08 July 2018

Donald Trump - NYT: US threatened nations over breastfeeding resolution

Eli Watkins

Breastfeeding.  Oh, the horror.

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Lithuania - This cute guy's powerful story of being trans in Lithuania will surprise you

Jamie Tabberer
Gay Star News

Ukmerge, Lithuania

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civil rights - These Five Court Cases Could Change the Future of LGBT Rights

Samantha Allen
Daily Beast

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Kansas - Kansas teen sentenced in death of transgender woman


Wichita, KS

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Puja Changoiwala
South China Morning Post

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ezs note:  USA - Uh, before we get all proud 'n shit, here's a sobering fact for you:  according to the Thomson Reuters Foundation, we are the 10th worst and the only first-world country to be shamed by the danger to women (cis and trans).  Please, let's go to our town and city halls and speak up.

07 July 2018

Donald Trump - In The World According To Trump, NATO Allies Are Bad And Putin Is Good

S.V. Date

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Guyana - Transgender Guyanese women ask CCJ to strike down colonial law

St. Lucia News Online

Georgetown, Guyana (Stabroek Market)

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civil rights - Weekend Read: ‘The Rosa Parks of the transgender movement’

Southern Poverty Law Center

Sylvia Rae Rivera

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Oregon - Oregon to allow students to identify as neither male nor female

Bethany Barnes
The Oregonian

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lead story - Teddy Geiger realized she was transgender in therapy

Jessica Sager
Page Six

Teddy Geiger

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

Vedran Pavlik
Total Croatia News

Ŝibenik, Croatia

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

Samantha Allen
The Daily Beast

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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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Ghana - UN Expert Spotlights LGBT Poverty in Ghana

Wendy Issack

Independence of Ghana

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

Boris Dittrich
Human Rights Watch

Supreme Court of Poland

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


legal brief

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

Alanna Vagianos

Gov. Phil Murphy

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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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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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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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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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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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Bermuda - Bermuda Supreme Court reverses law repealing marriage equality

John Riley

Hamilton, Bermuda

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

Bethany Bump

Andrew Cuomo (center, brown jacket)

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

Mike Reicher

Nashville, Tennessee

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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


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

Boris Dittrich
Human Rights Campaign

Taipei, Taiwan

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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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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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Uruguay - Transmasculinidad: Uruguay

Carmen Graterol, Sarah Barrett

Uruguay River (borders with Brazil)

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

Tom Lutey
Independent Record

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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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