18 February 2019

Donald Trump - Trump lashes out at 'treasonous' officials after McCabe interview


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please press:  www.bbc.com

Nigeria - Police Warn Homosexuals To Leave Nigeria

Jesuwale Stephen

Abuja, Nigeria

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please press:  www.concisenews.global 

ezs note:  If you are incensed about Nigeria's actions as I am, please e-write to Ambassador Sylvanus Adiewere Nsofor at ambassadornsofor@nigeriaembassyusa.org and politely air your grievances concisely.  (In USA; if you live elsewhere, check out who your Ambassador is.)

PS:  I did!

civil rights - Fact-Checking Common Myths on Transition-Related Care for Trans People

Ria Tabacco

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please press:  www.aclu.org



West Virginia - West Virginia delegate draws ire for anti-LGBTQ comments

Steven Allen Adams
The Parkersburg News and Sentinel

Princeton, WV
(Mercer County)

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please press:  www.newsandsentinel.com

lead story - Transgender recruit tries to join military before ban takes effect

Danae King
The Columbus Dispatch

Worthington, OH

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please press:  www.dispatch.com

17 February 2019

Donald Trump - Trump rages against ‘SNL’ after latest Alec Baldwin skit

Mark Moore
New York Post

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please press:  nypost.com

Malta - Trailblazing LGBTIQ+ icon and model Katia passes away

Kurt Sansone
Malta Today

Qrendi, Malta

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please press:  www.maltatoday.com.mt

civil rights - Indiana moving up, but still behind in LGBTQ laws and policies

Segann March
Courier & Press

Medora, IN

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please press:  www.courierpress.com

Indiana - LETTER: Column on transgender ban by IDS opinion editor worse than actual ban

Tom Sweeney

Bloomington, IN

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please press:  www.idsnews.com

ezs note:  Thank you, Tom, for providing the FACTS.

lead story - Transgender bathroom ban may end, but transcript irks teen

Ben Finley

Gloucester Courthouse, VA

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please press:  www.wtol.com

15 February 2019

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

Maria Cardona
The Hill

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please press:  thehill.com

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

The Star

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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please press: www.thestar.com.my

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

James Neal
Enid News & Eagle

Enid, OK

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please press:  www.enidnews.com

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

Abbi Swatsworth

Lincoln, NE

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please press:  www.advocate.com

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


Bangkok, Thailand

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please press:  www.voanews.com

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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please press: www.nytimes.com

Germany - German insurer must pay for transgender beard removal

Alistair Walsh
Deutsche Welle

Hanover, Germany 

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please press:  www.dw.com

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

Natalie Allison

Nashville, TN

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please press:  www.tennessean.com 

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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please press:  www.kansas.com

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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please press:  www.wweek.com

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

Queenie Wong

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please press:  www.cnet.com

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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please press:  www.washingtonblade.com

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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please press:  koaa.com

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

Mary Kate McCoy

Madison, WI

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please press:  www.wpr.org

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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please press:  www.washingtonpost.com

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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please press:  www.hrw.org

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

Sarah Mearhoff
Rapid City Journal

Rapid City, SD

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please press:  rapidcityjournal.com

Wyoming - Orr declares new protections for LGBTQ employees

Austin Hugulet
Wyoming Tribune-Eagle

Cheyenne, UT

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please press: www.wyomingnews.com 

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

Dex Rumsey
The Salt Lake Tribune

Grantsville, UT

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please press:  www.sltrib.com

09 February 2019

Bermuda - Advisory group to help police

Renae Stampp
The Royal Gazette

Hamilton, Bermuda
The Royal Gazette (1796)

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please press:  www.royalgazette.com

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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please press:  ggwash.org

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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please press: www.lgbtqnation.com 

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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please press:  www.wdsu.com

08 February 2019

Uzbekistan - The Missing Piece in Uzbekistan’s Reform Puzzle

James Reston
The Diplomat

Tashkent, Uzbekistan

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please press:  thediplomat.com

civil rights - Treatment of Transgender People in Custody Must Improve

Deborah Lolai
New York Law Journal

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please press:  www.law.com

Georgia - Transgender metro Atlanta teen named homecoming queen

Project Q Atlanta

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

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please press:  www.projectq.us


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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please press:  www.independent.co.uk

07 February 2019

Donald Trump - Trump Is Walling Off the GOP

Ronald Brownstein
The Atlantic

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please press:  www.theatlantic.com

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

Eve-Anne Travers
Balkan Insight

Skopje, Macedonia

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please press:  www.balkaninsight.com

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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please press:  www.cleveland.com

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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please press:  www.argusleader.com

ezs note:  South Dakotans - thank you!