Fox News reports that a Phoenix ‘transgender man’ has been charged with conspiracy to commit bestiality [updated]

Donald Waelde

According to Fox 10 KSAZ News this is the Craigs List posting by Donald Waelde which resulted in the arrest:

Mr. Thomas, who anchors and reports for KOLD 13 and FOX 11 in Tucson cross posted the Fox article on his facebook page but  has removed references about about Donald Waelde’s alleged transgender status, after some pointed out that had nothing to do with the alleged crime.

Fox news habitually misgenders transgender people making fact checking that much more difficult. This problematic article has remained unedited on Fox. I am not faulting Thomas for including this persons trans status in this article, if indeed it is true, I’m just asking for verification that this is a ‘transgender man’. I commend Craig Thomas for responding so quickly.

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Kelli Busey an outspoken gonzo style journalist has been writing since 2007. In 2008, she brought the Dallas Advocate on-line and has articles published by the Reconciling Ministries Network, The Transsexual Menace, The Daily Kos, Frock Magazine the TransAdvocate, the Dallas Voice and The Advocate. Kelli, an avid runner is editor in chief at Planet Transgender which she founded in 2007.

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2 Responses to Fox News reports that a Phoenix ‘transgender man’ has been charged with conspiracy to commit bestiality [updated]

  1. Julie April 25, 2014 at 9:54 pm

    This is not “Fox News” reporting, it’s a local Fox affiliate (that also happens to be a CBS affiliate). Considering your concern for accurate labels, it’s pretty ironic how quick you are to blame this on “Fox News”…

    • planetransgender April 26, 2014 at 5:14 pm

      Points well taken Julie. I’ve edited and updated the post.