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.

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UPDATED: Human Rights Campaign President Joe Solmonese to step down next March

Joe Solmonese

Pam Spaulding at Pam’s House Blend is reporting that Human Rights Campaign President Joe Solmonese will announce Tuesday that he plans to step down from the organization in December.

Spaulding says she obtained the information “from a trusted source in a position to know the details.”

She reports that Solmonese’s replacement has been identified. It’s someone not currently on HRC’s staff but who’s worked with the organization as a consultant for some time. She also says Solmonese’s departure will signal a larger staff shakeup at HRC.

Solmonese was named HRC president in March 2005 after serving as CEO of EMILY’s List.

UPDATE: The Washington Blade is reporting that Solmonese will step down when his current contract ends on March 31, 2012. HRC is expected to release a statement this afternoon announcing Solmonese’s decision, according to The Blade.

Both the Blade and MetroWeekly are reporting that Solmonese’s replacement has not yet been selected.

—  John Wright

New Hampshire House defeats marriage repeal effort

Again, according to Pam’s House Blend, the New Hampshire House of Representatives has just killed legislation attempting to repeal the law allowing same-sex marriage in that state.

The vote was 210-109.

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New Hampshire House defeats amendment proposal

Just got word from Pam at Pam’s House Blend that the New Hampshire House of Representatives has defeated a proposal to put on the ballot in that state a constitutional amendment limiting legal marriage to unions between one man and one woman. The proposal was defeated by a vote of 201-135.

The New Hampshire House is also expected to vote today on a bill to repeal legal same-sex marriage in that state. Legislation allowing same-sex marriage in New Hampshire was approved last year and went into effect on Jan. 1 this year.

The House Judiciary Committee has recommended not passing either measure.

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