04 March 2019

Donald Trump - With Sweeping Document Request, Democrats Launch Broad Trump Corruption Inquiry

Nicholas Fandos
The New York Times

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UK - Inside the Poisonous British Fight Over Transgender Acceptance

Samantha Allen
The Daily Beast

London, UK

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civil rights - Tech Cos., Verizon Tell Court to Preserve Transgender Protections

John Eggerton

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Alabama - 'A much more normal thing': The changing realities of being transgender on campus

Stephen Lanzi
The Auburn Plainsman

Auburn, AL

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lead story - First UK transgender prison unit to open


Great Sutton, UK


Of ALL the people...

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ezs note:  This one flabbergasted me.  It seems very unlikely, but, after a while, it really does make sense.   I'll leave a little space, so you can guess if you like.  First the quote:

“You start thinking you can do the things he does—try to intimidate people, do outlandish things against them—and you won’t face consequences. He might not face consequences, but you’re going to. Everyone could become a kamikaze for him."

Roger Stone
by Emily Jane Fox
"I'm Sorry For The Tweet That I Sent": Inside The Bonkers Michael Cohen-Matt Gaetz Apology
Vanity Fair

03 March 2019

VIDEO - Andrew McCabe - "The Threat"

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Donald Trump - Warner: 'Enormous evidence' of contacts between Trump campaign and Russia

Ben Kamisar

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St. Lucia -Regional rights group urge gov’ts to denounce violence on the basis of sexual orientation

St. Lucia News Online

Castries, St. Lucia

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civil rights - With praise and chants, Archie Archuleta remembered as Utah civil rights leader at a public memorial service

Nate Carlisle
The Salt Lake Tribune

Archie Archuleta (1931-2019)

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Maine - Policy for transgender students not needed, panel says

Dick Broom
Mount Desert Islander

Bar Harbor, ME

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lead story - Big gaps in transgender research: A team at UCSF is working to change that

Helen Santoro
The Mercury News

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02 March 2019


Nick Bilton, Emily Jane Fox
Vanity Fair

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Romania - Romanian Referendum To Ban Same-Sex Marriage Fails

Joanna Kakissis

Bucharest, Romania

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civil rights - Redefining Gender at Work: How Companies Are Evolving

Hotel News Resource

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New Mexico - WATCH: Rep. Deb Haaland Tells Transgender Military Veterans...

Amelia Mavis Christnot
Second Nexus

Albuquerque, NM

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lead story - Op-Ed: Trump’s ‘failed leadership’ led to transgender ban

Alaina Kupec
Navy Times

San Francisco, CA

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01 March 2019

Home of the Whopper!

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"Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and senior adviser, met with the head of a Russian bank under sanctions and asked Russia’s ambassador to Washington, Sergey I. Kislyak, whether Mr. Trump’s aides could use phone lines at the Russian embassy to communicate with Moscow during the presidential transition."

The New York Times

"Moscow Skyscraper Talks Continued Through ‘the Day I Won,’ Trump Is Said to Acknowledge"


Donald Trump - The 29 most consequential lines from Michael Cohen's congressional testimony

Chris Cillizza

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ezs note:  Okaaay... there is a long list of hotlinks in Chris Cillizza's article.  If you are a casual reader, you don't need to worry about that.  However, if you are like me, an anti-Trump geek, you would do well to read part or all of them.  (Yaaaah!!)

Poland - Poland moves step closer to banning gay conversion therapy

Lydia Smith
Pink News

Slupsk, Poland

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civil rights - Shattering Glass Ceilings This Women’s History Month

Rokia Hassanein

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North Dakota - North Dakota lawmakers reopen debate on sexual orientation anti-discrimination

John Hageman
Grand Forks Herald

Bismarck, ND
Fort Abraham Lincoln

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lead story - Man pleads guilty to 2017 murder of OKC transgender woman

Nuria Martinez-Keel

Norman, OK

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28 February 2019

Donald Trump - Michael Cohen's shocking picture of Trump's mob-like world

Stephen Collinson

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Mauritius - Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Reviews the Report of Mauritius

Africa News

Port Louis, Mauritius

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civil rights - HRC & NEA Sponsor Jazz and Friends National Day of School and Community Readings

Elliott Kozuch

Jazz Jennings

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Maryland - Baltimore schools draft policy to protect transgender students — a step beyond most Maryland schools

Talia Richman
The Baltimore Sun

Baltimore, MD

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lead story - Transgender Troops Tell Congress That They Excel in the Military

Julie Watson

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VIDEO - Michael Cohen's testimony in its entirety, Rep. Elijah Cummings chairman

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27 February 2019

opening testimony of Michael Cohen with exhibits

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Donald Trump - Michael Cohen testifies before Congress

Meg Wagner, Veronica Rocha, Amanda Wills

Michael Cohen

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Malaysia - New Malaysia looks a lot like old Malaysia when it comes to transgender rights


Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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civil rights - Transgender Coachella fest attendees say they were denied bathroom access. Now, ACLU demands policy change

Sam Metz
Desert Sun

Coachella festival
Coachella, CA

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South Dakota - What impact does transgender bills in South Dakota legislature have on youth?

Michaela Feldmann

Sioux Falls, SD

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lead story - Decorated transgender troops to testify before Congress

NBC News

Washington DC
US Capitol

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26 February 2019

Donald Trump - How Vietnam Became Donald Trump’s Forever War

Michael Kruse

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Ireland - Ireland's Got Talent rapper reveals how death scare encouraged him to come out as transgender

Sharon McGowan
Irish Mirror

Dublin, Ireland
Father Mathew Bridge

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civil rights - Holy Dictum: Federal Judge Rejects Protection Against Transgender Discrimination in “Elegant Aside”

Joanna L. Grossman, Grant Hayden

Dallas, TX

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Georgia - Georgia House committee passes hate crimes bill

Patrick Saunders
Project Q

Dacula, GA
Elisha Winn house

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lead story - Bill targeting transgender athlete policy fails in South Dakota

NBC News

Pierre, SD
state capitol

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25 February 2019

Czech Republic - Czech TV’s Genre-Busting Comedy Is a Hit


Prague, Czech Republic

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civil rights - ACLU Of Minnesota Files Lawsuit Against Anoka-Hennepin School District


Anoka, MN

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Arizona - UA professor sues state over denial of health-care coverage to transgender employees

Lurissa Carbajal
Cronkite News

Tucson, AZ

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lead story - Family Fun Weekend puts focus on transgender people

Kimberly Drelich (The Day)
San Francisco Chronicle

Groton, CT

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24 February 2019

Donald Trump - McCabe responds to Trump's 'poor man's J. Edgar Hoover' slam: 'I don't even know what that means'

Allan Smith
NBC News

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Central African Republic (among others) - Gendered Security and the Right to Life: Analysis of UN Human Rights Committee’s General Comment

Fionnuala Ní Aoláin
Just Security

Bangui, Central African Republic

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civil rights - ‘We refuse to hide’: Sarah DePalma, transgender ‘firebrand,’ dead at 67

Lisa Gray
Houston Chronicle

her scrapbook

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ezs note:  I remember the very last words in her scrapbook - '...and we vote'.  Remember that in November. 

Missouri - Gay Methodist woman makes 600-mile prayer journey before denomination vote on LGBTQ issues

Amy McRary
knox news.

St. Louis, MO

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lead story - Connecticut runners part of debate over transgender athletes

Pat Eaton-Robb

Cromwell, CT

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