07 October 2018

civil rights - Anti-Defamation League encourages Americans to stand up to hate during #Oneday movement

Lindsay Schnell, Kristin Lam
USA Today

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please press:  www.usatoday.com

Missouri - Transgender community rallies around need for health care

Jeremy Johnson

Columbia, MO (1869)

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please press:  www.columbiamissourian.com

lead story - Editorial: New guidelines bring clarity to transgender student policies


Hardwick Township, NJ

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please press:  www.northjersey.com

06 October 2018

Donald Trump - 'I feel outraged, exhausted and betrayed': Kavanaugh nomination – the feminist response

Joanna Walters, Erin Durkin
The Guardian

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please press:  www.theguardian.com

ezs note:  There's one thing - and only one thing - for you to do.


Election Day is November 6.

Egypt - Egypt's LGBT+ face horrific discrimination in housing, says U.N. rapporteur

Heba Kanso

Giza Necropolis, Egypt

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please press:  www.reuters.com

civil rights - Ensuring Comprehensive Care and Support for Transgender and Gender-Diverse Children and Adolescents

Jason Rafferty
AAP News & Journals

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Florida - Florida sees fifth murder of black transgender woman with killing of Londonn Moore

Monivette Cordeiro
Orlando Weekly

North Port, FL

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please press:  www.orlandoweekly.com

ezs note:  As of now, Londonn Moore's murderer has not been caught yet.  If you live in North Port, FL, and you have witnessed anything, please call the police at 941-429-7323.  Thanks. 

lead story - Winchester forum discusses transgender issues, urges ‘yes’ vote on Question 3

Mariya Manzhos
Wicked Local Winchester

Winchester, MA

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please press:  winchester.wickedlocal.com

ezs note:  Massachusetts residents:  Please, please remember to vote YES on Question 3 on Election Day.  And, by the way, are you registered yet?  If not, do it now! 

05 October 2018

civil rights - Human Rights Campaign Announces “Artists For Equality” Auction to Help Elect Pro-LGBTQ Candidates

Nick Morrow

Flag, Jasper Johns

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please press:  www.hrc.org

ezs note: To make a voting plan, all you have to do is click!

Utah - Barron: Utah Needs to do More to Protect Vulnerable Inmates

Morgan Barron
The Daily Utah Chronicle

Wasatch State Prison
Draper, UT

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please press:  dailyutahchronicle.com

lead story - 'Why not?': Transgender candidate busts stereotypes in Brazil

Anna Jean Kaiser

São Paulo, Brazil

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please press:  www.bbc.com

04 October 2018

Donald Trump - Republican Sen. Ben Sasse drops a bombshell on the debate over Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court

Bryan Logan
Business Insider

Ben Sasse

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South Africa/other countries - OUTtv will only be available in South Africa and not the rest of Africa

Thinus Ferreira

South Africa

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please press:  www.channel24.co.za

civil rights - Civil rights leader William Barber awarded MacArthur grant

Erin Durkin
The Guardian

Rev. William Barber II (left)

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please press:  www.theguardian.com

Nebraska - Nebraska high court rejects latest appeals by John Lotter


 Humboldt, NE

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please press:  www.wowt.com

lead story - School transgender policy studied

The Vindicator

Gordian knot

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please press:  www.vindy.com

ezs note:  Oy veh.  This ain't fun, is it?  Okay, here are a few suggestions.  First, here's what I don't suggest.  It doesn't help to burrow into your tribe or get into a shouting match.  You may have to relax a bit to do it, but if you are approached by an angry person, calmly explain your side of the story.  Remember, he/she may be venting anger, but he/she is just afraid for his/her child.  If he/she calms down a bit, work together on a solution.  If he/she remains angry, you may leave, but first, open the door for the time when he/she calms down. No, this ain't a magic wand.  But it is constructive rather than destructive.

03 October 2018

North Dakota - Pride Minot is growing

Andrea Johnson
Minot Daily News

Minot, SD

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please press:  www.minotdailynews.com 

lead story - The New Smear Against Transgender Men

Evan Urquhart

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please press:  slate.com

02 October 2018

Donald Trump - Trump Engaged in Suspect Tax Schemes as He Reaped Riches From His Father

David Barstow, Susanne Craig, Russ Buettner
The New York Times

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please press:  www.nytimes.com

Kyrgyzstan - Fear and loathing in Kyrgyzstan: how the LGBTQI community is fighting back against rising discrimination

Juliet Jacques

Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

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please press:  www.opendemocracy.net

civil rights - More Courts Rule On Section 1557 As HHS Reconsiders Regulation

Katie Keith
Health Affairs

Hammond, IN

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please press:  www.healthaffairs.org

Arizona - Arizona Study Examines Suicide Risk In Transgender Teens

Ariana Bustos

(artist unknown)

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please press:  kjzz.org

ezs note:  National Suicide Prevention Hotline - 1-800-273-8255
Trans Hotline - 877-565-8860

lead story - USA Swimming Passes Amendment Increasing Inclusion for Transgender Athletes

