19 February 2019

Donald Trump - Intimidation, Pressure and Humiliation: Inside Trump’s Two-Year War on the Investigations Encircling Him

Mark Mazzetti, Maggie Haberman, Nicholas Fandos, Michael S. Schmidt
The New York Times

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Peru - The impact and cost-effectiveness of combined HIV prevention scenarios among transgender women sex-workers in Lima, Peru: a mathematical modelling study

Annick Bórquez et. al.
The Lancet

Lima, Peru

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ezs note:  Yeah... this is a really long article.  It also is difficult to read, even when you are fairly erudite.  However, it is also one of the most seminal articles you will ever read.  It is published by The Lancet, which, besides The New England Journal of Medicine, is without peer.  Please download the article and send it to your doctor, her/his nurses, and legislators. 

civil rights - All school districts would need policy to protect transgender students under bill debated in Washington Senate

Ryan Blake
The Spokesman-Review

Olympia, WA

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Maine - New congressman, a Marine, opposes transgender military ban

News Center Maine (NBC)

Augusta, ME

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lead story - Inside Monica Roberts’ Mission to Identify Transgender Murder Victims

Samantha Allen
Daily Beast

Louisville, KY

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AUDIO - Lying - Sam Harris

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18 February 2019

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


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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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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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Malta - Trailblazing LGBTIQ+ icon and model Katia passes away

Kurt Sansone
Malta Today

Qrendi, Malta

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

Segann March
Courier & Press

Medora, IN

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

Tom Sweeney

Bloomington, IN

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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