15 September 2018

Donald Trump - Trump launches first broadside at Mueller after Manafort plea deal

Quint Forgey

ezs note:  I saw an infant today, less than a week old. Too bad Trump isn't as thoughtful and intelligent...

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Trinidad and Tobago - Does conversion therapy work?


Trinidad and Tobago

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civil rights - Transgender Ex-Student Sues Alabama School Over Mistreatment

US News & World Report

Huntsville, AL

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New Mexico - Protesters Block Albuquerque Streets Over Transgender Death

US News & World Report

Albuquerque, NM

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lead story - Unique Alberta transgender clinic is saving lives but says funding help is critical

Jill Croteau
Global News

Calgary, AB (Canada)

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ezs note:  You can help our friends in Alberta by giving to the Skipping Stone Foundation! 

14 September 2018

Donald Trump - Eric Trump Gets Humiliatingly Fact-Checked By Fox News Podcast Over Economy Lie

Lee Moran


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ezs note:  Eric Trump lied. On FOX News.  Incredible...

Vietnam - The loneliness of Vietnam’s LGBT community

VN Express

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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civil rights - Women’s shelter challenges Anchorage’s non-discrimination law

Jill Burke

Anchorage, AK

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Michigan - LGBT Aging Initiative begins in region

Midland Daily News

Midland Center For The Arts
Midland, MI

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lead story - Suicide Attempts Among Transgender Teenage Boys Happen At An Alarming Rate, A New Study Says

Mehreen Kasana

Alexandre-Gabriel Decamps, The Suicide  (ca. 1836)

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ezs note

National Suicide Prevention Hotline - 1-800-273-8255

VIDEO - Matt Baume - Major US Election is Just Weeks Away

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13 September 2018

Donald Trump - House GOP 'screwed' as bad political numbers pile on Trump

Jonathan Allen

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Timor-Leste - A Luta Continua: LGBTI Rights in Timor-Leste

Bardia Rahman
The Diplomat

Dili, Timor-Leste

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civil rights - Pittsfield Council Voices Support For Transgender Community

Andy McKeever

Pittsfield, MA

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New Hampshire - NH Cub Scouts officially opens doors to girls, but individual dens will be single gender

Mark Hayward
New Hampshire Union Leader

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lead story - Trump State Department Just Made an Ominous Passport Change for Transgender Americans

Samantha Allen
Daily Beast

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VIDEO - Beto O'Rourke | Can Small-Donor Progressives Win Local Elections?

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12 September 2018

civil rights - Hey, President Trump, ‘Getting Clipped’ Is the Worst Description For My Life-Giving Trans Surgery

Samantha Allen
Daily Beast

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New York - This Stunning New York Fashion Week Show Featured 34 Transgender Models

Curtis M. Wong

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lead story - Springfield transgender woman speaks out about knife attack from man she met on dating app

Gregory J. Holman
Springfield News-Leader

Springfield, MO

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11 September 2018

Donald Trump - Donald Trump Falsely Boasted About Having Tallest Building In 9/11 Aftermath

Lee Moran

Aw, don't feel too bad, Donald.  I'm sure you and Kim Il-Sung are friends. (I think...)

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Montserrat - Police investigate killing in Potters

Theresa Goodwin
The Montserrat Reporter

Plymouth, Montserrat

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civil rights - Kansas Attorney General Says Transgender Case Is About 'Reducing Cost'

Dan Margolies

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ezs note:  Let's do a little math for you.  In 2014, the United States spent 581.0 billion dollars on defense spending.  In China, during the same period, they spent 129.4 billion dollars. What this means is even if we spent the equivalent of the entire Chinese amount on transgender operations rather than defense spending,  we would still have almost double what the Chinese spend. (451.6)

Nebraska - Kelly: Lynne Bacon and transgender spouse Meredith Bacon shared 50 years of 'mutual devotion'

Michael Kelly
Omaha World-Herald

Omaha, NE

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Greg Price

Hint:  Uh, if you don't know what this is, you're the a&&hole...

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10 September 2018

Nigeria - She Called Me Woman: Nigerian queer women speak

Sabo Kpade
The Guardian Nigeria

Lagos, Nigeria
(Victoria Island)

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civil rights - Transgender rights groups outspend opponents in Massachusetts ballot question fight

Shira Schoenberg

Adams, MA

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Wisconsin - In A Reversal, Wisconsin To Cover State Workers Seeking Transgender Treatment

Emmarie Huetteman

Madison, WI

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lead story - Schools warned over new ‘harmful’ Transgender Trend stickers

Alix Robertson
Schools Week

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09 September 2018

Overland Park, Kansas

estimated transgender population:  1096*
(rounded down)

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Overland Park, Kansas is a mushrooming city - it went from a mere 21,110 in 1960 to a gigantic 188,966 in 2016  - and it's still growing!

