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  1. UsernameOptional added a post in a topic: Conflict arises between Fresno police, transgender activists over identification of murder victim   

    So... just outta curiosity -
    Let's say you were standing at your window, and saw a vehicle pull up and see a person in a dress and carrying a pocketbook walk up to that vehicle, and then all hell breaks loose and the female-attired person falls to the ground, bloody, and the vehicle peals off.  You call #911, but you don't wanna get involved so you stay inside hoping the female-attired individual will get help fast. 
    If a detective knocked on your door, and advised s/he was there to find out if you heard anything or saw anything concerning the fatal stabbing of a man, would you:
                     1.  Tell him/her you didn't see a man get stabbed and close the door in his/her  face?
                     2.  Exclaim, "that was a man  that got stabbed?"
                     3.  Relate to the detective what you saw, referring to the victim with female pronouns in the face of his/her ignorance, insisting that you did not see a man get stabbed?
    Let's say the detective knocked on your neighbor's door...   using the same three choices above, how do you think your neighbor might respond?
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  2. UsernameOptional added a post in a topic: Chelsea Manning found guilty for prison contraband, including Vanity Fair’s Caitlyn Jenner cover   

    Expired toothpaste and a magazine cover... "contraband?"  WTH?! 
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  3. UsernameOptional added a post in a topic: Man Recounts Year Pretending to Be Gay   

    BY  Daniel Reynolds | August 20 2015 8:26 PM ET
    ""I'd rather have found out from a doctor that I had terminal cancer than I have a gay son,” she wrote."  -- advocate.com
    Christian Man Recounts Year Pretending to Be Gay in Ted Talk
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  4. UsernameOptional added a post in a topic: Broken Links . . . Please Check Your Links!   

    Ellen -
    Would you mind showing step-by-step what you do to attempt to create a link?  Hopefully, if you can provide that info, perhaps we can figure out what the problem is - but that would be the only way I know of to help.
    Are there any other members having issues with creating links?  Please post on this thread if so, and provide the steps taken in your respective attempts at creating links.
    -Mike
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  5. UsernameOptional added a post in a topic: Broken Links . . . Please Check Your Links!   

    In addition to checking links to make sure they work, here's a quick tip -  create links before doing any formatting of a post.  For whatever reason, if you format any of your post, and then try to create a link, it will not work.
    NOTE:  It would also help if members would PM a moderator when they run across links in old threads that no longer work.  Sometimes we can track down new links, or find content by a different media outlet to replace what was.  When we can't, the link is removed, or a note is put on the post advising members that the content is no longer available.
    -Michael
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  6. UsernameOptional added a comment on a blog entry: Dysphoria 100, Warren 0   

    I wish I had some suggestion or solution.  I have issue dealing with what I have... so I can pretty well imagine what you're feeling like.  Just think... if humans were like every other mammal on the planet, the damn things wouldn't exist until pregnancy.
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  7. UsernameOptional added a comment on a blog entry: Discomfort and Disappointment vs. a Smile   

    WTG.
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  8. UsernameOptional added a post in a topic: We'll Lift Trans Military Ban   

    Sunnivie Brydum | July 13 2015 3:41 PM ET
    "Just weeks after taking office in January, Carter told a group of troops deployed in Kandahar, Afghanistan, that he was "open-minded" about allowing transgender Americans to serve openly. Among those enlisted troops hearing the Secretary speak in February was at least one transgender U.S. airman, military advocates note."  --  advocate.com
    Sec. of Defense Confirms: Yes, We'll Lift Trans Military Ban
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    See related:
    Pentagon pushback
    Hagel: Military should review transgender ban
     
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  9. UsernameOptional added a post in a topic: Brazilian MPs Suspected of Cover-up   

    Mitch Kellaway | July 09 2015 7:40 PM ET
    "Once Jesus and Mendes were arrested June 20 for lying in their police report, their "eyewitness" recanted his story, saying that the two had "trained" him to make his account of Vermont's murder sound consistent, and had threatened violence and legal action if he did not cooperate. Mendes then said that Jesus had threatened him, too, if he didn't agree to comply with telling a fabricated account of Vermont's death."  -- advocate.com
    Brazilian Military Police Suspected of Covering Up Trans Teen's Murder
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  10. UsernameOptional added a comment on a blog entry: Need some Advice....   

