10 March 2019

Donald Trump - A mysterious payment to Paul Manafort’s lawyer reveals a hidden chapter of Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign

Christina Wilkie

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Malta - Happy International Women's Day! Here's A List Of Some Spectacular Maltese Women

Steffie Weenink
Lovin Malta

San Ġwann, Malta

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civil rights - Hawaii Civil Rights Commission rules in favor of discriminated transgender tenant


Hakalau, HI

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Nevada - Transgender Henderson police officers work to close LGBT divide

Blake Apgar
Las Vegas Review-Journal

Henderson, NV

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lead story - Appeals court: Judge's denial of transgender name change 'unconscionable'

Cameron Knight

Cincinnati, OH

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09 March 2019

Italy - Italian lesbian reveals years of corrective rape by father

Lydia Smith

Perugia, Italy

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civil rights - Advocates for LGBTQ Texans warn sick-leave bill would weaken anti-discrimination laws

Allie Morr
San Antonio Express-News

San Antonio, TX

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Florida - Florida surgeon loses job after posting graphic photos of transgender patients on Instagram

Rhuaridh Marr

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lead story - American crowned queen in Thai transgender pageant

Channel NewsAsia

Pattaya, Thailand

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08 March 2019

Donald Trump - The ‘Otherwise Blameless Life’ of Paul Manafort

Franklin Foer
The Atlantic

Manafort's old pal, Jonas Savimbi

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DR Congo - Anti-LGBTI mob torch streets in homophobic protest

Shannon Power
Gay Star News

Bukavu, DR Congo

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ezs note:  Yeah... unless you're really, really brave, or you've got an imminent death wish, this is not the place to spend your summer vacation.  If you're already there, get the hell out. Someplace calming, like, say, Yemen.  (Just kidding - but get out anyway)

civil rights - CSL Plasma Sued For Alleged Discrimination Against Transgender Woman

Esme Murphy

Minneapolis, MN

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Iowa - Transgender Iowans can use Medicaid for transition-related care, Iowa Supreme Court rules

Courtney Crowder, Luke Nozicka
Des Moines Register

Des Moines, IA
Hartford of the West (really!)

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lead story - Pentagon set to implement transgender ban

CBS News

The Pentagon
Arlington, VA

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07 March 2019

lead story - Colorado, baker end legal spat over transgender woman’s cake

James Anderson, Colleen Slevin
Religious News Service

Lakewood, CO

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06 March 2019

Donald Trump - Trump in trouble in Florida poll

Marc Caputo

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Bangladesh - For the first time, transgender candidates will run for seats in Bangladesh's National Parliament

Samaya Anjum
Global Voices

Bagerhat, Bangladesh

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civil rights - Oregon LGBTQ Advocacy Groups Fighting Lawsuit That Would Prohibit Transgender Students From Using Bathrooms That Match Gender Identity

Elise Herron
Willamette Week

Salem, OR

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Minnesota - Minnesota powerlifters protest trans ban

Dawn Ennis

Rockford, MN

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lead story - ‘I am a woman,’ South Florida transgender teen Jazz Jennings tells boyfriend’s skeptical mom

Johnny Diaz
South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Ahmir Steward

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05 March 2019

Donald Trump - The Making of the Fox News White House

Jane Mayer
The New Yorker

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Burkina Faso - They don’t judge, so why should I?


Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso

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civil rights - Civil rights group threatens lawsuit if transgender inmate isn’t moved to a women’s prison

Josh Schaffer
The News & Observer

Lillington, NC

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Indiana - Indiana hate crimes bill advances despite conservative foes

Tom Davies

Clermont, IN

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lead story - Transgender men, eager to have biological kids, are freezing their eggs

Julie Compton
NBC News

sperm and ovum, human

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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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