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OSHA issues transgender bathroom usage guide
In early May I shared OSHA partners with NCTE re: transgender worker safety . Here's a paragraph from that piece: For its part, OSHA will promote and disseminate a bulletin developed in ...
rserven 06/03/2015 9
Car Trip to Germany: Arrival
Air Canada would not let us put our Smart car in the overhead rack. It is sulking in the airport parking lot back in Regina. After many hours and three flights from Regina to Stuttgart, we're in ...
Village Vet 06/03/2015 20
Canada, you impressed me. Functional Govt.
I have a friend who is staying with me in California for a few days. He is a German guy who bought a car in Canada about a year ago and he drove down to the US. He's been driving a while and I am ...
bluedogsd 06/03/2015 6
Mike Pence welcomes LGBT Americans to Indiana—ha!
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, the guy who has sought to protect religious-based discrimination against LGBT Americans, now hopes they feel perfectly welcome in his state. Amanda ...
Kerry Eleveld 06/03/2015 4
IN-Gov: Mike "Religious Freedom To Discriminate" Pence (R) Welcomes Indy LGBT Pride Festival
I really have no words for this: ...
poopdogcomedy 06/03/2015 11
KosAbility Upcoming Schedule - A DAY EARLY FOR YOUR READING PLEASURE - & with Tentative How-To
Some valuable diaries pub'd & repub'd the past 10 days or so - scroll down after this UpSched . We MEET Sundays 4pm leftkost time, 7pm east. UPCOMING SCHEDULES (a.k.a. " UpScheds ") post between ...
mettle fatigue 06/02/2015 3
When GOP Gov. Pat McCrory Did The Right Thing
Republican Governor Pat McCrory did the right thing -- and in so doing showed the way for conservative Christian Republicans in the age of marriage equality. McCrory not only vetoed a North ...
Frederick Clarkson 06/02/2015 54
Community Quilt for crystal eyes
CelticLassie's quilt, detail Our friend, crystal eyes, has a brain tumor. He has blogged about it here, on Daily Kos -- and ...
Sara R 06/02/2015 21
Huckabee Wishes He Were Trans In High School...So Do I
One day after former Olympian Bruce Jenner announced that she would now like to be known as Caitlyn Jenner, right-wing tabloid site World Net Daily released a video taken back in February featuring ...
jawillie 06/02/2015 39
The Daily Kos asked me to post my Opinion
About outing closeted gay Republicans. So here it is: I have always felt it is a travesty that gay Democrats are up-front about their sexuality, but NO Republicans are. South Carolina had a Lt.
FIDOUGHERTY 06/02/2015 31
AP does it wrong: Sexualization of trans women
One presumes that a news organization would have a style guide for a reason. GLAAD summarizes the AP and New York Times style books here . And right there it says... Use the pronoun preferred by ...
rserven 06/02/2015 62
Bye FeLEGEcia: A 2015 Texas Legislative Wrap-Up
Ok everyone sing it with me… Ding Dong The Lege is Dead! Which Ole Lege? The TEXAS Lege! Ding Dong The Texas Lege is DEAD!! Though I guess it’s up to your point of view on just how ...
TexasLeftist 06/02/2015 2
Black Kos, Tuesday's Chile
Dear British Guardian: Thank You! by Chitown Kev Having completed two diaries in the past 24 hours in addition to going into the office earlier today, I was sorely tempted to hang a "Gone Fishing" ...
Black Kos 06/02/2015 70
LGBT Computer Science Scholarship at UC San Diego
The Center for Networked Systems at UC San Diego has just created a scholarship for LGBT students called the Alan Turing Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship supports Computer Science and ...
gmporter 06/02/2015 4
Mike Huckabee: I wish I 'felt like a woman' in high school so I could 'shower with the girls'
You are a strange, strange man. Republican contender Mike Huckabee has an odd internal belief system. Molesting your ...
Hunter 06/02/2015 233
Hear the Speech Evan Young Wasn't Allowed to Give as Valedictorian Because He is Gay
This will be a short diary. Since Evan Young was denied the right to give his address to his graduating class as Valedictorian of Twin Peaks High School in Longmont, Colorado , he was given the ...
