06 April 2019

Donald Trump - ‘No Celebrities’: Embarrassing Turnout at Trump’s Beverly Hills Fundraiser

Tarpley Hitt
Daily Beast

ezs note:  Where can I find Trump Victory?
(uh... you're here...)

please press:  www.thedailybeast.com

Kenya - Worlds apart between conservatives and LGBT community in Kenya

Sheila Nyambura
Capital News

Nairobi, Kenya

please press:  www.capitalfm.co.ke

ezs note: After a while of trying 'transgender (country)' on my computer, I finally gave in and used the 'LGBT (country)' instead.  Hey, it ain't perfect, but it is better.

civil rights - U.S. attorney general orders probe into mistreatment of gay employees

Sarah N. Lynch

AG William Barr

please press:  www.reuters.com

ezs note: It's too early to tell, but if it turns out to be a genuine article, it might be a promising sign.

But Trump's still in charge.  Don't hold your breath.

Illinois - Pritzker to change state's Medicaid policy to cover sex reassignment surgery

Greg Bishop
Illinois News Network

Springfield, IL

please press:  www.ilnews.org

lead story - As a homeless transgender woman, she had turned to sex work to survive. Then she was killed.

Samantha Schmidt
The Washington Post

Fairmount Heights, MD

please press:  www.washingtonpost.com

05 April 2019

Donald Trump - How Trump Conspired with the Freedom Caucus to Shut Down the Government

Jake Sherman, Anna Palmer

please press: www.politico.com 

France - Transphobic Paris attack sheds light on LGBT+ attitudes in France

Zoe Tidman
The Independent

Paris, France 
Parisii gold coin

please press:  www.independent.co.uk

civil rights - Montana Human Rights Bureau finds Yellowstone County discriminated against trans employee

Florida - City of Orlando poised to embrace LGBT-certified businesses

Kate Santich
Orlando Sentinel

Orlando, FL

please press:  www.orlandosentinel.com

lead story - The Crisis of Violence Against Transgender People Is Not a ‘Myth’

Gillian Branstetter
Rewire News

please press:  rewire.news

04 April 2019

civil rights - The Advocate: Mara Keisling on Trump, the Equality Act, and fighting for trans rights

Ohio - Catholic School, Right-Wing Hate Group Join Forces to Fight South Euclid Equality Measure

Bob Vitale

ezs note:  Quick, bring out the violins!

please press:  www.prizmnews.com

lead story - Washtenaw County Reflects On The Importance Of Raising The Transgender Flag

Jorge Avellan

Ann Arbor, MI

please press:  www.wemu.org

03 April 2019

Donald Trump - Donald Trump’s Never-Ending Campaign Keeps Getting Angrier

Peter Nicholas
The Atlantic

please press:  www.theatlantic.com

Venezuela - Venezuelans with HIV/AIDS dying due to lack of antiretroviral drugs

Michael K. Lavers
Washington Blade

Caracas, Venezuela

please press:  www.washingtonblade.com 

civil rights - Parent Quizzes School’s Transgender Policy

Vince Conti
Cape May County Herald

Cisgender (born that way)

Maine - Tunnel of Oppression challenges perceptions of groups on campus

Ali Tobey
Maine Campus

Orono, ME
University of Maine

please press:  mainecampus.com

lead story - Under Trump’s Ban, Transgender Troops Must Decide: Come Out or Hide

Samantha Allen
Daily Beast

Atlanta, GA
(home of Georgia State)

please press:  www.thedailybeast.com

01 April 2019

HUMANE prisons

ezs note:  I recently saw how Germany's prison is working, and how then-governor Dannel Malloy's (CT) visit there went. I do believe that certain persons do deserve imprisonment... but humane imprisonment.  If you agree with 60 Minutes, please email your governor, state representative, and state senator, and tell them that this stupid system is NOT working.  Thanks. 

civil rights - Transgender Leadership Alaska hosts local rally for International Transgender Day of Visibility

