12 October 2018

Missouri - ACLU hosts rally to support Springfield's transgender community

Alissa Zhu
Springfield News-Leader

Springfield, MO

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lead story - Columbus Welcomes First Transgender Health Center In Ohio


Brewery District, Columbus, OH

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How to donate to the Red Cross for Michael relief

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ezs note:  Today, I don't care if residents of Mexico Beach, Florida (and others) voted for Clinton, Trump, write-in, or simply forgot to vote - today they are desperate and suddenly destitute.  You can help:

Thank you.

11 October 2018

Donald Trump - The 45 strangest lines from Donald Trump's wild, 46-minute 'Fox and Friends' interview

Chris Cillizza

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Azerbaijan - Azerbaijan: Parents recount struggles to gain acceptance for LGBT children

Duma Safarova

Baku, Azerbaijan

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civil rights - Indiana Senate race: Braun, Donnelly differ on line between religious freedom, LGBT rights

Chris Sikich

Granger, IN

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Idaho - Boise and Pocatello Rank High, Other Idaho Cities Not So Much, in 'Municipal Equality Index'

George Prentice
Boise Weekly

Boise, ID

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lead story - Transgender at 11: ‘I. Am. A. Boy. That’s it.’

Petula Dvorak
The Washington Post

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VIDEO - Matt Baume - Join us for a Week of Games Starting October 28!

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09 October 2018

Donald Trump - Fox News’ Andrew Napolitano Slams Trump For Calling Kavanaugh Accusations ‘A Hoax’

Hayley Miller

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Bolivia - TRAILER: A Woman Fights Her Family’s Curse of Never Reaching Orgasm in ‘Las Malcogidas’

Carlos Aguilar

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civil rights - SJ eyes ordinance to protect LGBT rights

John Matuszak
The Herald-Palladium

St. Joseph, MI

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Kansas - LaPolice says Marshall fails to live up to Republican values

Jason Beets
Salina Journal

Clyde, KS

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ezs note:  It's down a bit, but see the bottom for transgender issues.  

lead story - Transgender woman shocked by higher car insurance rates for women in Michigan

Kim Russell

Detroit, MI

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Matt Baume - State Department is Going After Queer Diplomats

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VIDEO - Chris Hedges in Eugene

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08 October 2018

Donald Trump - Trump’s successful neutering of the FBI’s Kavanaugh investigation has scary implications

Matthew Yglesias

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please press: www.vox.com

Albania - Sheltering Albania’s Gay Youth from Virulent Homophobia

Boris Dittrich
Human Rights Watch

Butrint, Albania

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please press:  www.hrw.org

civil rights - Graham Linehan given police warning after complaint by transgender activist

Josh Halliday
The Guardian

Sussex, UK

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please press:  www.theguardian.com 

New Mexico - NMSU’s LGBT+ Programs to host a series of events for OUTober

Melissa R. Rutter

Las Cruces, NM

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please press:  newscenter.nmsu.edu

lead story - The fight for transgender healthcare at work

Julia Carpenter

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

Anna Jean Kaiser

São Paulo, Brazil

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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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Nebraska - Nebraska high court rejects latest appeals by John Lotter


 Humboldt, NE

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lead story - School transgender policy studied

The Vindicator

Gordian knot

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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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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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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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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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