19 August 2018

Donald Trump - This mafia style of government makes Trump a role model for all autocrats

Jonathan Freedland
The Guardian

Credit:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frAjvaX6GGg

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Georgia (country) - 'No Consideration': Death Of Transgender Woman In Georgia Prompts Health-Care Outcry From Activists

Ron Synovitz

Botanic Gardens of Tblisi

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please press:  www.rferl.org

civil rights - Courts order Trump to reveal internal talks on military's transgender policy

Travis J. Tritten
Washington Examiner

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please press:  www.washingtonexaminer.com

ezs note:  Yeah, the Washington Examiner tends to be a wee bit conservative.  (cue the violins)  But I did feel that this was important.  Go Judge Copperthite!

Ohio - Ohio Transgender Musical Act DreamStates Issues Statement on New "Religious Liberty Task Force"

Mike Breen

Akron, OH

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please press:  www.citybeat.com

lead story - ‘I Don’t Feel Safe Living Here.’ After Threats From Parents, a Transgender Girl's Family Is Moving. Again.

Katie Reilly

Visit lovely Achille, OK!

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please press:  time.com

18 August 2018

Panama - The islands with a 'third gender'

Joy FM

Crab Island, Panama

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please press:  www.myjoyonline.com

civil rights - Transgender students asked Betsy DeVos for help. Here's what happened.

Caitlin Emma

Pearland, TX

please press:  www.politico.com

Massachusetts - Boston Children's Hospital Constructs Penis For Transgender Man — A First In Mass.

Martha Bebinger

Boston Children's Hospital

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please press: www.wbur.org  

lead story - Pakistan Makes Arrests After Killing, Mutilation Of Transgender Person


Wagah, Pakistan

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please press:  www.rferl.org

17 August 2018

Novato, California

estimated transgender population:  325*
(rounded up)

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ezs note:  I don't know how much you enjoy Cubism and graffiti as works of art, but if you enjoy them as much as I do, perhaps it's time to visit  Novato, California and look up the Marin Museum of Contemporary Art!

Donald Trump - Trump Picked Fight With Vietnam Vets Over Who Better Understood What Agent Orange Was

Eric Levitz
New York Magazine

Wait... isn't that Agent Orange?

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please press:  nymag.com

Denmark - No Turning Back? The rich LGBT history that inspires next to zero creative works

Tess Westbrook
CPH Post

Copenhagen, Denmark

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please press:  cphpost.dk

civil rights - LGBT Rights Milestones Fast Facts


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please press:  www.kpax.com

Indiana - Indiana Youth Group opens transitional apparel room for transgender youth

Samantha Myers

Indianapolis, IN

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please press:  cbs4indy.com

lead story - After Families Disown Them, 2 Transgender Vets Share A Bond


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please press:  www.npr.org

VIDEO - Maggie Haberman - Covering the Trump White House

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16 August 2018

Donald Trump - Trump Can't Even Honor Aretha Franklin Properly

Vann R. Newkirk II
The Atlantic

Aretha Franklin (1968)

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please press:  www.theatlantic.com

Lebanon - Horrifying video shows transgender woman attacked in broad daylight as bystanders do nothing

Josh Jackman

Beirut, Lebanon

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please press:  www.pinknews.co.uk

civil rights - Md. judge blocks effort to shield military transgender ban info


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please press:  wtop.com

Illinois - Patterson to Direct Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Rachel McCarthy
Illinois Wesleyan University

Shirk Center, Illinois Wesleyan University

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please press:  www.iwu.edu

lead story - Walking while transgender has risks as well as rewards in Southwest Florida

Patricia Borns

Fort Myers, FL

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please press:  www.news-press.com

ezs note:  Floridians, (especially southwest area) at the bottom of this article are some resources which will get you started, both mentally and physically.  However, do not go to those frauds which advertise "reparative therapy".  They'll take your money (perhaps tens of thousands) and make you all the more miserable. 

