29 January 2019

Armenia - Armenia: Human Rights Challenges for New Leadership

Human Rights Watch

Yerevan, Armenia
Shengavit historical site

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civil rights - Conservative group hosts anti-transgender panel of feminists 'from the left'

Tim Fitzsimons
NBC News

Women's Liberation Front hero

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Colorado - New Bill Would Simplify Process for Changing Gender on Birth Certificates

Conor McCormick-Cavanagh

State Rep. Daneya Esgar (D-CO)

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lead story - San Francisco's Storied Transgender Community Now Has An Official Home

Chloe Veltman

San Francisco, CA

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28 January 2019

Donald Trump - Chuck and Nancy Have Only Just Begun Kicking Trump’s Behind

Michael Tomasky
Daily Beast

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Argentina - Transgender Hiring Quota Passes in Argentina, but Discrimination Continues

Lucila Pellettieri
Global Press Journal

Rio de Janeiro, Argentina

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civil rights - CA Civil Rights Community Hopeful Admin. Will Implement Policies To Protect Transgender Prisoners

Rainbow Times

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Ohio - Ohio’s new GOP guv signs order against anti-LGBT discrimination

Chris Johnson
Washington Blade

Cedarville, OH

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lead story - Another View: Ban on transgender troops demeans true patriots

Brattleboro Reformer

Brattleboro, VT

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Letter to the editor!

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ezs note:  I sent this letter to the editor this morning to the Hartford Courant.  I don't know if it will be printed, but I thought I would share it with you.

For over two years now, we have had the misfortune of having Donald Trump as our President.  Early on, Rep. Al Green (D-Texas) put forth a bill of impeachment. Although some thought him rash then, Rep. Green seems sadly prescient today. We have learned about Trump's payment to Stormy Daniels to keep his affairs quiet. We have learned about his lies, both important and maddeningly small.  And, most troubling, we have learned of his cozy (or sycophantic) relationship with Vladimir Putin. Please, Rep. Larson, show some courage (for once) by sending this dangerous dunce packing.  Preferably to prison.

27 January 2019

Donald Trump - Roger Stone, ahead of arraignment, won’t categorically rule out cooperation agreement with special counsel

Ali Dukakis
ABC News

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Algeria/Germany - Kader Attia on why we need art to overcome ‘the dark times we live in’

Guy Chazan
Financial Times

ruins of Timgad, Algeria

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civil rights - UA transgender policy hits home; worker presses system on health care as Texas case resumes

Jaime Adame
Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Fayetteville, AR
Pritchard House

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Alabama - Transgender Alabama veterans criticize Trump’s military ban

Jonece Starr Dunigan

Montgomery, AL

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lead story - Japan's Supreme Court upholds transgender sterilization requirement

NBC News

Supreme Court of Japan
Tokyo, Japan

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26 January 2019

civil rights - NYPD arrested transgender woman for 'false personation' over name, lawsuit says

Crystal Bonvillian
Boston 25 News

New York City, NY
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Leah Thompson

Medford, OR

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lead story - Transgender community facing dangers in Suncoast community

Jess Doudrick

Sarasota, FL

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25 January 2019

Donald Trump - Former Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort in court hours after his ex-business partner Roger Stone is busted in Mueller case

Dan Mangan

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Zimbabwe/Ireland - Zimbabwe born gay migrant in Ireland

Bulawayo 24 News

Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Bougainvillea trees (Bougainvillea glabra)

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