26 July 2018

Donald Trump - Mike Pence’s Damning Indictment of Donald Trump

Conor Friedersdorf
The Atlantic

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India - Indian state takes a step forward for transgender rights

Swati Gupta

High Court of Kerala, Kochi

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please press:  www.cnn.com

civil rights - State ordered to pay for 2 transgender surgeries


Madison, WI (off Lake Mendota)

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Vermont - Transgender candidate wants to bring Vt. together

Melanie Plenda

Brattleboro, VT

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please press:  www.reformer.com

lead story - Dublin barber fined €5,000 in transgender discrimination case

Gordon Deegan
The Irish Times

Walkinstown, Ireland (part of Dublin)

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please press:  www.irishtimes.com

25 July 2018

Donald Trump - Federal Lawsuit Against President Trump's Business Interests Allowed To Proceed

Peter Overby

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please press:  www.npr.org

Kenya - Transgender Kenyans fear WHO re-classification will cause confusion

Rhoda Odhiambo
The Star

Nairobi, Kenya

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please press: www.the-star.co.ke

civil rights - Judge's Ruling Supports Oregon School's Transgender Policy

US News & World Report

Dallas, OR

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Connecticut - Connecticut launches campaign to end new HIV infections

Clarice Silber
CT Mirror

New Haven, CT

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please press:  ctmirror.org

ezs note:  A few tips for you:

1)  Get tested now.  You need not wait any longer, I promise you.

2)  If your partner balks at wearing a condom, say NO.  If he still refuses, the jerk's not worth it.

3)  If you test positive, see what options are available.  In Connecticut (and all around New England, really) there are options available.

lead story - Was she denied Communion because she’d been chewing gum — or because she’s transgender?

Tim Funk
The Herald

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please press:  www.heraldonline.com

24 July 2018

Kansas - YouTube star Tyler Oakley challenges Kansas principal on LGBTQ issues

Suzanne Perez Tobias
The Wichita Eagle

Cheney, KS

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lead story - Transgender victim shot at 7 Mile gas station

James David Dickson
The Detroit News

Detroit, MI

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ezs note:  If you have any information on the shooting that took place, please call the Detroit Police Department at 313-267-2600.  Thanks.

23 July 2018


Chantal Da Silva

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please press:  www.newsweek.com

Bangladesh - Small factory offers big changes for transgender people

Bilkis Irani
Dhaka Tribune

Dhaka, Bangladesh

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please press:  www.dhakatribune.com 

civil rights - Transgender inmate sues IDOC, alleges mistreatment in Southern Illinois men’s facility

Mary Cooley
Belleville News-Democrat

Dixon, IL

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please press:  www.bnd.com

Georgia - LGBTQ researcher named Georgia Psychiatrist of the Year

Jason Rhode
Georgia Voice

Kennesaw, GA

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ezs note:  Congratulations, Dr. Graham!

lead story - Once ostracised, now Pakistani transgender people are running for parliament

Memphis Barker
The Guardian

Islamabad, Pakistan

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please press: www.theguardian.com

VIDEO - MATT BAUME - Soccer Could Protect LGBT Rights in the Middle East

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22 July 2018

Donald Trump - Audience bursts out laughing after GOP Senate candidate says Trump is ‘standing up’ to Russia

Morgan Gstalter
The Hill

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please press:  thehill.com

Peru - Former HRC Global Innovator Announces Results of Major LGBTQ Workplace Inclusion Survey in Peru

Milagros Chirinos

Lima, Peru

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please press:  www.hrc.org 

civil rights - Transgender equality battle front line moves to Ohio

Hugo Greenhalgh

London, OH

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please press:  www.reuters.com

Oklahoma - Transgender rights activist to speak at Oklahoma City networking event for female professionals

Toni Ross
OU Daily

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ezs note:  Argh... this is frustrating.  I think that the event will be held at 330 NE 10th Street, Oklahoma City, OK - but I'm not certain.  It would be best to call 405-235-3670 to confirm this.

lead story - 'Supergirl' welcomes transgender superhero played by trans activist Nicole Maines

Carly Mallenbaum
USA Today

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21 July 2018

Casper, Wyoming

estimated transgender population:  344*
(rounded down)

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ezs note:  The eclipse is coming! The eclipse is coming!  Well... it came, actually.  But Casper, Wyoming made something of a name for itself when it was predicted that the totality would be complete.  But there's always next time! (Well... I think...)

