08 November 2018

lead story - Ohio professor sues school, doesn't want to use transgender students' pronouns

Cameron Knight

Cincinnati, OH

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ezs note:  Prof. Meriwether - I know you're all smart n' shit, but please tell me where Jesus used the word "gender" in his writings.  I dunno, maybe I missed it.

07 November 2018

lead story - Massachusetts voters uphold transgender rights protections

Faith Karimi, Emanuella Grinberg


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ezs note:  Thank you, Massachusetts!

06 November 2018

civil rights - The most important midterm ballot measures on abortion, marijuana, and transgender rights

Natasha Frost

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Kansas - Kansas birth certificate policy violates transgender individuals’ rights, lawsuit says

Allison Kite
The Wichita Eagle

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lead story - Dallas jail guards ordered transgender woman to show her genitals, suit claims

Bradford Betz
FOX News

Dallas, TX

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I voted today... DID YOU???

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05 November 2018

04 November 2018

Donald Trump - Limbaugh, Hannity joining Trump on campaign trail

Michael Burke
The Hill

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Guam - Senatorial candidates discuss social issues

Louella Losinio
The Daily Guam Post

Hagåtña, Guam

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civil rights - Rep. Kennedy Says He's Pushing to Protect Transgender Rights

US News & World Report

Rep. Joe Kennedy III

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Louisiana - New Orleans advocates, allies to rally for transgender rights following Trump administration plans to roll back protections

Alex Woodward

New Orleans, LA

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lead story - Iowa Transgender Community Sees Progress Despite Setbacks

Teresa Krug

Shelby, Iowa

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VIDEO - Bill Maher - New Rule: Win or Go Home

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03 November 2018

France - French LGBT groups denounce ‘culture of hate’ after spate of attacks

Benjamin Dodman
France 24

Paris, France

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civil rights - Not voting has consequences. Transgender people in Trump’s America know this all too well

Erika D. Smith
The Sacramento Bee

Sacramento, CA

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Connecticut - The Trump Administration May Revoke Civil Rights For Transgender People: What Does That Mean In Connecticut?

Daniela Altimari
Hartford Courant

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lead story - WGA West Blasts Trump Administration’s Latest Attack On Transgender Rights

David Robb

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VIDEO - Matt Baume - Last Chance to Vote in 2018 Election

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02 November 2018

lead story - Over 1,600 scientists condemn Trump transgender proposal


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Thank you for your service!

training at Fort Dix, NJ

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ezs note:  I'd like to take a few moments to discuss the United States Armed Forces.  While over the years there have some questionable activities - especially now - the forces have done their duty without complaint.  One of these people is Michelle Hart.  She is transgender. What, pray tell, is her reward?

First, they try to kick her out of the Armed Forces.

Then, they try to take away her existence.



VIDEO - Oprah Winfrey EXPLOSIVE Rally Speech for Stacey Abrams in Marietta, Georgia

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01 November 2018

Donald Trump - Trump’s Racist ‘Willie Horton’ Video Is a Normal GOP Ad in 2018

Eric Levitz

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Colombia - Miss Colombia Says Miss Universe Pageant Should Only Be for “Women Who Were Born Women”


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civil rights - 56 major companies stand up against attempts to erase transgender civil rights protections

John Riley

(not necessarily representative)

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Pennsylvania - Governor Wolf Administration Shows Support for Pennsylvania Transgender Community

KDKA Radio

Pittsburgh, PA

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lead story - Column: A Regressive Attack on Transgender Citizens

Jack Turco
Valley News

West Lebanon, NH

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31 October 2018

Donald Trump - GOP civil war: Trump slams Paul Ryan for opposing end to birthright citizenship

Adam Edelman
NBC News

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Cameroon - Lesbians raped and accused of witchcraft in Cameroon

Josh Jackman

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civil rights - Stingl: Transgender author shares her story and joins the effort to preserve her civil rights

Jim Stingl
Journal Sentinel

Wauwatosa, WI

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Rhode Island - In Kingston, URI Honors Colloquium centers on gender identity, activism

Kevin G. Andrade
Providence Journal

North Kingstown, RI

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lead story - Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018 letters: Synagogue shooting, transgender rights

Various authors
The Denver Post

Denver, CO

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30 October 2018

Donald Trump - Gillum responds to Trump attacks: 'Never wrestle with a pig'

Caitlin Oprysko

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Bhutan - Amid Widespread Stigma and Harassment, Bhutan's LGBT Community Seeks Acceptance

Chencho Dema, Peky Samal
The Wire

Thimbu, Bhutan

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civil rights - 1500 parents of transgender children blast proposal to eliminate civil rights proposals

John Riley

March on Washington (1963)

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ezs note:  One... more... time... VOTE.

Colorado - “When does it end?”: Colorado transgender community reeling from Trump administration attempt to redefine “sex” in federal law

Elise Schmelzer
The Denver Post

Denver, CO


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ezs note:  Once again, VOTE.

lead story - ‘Denying our very humanity:’ Trump proposal wounds Bay Area transgender community

Erin Allday
San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco, CA

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ezs note:  Wherever you are, VOTE.

29 October 2018

civil rights - Transgender rights group unfurls massive flag in front of Lincoln Memorial

Emily Birnbaum
The Hill

Lincoln Memorial (interior)

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New Mexico - First Christian Church, focused on community outreach, marks 85th anniversary

Olivia Harlow
Santa Fe New Mexican

Santa Fe, NM

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ezs note:  Just so you know, First Christian Church is an LGBTQ-friendly church.

lead story - What Transgender Means to Me

Sara Rimer
BU Today

Boston University, Boston, MA

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28 October 2018

civil rights - View from Away: Assaulting the civil rights of transgender people isn’t campaign fodder

Central Maine (Los Angeles Times)

Los Angeles, CA (Griffith Observatory)

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New Jersey - LGBT advocates in New Jersey attack Trump plans to eliminate 'transgender' as option

Hannan Adely

Trenton, NJ

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lead story - LGBTQ History Month: Transgender and gender-nonconforming pioneers

Tim Fitzsimons
NBC News

Sylvia Rivera

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VIDEO - Matt Baume - Queer Advocates Standing up to Trump's Trans Attacks

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My condolences to Squirrel Hill (Pittsburgh)...

Taylor Allderdice High School, Squirrel Hill, PA 

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26 October 2018

Egypt/US - Egyptian filmmaker aims to show LGBT+ people are 'not alone'

Heba Kanso

fresco of Fatimid Caliph Al-Hakim
Cairo, Egypt

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civil rights - Administration opposes transgender civil rights shield

Lyle Denniston
Constitution Center

Oh, isn't it quaint.  Let's chuck it.

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Virginia - Virginia's transgender lawmaker blasts Trump memo on gender definition

Peggy Fox

Manassas, VA

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lead story - The Idea of a 'DNA Test' for Transgender People Is Part of a Long, Dark History

Jeffrey Kluger

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25 October 2018

lead story - Rolling back transgender protections would endanger patients, experts say

Alex Keuroghlian

Boston, MA  (1730)

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