Steven D 06/02/2015 6
The Christian Right Hands Down Another Death Sentence
In Australia, the push for marriage equality has reached a tipping point. We're seeing opponents change their minds like never before, and yesterday, a bill was introduced into our Parliament to ...
leftprogressive 06/02/2015 18
Top Comments: Springtime in the Rockies Edition (Photo Heavy)
Last Monday, my partner and I took visiting family members on a day trip by road, into the Canadian Rockies. We were headed to the towns of Banff and Lake Louise , nestled in the Rockies, and well-...
lotac 06/01/2015 37
America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers, Explains Religious Freedom
America's Best (fundamentalist) Christian, Betty Bowers, is back to school us on religious liberty. Many of us remember her magnificent explanation of what a Bible-based marriage is. With ...
librarisingnsf 06/01/2015 12
This is Us!
Amazon has launched a new documentary series about transgender and gender non-conforming people, called This is Me . This Is Me is an online series exploring contemporary issues faced by the trans ...
rserven 06/01/2015 3
Small Organic Business of Minority Owner Needs Your 2 Clicks
Flora's Organics is the tiny one-woman organic seedling/plant/flower/veg/fruit nursery of VERY LOW INCOME kosak Mona Twocats-Romero, a Native American in the running at the WellsFargo Works Project ...
mettle fatigue 06/01/2015 119
Fox News just can't stop calling Caitlyn Jenner 'he'
"Call me Caitlyn," the upcoming cover of Vanity Fair says, over a picture of the woman who became famous as Olympic champion Bruce Jenner and had more recently been prominent on reality television ...
Laura Clawson 06/01/2015 94
Minnesota hospitals will soon be allowed to dispense medical marijuana
Minnesota hospitals will soon have more treatment options for patients Hospitals in Minnesota will soon be allowed to dispense marijuana:
Jen Hayden 06/01/2015 10
Most Americans support same-sex marriage. Republicans still don't.
Most of America is ready for the Supreme Court to grant nationwide same-sex marriage ...
Hunter 06/01/2015 58
Welcome Caitlyn
Not a long diary, but I thought it would be good to point fellow Kossacks to the new Vanity Fair cover with Caitlyn Jenner, 1976 Decathalon Gold Medalist. Caitlyn Jenner on the Cover of Vanity ...
CPT Doom 06/01/2015 32
Road Trip to Germany Day 4: Happy Birthday!
Village Vet at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum in Regina, with his friend the anorexic giant bison More below the tangled orange border fence.
Village Vet 05/31/2015 7
Chris Day
I've known Chris forever... like 35 years or so. His folks ran a peony farm in Northfield where Chris did all the planting and tending of acres of plants. People came from all over the country to ...
drudau 05/31/2015 4
My Asperger's, my Politics
The author (middle), in traditional garb reflecting his European ancestry. I was diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome in the summer of 2010, at the age of 39. I've always been quirky, kind of a nerd,
JJR1971 05/31/2015 46
Kosability: Readers' Choice
Readers' Choice discussion: What topics/issues/conditions would you like to see covered in future diaries? If you're thinking of writing, what health matters would you cover? Would you like to find ...
postmodernista 05/31/2015 53
DK Quilt Guild: DK VA Hospital Service Project
DK Quilt Guild: A place for quilters to gather, share ideas, projects, and to make the world a better place, one quilt at a time. Join us and share your thoughts, projects, questions, ...
Sara R 05/31/2015 54
Next up? Barnard
Barnard College's trustees are expected to vote this coming week on the issue of transgender admissions. Mills, Mount Holyoke,
rserven 05/31/2015 1
The white riot that burned Greenwood to the ground
Smoke billowing over Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1921 The Oklahoma "where the ...
Denise Oliver Velez 05/31/2015 242
NOM's Hypocrisy Over Marriage And The Presidential Race
One very fascinating thing I have found about the most ardent anti-equality politicians is that they cannot understand why they may be questioned on their absurd positions after campaigning on them ...
leftprogressive 05/31/2015 6
The Christian Right’s claims of persecution by the secular state ring hollow
Religious exemptions to various laws and regulations have been much in the news in recent years, particularly in relation to the advance of LGBTQ rights and marriage equality. But the history of ...
Frederick Clarkson 05/30/2015 21
On the lighter side
We trans people are generally thought to have absolutely no sense of humor about ourselves. Generally, our response to someone who says that is that we are still waiting for them to say something ...
rserven 05/30/2015 6
Remarkable People: Celtic Lassie; 1988-2015
Her name was Brandi Nicole Stanley. Please remember her. She lost her battle with cancer the evening of Memorial Day, last Monday. I was with her, holding her hand, as I had promised. Brandi,
Otteray Scribe 05/30/2015 195
In Longmont, CO: Gay Valedictorian gets silenced by HS principal, then outed to his parents.
