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STAR 105 is NO star! Mocking transgender people is NOT good business.

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Star 105 in Toledo thought that mocking a Trans person would be funny and good for their ratings. They were wrong and we can educate them.

A recent billboard promoting radio station Star 105 and Radio Show Host Denny Schaffer made a mockery of Caitlyn Jenner and transgender people.  The billboard featured Schaffer in drag, replicating Caitlyn Jenner's already iconic Vanity Fair cover portrait and the words: "TRANSITION to Star 105 'and don't call me Caitlyn' ".

Trans people in the Star 105 market are discriminated against on a daily basis and and are at risk of losing their jobs, housing and medical care because in Ohio and most other states, Trans people have no civil rights protections. The rate of attempted suicides among young trans people is 25 times higher than the national average, and that trans people of color are more likely to be victims of violence, including murder, than any other segment of the U.S. population.

Deb Piechocki is the Business Manager and Equal Employment Opportunity officer, and we need to let her that know that it is inappropriate to treat Trans people as if we are a joke. Sign to let her know that Star 105 needs to remove these offensive billboards.

Star 105 is owned by Cumulus Media, which claims to have "150 million listeners via radio, digital media, targeted e-mail and on-site promotions." The company’s advertising and marketing brands "tap into over $4 Trillion of local spending power."

That’s a lot of marketing power. But even with all that power, Cumulus Media is the second largest operator of radio stations in the U.S, behind Clear Channel.

Sign this petition and let them know ~ through Deb Piechocki ~ that we need them and their stations ` such as Star 105 ~ to be our allies, not our detractors.

 



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