WATCH: Here’s How Donald Trump Could Destroy Obama’s LGBT Progress – Some of It in Days – The New Civil Rights Movement:
“Donald Trump’s opinions on some LGBT issues have flip-flopped all over the place – but currently and for the foreseeable future he’s absolutely against civil rights for LGBT people. Worse, however, he has surrounded himself with a cabinet and advisors who are virulently opposed to equality, period.
Matt Baume explains how, under President Donald Trump, LGBT people could lose their rights, even those you thought were set in stone, within days.
Baume makes several excellent arguments, and as usual, sees further into the morass that is American politics and the battle for LGBT equality than most.”
State lawmakers file gender-specific locker room, bathroom legislation for second time – KMIZ:
“JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Senate Bill 98 did not move very far during last year’s legislative session, but sponsor Senator Ed Emery is hoping this time around will be different.”
Carrie Fisher Dies at 60:
“Carrie Fisher, the actress best known as Star Wars‘ Princess Leia Organa, has died after suffering a heart attack. She was 60.
Family spokesman Simon Halls released a statement to PEOPLE on behalf of Fisher’s daughter, Billie Lourd:
‘It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother Carrie Fisher passed away at 8:55 this morning,’ reads the statement.”
George Michael Dead at 53 – Rolling Stone:
“Former Wham! singer and massively successful soul and pop solo vocalist dies ‘peacefully at home'”
Actress Carrie Fisher, shown in 2007, was taken to a hospital Friday after a “cardiac episode” on a flight from London to Los Angeles. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
‘Star Wars’ Actress Carrie Fisher Suffers Heart Attack on a Plane, Sources Say – NBC News:
“Star Wars” actress Carrie Fisher suffered a heart attack on a plane Friday, two law enforcement sources told NBC News.
National Geographic Magazine Puts Young Transgender Girl On Cover | NewNowNext:
The January 2017 issue of National Geographic, focusing on “the gender revolution,” features a 9-year-old transgender girl, believed to be the first trans person on the 128-year-old publication’s cover.
“The best part of being a girl,” says Avery Jackson in the accompanying caption, “is, now I don’t have to pretend to be a boy.”
An iceberg in the Weddell Sea. (Mike Weber)
Underside of Antarctic Ice Sheet Melting, Despite Gains on Top – Courthouse News Service:
“Scientists have underrated the major role the Antarctic ice sheet plays in global climate variability, which helps explain why sea ice in the Southern Hemisphere has increased even while the Earth warms.
That’s the main finding of a study published Monday in the journal Nature, which examines global climate models of the past several thousand years that fail to account for climate variability in the paleoclimate record.
The researchers first analyzed the Scotia Sea, since most icebergs breaking off the Antarctica ice sheet pass through this region due to oceanic and atmospheric circulation, according to co-author Michael Weber.”
(Via. courthouse news)