Jury awards transgender professor $1.1 million in discrimination case

Jury awards transgender professor $1.1 million in discrimination case:

“Rachel Tudor, a transgender professor whose tenure and promotion was denied at Southeastern Oklahoma State University, was awarded $1.1 million by a federal jury on Monday in a landmark Title VII case.

(Via. NBC News)

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The Big Election of 2017: We Need to Stand With Trans Candidate Danica Roem | Advocate.com

The Big Election of 2017: We Need to Stand With Trans Candidate Danica Roem | Advocate.com:

“In just two weeks, Virginians will go to the polls to elect new representatives statewide and in the House of Delegates. For most people outside of the state, this election hasn’t been a top focus — especially given the multitude of Trump administration horrors that distract the country every day.  

But I would argue that LGBTQ people and our allies across the nation should be paying very close attention to Virginia. We have an opportunity to take a historic step forward in our community’s political representation. If elected, Danica Roem, who is the Democratic candidate for a Virginia House of Delegates seat, would become the first openly trans person to be elected and seated as a state legislator.

This matters tremendously — for a few reasons.”

Jimmy Carter blasts the misogyny of male religious leaders—and the politicians who cower before them

Jimmy Carter blasts the misogyny of male religious leaders—and the politicians who cower before them:

“In an earlier Daily Kos story, I highlighted a 2009 op-ed written by America’s 39th President Jimmy Carter. In his straightforward commentary, the Nobel Peace Prize laureate writes about the massive mistreatment and violence against women around the globe by men who use power and religion to subjugate. If I could choose any op-ed that I’ve ever read in my lifetime and deem it a ‘must read’ it is this. Today, with permission by a representative from the The Carter Center, I am including the full op-ed written by one of the most powerful and beloved humanitarians in this day and age.”

(Via. Daily Kos)

Trump Administration Guts Obamacare Birth Control Rule – Mother Jones

(But remember, there isn’t a war on women… just ignore this, efforts to destroy Planned Parenthood, abortion clinics, and a woman’s autonomy when it comes to making health decisions.) 

Trump Administration Guts Obamacare Birth Control Rule – Mother Jones:

“The Trump administration officially issued a new rule Friday that weakens the Affordable Care Act’s mandate requiring employers to provide free birth control as part of health insurance plans.”

Stephen Paddock: What we know about the Las Vegas gunman – CBS News

Stephen Paddock: What we know about the Las Vegas gunman – CBS News:

“Police have identified Stephen Paddock as the gunman who opened fire on concertgoers from a hotel room in Las Vegas, killing at least 59 people and leaving more than 500 wounded in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.”

Report: Georgia Tech Pride President Commits Suicide by Police | Advocate.com

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

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 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 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

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.”