17 July 2018

South Carolina - First Transgender Woman Running For State Senator

Angela Rogers
ABC Columbia

Columbia, SC

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please press:  www.abccolumbia.com

lead story - Puerto Rico allowing transgender people to fix birth certificates

Channel NewsAsia

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Transcripts of United States Of America v. Mariia Butina aka Maria Butina

16 July 2018

Donald Trump - This Is the Moment of Truth for Republicans

James Fallows
The Atlantic

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please press:  www.theatlantic.com

El Salvador/US - Being transgender may qualify El Salvadoran for asylum in the U.S.

Allan Wernick
Daily News

San Salvador, El Salvador

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please press:  www.nydailynews.com

civil rights - Trump Administration Says Travel-Ban Win Shows His Insults Don't Count in Court

Erik Larson

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please press:  www.bloomberg.com

North Dakota - Transgender inmate's request poses quandary for Cass County, ND, officials

Tu-Yuen Tran
Duluth News Tribune

Fargo, ND

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please press:  www.duluthnewstribune.com

lead story - Jessica L. MacFadzen: For New Hampshire’s transgender community, a chance to live free

Jessica L. MacFadzen
Concord Monitor

Penacook, NH

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please press:  www.concordmonitor.com

15 July 2018

Winthrop, Washington

Maj. Theodore Woolsey Winthrop

estimated transgender population:   2*
(rounded down)

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ezs note:  So, this town needed a name.  In my opinion, they could not have picked a better one -  Winthrop, Washington.  You see, they named it after Maj. Theodore Woolsey Winthrop, Yale graduate and an ardent abolitionist.  When the Civil War broke out, he (of course) volunteered.  Sadly, he was killed early.  Winthrop was named after him - and the rest of us thank him.

Donald Trump - Trump calls the European Union a 'foe' of the United States

Maegan Vazquez

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please press:  www.cnn.com

ezs note:  Oh, yeah, Liechtenstein's gonna invade us any minute.  We better watch out.
(Yet once more, what a complete asshole...)   

Switzerland - Swiss court jails Thai woman in human trafficking case: report

The Local

Bern, Switzerland

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please press:  www.thelocal.ch

civil rights - GOP-backed FY 2019 budget amendment aims to block adoptions by LGBTQ couples, punish pro-LGBTQ states

Geraldine Estevez
Desert Sun

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please press:  www.desertsun.com

ezs note:  Please remember that if your legislator insists on voting against you, all you have to do is vote his/her ass out of office.  Remember this on Election Day (November 6).  Oh, and call your friends and urge them to vote likewise!

Utah - Utah Will Reintroduce Bill Making It Easier For Trans People to Update Birth Certificates

Nico Lang

Salt Lake City, UT

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please press:  intomore.com

lead story - India appoints its third transgender judge in Assam


Madan Kamdev ruins, Assam

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please press:  www.geo.tv

VIDEO - Robert Reich: The Fog of Trump

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14 July 2018

Donald Trump - Trump Staffer Forced Out After Daring to Stand Up for Refugees

Benjamin Hart
New York

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please press:  nymag.com

Hong Kong - Hong Kong: LGBT-Themed Books Restricted in Libraries

Human Rights Watch

Hong Kong

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please press:  www.hrw.org

ezs note: Some books you can read:
(in English)

Colorado - PrideFest: Transgender conversion has become more accepted in Springs

Stephanie Earls, Debbie Kelley
The Gazette

Colorado Springs, CO

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please press:  gazette.com 

West Virginia - Inside Appalachia: LGBT Issues in Our Region

Jessica Lilly, Molly Born
West Virginia Public Radio

Huntington, WV

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please press:  wvpublic.org

lead story - Viral Video Gives Chilling Glimpse into the Right’s Anti-Trans Campaign

Jay Michaelson
The Daily Beast

Uh... what sound does it make?

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please press:  www.thedailybeast.com  

ezs note:  One tip you can always carry with you is as follows:  One is the quack 'science', the American College of Pediatricians.  The other sane science (with far more members) is the American Academy of PediatricsAny questions? 

