19 August 2017

Transgender Pakistanis Win Legal Victories, but Violence Goes On

Mehreen Zahra-Malik
The New York Times

East Alton,Illinois

transgender average population:  21 (rounded down)*

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ezs note:  Welcome to East Alton, Illinois!

*notes on statistics - Okay, I'm gonna get a little geeky here.  However, it's important to validate the statistics.  Ashley Smith (whose other claim to fame was a pic taken with the governor) was her claim to have 1 out of 300 people being transgender.  I looked askance at this figure - after all, I'm a stickler for accurate statistics - but they have been verified by The Williams Institute, a UCLA think tank.  Granted, this is only one study, but this is a national survey of some weight.   Therefore, I trust their study.  

18 August 2017

Steve Bannon's Departure Won't Change Donald Trump

Peter Beinart
The Atlantic

Donald n' pals

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'I Am A Transwoman, Not A Man Who Dresses Like A Woman'

Zongile Nhlapo
HuffPost (South Africa)

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Federal civil rights panel condemns Trump's military transgender ban

Melissa Quinn
Washingon Examiner

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Film by Beijing Students Explores Being Young and Transgender in China

Tang Yucheng
The New York Times

Zhang Yuge, lead role in Escape

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Transgender Hockey Star Harrison Browne Comes Out of Retirement

Lyndsey D'Arcangelo
NBC Sports

Harrison Browne
(before uniform change)

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17 August 2017


Abigail Tracy
Vanity Fair

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Trans Pioneer Holly Boswell, Who Created The Transgender Symbol, Passes Away At 66

Kristina Marusic

Holly Boswell and hir creation

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ezs note:  Today, we use a certain symbol (⚧) without thinking about the creator.  Well, today we should think about hir. Ze passed away this weekend.  Rest in peace, Holly.

District man found not guilty in fatal stabbing of transgender woman at bus stop

Keith L. Alexander
The Washington Post

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Transgender pupils to be recognised in future A-level results

Rachael Pells
The Independent

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16 August 2017

The White House Is Under Siege

David A. Graham
The Atlantic

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NY protects transgender people from health insurance denials

James T. Mulder

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Transgender ‘bathroom bill’ fails again in Texas as special session ends

Sandhya Somashekhar
The Washington Post

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12 August 2017

Transgender Benefits Revisited?

Matthew Chiarello (for Snell and Wilmer)
JD Supra

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ezs note:  If you like this blog, please consider e-mailing the blog to your friends.  Thanks!

The Foolish Transgender Debate in Texas

Editorial Board
The New York Times

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Eastman, Georgia

Eastman, GA

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ezs note:  Ridin' down the rails - this time, we'll see Eastman, Georgia! Woo-hoo!

11 August 2017

Surveillance video released from night transgender woman was murdered

Tyisha Fernandez; Nefertiti Jaquez

Tee Tee Dangerfield

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ezs note:  Even if you previously looked at the picture, take another look.  This time, police surveillance got a much better video of the alleged culprit.  If you recognize him, please call 404-577-TIPS.  Thanks.

Navy secretary on transgender ban: 'Any patriot' should be able to serve

Jeremy Herb

Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer

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ezs note:  We're cracking up!  We're cracking up!

Transgender TV characters have the power to shape audience attitudes

Science Daily

Becoming Us (Family ABC)

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10 August 2017

Why was ‘Juicy’ murdered? Family of transgender woman asks for help

Charles Rabin
Miami Herald

Chayviss "Chay" Darice Reed

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ezs note: Police has as of yet been unable to locate the murderer of Ms. Reed.  If you live or work in the area of Miami-Dade County, please contact police by calling 305-4POLICE.  Thanks.

09 August 2017

The Madman With Nuclear Weapons is Donald Trump, Not Kim Jong-un

Mehdi Hasan
The Intercept

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Video: Transgender Woman Kicked Out of Miami Beach Grocery Store

Tim Elfrink
Miami New Times

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FBI raided Paul Manafort’s home — the same morning Trump tweeted his transgender ban

Charlie May

Paul Manafort, in better days

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Kentucky man, transgender wife sue Amazon for workplace bias

David Crary
ABC News

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Transgender service members sue over Trump ban

Laura Jarrett

Fort Benning unit

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08 August 2017

Chickenhawk in Chief

James Fallows
The Atlantic

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Group pushing to repeal Massachusetts’ transgender non-discrimination law

Elisha Machado

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ezs note:  Massachusetts residents - you just step up and mark NO to this Byzantine bill.  And... don't forget to vote!   

Texas Transgender Bathroom Bill Falters Amid Mounting Opposition

David Montgomery
The New York Times

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ezs note:  Texans - despite the funny drawing up top, it's always good to be diligent.  Call your State Senator AND State Representative and tell them to vote NO on this horrible bill.  Thanks.

California transgender camp one of only of its kind in the world, plans underway for branch in Colorado

Jocelyn Gecker
The Denver Post

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Walmart Subsidiary Discriminated Against Transgender Worker, EEOC Finds

Julie Moreau
NBC News

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07 August 2017

Trial of man charged with 2012 fatal stabbing of transgender woman at D.C. bus stop

Keith L. Alexander
The Washington Post

JaParker Deoni Jones

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ezs note:  Granted, it's been over five years, but if you have any more evidence as to how Gary Montgomery killed JaParker Deoni Jones, it would really be helpful. Call the DC police at 202-727-0500. (Hate Crimes Hotline)

Jillian Bearden, first female transgender cyclist...

Jason Blevins
The Denver Post

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A transgender 8-year-old sues a private school, saying it didn't let her be the girl she is

Joy Resmovits
Los Angeles Times

Nicole Brar, second from left

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06 August 2017

Donald Trump Is Crashing Weddings Again

Whitney Kimball
The Slot

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Let’s not take a step backward

Editorial Press
Cape Cod Times

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PolitiFact: Stats show 1 in 300 are transgender

W. Gardner Selby
My Statesman

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Transgender 'bathroom bill' leaves Texas Christians deeply divided (UK)

Tom Dart
The Guardian

University Baptist Church
(Austin, TX)

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Transgender African-Americans’ Open Wound: ‘We’re Considered a Joke’

John Eligon
The New York Times

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05 August 2017

A trans soldier in the ancient Roman army?

Tom Sapsford
The Conversation

Battle of Cannae (216 BCE)

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10-year-old transgender N.J. girl: 'I feel way more happier now that I know who I am'

Justin Zaremba

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Transgender actors push for more inclusion on TV

Robert Blanco
USA Today

Hari Nef

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Civil rights groups to sue over Trump's plan for transgender military ban (UK)

Amanda Holpuch
The Guardian

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Edgar, Wisconsin

Edgar, Wisconsin

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ezs note:  Yay!  Welcome to Tree City, USA!  Welcome to Edgar, Wisconsin!

04 August 2017

Laziest President in American History Departs for 17-Day Golf Resort Vacation

Jay Willis

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The Governor Of Connecticut Just Signed An Order To Defy Trump’s Transgender Ban

Dan Avery

Connecticut Capitol (Hartford, CT)

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Bandcamp Holds Fundraiser For Transgender Law Center

Anastasia Tsioulcas

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