Donald Trump - Donald Trump’s Boast About Being ‘Your Favorite President’ Goes Awry

Lee Moran

Twitter HQ

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ezs note:  In Sudan, maybe.  But here - well, go f**k yourself. 

Poland/Italy - Polish and Italian far-right groups join forces for ‘first European security operation’

Lillo Montalto Monella


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please press:  www.euronews.com

civil rights - Michigan law doesn’t prohibit LGBT bias, Schuette rules

Jonathan Oosting
The Detroit News

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New Jersey - First operation in New Jersey creates penis for transgender man

Lindy Washburn
North Jersey

Saint Barnabas Medical Center
Livingston, NJ

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please press:  www.northjersey.com

lead story - Transgender woman says CVS pharmacist refused to fill hormone prescriptions

Lauren Padgett
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

CVS pharmacy

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VIDEO - Matt Baume - New Laws Force Teachers to Out Students to Parents

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20 July 2018

Donald Trump - Roseanne Barr: I Was Labeled A Racist Because I Voted For Donald Trump

Jenna Amatulli

Uh, Roseanne, maybe you weren't exactly paying attention, but maybe, just maybe it's because Donald is a racist.  And a bigot. And a three-timer.  And a rapist. And a cheat. And a grifter.  And a Mafiosi wannabe.  And...

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Brazil -Liniker Is Changing the Way Trans People Are Seen in Brazil

Pedro Camargo


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please press:  www.papermag.com

civil rights - EVSC, Indiana Civil Liberties Union spar in federal court over transgender student's lawsuit

John Martin
Courier & Press

Evansville, IN

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Michigan - Creating Change Detroit Has First Meeting for 2019 Event

Jason A. Michael

Detroit, MI

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please press:  pridesource.com

lead story - The Story of My Transgender Daughter Went Viral. Here's How Life Has Been for Us Since.

Kimberly Shappley
Good Housekeeping

Pearland, TX

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please press:  www.goodhousekeeping.com

VIDEO - Matt Baume - Trump's Next Supreme Court Nominee is a Threat to LGBTQ People

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ezs note:  I ran across Matt Baume quite by accident, but it was quite fortunate.  He broadcasts 2-4 times a week, mainly (but not solely) about government affairs in the local and national fields about LGBTQ problems - and practical ways to solve them.  They're not terribly long - the average is about 3 to 5 minutes in length.  But they're very entertaining, very pithy, and most importantly, very practical.  I will be putting them on irregularly (think of dice).  Hope they help you!

19 July 2018

Donald Trump - George Will charges that Trump colluded with Putin

Brent Budowsky
The Hill

George Will

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ezs note:  OK, I'm a liberal.  Sometimes, a bleedin' heart type.  I read a wide variety though, and among these is George Will. Mr. Will is showing forth his finest hour when he rips into Trump.  Kudos to you, George.

Colombia - Colombia failing to stem murders of LGBT people

Anastasia Moloney

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please press:  www.reuters.com

civil rights - ACLU of Indiana launches LGBTQ Rights Project

Laura McPhee

Indianapolis, IN

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please press:  www.nuvo.net

Alaska - Anchorage attorney faces discrimination complaint while defending faith-based homeless shelter

Sean Maguire

Anchorage, AK

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please press:  www.ktuu.com

lead story - The determined transgender candidate of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Shereena Qazi

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Swat district

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please press: www.aljazeera.com

18 July 2018

Donald Trump - Ex-White House stenographer: Trump is ‘lying to the American people’

John Bowden
The Hill

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please press:  thehill.com

Vietnam - Vietnam’s first pro transgender bodybuilder pushing for acceptance over medals

Leslie Ngyuen-Okwu
Southeast Asia Globe

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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please press:  sea-globe.com 

civil rights - St. Paul police draft policy on treatment of transgender, gender-nonconforming people

Chao Xiong

St. Paul, MN

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please press:  www.startribune.com

Colorado - Coming out as transgender at 38: 'Now is my time'

Stephanie Earls
The Gazette

Colorado Springs, CO

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please press: gazette.com 

lead story - Voters must defend transgender non-discrimination law

Bill McKenna
Lowell Sun

First Parish Church
Shirley, MA

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please press:  www.lowellsun.com

VIDEO - Jeff Biggers - Resistance

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