Clearly, we still have a looong way to go fighting for LGBTQIA acceptance. From Boulder's Daily Camera: http://www.dailycamera.com/boulder-county-schools/ci_28209959/longmont-valedictorian-silenced-
ApostleOfCarlin 05/30/2015 357
20 burning questions Fox News' Megyn Kelly should ask Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar
Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar will break their silence with Fox News Megyn Kelly " next week ." Looks like America's best Christians, the beleaguered Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar will come out of ...
Scott Wooledge 05/30/2015 245
Catholics for Marriage Equality and other Religious Views
Source for image: Image ...
AllenMcw 05/30/2015 15
Connecticut Pastor Of LGBT-Inclusive Church Shot In Suspected Anti-Gay Hate Crime
librarisingnsf 05/30/2015 24
NE-Gov Plans to Go Forward with Executions Despite Repeal | Road Trip to Germany Continues
Writing from the safety of Saskatchewan tonight: Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts (R) says he plans to continue with the executions of the ten men on death row as soon as the drugs ordered from a ...
Village Vet 05/30/2015 76
Top Comments: Taste the Rainbow, Republicans
You know, you'd think that since I'm now only writing for Top Comments every other week, I'd actually be able to write diaries . I had just the topic in mind for tonight, but it was apparently ...
Chrislove 05/29/2015 55
Squared Away
Shane Ortega ha served three combat tours...two in Iraq and one in Afghanistan...two as a marine and one in the Army...two as a woman and one as a man. Sgt. Ortega is stationed at Wheeler Army Air ...
rserven 05/29/2015 13
Tennessee Television Station Refuses To Air Freedom To Marry Ad
Freedom To Marry has produced a number of marriage equality ads in the past few years. No television station has refused to air any of those ads till now. Chatanooga-based WRCB has refused to air ...
librarisingnsf 05/29/2015 52
Black Kos, Week In Review
Commentary: African American Scientists and Inventors by Black Kos Editor, Sephius1 Henry Ransom Cecil McBay (1914–1995) was an African - American chemist and a teacher. McBay was born "Henry ...
Black Kos 05/29/2015 119
The Discredited Gay Equality Study and the Smell Test
Humanity has always had a problem with reality. We have a problem with seeing things the way we want to see them, rather than how they actually are. Case in point -- Iraq, where right-wingers and "...
Eternal Hope 05/29/2015 11
60-million-year-old fish fossil discovered—by one of Canada's most well-known creationists
60-million-year-old fish fossil—give or take 59,994,000 years or so. A Canadian man from Alberta discovered the fossils of five 60-million-year-old fish in a Calgary basement.
Walter Einenkel 05/29/2015 17
KosAbility Schedule Update
May 31 - Readers' Choice discussion: What topics/issues/conditions would you like to see covered in future diaries? If you're thinking of writing, what health matters would you cover? Would you like ...
postmodernista 05/28/2015 14
SpiritSisters: Writing In Women's Voices. New diary series
Graphic by Michelle Robinson. Used by permission of the artist. Activist women have walked many different paths, and have come from many different places and life experiences to get to where we ...
Denise Oliver Velez 05/28/2015 107
Kyler's Mom calls for change
I wrote about Kyler on Tuesday: Sometimes life gets too hard Kyler's mother has decided to use Kyler's painful passing as an instrument to create change. The passing of my son was the most ...
rserven 05/28/2015 27
Hawaii State Supreme Court Dismisses Challenge To Marriage Equality Law
In September of 2013, then Governor Abercrombie of Hawaii called the state legislature into special session. They were to consider the Hawaii Marriage Equality Act of 2013 and vote on the proposed ...
librarisingnsf 05/28/2015 11
Daily Kos World of Warcraft Update: Good Weeks for Team PM and Team Z
Standard disclaimer: Leave your loathing of meta, World of Warcraft, or community diaries outside. If you think we should be playing your MMO instead, start a guild and write a recruitment diary. ...
Moody Loner 05/28/2015 15
Free Solar for Low-Income Homeowners in Disadvantaged Neighborhoods & Other Energy Assistance Progs
UPDATED 5/29 This intro focuses on a specific California solar program, then below the fold is information on an extraordinarily comprehensive and up-to-date dot-org website (run by N.C. State ...
mettle fatigue 05/27/2015 10
That word. I do not think it means what you think it means.
