Rest In Peace Scout Schultz.
Report: Georgia Tech Pride President Commits Suicide by Police | Advocate.com:
“Georgia Tech students watched in horror as the school’s Pride president was shot to death by police on the Atlanta campus after the student advanced on them with a knife.
Police had surrounded Scout Schultz after they (the pronoun Schultz used) was spotted on campus with a knife ― witnesses initially said Schultz had a gun and a knife. Schultz ― who identified as bisexual, nonbinary, and intersex ― told police, ‘Shoot me!,’ according to the Washington Post.”
What to expect from Hurricane Irma – CNN:
“Packing winds of 130 mph, Hurricane Irma blasted Florida over the weekend, first making landfall in the Florida Keys as a Category 4 storm. The storm made a second landfall hours later as a Category 3 storm on Marco Island, a city and barrier island off Florida’s southwest coast, before weakening again.”
Hurricane Irma now heading toward Tampa as it tears through Florida – ABC News:
“Hurricane Irma is barreling up the Sunshine State, bringing heavy rainfall and powerful winds. The deadly hurricane, which is now a Category 2 storm with sustained winds of 105 miles per hour, has passed through Naples and continues to head north, with Fort Myers and Tampa in its path.”
Hurricane Irma forecast to strike Florida Keys as Category 5: Nowhere ‘will be safe’ – ABC News:
“Hurricane Irma is now forecast to hit the Florida Keys as a Category 5 storm.
Meteorologists expect Irma to make landfall in the Keys between 5 a.m. and 7 a.m. ET on Sunday. Overnight projections of Irma’s path showed less of a threat to the Carolinas as the monster storm appeared likely to move directly up the middle of Florida and curve inland.”
Donald Trump transgender ban tweet blindsided US Joint Chiefs – CNNPolitics.com:
“The Joint Chiefs of Staff, including chairman General Joseph Dunford, were not aware President Donald Trump planned to tweet a ban on transgender service members, three US defense officials told CNN — the latest indication that top military leaders across all four service branches were blindsided by the President’s announcement.”
Caitlyn Jenner Considering a Run for U.S. Senate, Wants to Promote LGBT Issues:
“Caitlyn Jenner has announced she is seriously thinking of running for a seat in the United States Senate from California on a Republican ticket, and wants to put LGBT issues on the agenda.”
African Union endorses major new initiatives to end AIDS | LGBT Weekly:
“African heads of state have endorsed two major new initiatives to help end AIDS by 2030. The community health workers initiative aims to recruit, train and deploy 2 million community health workers across Africa by 2020. The western and central Africa catch-up plan aims to rapidly accelerate access to HIV treatment in the region and close the gap in access between African regions. The initiatives were endorsed at the AIDS Watch Africa Heads of State and Government Meeting, held on 3 July during the 29th African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.”
One State Just Stepped Up to Protect Reproductive Rights – Mother Jones:
“At a time when reproductive rights are under siege at the federal level and in statehouses across the country, a handful of states are pushing back with legislation protecting access to reproductive health services. Oregon, already one of the least restrictive states when it comes to abortion access, added its name to that list last week with the passage of one of the most progressive pieces of reproductive health legislation in the country.”
Jade Logue, 16-Year-Old Child Of ‘Gotham’ Actor Donal Logue, Missing « CBS New York:
“The NYPD is asking for the public’s help in locating the missing child of ‘Gotham’ star Donal Logue.
Arlo Logue, 16, is transgender and goes by Jade. She was last seen leaving her home Monday afternoon on her way to Barclays Center in Brooklyn to meet a friend.”
5 movies and TV shows that star trans actors telling trans stories:
“Hollywood is facing backlash around casting a transgender role. Again.”