department at 843-623-2101 with any tips.  Thanks.

Iowa - Christian Group Attacks 4-H For Making LGBT Youth Feel Welcome

Lamar Dawson

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lead story - Top enlisted sailor says he’s ‘honored’ and ‘blessed’ to serve with transgender troops

Marcus Fichtl
Stars & Stripes

Chinhae Naval Base

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29 April 2018

Chile - Nomi Ruiz and Daniela Vega Perform The Resistance Together in Chile

Loreto Diaz

Daniela Vega

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civil rights - Health care new front for transgender rights under Trump

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar

Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL)

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Molly Born
Out Smart

Kanawha River (near Institute?)

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lead story - How well do our schools support transgender pupils?

Kate Lally

Liverpool, UK (Chinatown district)

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please press:  www.liverpoolecho.co.uk