Ryan Gibbons
Swimming World

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VIDEO - Matt Baume - Designing Women Goes Looking for a Lesbian

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01 October 2018

Lebanon - Lebanon: Time to savor success, then face new challenges

Erasing 76 Crimes


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please press:  76crimes.com

civil rights - LGBT North Carolinians can challenge ban on cities’ pro-transgender bathroom laws

Paul A. Specht, Will Doran
The Herald-Sun

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please press:  www.heraldsun.com

Washington state - A Young Transgender Dreams to Enter Olympia Competition

Erryn Deane
JBH News

Olympia, WA

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lead story - This is how you stop violence against LGBTQ people, according to a prominent activist

USA Today

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please press:  www.usatoday.com

30 September 2018

Donald Trump - Kanye West delivered a pro-Trump rant on SNL. The audience booed, but he earned Trump’s praise.

Emily Stewart

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please press:  www.vox.com

Jordan - Transgender community in Jordan faces abuse, discrimination

Global News

Petra, Jordan

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please press:  globalnews.ca

civil rights - Founders Brewing reverses itself on business group's Schuette endorsement

Paul Egan
Detroit Free Press

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please press:  www.freep.com 

California - High school in California crowns its first-ever transgender queen

Laura Acevedo
News 5 Cleveland

National City, CA

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please press:  www.news5cleveland.co

lead story - From “Hate State” to Jared Polis: How Colorado led the way for gay, transgender candidates to run for office — and win

Nic Garcia
The Denver Post

Denver, CO

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please press:  www.denverpost.com

29 September 2018

civil rights - Texas governor says 'bathroom bill' no longer on his agenda

Jon Herskovitz

Big Bend National Park (Texas)

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please press:  www.reuters.com

Louisiana - HRC Mourns the Loss of Vontashia Bell, a Trans Woman Killed in Louisiana

Brian McBride

Shreveport, LA

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please press:  www.hrc.org

ezs note:  It's been about a month, but Vontashia Bell's murderer is still at large.  If you live in the greater Shreveport area, you can still be a hero.  Just call the police at 318-673-6955.  Thanks.

lead story - New policy allows Canadian trans student-athletes on teams consistent with gender identity

Nick Eagland
Vancouver Sun

Vancouver, BC

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please press:  vancouversun.com

28 September 2018

Starbuck, Minnesota

estimated transgender population: 7*
(rounded down)

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ezs note:  Is Starbuck, Minnesota home to Starbucks?  Sadly, no.  (I am outraged!)  However, it is named after Stabekk, Norway.  If you have time, come on down and have a look!

Donald Trump - Graham on Kavanaugh confirmation snag: ‘Somebody has got to explain this to Trump’

Ramsen Shamon

Lindsey Graham

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Georgia - Georgia: UN expert to assess human rights of LGBT persons


Tbilisi, Georgia

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please press:  www.scoop.co.nz

civil rights - Gender-Based Dress Codes: Human Resources, Diversity And Legal Impact

Mirande Valbrune

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please press:  www.forbes.com

Arkansas - New group a welcome, safe place for LGBT Catholics, allies

Aprille Hanson
Arkansas Catholic

William J. Clinton Presidential Library
Little Rock, AR

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please press:  www.arkansas-catholic.org

lead story - For 20 Years, Law & Order: SVU Has Given a Voice to a Silenced Transgender Community

Lake Schatz
Consequence Of Sound

Law & Order:  SVU

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please press:  consequenceofsound.net

27 September 2018

civil rights - N.J. Transgender Students Get Rules on Restroom, Name Preference

Elise Young

Jersey City, New Jersey

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please press:  www.bloomberg.com 

Kansas - Did Prairie Village council pull disappearing act to avoid debate on LGBTQ ordinance?

Editorial Board
The Kansas City Star

Prairie Village, KS

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please press:  www.kansascity.com 

lead story - 'Epidemic of violence': 2018 is worst for deadly assaults against transgender Americans

Marina Pitofsky
USA Today

Rio Grande, TX

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please press:  www.usatoday.com

26 September 2018

Donald Trump - Letters: ‘We Don’t Need a Misogynist on the Supreme Court. We Have One in the White House.’

Susan Seligson (among others)
The Atlantic

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please press:  www.theatlantic.com

Taiwan - Taiwan's transgender minister Audrey Tang seeks to break barriers

The Straits Times

Presidential Office Building
Taipei, Taiwan

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please press:  www.straitstimes.com

civil rights - A Transgender Software Engineer Alleges Nike Failed to Stand Up for the Values It Advertises

Nigel Jaquiss
Willamette Week

Willamette (part of West Linn), OR

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please press:  www.wweek.com 

Tennessee - A transgender priest finds a new life helping others on the margins

Religion News Service

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please press:  religionnews.com

lead story - Transgender Guide leaders are no more of a risk to girls than other volunteers, say bosses

The Telegraph

Girl Guides (1918)

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please press:  www.telegraph.co.uk