15 February 2019

Donald Trump - Trump's disgraceful 'national emergency' was inevitabile

Maria Cardona
The Hill

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Malaysia/India - Indian transgender activist told to change stated gender for Malaysian visa application

The Star

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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civil rights - COLUMN: Billy Barr — more of the same, if not worse

James Neal
Enid News & Eagle

Enid, OK

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Nebraska - LGBTQ People in Nebraska Were Alone for Decades. No Longer.

Abbi Swatsworth

Lincoln, NE

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lead story - Thai Transgender Candidate Runs for ‘Next Generation’


Bangkok, Thailand

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14 February 2019

Donald Trump - McCabe Says Justice Dept. Officials Had Discussions About Pushing Trump Out

Adam Goldman, Matthew Haag
The New York Times

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Germany - German insurer must pay for transgender beard removal

Alistair Walsh
Deutsche Welle

Hanover, Germany 

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civil rights - Tennessee becomes first state in the South with hate crime law protecting transgender people

Natalie Allison

Nashville, TN

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Arkansas - Arkansas veteran says transgender ban is insult to his sacrifice

Melissa Zygowicz
THV 11 (CBS)

Little Rock, AR

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lead story - Andover Public Library will keep transgender children’s books in the kids section

Jason Tidd
The Wichita Eagle

Andover, KS
(lower left on map)

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ezs note:  Oh. Eeek. (yawn)

13 February 2019

Oregon - Basic Rights Oregon Is Fighting For LGTBQ+ Rights—and Winning

Elise Herron
Willamette Week

Portland, OR

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lead story - Twitter sued by blogger who was barred for tweets about transgender people

Queenie Wong

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ezs note:  Um, okay, before you go on a righteous spiel, (understandably so) hear me out.  Meghan Murphy is undoubtedly half-baked and utterly wrong.  She also has the right to free speech.    No, I don't plan on going to Ms. Murphy's blog. However, her voice deserves to be heard, no matter how wrongheaded I believe it to be.  The AMA, APA, and WHO, to name but a few, are on my side, so I feel very comfortable making my case.  If you are creating a blog, please speak up.  Our voices will soon drown out hers - if we take the noble path. 

11 February 2019

El Salvador - Nayib Bukele elected president of El Salvador

Ernesto Valle
Washington Blade

San Salvador, El Salvador
(1868 flag)

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civil rights - ACLU sues Springs business over denial of health coverage to transgender employee

Andy Koen

Colorado Springs, CO
Doolittle Hall (United States Air Force Academy)

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Wisconsin - Despite Strides, Disparities In Health Care Remain For LGBTQ Population

Mary Kate McCoy

Madison, WI

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lead story - Two men on trial for unleashing ‘sheer brutality’ on transgender community

Keith L. Alexander
The Washington Post

Washington DC

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10 February 2019

Cameroon - Submission by Human Rights Watch to the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights on Cameroon

Human Rights Watch

Yaoundé, Cameroon

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civil rights - Bill killed in ongoing battle on transgender rights in SD

Sarah Mearhoff
Rapid City Journal

Rapid City, SD

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Wyoming - Orr declares new protections for LGBTQ employees

Austin Hugulet
Wyoming Tribune-Eagle

Cheyenne, UT

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lead story - Commentary: Transgender people just want to be themselves

Dex Rumsey
The Salt Lake Tribune

Grantsville, UT

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09 February 2019

Bermuda - Advisory group to help police

Renae Stampp
The Royal Gazette

Hamilton, Bermuda
The Royal Gazette (1796)

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civil rights - Gender-neutral bathrooms benefit a lot of people. Our region needs more of them.

D. Taylor Reich
Greater Greater Washington

Washington DC

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Indiana - Elvis impersonator turned state legislator files anti-transgender bill in Indiana

Alex Bollinger
LGBTQ Nation

ezs note:  Uh-huh.  If you live in Indiana's 45th district, (Jasonville area) maybe it's time to send Fake Elvis (Bruce Borders) packing.  Contact your Democratic committee.

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lead story - ‘I hope no one tries to kill me in the middle of the street,’ transgender woman living in New Orleans says

Aubry Killion

New Orleans, LA

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08 February 2019

Uzbekistan - The Missing Piece in Uzbekistan’s Reform Puzzle

James Reston
The Diplomat

Tashkent, Uzbekistan

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civil rights - Treatment of Transgender People in Custody Must Improve

Deborah Lolai
New York Law Journal

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Georgia - Transgender metro Atlanta teen named homecoming queen

Project Q Atlanta

Atlanta, GA
Object of Wo(man), William Massey

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lead story - Trump ban on transgender troops in US military could be reversed by new congress bill

Felicia Sonmez

US Capitol

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07 February 2019

Donald Trump - Trump Is Walling Off the GOP

Ronald Brownstein
The Atlantic

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Macedonia/EU - Transgender Macedonians Hail ‘Turning Point’ European Court Ruling

Eve-Anne Travers
Balkan Insight

Skopje, Macedonia

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civil rights - Transgender man, former “Queer Eye” guest, sues University of Georgia over health care discrimination

John Riley

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Ohio - Discrimination complaints to Ohio Civil Rights Commission up

Laura Hancock

Columbus, OH

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lead story - South Dakota lawmakers defeat bill giving parents right to deny transgender treatment

Lisa Kaczke
Sioux Falls Argus-Leader

Pierre, SD

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ezs note:  South Dakotans - thank you!

06 February 2019

civil rights - HRC and LGBTQ Community: Here’s the Real State of the Union

Charlotte Clymer

House of Representatives

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Illinois - Transgender Illinois inmate feels safer after transfer


Lincoln, IL

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lead story - Hartke's book teaches about gifts of transgender Christians

Hilary Howes
National Catholic Reporter

Northfield, MN

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05 February 2019

South Sudan - Adut Akech: The South Sudanese refugee making fashion history

Shirine Saad

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civil rights - Weinberg: Remembering Babs, a transgender activist who blazed a path for LGBTQ rights

Loretta Weinberg

ezs note:  Goodbye, Babs...

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Kansas - Meet the transgender activist suing the state of Kansas

Ciara Pate
University News

Topeka, KS

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lead story - State of the Union: Five lawmakers invite transgender service members

Tim Fitzsimons
NBC News

US Capitol at night 

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04 February 2019

AUDIO - This Is Happening with Jerry Quickley - David Cay Johnston

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Donald Trump - Trump’s ‘Great Memory’ Fails As He Repeatedly Forgets Names In New Supercut

Ed Mazza

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Netherlands/US - Prosecutors to decide if Nashville anti-gay charter breaches Dutch law

Gordon Darroch

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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civil rights - New Jersey restaurant server claims she was fired because she’s transgender

John Riley

Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ

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New York - Gillibrand invites transgender Navy officer to State of the Union address

Mark Weiner

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

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lead story - We need to be counted. New CDC data help drive transgender visibility.

Miranda Rosenblum
USA Today

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