15 August 2018

Donald Trump - Manafort trial Day 12: Prosecution hammers Manafort's 'lies,' defense chides 'selective' evidence

Kyle Cheney, Josh Gerstein, Darren Samuelsohn

Mr. Manafraud

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please press:  www.politico.com

Honduras/USA - ICE Releases Some Transgender Women Seeking Asylum

Marisa DeMarco

University of New Mexico

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please press:  www.kunm.org

civil rights - Colorado baker back in court after turning away transgender woman

Brooke Sopelsa

Masterpiece Cakeshop
Lakewood, CO

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please press:  www.nbcnews.com 

Maine - Equality Maine seeks support for 2nd Annual Dine OUT campaign

Fiddlehead Focus

Houlton, ME

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please press:  fiddleheadfocus.com

lead story - Vermont Nominates 1st US Transgender Candidate for Governor


Vermont State House
Montpelier, VT

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please press:  www.snopes.com

14 August 2018

Donald Trump - The Church of Trump

Alex Wagner
The Atlantic

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please press:  www.theatlantic.com

ezs note:  In some places around this country, Trump is some sort of demigod.  But there's something you can do - register to vote!!! (and get your like-minded friends to register as well)

Russia - Russian filmmaker defies government to shoot rare LGBT feature

Martin Blaney

Outlaw (film)

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please press:  www.screendaily.com

civil rights - After Facebook posts threaten 12-year-old transgender girl, Oklahoma school district cancels classes

Grand Forks Herald

Achille, OK

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please press:  grandforksherald.com

ezs note:  Although this was entered two days ago, the Washington Post article (picked up by the Grand Forks Herald) is much more complete.

Alabama - State ID law causing problems for Alabama transgender woman


Birmingham, AL

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please press:  www.kcci.com

lead story - Man accused of shooting transgender woman at Detroit gas station bound over for trial

Nick Monacelli

Detroit, MI

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please press:  www.clickondetroit.com

ezs note:  If you are the one who tipped the police, thank you!  

13 August 2018


Abigail Tracy
Vanity Fair

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please press:  www.vanityfair.com

Kenya - Life as a girl

Love Child

Nairobi University

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please press:  www.mediamaxnetwork.co.ke

civil rights - A Transition in Care

Elizabeth Segal
US News and World Report

Tijuana, Mexico

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please press:  www.usnews.com

New York - Without an Internet Barrier, Transgender Sex Workers Feel Less Safe


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please press:  www.wnyc.org

lead story - Transgender advocates adopt lobster emoji

Penelope Overton
Portland Press-Herald

Eyestalk of a lobster

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please press:  www.pressherald.com

12 August 2018

Donald Trump - At least 100 newspapers sign up to publish editorials targeting Trump

Morgan Gstalter
The Hill

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please press:  thehill.com

Guyana - ‘As a transgender person in Guyana, you feel you’re in a jail yard’‘

Rae Wiltshire
Stabroek News

Guyana, Rupununi Savannah

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please press:  www.stabroeknews.com

civil rights - Violent Parent's Facebook Screenshots Raise Concern

Caleigh Bourgeois
9 News

Achille, OK

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please press:  www.news9.com

Rhode Island - R.I.’s 2013 validation of same-sex marriage is only the start, advocates say

Madeline List
Providence Journal

Providence, RI

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please press:  www.providencejournal.com

lead story - ‘How can you be raped?’ Doctor’s words to transgender in India an example of the ‘transphobia’ that stops many getting health care

Priti Satian
South China Morning Post

Kolkata, India

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please press:  www.scmp.com

11 August 2018

Donald Trump - Poll: Trump is as strongly disliked now as Nixon was before he resigned

Harry Enten

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please press:  www.cnn.com

India - Kerala offers free sex change operations to transgender community after Tamil Nadu

Chinki Sinha
India Today

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please press:  www.indiatoday.in

civil rights - Human Rights Campaign Endorses Pro-Equality Candidate Candidate Mike Levin for U.S. Congress

Chris Sgro

Credit:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khsfhEeD0tg

please press:  www.hrc.org

Montana - Bathroom Initiative 'Should Have Been A Slam Dunk,' Montana Family Foundation Says

Corin Cates-Carney
Montana Public Radio

My heart bleeds... NOT!!!

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please press:  www.mtpr.org

lead story - Are you sure it wasn’t your girl name?’ Transgender woman outed by airline crew member

Patrick Kelleher

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please press:  www.pinknews.co.uk

Wallingford, Connecticut

estimated transgender population:  261*
(rounded down)

Wallingford, CT

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ezs note:  Built by the famed architect I. M. Pei (still alive!), Wallingford, Connecticut is home to the Modernist Paul Mellon Arts Center.  If you are an architecture buff, come on down!

10 August 2018