13 November 2018

lead story - A Perilous Moment for Transgender People in the United States

Sebastian Kohn
Open Society Foundations

In Time Of Peril, Edmund Blair Leighton (1897)

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12 November 2018

VIDEO - Chris Hedges - American Anomie

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Donald Trump - Trump makes baseless claim that the stock market is plunging because of the prospect of Democrats investigating him

Bob Bryan

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Vietnam - Activists call for movement on transgender rights law in Vietnam

VN Express

Hanoi, Vietnam

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civil rights - The Transgender Bathroom Debate And A New Vision For Inclusive Public Spaces

Diane Orson

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Washington (state) - We are fellow humans: Respect transgender rights

Chris Davis
The Seattle Times

Renton, WA

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lead story - 12 simple ways to make your workplace more inclusive of transgender people

Meera Jagannathan

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11 November 2018

Pakistan - Transgender people’s rights

Meher Nigar Ashraf
The Express-Tribune

Meeran Dam
Turbat, Pakistan

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civil rights - Fordham Allies Demand Improved Rights for Transgender Students

Courtney Brogle
The Observer

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Texas - Dallas voters just doubled the number of LGBT lawmakers in Texas

Lauren McGaughy
The Dallas Morning News

Dallas, TX

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lead story - The Freedom—and Fear—of Traveling While Transgender

Samantha Allen
Daily Beast

Oviedo, Spain

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10 November 2018

Donald Trump - Feds Now Have Evidence Trump Broke the Law to Become President. Will Whitaker Bury It?

Mimi Rocah, Elie Honig
Daily Beast

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Malta - New clinic for transgender individuals to open on Monday

Denise Grech
Times of Malta

Mtarfa, Malta

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civil rights - AG Becerra Denounces Trump Administration Plan to Roll Back Civil Rights Protections for LGBTQ Individuals

Xavier Becerra

Nevada City, CA

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South Carolina - SC cities, towns receive failing scores in annual LGBTQ equality index

Rickey Dennis, Hannah Alani
The Post And Courier

Mount Pleasant, SC

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lead story - Judge orders training on transgender issues for all Illinois prison staff amid inmate lawsuit

Angie Lourgos Leventis
Chicago Tribune

Dixon, IL

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09 November 2018

Kenya - Lesbian Film 'Rafiki' May Change Kenya Forever

Neela Ghosal
Human Rights Watch

Nairobi, Kenya

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civil rights - Transgender gubernatorial nominee reflects on campaign

Lisa Rathke
Hawaii News Now

Hyde Park, VT

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Michigan - LGBT+ students at WMU react to potential Trump administration policy

Bianca Buchholtz
Western Herald

Western Michigan University

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lead story - Transgender rights are constitutional rights

Julia Raifman
The Hill

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08 November 2018

Vatican City - Letters from the Synod-2018: October 25

Xavier Rynne II
Catholic Herald

Vatican City

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civil rights - Attorney General Jeff Sessions Resigned. Here's His Record on Children's Civil Rights

Alyson Klein
Education Week

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New Hampshire - Two transgender women elected to N.H. House

Michael K. Lavers
Washington Blade

Concord, NH

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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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