Laverne Cox calls out ‘injustice’ of misgendering murder victims

(CNN)Laverne Cox says she “sobbed and wept” after reading a new report from ProPublica about multiple transgender murder victims who were repeatedly misgendered by the police departments and agencies charged with working the cases. Cox said when she was contemplating suicide many years ago, she used to fear being deadnamed…

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What does a guitar solo look like if you can’t hear? How a sign language interpreter translates concerts

(CNN)If you showed up late or missed the introduction, you might think she’s the main attraction. Rothschild-Cross travels the country each summer to interpret at festivals and concerts, while fighting against audism, a form of ableism that discriminates against deaf people. What goes into each concert is a mountain of…

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Defamation case against Christopher Steele dismissed

(CNN)A Washington D.C. judge has thrown out a defamation case against a former British spy by three Russian oligarchs over a dossier alleging Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential elections. Steele’s lawyers had argued that the case was an attempt to silence him. The Russians maintained he wasn’t entitled…

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Melania Trump seeking volunteers to decorate, entertain at White House for Christmas

While creative-types can apply to help transform 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue into a winter wonderland through September 3, musicians are welcome to submit applications to entertain until September 17. Through the month of December, selected “high school bands, choirs, and Christmas-themed entertainers” will have the opportunity to jam out at Holiday…

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Council calls police over cafe furniture

In a statement, the couple criticised the authority’s “heavy handed approach” on Friday. They said they now intend to apply for official permits. Colourful Monmouth street looks ‘closed for business’ National Eisteddfod 2019 to be held in Llanrwst A Conwy Council spokeswoman said the authority had been granted “a removal…

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