19 January 2019

Maryland - Maryland GOP delegate's aide charged with making illegal robocall against fellow delegate on transgender issues

Luke Broadwater
The Baltimore Sun

Baltimore, MD

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ezs note:  Marylanders - to get more on this story, visit the podcast. (starts at 15:38)

lead story - Transgender woman accuses Gov. J.B. Pritzker's campaign of discrimination in federal lawsuit

Mike Riopell
Chicago Tribune

Springfield, IL

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18 January 2019

Donald Trump - ‘Resign Or Be Impeached’: Dems Erupt Over Bombshell Trump Obstruction Report

Ed Mazza


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Indonesia - Vigilante Raid on Indonesian HIV Group

Kyle Knight
Human Rights Watch

Pekanbaru, Indonesia

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civil rights - Womxn’s March Denver: 7 things to know if you are – or aren’t – planning to attend

Oscar Contreras

Denver, CO (Civic Center Park)
approximate location

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ezs note:  In case you were wondering.  the date is tomorrow (Jan. 19).  If you haven't planned yet, do it now!

Colorado - Colorado to hold CDOC accountable for dangers posed to transgender inmates

Heidi Beedle
Colorado Springs Independent

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lead story - Transgender pronouns provide challenge, opportunity in workplace

Tara Duggan
San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco, CA

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17 January 2019

Donald Trump - Trump tried to illegally withhold disaster relief money from Puerto Rico

Matthew Yglesias

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Finland - Trans sterilisation law must be struck down, says legal watchdog

YLE News

Helsinki, Finland

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civil rights - Governor to sign law protecting transgender people’s civil rights

Jesse Adcock
Adirondack Daily Enterprise

Saranac Lake, NY

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Ohio - The best is yet to come’ Mike DeWine tells Ohioans as he becomes governor

Darrel Rowland, Randy Ludlow
Akron Beacon Journal

Cedarville Opera House
Cedarville, OH

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lead story - Kansas library asked to move transgender children books

The Kansas City Star

Andover, KS

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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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please press:   dc.eater.com

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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please press:  www.wboy.com

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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please press: www.nation.co.ke

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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please press:  www.sentinelsource.com

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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please press:  www.inlander.com

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

valle-del-rosario.jpg (2593×2115)

Ascención, Mexico

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

Jon Gingerich

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please press:  www.odwyerpr.com

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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please press:  news.wgcu.org

Minnesota - Outreach Events Engage Queer and Transgender Youth in STEM

Kimberly M. S. Cartier

Minneapolis, MN
(stereoscopic image, after 1901)

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please press:  eos.org

lead story - India transgender gurus in landmark Hindu procession

Ankit Srinivas

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