15 August 2019


Idaho - Republican Idaho House leaders defend attacks on Boise State diversity efforts

lead story - Beyond Androgyny: Nonbinary Teenage Fashion

Hayley Krischer
The New York Times

please press:  www.nytimes.com

14 August 2019

civil rights - Over 132,400 Opposed Trump’s Anti-Trans Health Care Plan

Alaska - Women’s shelter can't be punished for denying access to men who identify as female, court rules

Michael Gryboski
The Christian Post

Anchorage, AK

please press:  www.christianpost.com

ezs note:  Aw, we're just helpin' to promote "Christian" values...

Maybe liberal Christian/liberal Jewish/atheist organizations could come together for the homeless rather than have this shithole do the "work"... 

lead story - This Teenager Is Speaking Out Against President Trump's Proposed Repeal Of Transgender Protections

Dawn Ennis

Hartford, CT
Travelers Tower

please press:  www.forbes.com 

ezs note:  Yay Eva!  Things may be rough from time to time, but please remember that me and 12,398 in Connecticut people support you!

12 August 2019

Donald Trump - ‘Using the Lord’s name in vain’: Evangelicals chafe at Trump’s blasphemy

Gabby Orr

please press:  www.politico.com

ezs note:  ...and next, the Evangelicals!  (believe it or not!!!)

Honduras - Transgender murders in Honduras stoke fears of backlash against LGBT+ rights

Oscar Lopez

Tegucigalpa, Honduras

please press:  news.trust.org

civil rights - Equality AM


Bill Mauldin, 1921 - 2003

please press:  www.hrc.org


National Coalition Against Censorship

Leander, TX (look for red dot)

please press:  ncac.org 

ezs note:  Especially if you live in the city of Leander, Texas (straddling the counties of Williamson and Travis) please make a quick note.  Make it polite but firm.  Here goes:  

Troy Hill, Mayor
City of Leander
201 North Brushy Street
Leander, TX 78641

lead story - North Charleston man, 34, turns himself in for murder of transgender woman of color

Conner Mitchell
The Post and Courier

North Charleston, SC

please press:  www.postandcourier.com 

11 August 2019

Donald Trump - Scaramucci fires back at Trump: He will turn 'on everyone' and then 'entire country'

Justin Wise
The Hill

please press:  thehill.com

ezs note:  Damn.  Even the Mooch.

Germany - How safe is Germany for LGBTQ travelers?

Gero Schließ
Deutsche Welle

Berlin, Germany

please press:  www.dw.com

civil rights - Mike Anthony: Connecticut is at the heart of a transgender athlete debate that is difficult to explore, let alone solve

Mike Anthony
Hartford Courant

Bulkeley High School, named after Morgan Bulkeley (above)

please press:  www.courant.com

Idaho - Dems defend Boise State University diversity programs

lead story - Victorian MPs to debate bill to let transgender people change birth certificate without surgery

Josh Taylor
The Guardian

Melbourne, VIC, Australia (1880)

please press:  www.theguardian.com

10 August 2019

Donald Trump - Trump retweets Epstein conspiracy theory, claiming Clinton connection

Cuba - First transgender couple married in Cuba


Havana, Cuba
Capitolo Nacional (1929)

please press:  www.channelnewsasia.com

civil rights - Betsy DeVos May Force High Schools to Discriminate Against Trans Athletes

Mark Joseph Stern

Department of Education
Washington DC

please press:  slate.com

Tennessee - A Nashville songwriter wrote on her transgender life. The city library refused the book. | Opinion

Stacy Harris

Nashville, TN
(Bellevue area)

please press:  www.tennessean.com

Coming to a place near YOU!!!

ezs note:  Rep. John Larson will be coming to the branch library in West Hartford (Starkel Road) on Friday, Aug. 23 at 11:00 pm.  Who knows - maybe you'll see me there!

lead story - Transgender Man Gavin Grimm Wins Court Fight He Started As A Boy

Dawn Ennis

Gavin Grimm
San Francisco, CA march

please press:  www.forbes.com

07 August 2019

Donald Trump - Trump quietly used regulations to expand gun access

Burkina Faso - In Burkina Faso, being transgender means living in the shadows

Émilie Laystary
Equal Times

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

please press:  www.equaltimes.org 

civil rights - 12 Reasons It Should Be Illegal for Doctors Not to Treat Trans People

Diana Tourjée

Eden Prairie, MN
(among others)

please press:  www.vice.com

ezs note:  If you have had crappy medical service based on your transgender experience, please press HERE.   Let your voice be heard!

Alaska - A Trans Woman Is Liberating the State of Alaska

Desirée Guerrero

Anchorage, AK (1915)

please press:  www.advocate.com

lead story - Transgender citizens: The other “integral part of India” that may have been shortchanged by its parliament

Anish Gawande
Quartz India

please press:  qz.com

05 August 2019

Donald Trump - He’s Getting Worse

Jeffrey Goldberg
The Atlantic

ezs note:  Oh, yeah... that's Donald, just chllin'...

please press:  www.theatlantic.com

Bermuda - Pride: we belong in Bermuda

Fiona McWhirter
The Royal Gazette

Hamilton, Bermuda

civil rights - Lara, 17 other state insurance commissioners oppose HHS rescinding trans ACA coverage

Karen Ocamb
Los Angeles Blade

Sacramento, CA

please press:  www.losangelesblade.com

ezs note:  If you (like me) are interested in what's happening in Connecticut, yes, our Commissioner is a signatory to this letter.  To find if other states have have signed in, please press in HERE.

New Mexico - The Horrors of ICE’s ‘Trans Pod’

Sylvia Johnson
The Atlantic

Santa Fe, NM

please press:  www.theatlantic.com

ezs note:  Please be sure to play the tape at the top.  Thanks.

lead story - Victoria's Secret hires its first transgender model


ezs note:  The video takes place a little late - at about 31:20 minutes. Sorry for the long delay

04 August 2019

Australia - Transgender child spurs Victorian MP to back changes to birth certificate laws

Richard Willingham
ABC (Australia)

Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Federal Coffee Palace

please press:  www.abc.net.au

civil rights - Trans People Led the Fight Against HB2 in North Carolina. And We’re Winning.

Nevada - Opinion: A Lesson For Sparks Mayor Ron Smith

lead story - Trump plan would hamper LGBTQ health care access. This is cruel and dangerous.

02 August 2019

Donald Trump - ‘We’re All Tired of Being Called Racists’

Elaina Plott
The Atlantic

ezs note:  Tired of being called racist?  Hey, I got a solution for ya. Whether Dimwit Donald does it through sheer lunacy or manipulation, there's no doubt where HIS cards lie.  In Election Day 2020, send his ass packing. (and preferably to jail)

please press:  www.theatlantic.com

American Samoa - World's first transgender footballer proud to be 'home' for Pacific Games

civil rights - Southern lawmakers continue attacks on transgender people amid crisis of violence

Florida - Crime Stoppers seeks information about shooting that left transgender woman dead

Amanda Batchelor
Local10 .com

Miami, FL (1896)

please press:  www.local10.com

ezs note:  If you have any information about the killing of Kiki (Marquis) Fantroy, please call Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.

lead story - House Members Demand Better Treatment of Detained Transgender Asylum Seekers