Verbal Attack on Transgender Men–your action required

Michael Eric Brown of TransMentors International has raised the alarm about ugly, misinformed and offensives comments uttered on a radio program earlier this week.

On Wednesday, January 27th, 2010 Janet Snyder and Nicholas Picholas on Kiss 98.5 in Buffalo ran a story on Scott Moore “The 2nd Pregnant Man.” Durning the story, both Janet and Nick responded in a transphobic, hateful and dismissive manner.

Join us in condemning this act.

You can join the Facebook group and please sign the petition.

To read a full transcript of the incident, listen to audio and read commentary by Autumn Sandeen, go to Pam’s House Blend:  Janet & Nick In The Morning’s Take On “The Second Pregnant Man”

UPDATE: Dani McKowan from Buffalo where the show is broadcast wrote the following request:

If you haven’t already done so, please write some letters today!
lrobb@entercom.com
this is a numbers game. It doesn’t have to be poetry, it just has to express that you’re angry and want an apology.

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    Lexi on January 30, 2010 at 11:28 am

    Thank you for sharing this, I will twitter and repost on my blog.

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      p2son on January 30, 2010 at 11:29 am

      Thank you Lexi for getting the word out.

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    Eddie on January 30, 2010 at 11:45 am

    Thanks, Peterson. I will get this out to my groups immediately. Eddie

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    Eddie on January 30, 2010 at 11:47 am

    Sent!!!

    Eddie

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    Miss sudha on January 30, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    Transgender women must be encouraged.

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    Cindy on January 30, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    This only indicates how uneducated Janet Snyder and Nicholas Picholas are on this subject! …And proves that ‘our’ work is far from over! We must get out there in numbers!

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    Michael Brown on February 2, 2010 at 5:31 pm

    There are only 331 signatures on the petition after several days. It is really bothering me that the LGB won’t stand up for the T.

    Even MORE disappointed – the transman they ridiculed is GAY. GOT IT?

    So not only are the LGB ignoring the T, they are NOT standing up for the rights of a GAY man to make his own choices with his life and his body.

    Shame on those who are conveniently ignoring this simply because you’re uncomfortable with the issue of a transman choosing to conceive a child.

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    Jane on February 3, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    Michael,
    I hear your frustration and anger. I just signed the petition today. I know that there are some in the LGB community, I’m an L for full disclosure, not ready to embrace our brothers and sisters of the T. (Why does this all feel so wrong to use these labels?) I don’t know many of the other signatories, but I hope that some of the LGB are there in the list. We’re not everyone, but those of us who are here love you.
    Jane

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    Michael Brown on February 3, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    Thank you, Jane. I appreciate you, and all the LGB people who DO advocate for and support us.