28 March 2019

another thought...

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ezs note:  If you wish to see my other thoughts, go to long strange journey.

27 March 2019

civil rights - The Legal Case for Trans Rights

Robert L. Tsai

US Supreme Court

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please press:  www.yesmagazine.org

New Hampshire - New Hampshire house OKs birth certificate changes in transgender cases


Concord, NH

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please press:  www.boston.com

lead story - Sen. Sanders displays transgender pride flag at office

San Francisco Chronicle

Des Moines, IA

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please press:  www.sfchronicle.com

protest for LGBT rights TODAY

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ezs note:  I know it's VERY short notice, but there is a protest in favor of LGBT rights today, at 6 pm, in front of the Town Hall in West Hartford.  See ya there!

26 March 2019

Donald Trump - The Critical Part of Mueller’s Report That Barr Didn’t Mention

Natasha Bertrand
The Atlantic

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please press:  www.theatlantic.com

Sweden - Viking warrior women? Reassessing Birka chamber grave Bj.581

Neil Price et al
Cambridge University

Birka, Sweden

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please press:  www.cambridge.org

civil rights - Human Rights Department Joins Transgender Discrimination Lawsuit Against Anoka-Hennepin School District

CBS Minnesota

Anoka, MN

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please press:  minnesota.cbslocal.com

Georgia - In Georgia’s Bible Belt, health care for transgender people is often out of reach

Samantha Max
The Telegraph

Augusta, GA

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please press:  www.macon.com

lead story - Transgender, gay migrants allegedly suffer 'rampant' abuse at New Mexico ICE facility

Tim Stelloh
NBC News

Chaparral, NM

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25 March 2019

civil rights - Woman Accused of Pepper Spraying Transgender Woman at Chicano Park Pleads Not Guilty

Melissa Sandoval
San Diego 7

ezs note:  Well, ya gotta defend yerself! (heh, heh) 

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Montana/Oregon - Kimberly Reed: Always in Transition

Brett Campbell
Oregon Artswatch

Helena, MT

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please press:  www.orartswatch.org 

lead story - It’s Not Just Japan. Many U.S. States Require Transgender People Get Sterilized

Samantha Allen
Daily Beast

Needles, CA

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please press:  www.thedailybeast.com 

24 March 2019

Saint Kitts and Nevis - Nevis Wins Debating Competition

Jermine Abel

Charlestown, Saint Kitts and Nevis

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please press:  www.winnfm.com

ezs note:  Thank you, Team Nevis!

civil rights - Transgender artist Cassils uses their body to create protest works in Trump's America

Alice Walker
ABC (Australia)

Perth, Australia
Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts

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please press:  www.abc.net.au

Florida - Transgender community, Central Florida law enforcement meet to build trust after description of slaying victim prompted outrage

Michael Williams
Orlando Sentinel

lead story - For transgender people, visiting family in Mexico often means hiding their gender identity

Jose A. Del Real
Santa Fe New Mexican

Mexicali, Mexico

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please press:  www.santafenewmexican.com

23 March 2019

Nigeria - Nigeria: Non-Binary Transgender Author Akwaeke Emezi's Debut Novel Explores Multiplicity

Kylie Kiunguyu

All Africa

Abuja, Nigeria

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please press:  allafrica.com

civil rights - Manchin not supporting Equality Act based on protections for vulnerable, transgender people

Erin Beck
The Register-Herald

ezs note:  Just yer friendly family meetin'...

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please press:  www.register-herald.com

Ohio - Boyfriend-killer is granted divorce from her transgender jailhouse wife

Jimmy McCloskey

Campbell, OH

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please press:  metro.co.uk

lead story - Science Finds a Way for Transgender Males to Maintain Fertility

Robert Preidt
US News and World Report

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please press:  www.usnews.com

Goin' on a journey...

Nine pointed star

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ezs note:  Perhaps you've noticed a subtle change in me.  Actually, it's kinda old.  Years ago, I became a member of the Baha'i Faith. Well, really long story made very short, I found that I had to leave for awhile.  But over the past few months, I discovered a new breadth and depth to the Faith.

Believe me, I'm not trying to convert anyone. If you're happy with another faith, or no faith, hey, I'm happy for you, really.  My commentaries are not hagiographies.  You will see them on the right side, long strange journey, at the top of listings.

Here's a tip!

