Did you hear Bo and Jim joking about the trans child? If so, Autumn wants to know

Autumn Sandeen

On Thursday, I posted this blog about a bit on the Bo & Jim morning show on Lone Star 92.5 FM, in which the morning show hosts “discussed” this recent news story about a transgender 7-year-old in Colorado, born biologically male, who was rejected when she tried to join the Girl Scouts. (The Girl Scouts later reversed that decision, saying the worker who rejected the child did not understand the organization’s policies.)

Bo and Jim decided to make a joke out of this child’s situation, actually laughing as they joked about the child getting beaten up.

After I posted the blog, I got an email from trans activist Autumn Sandeen of San Diego, who had worked with Kim Pearson, executive director of TransYouth Family Allies, to address a similar situation that occurred with radio DJs in Sacramento. Autumn is looking for other people who may have heard the comments by Bo and Jim (they don’t post audio of their show online), and for a list of advertisers on the Bo and Jim show. That’s information, she said, that’s necessary to respond effectively.

So if anybody else out there was listening to Lone Star 92.5 on Thursday morning and heard the comments in question, or if any of you know who might be advertising on that program, let us know. You can leave a message here on this post, or send me an email here at nash@dallasvoice.com.

—  admin

6 GetEQUAL activists who chained themselves to White House fence are released from jail

The six GetEQUAL activists arrested for chaining themselves to the White House fence on Tuesday were released from jail on Wednesday, but two of them are scheduled to face a trial in July, according to Metro Weekly.

Lt. Dan Choi and James Pietrangelo II, who had previously chained themselves to the fence in March, were originally scheduled for a trial on charges of failure to obey a lawful order April 26. But since the two now face similar charges stemming from Tuesday’s action, the judge has set a combined trial July 14.

The other four activists – Autumn Sandeen, Larry Whitt, Mara Boyd and Evelyn Thomas – were ordered to pay a $100 fine, which was promptly covered today by GetEQUAL.

Tuesday’s protest of “don’t ask, don’t tell” was one of three actions in as many days from GetEQUAL. On Monday night, activists from the group disrupted a speech by President Barack Obama in Los Angeles over DADT. And earlier today, they disrupted a House committee hearing to demand action on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.

Dallas’ Mark Reed, Laura McFerrin and Chastity Kirven were among those involved in this week’s actions.

—  John Wright