06 July 2018

Middletown, New Jersey

estimated transgender population: 380*
(rounded up)

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ezs note:  The Evil Clown of Middletown!  Where is it?  Why,  in Middletown, New Jersey, of course!

Donald Trump - Trump’s Mar-a-Lago asks to hire 61 additional foreign workers using visa program

Shannon K. Crawford, Soo Rin Kim

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please press:  abcnews.go.com 

Croatia - Transgender people have a right to be issued new diplomas

Vedran Pavlik
Total Croatia News

Ŝibenik, Croatia

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please press:  www.total-croatia-news.com

civil rights - Inside the Fight to Save LGBT Rights at an All-New Supreme Court

Samantha Allen
The Daily Beast

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please press:  www.thedailybeast.com

Idaho - At Boise's first Pridefest, people had to hide behind masks. Now thousands celebrate.

Michael Katz
Idaho Statesman

Boise, ID

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lead story - I'm a surgeon who helps transgender people live the way they feel inside

Jonathan Keith
USA Today

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05 July 2018

Donald Trump - Michael Cohen tells friends he doesn't think Trump would pardon him

MJ Lee

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please press:  www.cnn.com

Ghana - UN Expert Spotlights LGBT Poverty in Ghana

Wendy Issack

Independence of Ghana

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please press:  allafrica.com

civil rights - Military retirees support lawsuit against Trump’s military transgender ban

Dayton Daily News

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Oregon - Corvallis woman runs drag performance and transgender advocacy organization

Lillian Schrock
Corvallis Gazette-Times

Corvallis, OR

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lead story - Barely any transgender recruits have made it into the military since Trump's ban ended

Kathryn Krawczyk
The Week

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04 July 2018

Donald Trump - Trump Repeatedly Questioned Why the United States Couldn’t Simply Invade Venezuela

Daniel Politi

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please press:  slate.com

Poland - Poland’s Supreme Court Stands Up for LGBT Equality

Boris Dittrich
Human Rights Watch

Supreme Court of Poland

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please press:  www.hrw.org

civil rights - Military Officers, Organizations Urge Ninth Circuit to Maintain Block on Trans Troops Ban


legal brief

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please press:  www.hrc.org

Louisiana - Book Remembers Devastating 1973 Fire at Gay New Orleans Bar

Rebecca Santana
US News & World Report

Up Stairs Lounge, after fire (1973)

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please press:  www.usnews.com

lead story - New Jersey Gov. Signs Bills Giving Transgender Residents More Rights

Alanna Vagianos

Gov. Phil Murphy

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please press:  www.huffingtonpost.com

03 July 2018

Donald Trump - Hold the champagne on North Korea, President Trump

Editorial Board
The Washington Post

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Hen Mazzig
The Jerusalem Post

Jaffa train station, Tel Aviv, Israel

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please press: www.jpost.com 

civil rights - She Says She Lost Her Job For Coming Out as Transgender. But Her Biggest Battle Could Come at the Supreme Court Without Kennedy

Jennifer Calafas

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please press:  time.com

South Carolina - Family of SC transgender woman killed in Florida: 'We want everyone to be comfortable with who they are'

Tanita Gaither

Bishopville, SC

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please press:  www.wistv.com

ezs note:  As of this time, the suspect who killed Cathalina Christina James is still at large.  If you have any information, please call the Jacksonville, FL police at 904-630-6300.  Thanks.

lead story - For this transgender men's team in Brazil, soccer is a path toward self-acceptance

Jill Langlois
Los Angeles Times

map of Brazil

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please press:  www.latimes.com

02 July 2018

Donald Trump - Perhaps the least surprising news you'll read all day: Trump's FART Act stinks to high heaven

Jon Healey
Los Angeles Times

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please press:  www.latimes.com 

Bermuda - Bermuda Supreme Court reverses law repealing marriage equality

John Riley

Hamilton, Bermuda

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please press:  www.metroweekly.com

civil rights - Cuomo directs agencies to expand, affirm transgender health protections

Bethany Bump

Andrew Cuomo (center, brown jacket)

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please press:  www.timesunion.com 

Tennessee - Thousands walk for Nashville Pride as festival celebrates 30 years

Mike Reicher

Nashville, Tennessee

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please press:  www.tennessean.com

lead story - Wearing the Pants

Alex Myers

Joan of Arc (1412-1431)

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01 July 2018

Donald Trump - Anti-Trump populist poised to clinch Mexican presidency

Sabrina Rodriguez

Andrés Manuel López Obrador


please press:  www.politico.com

Taiwan - For Taiwan, a Year to Go to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

Boris Dittrich
Human Rights Campaign

Taipei, Taiwan

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please press: www.hrw.org

civil rights - We Made A List Of All The Anti-LGBT Stuff Trump Has Done As President

Dominic Holden
BuzzFeed News

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Texas - Texas trans community applauds Starbucks' health insurance plans

Spectrum News

Austin, TX

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lead story - BBC left STUNNED after secret survey reveals 417 of its staff are TRANSGENDER

Paul Withers
Sunday Express

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please press:  www.express.co.uk

ezs note:  Oh, I'm shocked, shocked.