13 July 2018


Robert Mueller
Department Of Justice

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please press:  www.scribd.com

Donald Trump - What Ben Bradlee Would Think of Donald Trump

Sally Quinn
Politico Magazine

Ben Bradlee

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please press:  www.politico.com

Mali/France - Malian LGBT activist finds new home in Paris


Bamako, Mali

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please press:  www.africanews.com

civil rights - Historically black colleges commit to more support for LGBTQ students

Eric Stirgus
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Savannah State University

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please press:  www.ajc.com

Nebraska - Omaha VA Medical Center Shows Support For LGBTQ Veterans

Alex Fernando

Omaha, NE

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please press:  netnebraska.org

lead story - Transgender activist Akkai Padmashali calls Centre's stand...

Vinobha K T
Times Of India

Akkai Padmashali

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please press:  timesofindia.indiatimes.com

12 July 2018

Donald Trump - Barack Obama Is the Greatest President of Our Lifetime, Say 44% of Americans

Natasha Bach

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please press:  fortune.com

Sri Lanka - Removing barriers for LGBT + people in Sri Lanka

Piyumi Fonseka

Colombo, Sri Lanka

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please press:  mobile.dailymirror.lk 

civil rights - Fighting Back: Transgender Activist Charlotte Clymer

John Riley

West Point Military Academy

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please press:  www.metroweekly.com

Vermont - Transgender legislator from Virginia visits Vermont, campaigns with Christine Hallquist

Spencer Conlin

Burlington, VT

please press:  www.mychamplainvalley.com

lead story - Transgender woman lodges complaint against waxing center that denied service, citing Muslim employee's beliefs


Windsor, ON

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please press:  www.wtol.com

11 July 2018

Namibia - Kicking at Namibia's closet doors


Windhoek, Namibia

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please press:  www.news24.com

civil rights - Read the pro-trans letter from Congress to the TSA here

Cristan Williams
The Transadvocate

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please press:  transadvocate.com

Indiana- Beyond Brownsburg: How Indiana schools treat transgender students

Arika Herron

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please press:  www.indystar.com

lead story - Judge Denies Parents’ Attempt To Change Transgender Child’s Name

CBS Sacramento

Warren (OH) County Courthouse

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please press:  sacramento.cbslocal.com 

10 July 2018

Donald Trump - There's a British campaign to make Green Day's 'American Idiot' the No. 1 song when Trump arrives

Doug Criss

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please press:  www.cnn.com

New Zealand - Growing up trans in regional New Zealand

Andre Chumko

Kawerau, New Zealand

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please press:  www.stuff.co.nz

civil rights - HRC Opposes Kavanaugh, Trump’s Pick to Undermine LGBTQ Rights, Reproductive Rights and Health Care

Charlotte Clymer

Brett Kavanaugh

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please press:  www.hrc.org

Iowa - Meet the people who helped change gender identity in Iowa's Democratic Party

Christine Hawes
Iowa City Press-Citizen

Lone Tree, Iowa

please press:  www.press-citizen.com

lead story - Study finds health risks for transgender women on hormone therapy

Avichai Scher
NBC News

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please press:  www.nbcnews.com

ezs note:  A few tips are in order here:  Read the entire article, including hotlinks.  Don't just give it a quick skim.  Next, see an American Medical Association (AMA) accredited physician to discuss the benefits and risks you are taking.  It's your decision - make it an informed one. 

09 July 2018

Donald Trump - Will Trump Be Meeting With His Counterpart — Or His Handler?

Jonathan Chait
New York

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please press:  nymag.com 

ezs note:  Holy... freaking... crap.  This may very well be Trump's smoking gun.  Read it.  Read it again.  

This is the end... my only friend, the end... ♬

Ireland - Hundreds march for better transgender healthcare

Elaine Edwards
The Irish Times

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please press:  www.irishtimes.com

civil rights - MATTERS OF FAITH: The Jewish case for supporting transgender rights in November

Elias Lieberman
Cape Cod Times

Cape Cod (part of Massachusetts)

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please press:  www.capecodtimes.com

Texas - Texas Transgender Summit to Mark 10 Years at the University of Houston Next Week

Laura Gillespie
OutSmart Magazine

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please press:  www.outsmartmagazine.com


lead story - Transgender Protections, Other Ballot Questions Certified

US News & World Report

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please press:  www.usnews.com 

08 July 2018

Donald Trump - NYT: US threatened nations over breastfeeding resolution

Eli Watkins

Breastfeeding.  Oh, the horror.

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please press:  www.cnn.com

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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please press:  www.thedailybeast.com

Kansas - Kansas teen sentenced in death of transgender woman


Wichita, KS

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please press:  www.wkyt.com


Puja Changoiwala
South China Morning Post

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please press: www.scmp.com  

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.