∎ Several federal agencies advise staff to ban the use of seven words including “transgender,” “diversity,” “science-based,” and “evidence.” ∎ A couple of egregious Trump nominees are stopped, but more than a third of those up for lifetime appointments to the federal courts have anti-LGBT records. ∎ The US Conference of Catholic Bishops urge parents to reject their transgender children. ∎ Brandi Sears, a transgender woman, is murdered in Houston. ∎ Bermuda moves to repeal marriage equality while the rightwing President of the Philippines comes out for it. ∎ Our guest is author Eric Marcus to tell us about his “Making Gay History” podcast.
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