20 November 2018

New Zealand - Should New Zealand drop gender for birth certificates, licences?

Zane Small
Newshub (NZ)

Wellington, New Zealand

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civil rights - AG Healey Demands Civil Rights Protections for Transgender People

Cape Cod Times

AG Maura Healey

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Wyoming/DC - What Matthew Shepard’s interment taught us about religion

Brett Krutzsch

Laramie, WY

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lead story - Transgender pride flag flies over Yellowknife city hall for first time

CBC News

Yellowknife, NWT (Canada)

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19 November 2018

Donald Trump - Ex-White House Aide Details Trump’s ‘Team Of Vipers’ In Tell-All Book: ‘We Were Ruthless’

Hayley Miller

Bamboo pit viper (sadly, not the book)

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Kenya/UK - Gay rugby player Kenneth Macharia in deportation persecution fear

BBC News

Bristol Rovers

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civil rights - Boyertown (PA) students ask U.S. Supreme Court to hear appeal of transgender bathroom challenge

Peter Hall
The Morning Call

Boyertown, PA

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California - ‘This or suicide.’ Lacking options in the Valley, trans people travel hours for surgery

Mackenzie Mays
Bristol Herald-Courier (originally in The Fresno Bee)

Fresno, CA

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lead story - ‘We Have Targets on Our Backs’: How Jacksonville Became America’s Transgender Murder Capital

Samantha Allen
Daily Beast

Jacksonville, FL

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18 November 2018

Donald Trump - Trump blasts 'little Adam Schitt' on Twitter

Quint Forgey

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ezs note:  Oooo, good one, Donald.  I'm sure Beavis and Butt-Head would be quite impressed.

Guam - Historic Wave of Women Candidates Sweep to Power on Guam

Jon Letman

Hagåtña, Guam

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civil rights - EXCLUSIVE: How Trump administration pressure to dump 4-H's LGBT policy led to Iowa leader's firing

Courtney Crowder, Jason Clayworth
Des Moines Register

4-H girl and her bunny

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Rhode Island - Hundreds rally at State House against Trump’s efforts to “erase” transgender people

Linda Borg
Providence Journal

Rhode Island State House
Providence, RI

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lead story - How the Catholic 'alt-right' aims to purge LGBTQ members from the church

Corky Siemaszko
NBC News

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17 November 2018

Donald Trump - Trump denies questioning VP's allegiance, says Pence is '100% loyal'

Sarah Westwood, Veronica Stracqualursi, Kevin Liptak

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ezs note: Yuh, huh.  Yeah, Pence is toast...

Ghana - Ghana’s Laws Protect All Including LGBTs

Peace FM Radio

Accra, Ghana

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civil rights - Betsy DeVos Wants to Roll Back Civil Rights Protections For Students Filing Complaints of Sexual Harassment or Assault

Emma J Roth

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ezs note:  Also of note, Dennis Prager, 'president' of PragerU, spouts the same crap to colleges and universities.   Whether you are gay, lesbian, transgender, or straight, it's really imperative that you nip this in the bud, the sooner the better.

Iowa - Tealight vigil helps students mourn loss of transgender individuals

Logan Metzger
Iowa State Daily

Catt Hall, Iowa State University
Ames, Iowa

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lead story - Four Reminders This Transgender Awareness Week

Helen Parshall

transgender flag (alternate)

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16 November 2018

Donald Trump - Trump speaks on Jim Acosta, and also says he has answered written questions from special counsel

Grace Segers
CBS News

Jim Acosta

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Brian Kenety
Radio Praha (English - Prague)

coat of arms
Prague, Czech Republic

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civil rights - Community feature: Transgender Day of Remembrance returns amid fight for civil rights

Erica Thompson

Columbus, OH

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New York - Transgender Day of Remembrance

Kelly Metzgar
Adirondack Daily Enterprise

Saranac Lake, NY

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lead story - Transgender Americans still face workplace discrimination despite some progress and support of companies like Apple

George B. Cunningham
San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco, CA

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VIDEO - Matt Baume - Even More Good News from the Election

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14 November 2018

lead story - Recommendations to reduce recidivism in transgender women

Medical Xpress

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13 November 2018

Donald Trump - Trump, stung by midterms and nervous about Mueller, retreats from traditional presidential duties

Eli Stokols
Los Angeles Times

Hitler, thinking fondly of a future thug...

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Egypt/US - "The Wedding" Director Sam Abbas on What It’s Like to Screen an LGBTQ Film in the Middle East

Noor Bhara

The Wedding (movie)

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civil rights - 176 Companies Sign on to Statement Opposing Trump's Efforts to Limit Transgender Rights

Emily Gillespie

San Jose, CA

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Alaska - No Quick Resolution Expected in Transgender Shelter Case

US News & World Report

Anchorage, AK
Alaska Center for the Performing Arts

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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

Cunniffe House, Fordham University

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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

signing of the US Constitution

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