16 January 2019


Gabriel Sherman
Vanity Fair

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El Salvador (among others) - In Video, Trans Refugees Explain Their Aspirations

Matt Tracy
Gay City News

San Salvador, El Salvador

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civil rights - D.C. Restaurant Implements Civil Rights Training Following Transgender Bathroom Incident

Gabe Hiatt

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Louisiana - Report: Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser says Louisiana should ‘steer clear' of LGBTQ restrictions


Baton Rouge, LA

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lead story - Inaugural transgender march comes to DC in April


Washington DC

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ezs note:  If you can come, COME.

14 January 2019

civil rights - Bill Would Void South Dakota Transgender Athletes Policy

James Nord
US News and World Report

Pierre, SD

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ezs note:  South Dakotans, you can help kill this bill by contacting your state Representative and state Senator and explaining why SB 49 is a bad bill.

Florida - Florida prison system fights ruling to provide accommodations for transgender inmate

Jim Saunders
Orlando Weekly

Orlando, FL

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lead story - How to Spark Panic and Confusion in Three Tweets

Matt Thompson
The Atlantic

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13 January 2019

Taiwan - ‘Living itself is political’ — artist Shu Lea Cheang on resisting stereotypes

Antonia Cundy
Financial Times

Taipei, Taiwan

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civil rights - Is banning trans troops a legal tactic to reverse civil rights?

Ivette Feliciano
PBS Newshour Weekend

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New Mexico - Deming Pride to share in Envision Fund for LGBTQ organizations

Deming Headlight

Deming, NM

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lead story - Community hosts rally in support of transgender high school student

Amelia Henderson

Morgantown, WV

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12 January 2019

Donald Trump - Prosecute Donald Trump To The Full Extent Of The Law

Jeff Hauser

ezs note:  Ah, these bracelets look lovely on Donald, don't they?

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Tanzania/US - US warns on Tanzania travel due to 'crime and terror'

Kevin J. Kelley
Daily Nation

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (abt. 1930)

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civil rights - Editorial: Extend civil rights to all New Yorkers

Editorial Board
The Daily Gazette

Watertown, NY

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California - New survey data finds LGBTQ students ‘not safe’ in CA schools

Aidan Freeman
Lake County Record-Bee

Lakeport, CA

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lead story - A Transgender Person is the New Leader of a Jewish Sorority in Ohio

Sarabeth Caplin
The Friendly Atheist

Cincinnati,  OH

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Donald Trump - FLASH - FBI investigated how Trump's actions seemed to benefit Russia (VIDEO)

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ezs note:  (ahem) THIS IS THE END...

11 January 2019

Saudi Arabia - What we don’t talk about regarding Saudi Arabia

Elayne Clift

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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civil rights - For Gay Conservatives, the Trump Era is the Best and Worst of Times

Benoit Denizet-Lewis
The New York Times

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South Dakota - ACLU provides political awareness by hosting Activist Academy

Ricardo Lewis

Sioux Falls, SD

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lead story - Transgender barrel racer fears exclusion from rodeo in Rosenberg

Deborah Wrigley
ABC 13 News

Rosenberg, TX

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10 January 2019

civil rights - Idaho appeals ruling mandating that they provide sex reassignment surgery to transgender inmate

Josh Kelety

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ezs note:  Ah, I see.  We can take Donald Trump's moronic, idiotic wall for 18.46 dollars, or we can take a proven therapy for 2 cents. (rounded to nearest cent)

But we can't have that.  That would make sense. (sources - Wikipedia)

Alabama - Alabama woman becomes first trans person reported killed in 2019

Abbey Crain

Hope Hull, AL

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ezs note:  If you have any information regarding the killing of Dana Martin, please contact the Montgomery police department at 334-625-2532.  Thanks.

lead story - Jennifer Pritzker: I'm a transgender Republican, but my party is marginalizing me out of existence

Jennifer Pritzker
Chicago Tribune

Jennifer Pritzker

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09 January 2019

Mexico/USA - Life After ICE Detention For Transgender Asylum-Seekers

Marisa Demarco

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Ascención, Mexico

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civil rights - Advocacy Group Appoints Lobbyists in Fight for Trans Rights

Jon Gingerich

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New Hampshire - Gender identity in the workplace: a guide

Megan Coneeny
NH Business Review\

Manchester, NH

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lead story - Transgender woman sexually assaulted in North Carolina bathroom

USA Today

Raleigh, NC

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08 January 2019

lead story - Transgender person gives perspective on living LGBTQ

Jessica Farrish
The Register-Herald

Beckley, WV

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Another gem!

"Another prominent Republican close to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell described Trump's handling of the shutdown as 'total fucking chaos'."

Vanity Fair

"There Is No Endgame"

Gabriel Sherman  

07 January 2019

Donald Trump - Trump Literally Did Not Understand What a Shutdown Would Do

Jonathan Chait
New York

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Italy - Italy blocks survey on homophobia for ‘promoting sexual fluidity’

Sofia Lotto Persio
Pink News

Perugia, Italy

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civil rights - Transgender Inmate Care Spurs Appeals Court Fight

Jim Saunders

Crawfordville, FL

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Minnesota - Outreach Events Engage Queer and Transgender Youth in STEM

Kimberly M. S. Cartier

Minneapolis, MN
(stereoscopic image, after 1901)

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lead story - India transgender gurus in landmark Hindu procession

Ankit Srinivas

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06 January 2019

Donald Trump - Trump supporter eyes moving factory to Mexico over tariffs

Michael Burke
The Hill

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Hong Kong - Two gay men challenge Hong Kong ban on same-sex marriage

The Straits Times

Hong Kong

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civil rights - The Latest Front Against Civil Rights

Editorial Board
The New York Times

Brandi Bledsoe
died 10-12-2016

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New Hampshire - Transgender state reps will make history

John Doyle

Somersworth, NH

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lead story - Transgender birth certificates will be available in New Jersey starting in February

Dan Alexander
New Jersey 101.5

Trenton, NJ

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05 January 2019

Donald Trump - Ocasio-Cortez defends Rep. Tlaib's profane impeachment comments

Veronica Stracqualursi

ezs note:  Poor Donald... you must be so hurt...

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West Bank - Airbnb: Bed and Breakfast on Homophobic Land

Hen Mazzig
Jewish Journal

Hebron, West Bank

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civil rights - A Transgender Flag Flies On Capitol Hill

Diana Tourjée

transgender flag

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New Mexico - Senators request reports in death of transgender migrant

Susan Montoya Bryan
Santa Fe New Mexican

Albuquerque, NM

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lead story - How Louis C.K. Let Down Transgender Fans Like Me

Samantha Allen
Daily Beast

Louis CK

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04 January 2019

*** IT'S HERE!!!!!!!!!! ***


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Holy moly... seriously, I did not that I would bring this blog this far, over this many years...  yet here I am.  Or, far more appropriately, here we are. Gawd, it sounds so, so trite, yet I am truly humbled by this endeavor. 

I will bring a bit of transgender news each day from the state, country and world.  Please, do your part and give 'em hell. 

Connecticut - Discrimination questions add new depth to Wellbeing Survey

Jake Kara
CT Post

New Haven, CT

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It's coming...