Apparently we're getting out of control. Yes...control. I believe that's the key word. Focus on the Family and Family Research Council are upset. Transgender people are winning more acceptance ...
rserven 05/27/2015 18
Identification in a changing society
I am a transwoman. This means that I have a female mind and was born with a male body. I now identify as female while making the effort to change my body to match how my brain says it should be. ...
Voldine 05/27/2015 1
A quick call to action in Ca
Those of you who know the disability community in Ca, also likely know the Lanterman Act . It has provided the legal underpinning for what was once the world leading support for the disabled in Ca.
askyron 05/26/2015 3
Sometimes life gets too hard
Last Friday was the memorial service for Kyler Prescott. Kyler's mother spoke to the press before the service. I feel so broken inside. I feel like my soul has been ripped from my body. -- ...
rserven 05/26/2015 25
Black Kos, Tuesday's Chile: Reader/lurker survey, with poll
Thoughts about Black Kos, (with a poll) Commentary by Black Kos Editor Denise Oliver-Velez After reading and responding to many of the detailed and thoughtful comments, in " How ...
Black Kos 05/26/2015 240
So did that reallocation thing ever get worked out?
Remember back in January when the Republicans banned Social Security reallocation in their new rules legislation? Remember how that was going to cut the income of people on Social Security ...
Moody Loner 05/26/2015 35
ACLU challenges anti-transgender Michigan identification policy
The ACLU is representing six transgender Michigan residents who are suing the Michigan Secretary of State in federal court (Eastern District of Michigan) seeking to change a policy which almost ...
rserven 05/25/2015 30
Remembering soldiers of color on Memorial Day
United States Army Private First Class William K. Nakamura, U.S. Medal of Honor recipient, awarded posthumously. In "
Denise Oliver Velez 05/25/2015 114
KosAbility: Taking a Step Back
I need to let y'all know that I've got some personal stuff occurring right now and coming up that, over the next couple or three months, is going to require a great deal of my time and small stores ...
postmodernista 05/24/2015 17
KosAbility: Pain 101
Our experience with pain is very personal in our journey through life. It can have an effect our physical disorders, emotions, social interaction and personal economics. This diary will focus on ...
studentofearth 05/24/2015 56
Addiction: The Moral Judgement Of Society Hinders Treatment of Addiction
This diary is in direct response to a diary republished earlier in our group as well as multiple comments on posts here in our group such as SlightKC's . The topic of addiction came up and ...
funtony47 05/24/2015 7
Situation Becomes Desperate in Kansas Mental Health Hospitals
The situation with Kansas mental health care providers has continued to grow more problematic. Over the last four years, I've written about continued cuts , Staffing Shortfalls , as well as concerns ...
Chris Reeves 05/24/2015 12
How did you begin to unlearn racism?
Overpass Light Brigade, "Unlearn Racism" When the Overpass Light Brigade brought the message of " ...
Denise Oliver Velez 05/24/2015 518
Ruby's Dream House
I first wrote about Ruby Corado on June 8, 2013...well, after a shorter mention of her in August of 2012 ...
rserven 05/23/2015 7
Tough Times in the Hate Business
I guess when you run a hate organization, you have to keep the perceived horrors involving what you hate in the news in order to keep those donations rolling in. I mean, the hate don't pay for ...
rserven 05/22/2015 28
Black Kos, Week In Review
Marijuana - The Playing Field is not Level Commentary by Black Kos Editor JoanMar I don't smoke. I have never lit up a joint in my life. But I know a lot about the good ol' Mary Jane . I can ...
Black Kos 05/22/2015 111
KosAbility Schedule Update
May 24 Pain 101 - studentofearth May 31 - open June 7 - Open Thread Potluck: Your favorite summer food, and possibly sharing the recipe for it. All other June dates are ...
postmodernista 05/22/2015 1
As if what I was already dealing with wasn't enough
So last year, when I went to my yearly mandated wellness checkup, they told me I had diabetes and COPD before hastily backtracking when the test results came in. Turns out many of the symptoms of my ...
Moody Loner 05/21/2015 44
Daily Kos World of Warcraft Update: I Guess The Cops Call It GamerWait
Standard disclaimer: Leave your loathing of meta, World of Warcraft, or community diaries outside. If you think we should be playing your MMO instead, start a guild and write a recruitment diary. ...
Moody Loner 05/21/2015 4

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