Wyoming - McDaniel: Voters elect the darndest legislators

Rodger McDaniel
Laramie Boomerang

Cheyenne, WY

please press:  www.laramieboomerang.com

lead story - A transgender woman’s stay at a Utah jail revealed good, bad and possibly dangerous practices

Paighten Hawkins
The Salt Lake Tribune

Ogden, UT

please press:  www.sltrib.com

31 March 2019

Donald Trump - One of the GOP’s brightest female stars is dogged by Trump in 2020

Marianne Levine

Adel, IA

please press:  www.politico.com

Bulgaria/US - US State Department: Bulgarian government actions against human rights abusers ‘insufficient’

The Sofia Globe

Plovdiv, Bulgaria

please press:  sofiaglobe.com

civil rights - On This Transgender Day of Visibility, I’m Feeling Exposed—and Determined

Rhode Island - Sen. Reed Says Pentagon Shouldn't Adopt New Transgender Rule

US News and World Report

Cranston, RI

please press:  www.usnews.com

lead story - Transgender visibility has become my paradox. I want to be seen as any other woman, and as trans.

Meredith Talusan
NBC News

New York City, NY (1952)
Dag Hammarskjöld, foreground

please press:  www.nbcnews.com

30 March 2019

Donald Trump - Judge rules Trump executive order allowing offshore drilling in Arctic Ocean unlawful

Kevin Bohn

Copepods (Arctic Ocean)

please press:  www.cnn.com

Bangladesh/US - Bangladesh rejects ‘one-sided’ US report on human rights

civil rights - Maplewood to raise flag in honor of International Transgender Day of Visibility

Lindsey Kelleher

Maplewood, NJ

please press:  www.tapinto.net

Pennsylvania - 5 Pennsylvania women who did it first

Alex Nagy
Pennsylvania Weekly


please press:  www.philadelphiaweekly.com

ezs note: Pay special attention to Sharron Cooks.

lead story - ‘Trans-forming’ the Workplace to Be Transgender Inclusive

Nico Calvo Rosenstone
Stanford Social Innovation Review

Stanford, CA
Lou Henry Hoover house

please press:  ssir.org

new thoughts...

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ezs note:  It's a little, eensy-teensy blog, but it's off and running.  If you wish to see what's happening, go to long strange journey.

lead story - ‘Trans-forming’ the Workplace to Be Transgender Inclusive

Nico Calvo Rosenstone
Stanford Social Innovation Review

Stanford, CA
Lou Henry Hoover house

please press:  ssir.org

29 March 2019

civil rights - HRC Releases Annual Corporate Equality Index with 571 Top U.S. Companies Earning Perfect Scores

Elliott Kozuch
Human Rights Campaign

Washington DC
Human Rights Campaign headquarters

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please press:  www.hrc.org

North Carolina - NC House bills opposing conversion therapy, HB2 remnants filed

Gary D. Robertson

Asheville, NC
Thomas Wolfe house

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lead story - Transgender Singing Voice Conference Expands Vocal Perspectives

Tana Weingartner
Cincinnati Public Radio

Richmond, IN
Earlham College

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please press:  www.wvxu.org

Go Adam Schiff!

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28 March 2019

Donald Trump - Why Trump Wants to Go to the Moon So Badly

Marina Koren
The Atlantic

ezs note:  Sure Donald, we'll provide you with a ticket to the Moon...
(one way only)

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please press:  www.theatlantic.com

UK - UK To Open Separate Jail For Transgenders After Several Cases Of Attack By Inmates

Kriti Gupta

Banstead, UK
(future home of HMP Downview)

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please press:  www.indiatimes.com

civil rights - In Congress, a Task Force for Trans Equality Is Mobilizing Against Trump

Diana Tourjée

New Bedford, MA

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please press:  broadly.vice.com

Delaware - Video shows women harassing Delaware transgender activist Sarah McBride at a meeting in D.C.

Jessica Bies
delaware online

Dover, DE

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please press:  www.delawareonline.com

lead story - House votes to condemn Trump's transgender military ban

Juliegrace Brufke, Rebecca Kheel
The Hill

House of Representatives (interior)

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please press:  thehill.com

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!