26 December 2018

Zimbabwe - Zimbabwe: Gays and Lesbians Meet Zimbabwe's MPs

Robert Tapfumaneyi
All Africa

Harare, Zimbabwe

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civil rights - Military Transgender Ban Not Ripe for SCOTUS, Justices Told

Jon Steingart
Bloomberg Law

US Supreme Court

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Montana - Proposed anti-discrimination ordinance put on hold in Dillon again

Susan Dunlap
Montana Standard

Dillon, MT

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lead story - Dominic West says 'a transgender Bond would be cool'

Hanna Flint

'James Bond' (Sean Connery)

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25 December 2018

Arizona - AIA alters language of transgender policy for Arizona student-athletes

Shane Dale
ABC News 15 (Arizona)

Phoenix, AZ

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lead story - Muddled Morality - An Attempt at Criminalising Transgender Morality

Yogesh S
News Click

New Delhi, India

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Merry Christmas!

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24 December 2018

Slovenia - Around 40% of LGBT Students Suffer Violent Abuse at Slovenian Schools

Total Slovenia News

Ljubljana, Slovenia

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civil rights - The Real Bathroom Predators are Cisgender Bigots

Samantha Riedel
Out Magazine

Osseo, MN (1869)

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Illinois - Appellate court calls part of District 211 transgender graduate's lawsuit moot

Bob Susjnara
Daily Chicago

Palatine, IL

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lead story - Transgender Canadians say death certificates don't reflect their lived identity

Marie-Claude Gregoire
CTV News

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23 December 2018

Donald Trump - The Loyal Soldier Reached His Limit

David Ignatius
Real Clear Politics

Sec. Jim Mattis

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Nicaragua - Political Prisoners in Nicaragua Reaches 610 and Rising

Havana Times

Managua, Nicaragua

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civil rights - Maryland School District Sued for Years of Abuse Against Transgender Teacher

Kate Sosin

Upper Marlboro, MD

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Oregon - Hearing At Capitol Shows How Difficult Changing Salem's Culture Will Be

Lauren Dake

Prineville, OR

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ezs note:  Oregonians - okay, this is not gonna work.  You can do your part by speaking or sending a respectful missive explaining why transgender people face an onerous life and what they can do to make it better.

lead story - Being transgender in Southwest Michigan

Alexandra Newman
The Herald-Palladium

Benton Harbor, Michigan

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22 December 2018

Wisconsin - Judge: De Pere transgender rights policy violates religious freedom of churches

Haley BeMiller
Green Bay Press Gazette.

De Pere, WI

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ezs note:  I understand that churches have certain rights, and I respect that.  But answer me this:  where, in the writings of Jesus, is it said that we should discriminate against transgender people?

Still looking, huh?  Well, take your time... šŸ˜” 

lead story - Jury's award to transgender woman after rejection by football team is a Minnesota first

Mary Lynn Smith

Inver Grove Heights, MN

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20 December 2018

Mattis quits, says his views aren't 'aligned' with Trump's

Jeremy Diamond, Barbara Starr, Zachary Cohen

Just another lovely cruise...
(engraving by Willy Stƶwer)

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Curacao - PAHO Urges Testing As The First Step Towards Preventing HIV And Halting The AIDS Epidemic

CuraƧao Chronicle

Willemstad, CuraƧao

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civil rights - Texas judge who struck down ACA to weigh in on transgender health case

Julie Moreau
NBC News

Fort Worth, TX

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Tennessee - Empty chairs filled with meaning for Transgender Day of Remembrance

Jessica Fuller
Johnson City Press

Johnson City, TN

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lead story - Gov. John Kasich revives anti-discrimination protections for transgender state workers

Jeremy Pelzer

Columbus, OH

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ezs note:  Uh, nice move, Gov. Kasich.  Of course, it would have been nicer if you hadn't f***ed up in the first place... 

VIDEO - Obama vs. Trump - you decide!

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19 December 2018

Donald Trump - Another court defeat for Trump on immigration

Dara Lind

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Montserrat - Message from the Director of PANCAP, Mr. Dereck Springer

Dereck Springer
The Monserrat Reporter Online

Brades, Montserrat

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civil rights - Supreme Court decision could limit Ed Dept.'s power to regulate Title IX

Natalie Schwartz
Education Dive

United States Supreme Court

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Kansas - Kansas Sen. Barbara Bollier, at odds with GOP over Trump, LGBT issues, turns Democrat

Jonathan Shorman
The Wichita Eagle

Fairway, KS

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lead story - The Latest: Official suspended in transgender incident

Fox News

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17 December 2018

Donald Trump - Fox News Analyst Hits Trump’s Latest Tweet With A Blistering Fact-Check

Ed Mazza

ezs note:  Will the real rat please stand up?  (Hint - it ain't the guy on the left)

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Mexico - HIV Activists Announce Alternative 2020 Conference in Mexico City

PR Newswire

Mexico City, Mexico

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Mirin Fadler
Bleacher Report

Cromwell, CT

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Florida - Florida Studio Theatre Explores the Mysterious World of 'Straight White Men'

Kay Kipling

Florida Studio Theatre
Sarasota, FL

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lead story - Death of transgender woman in Malaysia sparks fears of rising hate crime

The Straits Times

Klang, Malaysia

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VIDEO - TopTenzNet - Top 10 of the Stupidest Things Donald Trump has Said

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16 December 2018

Japan - Shiseido Japan’s same-sex kiss ad wins gold in Epica advertising awards

Katy Kelly
SoraNews 24

Shiseido Japan
Tokyo, Japan

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Tommy Simmons
Idaho State Journal

Pocatello, ID

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Alaska - At candlelight vigil, Juneau residents remember transgender lives lost

Ben Hohenstatt
Juneau Empire

Chief Anotklosh
Juneau, AK

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lead story - North Dakota fair housing study finds discrimination against transgender community

Amy Dalrymple
The Dickinson Press

Stark County Courthouse
Dickinson, ND

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ezs note:  North Dakotans - don't just watch the game, get out and participate! Call your state representative and state senator and tell them you support this bill.

15 December 2018

Donald Trump - Trump push to deport Vietnam War refugees scalds California GOP

Jeremy B. White

ezs note:  First they came for...

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India - Transgender cop in India tries to take own life, citing abuse at work

Rik Glauert
Gay Star News

Perambalur, Tamil Nadu, India

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civil rights - 20 years old, Charleston LGBTQ group focuses on people of color, transgender people and the elderly

Hannah Alani Halani
The Post And Courier

Rainbow Row
Charleston, SC

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Utah - LGBTQ+ Celebrities and Allies ‘Ignite’ Utah Youth

Charissa Che
Salt Lake Magazine

Lehi, UT

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lead story - How Founder Gabrielle Claiborne Helps Foster Transgender And Non-Binary Inclusion In The Workplace

Molly Sprayregen

Beath-Dickey house
Atlanta, GA

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VIDEO - Matt Baume - Trump Halts Research Into Cure for HIV

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13 December 2018

North Carolina - Once I Mentioned North Carolina Wasn’t a Democracy, Individuals Referred to as Me Loopy

Denis Montoya

Elizabethtown, NC

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lead story - Church of England issues transgender advice for clergy

Matthew Weaver
The Guardian

Holy Trinity Church
Wensley, North Yorkshire, UK

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