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Massachusetts Newspaper ‘Lowell Sun’ Celebrates Christmas by Disparaging Trans People

As we approach the Christmas holidays, what editor thought this was fit to print? Here’s an excerpt from “Christmas carols — with a twist” written by columnist and copy editor Dan Phelps at the Lowell Sun. Lowell is the fourth largest city in Massachusetts and is located 20 miles northwest of Boston.

We’re instructed to sing it “to the tune of ‘Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer'”.

Chaz Bono got turned into a man, dear.
Dancin’ with a woman on TV.
You might say there’s no such thing as Santa
Till you see what Chaz got ‘neath his tree.

Chastity was once a cute girl
On her parents’ TV show.
Then she stunned the whole dang nation,
When she said her girl parts had to go.

Now transgenders in the Bay State
Have a law that’s etched in black.
It says they can change their gender.
Then if they want, they can change it back. …

Apparently the Lowell Sun doesn’t think that trans people are human beings worthy of common respect and dignity who might themselves be celebrating the Christmas holidays. No, the Lowell Sun seems to think that trans people exist to be used as the punch line in a dreadful piece of defamatory writing dressed up to pass as a joke.

If you think differently than the Lowell Sun appears to, then here are some useful numbers:

MARK O’NEIL
President & Publisher
978-970-4807
moneil@mediaonene.com

JAMES CAMPANINI
Editor
978-970-4621
jcampanini@lowellsun.com

DAN PHELPS
Columnist/Copy Editor
978-970-4640
dphelps@lowellsun.com

LETTER TO EDITOR
978-970-4623
978-656-0383

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Massachusetts Newspaper ‘Lowell Sun’ Celebrates Christmas by Disparaging Trans People

Update: LGBT organizations respond. See below the fold.


As we approach the Christmas holidays, what editor thought this was fit to print? Here’s an excerpt from “Christmas carols — with a twist” written by columnist and copy editor Dan Phelps at the Lowell Sun. Lowell is the fourth largest city in Massachusetts and is located 20 miles northwest of Boston.

We’re instructed to sing it “to the tune of ‘Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer'”.

Chaz Bono got turned into a man, dear.
Dancin’ with a woman on TV.
You might say there’s no such thing as Santa
Till you see what Chaz got ‘neath his tree.

Chastity was once a cute girl
On her parents’ TV show.
Then she stunned the whole dang nation,
When she said her girl parts had to go.

Now transgenders in the Bay State
Have a law that’s etched in black.
It says they can change their gender.
Then if they want, they can change it back. …

Apparently the Lowell Sun doesn’t think that trans people are human beings worthy of common respect and dignity who might themselves be celebrating the Christmas holidays. No, the Lowell Sun seems to think that trans people exist to be used as the punch line in a dreadful piece of defamatory writing dressed up to pass as a joke.

If you think differently than the Lowell Sun appears to, then here are some useful numbers: (more…)

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