Friday, November 20, 2015

'Why 'Transgender Day of Remembrance' is important' & other Fri midday news briefs

Transgender Day of Remembrance 2015: A Reporter's List - I wish days like this weren't necessary, but they are. Cases in point:  

Ted Cruz: Obama Administration Support For Trans School-Aged Children Is “Lunacy” - Idiots like this going for the low hanging fruit of ignorance and fear.  And ignorance and fear only fuels violence.

Wisconsin transgender 'bathroom bill' draws emotional public hearing - While deliberately ignoring the voices of the transgender community - men, women, and children who merely want to live their lives authentically. 

 As 2015 Sees A Record Number Of Documented Transgender Murders, A Glimmer Of Hope - Days like this are necessary because they remind us that there is A LOT of good which has been done, but there is A LOT more to do. 

 In other news: 

 Queer Voices: Do I Sound Gay? Does It Matter? - Or "does this imitation of Diana Ross in Lady Sings the Blues or Angela Lansbury doing 'Rose's Turn' in Gypsy make me look gay? I certainly hope so.  

US Embassy mocks Russian paper over fake ‘outing’ letter - Sock it to them!  

Gay, bisexual lawmakers support bill to block Syrian refugees - I am not, repeat, NOT happy about this.