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ezs note:  By now, unless you've been hiding under a really big rock, you have heard that AG Barr has received Robert Mueller's final report.  As of now, things look pretty good for our receiving the document, but we all know how squirrely things can get.  I have already emailed AG Barr to let him know how I feel.  (https://www.justice.gov/doj/webform/your-message-department-justice) Okay, I know how you probably feel about this.  It doesn't matter.  For now, Barr is the AG.  Please, let the better angels of our nature be at work and tell the AG politely, formally, yet firmly that you want to see the whole document.

But please, just do it.  YOU can make the difference.

21 March 2019

Alaska - Lawsuit challenges Alaska Medicaid policy denying transgender-related health care coverage

Renee Gross

Homer, AK

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please press:  www.ktoo.org

lead story - Justices chose fact over ignorance in transgender health ruling

Jeorgia Robinson
Des Moines Register

Marion, IA

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20 March 2019

Donald Trump - Kellyanne Conway defends Trump after he attacked her husband

Daniel Lippman

ezs note:  n. 1:  Kellyanne Conway
                        2:  total Trump a**kisser

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please press:  www.politico.com

Kazakhstan - How Kyrgyz authorities almost banned a women's rally on International Women's Day

Aisha Jabbarova
Global Voices

Almaty, Kazakhstan

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please press:  globalvoices.org

civil rights - Butte woman claims she was fired for being transgender


Butte, MT

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please press:  kpax.com 

Nebraska - Former Nebraska GOP Staffer Under Fire for Racist Remarks


ezs note:  Aw, folks, he doesn't really mean it...
(Yeah, right...)

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please press:  www.snopes.com

lead story - Japan urged to stop transgender sterilization requirement

NBC News

Emperor Jimmu (~660 BCE)

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19 March 2019

civil rights - Human Rights Campaign and UCLA to Host 2020 Presidential Candidates Forum

Nick Morrow

Los Angeles, CA
Royce Hall (interior)

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please press:  www.hrc.org

Oregon - City Club of Eugene: Navigating and Studying Gender Transition

Anni Katz

Eugene, OR

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please press:  www.klcc.org

lead story - Exclusive: Introducing Nathan Westling

Allyssia Alleyne

Santa Monica, CA

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please press:  www.cnn.com

18 March 2019

Denmark - Does Denmark have a 'pervasive' rape problem?

Ashitha Nagesh

Esbjerg, Denmark

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please press:  www.bbc.com

ezs note:  The more specific of rape of transgender women is about halfway down in the article.

civil rights - Manchin questions impact of transgender rights bill on local schools

Susan Ferrechio
Washington Examiner

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ezs note:  Uh, frankly, I think these two have got it way over Manchin...

please press:  www.washingtonexaminer.com

Vermont - Vermont to offer 3rd gender option this summer, joining other states

Nicole Higgins DeSmet
Burlington Free Press

(Burlington, VT)

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lead story - Transgender advocates trying to expand health care options

Samantha Schmidt

Ocean City, MD

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please press:  www.sfgate.com 

17 March 2019

Donald Trump - Trump attacks McCain over dossier, Meghan McCain swipes back

Caroline Kelly, Marshall Cohen

ezs note:  Do you need another reason???

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please press:  www.cnn.com

Sri Lanka/US - US human rights report says torture and other cruel punishment employed in Sri Lanka although prohibited by law


Colombo, Sri Lanka

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please press:  www.colombopage.com

civil rights - Transgender people like me have a right to be a part of society — and sport

Rachel V. McKinnon
The Frederick News-Post

Frederick, MD

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Illinois - Illinois House votes to require LGBT history curriculum be taught in schools

John Bowden
The Hill

Chicago, IL

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please press:  /thehill.com

lead story - Meet The Transgender Troops Racing To Get a ‘Gender Dysphoria’ Diagnosis Before April 12

Samantha Allen
The Daily Beast

Arlington, VA
The Pentagon

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please press:  www.thedailybeast.com

16 March 2019

Donald Trump - Burnett: Trump embraced same word as suspected shooter (video)

Erin Burnett

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please press:  www.cnn.com

Australia/US - Australian girls schools turn to US expert on transgender support

Claire Heaney
Herald Sun

Melbourne, Australia

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civil rights - The Duggars Helped Overturn LGBTQ Civil Rights in Arkansas. They Still Have a TV Show.

Nico Lang
Rewire News

The Duggar family

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please press:  rewire.news

ezs note:  Arkansas residents - remember, you can make a difference - if you write or e-write.  So, get to work! 

New Mexico - Bill Easing Birth Certificate Gender Change Goes To Gov.

Celia Raney

Albuquerque, NM

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please press:  www.kunm.org

lead story - Hundreds Attend Transgender Job Fair in Los Angeles

Jeff Taylor

Los Angeles, CA

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please press:  www.newnownext.com