14 April 2019

Donald Trump - Could Bernie Sanders really be elected president? There's a narrow but plausible pathway

Matthew Rozsa

ezs note:  Sure, Bernie's a bit of a longshot... but Trump does something colossally stupid every... single... day.  I have great faith in his oafishness. 

please press:  www.salon.com

Zimbabwe - LEAD Reclaims People’s Revolution


Harare, Zimbabwe

please press:  www.zimeye.net

ezs note:  Things may be too early to tell... but it looks like life will be a little better...

civil rights - Transgender Rights Activist Sarah McBride to Give Talk at Rutgers–Camden

Stefanie Charles
Rutgers-Camden News Now

Camden, NJ
Rutgers-Camden University

please press:  news.camden.rutgers.edu

Virginia - Transgender Bathrooms: A Local Matter?

Dan Brendel
Alexandria Gazette-Packet

Alexandria, VA

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lead story - Police determining if assault on transgender woman a hate crime

12 April 2019

Paraguay - Paraguay's LGBT community feels outcast amid conservative shift: 'We are forgotten'

Daniela Desantis

Asuncíon, Paraguay

please press:  www.reuters.com


Alexandra Hutzler

'Secretary' of Education Betsy DeVos

please press:  www.newsweek.com

Maryland - Baltimore City schools board passes policy protecting transgender students

Colin Campbell
The Baltimore Sun

Baltimore, MD

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lead story - Stop pretending the transgender ban isn’t a ban

11 April 2019

Donald Trump - Trump’s sister quietly retired in February, and it’s actually a really big deal

Matthew Yglesias

Maryanne Trump Barry

please press:  www.vox.com

Italy - WCF Verona: Where the 'Wind of Change' Marked a Sea Change in Hate Group's Strategy

Southern Poverty Law Center

Verona, Italy

please press:  www.splcenter.org 

civil rights - Attorneys: Honduran transgender migrant unlawfully detained

San Francisco Chronicle

Albuquerque, NM

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New Hampshire - HB 446: Allow trans, non-binary people to correct birth records

Palana Belken

Dover, NH

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lead story - Trump’s Transgender Ban Brings Chaos and ‘a Lot of Fear’ to Troops’ Families

Samantha Allen
Daily Beast

San Antonio, TX

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10 April 2019

LIVE - Donald Trump's brain!

Donald Trump - Trump’s ‘truly bizarre’ visit to Mt. Vernon

Eliana Johnson, Daniel Lippman


ezs note:  Can Connecticut go to another country?  Please? We'll be good...

please press:  www.politico.com

Cuba - Cuba begins distributing PrEP through pilot program

Michael K. Lavers
Washington Blade

Havana, Cuba

please press:  www.washingtonblade.com 

civil rights - DeVos defends controversial guidance on transgender students

Avery Anapol
The Hill

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Rhode Island - Vella-Wilkinson bill would extend benefits to gay, transgender veterans without honorable discharges

lead story - 'Very Important Precedent:' Russian Court Rules Transgender Woman Was Fired Illegally


St. Petersburg, Russia

please press:  www.rferl.org 

ezs note:  In North America and Western Europe, this is somewhat routine, but in Russia this is HUGE. Congratulations, Ms. Grigoryeva!

09 April 2019

Brunei - Brunei’s death by stoning, anti-LGBTQ law sparks outrage, boycotts

Lucy Martirosyan

The Stoning Of An Adulteress
Abu'l Hassan Ghaffari (abt. 1853-1857)

please press:  www.pri.org

ezs note:  If you have any heart at all, you'll email http://www.bruneiembassy.org/contact-us.html and contact the Ambassador and send a polite but FIRM message.  If you have no heart, please pick one up on the way out.

civil rights - HRC Legal Director Sarah Warbelow to Testify at Congressional Hearing on the Bipartisan Equality Act

Maryland - Md. House Speaker Michael Busch dies

James Wellemeyer
Washington Blade

Annapolis, MD

please press:  www.washingtonblade.com

ezs note:  Maryland, we mourn with you...

lead story - Trump’s Transgender Troop Ban Marks the Dark Return of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

Samantha Allen
Daily Beast

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08 April 2019

Donald Trump - Secret Service director out less than 24 hours after DHS secretary resigns

Katherine Faulders, Alexander Mallin
ABC News

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Bosnia and Herzegovina - 'Door, please!': Sarajevo to host Bosnia’s first-ever LGBTQ pride parade

Michael-Ross Fiorentino

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

please press:  www.euronews.com

civil rights - How Tasmania is going from worst to best on transgender human rights

Martine Delaney
The Guardian

Hobart, Tasmania

please press:  www.theguardian.com

Vermont - John Killacky: Out in the Legislature

John Killacky
VT Digger

South Burlington, VT

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lead story - Although transgender workers face steep barriers, corporate America wants to hire them

07 April 2019

Donald Trump - Whatever Trump Is Playing, It Isn’t Golf

Saint Lucia - Saint Lucia’s ‘Dangerous & Discriminatory Laws Against Marginalised Populations’ Under Fire

St. Lucia Times

Soufriére, St. Lucia

please press:  stluciatimes.com

civil rights - Giant Food Stores earns top marks in Corporate Equality Index

The Daily Item

Carlisle, PA

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Arizona - Arizona filmmakers spark discrimination discussion at ACLU event

lead story - Charlotte Clymer: Being transgender shouldn't matter in the military

Charlotte Clymer
CBS News

The Pentagon
Arlington, VA

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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

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