01 February 2019

crazy batshit - Rep. Louie Gohmert is Steve King’s ally in white nationalism

Luke Barnes
ThinkProgress


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Jamaica - J-FLAG seeking funds to rebuild office destroyed by fire

Press
Jamaica Observer


Kingston, Jamaica

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ezs note:  To donate, please press   https://www.gofundme.com/rebuildingjflag

civil rights - What Pakistan gets right and the US gets wrong on trans rights

Shamus Khan, Joss Greene
CNN


Lahore, Pakistan

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New York - What New York Employers Should Know Regarding the Rights of Transgender Employees

David W.D. Mitchell, Maria Benvenuto
Lexology


Albany, NY

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ezs note:  Although this is an excellent piece, it is slightly dated.  To read more, please press here.

lead story - Hong Kong: Court ruling a setback in fight for equality for transgender people

Man-kei Tam
Amnesty International


Hong Kong

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31 January 2019

Donald Trump - Michael Bloomberg’s Secret Plans to Take Down Trump

Edward-Isaac Dovere
The Atlantic


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France/Israel - ‘Arab in a Wig’: France Sends Barrier-breaking Provocateur to Israel's Eurovision

Aya Chajut
Haaretz


Paris, France

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civil rights - The next frontier

Allison Geyer
Isthmus


Madison, WI

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Rhode Island - Women of the cloth: R.I. clergywomen serve as role models while serving their flocks

Madeline List
Providence Journal

Providence, RI

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lead story - Parents of Transgender Children Call on Congress to Pass the Equality Act

Sarah McBride
HRC


US Capitol (ca. 1800)

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30 January 2019

VIDEO - The Donald Trump Cell Block Tango - Randy Rainbow


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Donald Trump - Foxconn may not build $10B Wisconsin plant Trump touted

Press
NBC News


the house that Trump built

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Taiwan - Taiwan’s transgender cabinet minister Audrey Tang among top 100 Global Thinkers

Huang Tzu-ti
Taiwan News


Taipei, Taiwan
Taihoku Prefecture Government Building

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civil rights - Commentary: Military ‘transgender ban’ disregards science, humanity

Kate Thomas
The Mercury


Manhattan, KS
Isaac T. Goodnow (1855)

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Connecticut - Leader seeks to end “gay and transgender panic” defense

Emilie Munson
CT Post


Theophilus Eaton house
New Haven, CT

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lead story - High school could have been hell for my transgender son. Don't make it hell for the next kid.

Melissa DeStefano
USA Today


Boyertown, PA

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batshit crazy - Audio: Yep, Ben Cline Is Just As Bat*** Crazy As We Thought He’d Be.

lowkett
Blue Virginia


esteemed voter for Ben Cline

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29 January 2019

Donald Trump - Trump met Putin without staff or note takers present — again

Alex Ward
Vox


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Armenia - Armenia: Human Rights Challenges for New Leadership

Press
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
Westword


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
NPR


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



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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

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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
AL.com


Montgomery, AL

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

AP
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
Claremont Park

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Oregon - SOUTHERN OREGON PRIDE COMMUNITY OUTRAGED BY MILITARY TRANSGENDER BAN

Leah Thompson
kdrv.com


Medford, OR

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lead story - Transgender community facing dangers in Suncoast community

Jess Doudrick
WWSB


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
CNBC


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Zimbabwe/Ireland - Zimbabwe born gay migrant in Ireland

Press
Bulawayo 24 News


Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Bougainvillea trees (Bougainvillea glabra)

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civil rights - Should Medicaid cover gender-reassignment surgery? Transgender case argued before Iowa Supreme Court

Michaela Ramm
The Gazette


Des Moines, Iowa

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Nebraska - Nebraska Supreme Court tosses lawsuit over death penalty referendum, says inmates have other options to challenge sentences

Lori Pilger
Lincoln Journal-Star


Lincoln, NE
Thomas P. Kennard House

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ezs note:  The two may seem unrelated, but John L. Lotter, one of the unsuccessful petitioners in the case, was convicted of killing Brandon Teena, a transgender male. You can see the true story reenactment in Boys Don't Cry. (with Peter Sarsgaard as John Lotter)


lead story - Arizona Provides Me Unequal Healthcare Because I’m Transgender

Russell B. Toomey
ACLU


Tucson, AZ
University of Arizona

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DOCUMENT - United States of America v. Roger Jason Stone, Jr., defendant

DOWNLOAD FILE FROM HERE

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23 January 2019

Donald Trump - Jeffries says Trump isn't a racist but defends 'grand wizard' comparison

Caitlin Oprysko
Politico


ezs note:  If he looks like a "grand wizard" ...

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Mongolia - Meet transgender Mongolian beauty queen breaking barriers

Agence-France Presse
The Standard


Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

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civil rights - Becerra, Civil Rights Group Vow To Continue Challenging Military Transgender Ban

Press
SFGate


Xavier Becerra

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Alaska - Transgender woman at center of Downtown Soup Kitchen lawsuit speaks out

Jill Burke
KTUU


Anchorage, AK

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lead story - A transgender Army sergeant says ban won't stop Americans from serving their country

Nicole Chavez
CNN


near Tacoma, WA

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