Donald Trump - Fear review: Bob Woodward's dragnet descends on Donald Trump

Lloyd Green
The Guardian

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Japan - LGBT hospitality house to be established for 2020 Tokyo Games

Sarah Suk
The Japan Times

Tokyo, Japan
(site of 2020 Tokyo Olympics)

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civil rights - If Democrats Take the House, Here's What Awaits Betsy DeVos, Civil Rights, and ESSA

Andrew Ujifusa
Education Week

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Indiana - Bangert: 'Why not Indiana?' Lafayette Sen. Ron Alting will carry hate crime bill

Dave Bangert
Journal & Courier

Cloverdale, IN

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ezs note:  Indiana residents -  You have to look hard for it, but the original bill (SB 418) would have included gender identification or sexual orientation.  Whether that remains in the final bill (if it passes) remains to be seen.

lead story - Transgender in Pakistan Set on Fire, Killed by Four Men for Resisting Sexual Assault


Lahore, Pakistan

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VIDEO - Matt Baume - New Gender Option on Drivers Licenses

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08 September 2018

civil rights - Lawsuit accuses MSU of favoring transgender students over straight men

Gail Schontzler
Idaho State Journal

Montana State University
Bozeman, MT

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ezs note:  This is a fairly lengthy piece, but you gotta check this paragraph out:

Instructor Kujawa told Sletten she had asked the male student in their private office conversation what he would do if the transgender student in class tried to talk to him. Kujawa said he told her that if the transgender student persisted, he would “break her face,” and added, “I’ve done it before, I’m not kidding.” He also mentioned that he kept three loaded guns in his truck. (Gail Schontzler)

I rest my case.

Connecticut - Rainbow Wave In Connecticut: GOP Fields 6 LGBTQ Candidates For Legislature In General Election

Daniela Altimari
Hartford Courant

Groton, CT

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ezs note:  Umm... okay... Please, don't get me wrong.  Even though I'm a Democrat, there are some areas which I tend to be a bit conservative.  But, dude, you've got a President who is an ever-psychotic and a Congress which, at best, is mostly complacent and, at worst, is a complete suckup.  Before the election I would say follow your conscience.  But this ain't no ordinary time.

lead story - Will attacks on transgender South Carolinians lead to a state hate-crime law?

Bristow Marchant
The State

Orangeburg, SC

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ezs note:  South Carolinians - State Rep. Gilda Cobb-Hunter's bill is a damn fine one, and it deserves to be passed.  Please, do your part and call your state rep and state Senate and urge that it be passed.

VIDEO - Matt Baume - India Decriminalizes Homosexuality

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07 September 2018

VIDEO - Full remarks of President Barack Obama

Donald Trump - Obama slams Republicans: Trump is 'capitalizing on resentment'

Dan Merica


the last REAL president

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Denmark - Young LGBTQ people should have better mental-health conditions in Denmark


Skagen, Denmark

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civil rights - Nebraska sides with Michigan funeral home that fired transgender woman

Martha Stoddard
Omaha World-Herald

Lincoln, NE

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ezs note:  Nebraskans - one thing you can do is upend Attorney General Doug Peterson in favor of Evangelos Argyrakis.  It's a stretch, you say.  But it's not an impossibility.  Just look at your sister state, Texas!

Indiana - Indiana judge sides with transgender student over restroom

Jessie Higgins

Evansville, IN

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lead story - Melrose Gets Ahead Of Question 3, Affirms Transgender Protections

Mike Carraggi
Melrose Patch

Melrose, MA

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06 September 2018

Donald Trump - Read the stolen letter from Trump's desk reported in Bob Woodward's book

Marshall Cohen, Jamie Gangel

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Chile/US - Chilean Film in LGBTQ Film Series

The Gabber

Santiago, Chile

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civil rights - Gov. Bryant: Transgender People Do Not Deserve Hiring Protections

Ashton Pittman
Jackson Free Press

Jackson, MS

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ezs note:  Mississippians - Gov. Phil Bryant is term-limited, so he cannot run for another term.  What you can do is hook up with your state legislator and let him/her know that you are against Bryant's cockamamie idea, and he should rescind it.

Maryland - Swastika, anti-LGBTQ comments found in dorms at University of Maryland: Police

Emily Shapiro
ABC News

University of Maryland

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