30 June 2018

Largo, Florida

estimated transgender population:  482*
(rounded up)

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ezs note:  Largo, Florida is one of the stops of the Orange Line Railway.  If you are a railroad buff, come on down and see it!

Donald Trump - US reportedly has 'unequivocal evidence' that North Korea is 'trying to deceive' Trump with secret sites and nuclear-fuel production

David Choi
Business Insider

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please press:  www.businessinsider.com

Uruguay - Transmasculinidad: Uruguay

Carmen Graterol, Sarah Barrett

Uruguay River (borders with Brazil)

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please press:  intomore.com

civil rights - Transgender bathroom initiative about 15K signatures short of qualifying for Montana ballot

Tom Lutey
Independent Record

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please press:  helenair.com

ezs note:  Montanans - thank you!

North Dakota - GOP Senate hopeful Kevin Cramer sought, received support of extreme anti-gay group, CNN reports

Ross Torgerson
West Fargo Pioneer

State Rep. Kevin Cramer

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ezs note:  North Dakotans - please, when November rolls around, vote AGAINST Kevin Cramer.  He is, after all, a nut.

lead story - 2 Transgender Veterans Find Courage — And Sisterhood — Off The Battlefield

Liyna Anwar

Tucson, AZ

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please press:  www.npr.org

29 June 2018


Christina Zhao

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please press:  www.newsweek.com

New Zealand - The impossibility of being transgender in New Zealand

Felix Desmarais

Wellington, New Zealand

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please press:  www.stuff.co.nz

civil rights - Where do LGBT workplace rights stand after Kennedy's departure?

Erin Mulvaney
Benefits Pro

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Minnesota - WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best LGBTQ Bar In Minnesota

Amelia Santaniello

Gay 90's (old sign)

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please press:  minnesota.cbslocal.com

lead story - Derick Dillard (Once Again) Slams Transgender Community With Rude Comment About Jazz Jennings

Samantha Faragalli
In Touch

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ezs note:  Sure, Derick Dillweed - uh, Dillard - belongs to an ultra-fringe psychotic cult who has less a wife than a baby-making machine, whose wife obeys his every whim no matter how freakish or bizarre - or else.  But I digress.  He must be a fine man...

28 June 2018

Donald Trump - Planning for Trump's military parade finally getting underway

Courtney Kube
NBC News

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Belgium - Insurer condemned for discriminating against transgender person

Christopher Vincent
The Brussels Times

Brussels, Belgium

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please press:  www.brusselstimes.com 

civil rights - Massachusetts Senate OKs bill to allow gender "X" option

Steve LeBlanc
Western Mass News

scene in Boston, MA

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please press:  www.westernmassnews.com

Idaho - Transgender health care in Pocatello

Madeline Coles
Idaho State Journal

Pocatello, Idaho

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please press:  idahostatejournal.com

lead story - Proposed Ohio law would force teachers to 'out' transgender youth

Briana Harper

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please press:  www.newschannel5.com

ezs note:  "My God, what a dick..."  Yeah, I hear you.  Well, if you live near Cincinnati or Mason, you can do something.  If you live near Tom Brinkman  (District 27) or Paul Zeltwanger (District 54) you can help by volunteering for their opponent.  Let's help by circumcising the dick. 

27 June 2018

Donald Trump - Chris Matthews: Dems must do to Trump on Supreme Court what McConnell did to Obama

Julia Manchester
The Hill

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please press:  thehill.com

Czech Republic - Czech Government Backs Marriage Equality Bill

Samantha Manzella

Prague, Czech Republic

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please press:  www.newnownext.com

civil rights - HRC Opposes Dangerous Changes to Proposed Regulation Protecting Delaware Students

Sarah McBride

early woodcut of Delaware (Nouv Suede) 

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please press:  www.hrc.org

ezs note:  Delawareans - remember, you have the to have the right to have your say. Just press DOEregulations.comment@doe.k12.de.us.