    "Now that I understand you are paying rent, then she is your LANDLADY, and she is being very unprofessional."  -- Monica
    If this is actually an agreement - she asked for rent and named the amount, then the space in her house that is not considered common area is yours, and she cannot enter your space unannounced when you are not there unless there is an emergency.  Otherwise, any entry must be scheduled and you must be notified in advance.
    This means that if you attempt to "put your foot down" concerning her treatment of you, she can't just kick you out - she has to evict you, and that requires a thirty day notice.
    Don't wanna cause any stress between you and your boyfriend since that is his mother, but these are things to consider if it is indeed a landlord/tenant situation, no matter how "laid back" or informal it is.  In most places, as soon as money is handed over in exchange for living accomodations, it becomes a rental situation, and even if it's month-to-month, she can't just walk in tomorrow and tell you to pack your things and leave.  Therefore, as Monica indicated, work hard at finding a job first... then look for a place of your own.  It'll be tough...but just try to stay away from her.
    -Michael
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  11. UsernameOptional added a post in a topic: Changing Birth Certificates in CT Just Got Easier   

    Mitch Kellaway | June 30 2015 6:19 PM ET
    "As trans advocates cheered this "modernization," they also note that similar conclusions have been reached by legislators in at least seven other U.S. states — most recently, Hawaii — which have also eased surgical prerequisites for updating gender markers on birth certificates. Removing surgical barriers to obtaining accurate legal documentation has also become a worldwide issue, with parts of Canada as well as the nations of Turkey, Israel, and Taiwan recently relaxing surgery requirements for certain legal documents."  --  advocate.com
    Connecticut Makes Changing Birth Certificates Easier for Trans Folks
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  12. UsernameOptional added a post in a topic: Scouts Return $100K Donation   

    Mitch Kellaway | June 30 2015 6:00 AM ET
    ""$100,000 is a lot of money," the troop explained on their fundraising page. "In fact, it's almost a third of our entire financial assistance program for this year — and girls need this support now. That's why losing the gift is such a big deal." The money is intended to aid families who cannot afford to pay for Girl Scouts programming, which the troop says can be life-changing and empowering for all kinds of girls."  -- advocate.com
    Girl Scouts Return $100K When Donor Demands It 'Not Be Used' For Trans Girls
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  13. UsernameOptional added a comment on a blog entry: Need some Advice....   

    It's her house.  She can call the shots.  And if she is not going to call you Ren or Warren, and interact with you as she would with any other male, you can put your foot thru the floor and it won't change anything.  I agree that it sounds like she is intentionally referring to you as female in every way possible.
    I agree that in whatever way you plan on confronting her, you should be ready for the worst, which could possibly mean being kicked out.  If you're not in a position to take that chance yet, I think I would do everything I could to avoid her whenever possible to limit your exposure to her disrespect.
    When you do have to be in her presense, and since you have legal documents to back you up, stop responding to her when she calls you by your former name.  Pretend you don't even hear her.  But again, you have to determine whether you are ready to be kicked out if she would go so far.
    Good luck with the interview.  It would be nice if you could:  1) Get a job that you really would like to have, and 2) A job will help you get your own place.
    -Michael
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  14. UsernameOptional added a comment on a blog entry: Toxic Surroundings   

    It would be better if such people would just spontaneously combust.  No one will miss them, and it might serve as a warning to others like them to either change their ways or keep their big yaps shut.
    -Mike
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  15. UsernameOptional added a post in a topic: Critic Accidentally Teaches Self A Lesson   

    The Huffington Post  |  By Lydia O'Connor | Posted: 06/04/2015 7:30 pm EDT
    "After spending 9 days in a coma, suffering severe brain damage and being unable to walk or talk for a year, he chose to deal with the pain of the tragic event, by creating an imaginary world of characters and photos and stories, all set in WWII. His work is the subject of an upcoming documentary."  -- huffingtonpost.com
    Critic Of Caitlyn Jenner's 'Bravery' Accidentally Teaches Himself A Lesson
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