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Rochester radio hosts fired over transphobic broadcast back on the air

| Thursday, September 11, 2014
Kimberly Ray (right) and Barry Beck
ROCHESTER, N.Y. — A controversial radio duo fired earlier this year following a transphobic radio broadcast, are back on the air at a new station. Kimberly Ray and Barry Beck, know to Rochester radio listeners as “Kimberly and Beck,” announced Thursday they will host the afternoon “drive time” broadcast weekdays on WQBW Radio. The station began ...

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Someone on Capitol Hill making transphobic edits to Wikipedia articles

| Thursday, August 21, 2014
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WASHINGTON -- An anonymous user with an IP address originating from the U.S. House of Representatives has repeatedly made edits to Wikipedia articles on topics related to the transgender community. Business Insider reports that the edits generally are critical of transgender individuals, and other users have called the changes "hate speech."

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Joan Rivers: President Obama is gay, First Lady is a ‘tranny’

| Thursday, July 3, 2014
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Comedian Joan Rivers caught a reporter by surprise on Tuesday with a very matter-of-fact statement that First Lady Michelle Obama "is a tranny," which, she says, makes Barack Obama the first gay president. Rivers, who officiated a same-sex couple's impromptu wedding at book signing event earlier this week, was asked by a reporter what she thought...

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New York radio station fires hosts over transphobic broadcast

| Thursday, May 22, 2014
WBZA radio hosts Barry Beck and Kimberly Ray
ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- Two upstate New York radio hosts have been fired over their on-air, transphobic comments about the city of Rochester's decision to cover gender reassignment surgery for city employees.

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Radio hosts call transgender people ‘nut jobs’ in rant over city health coverage

| Wednesday, May 21, 2014
WBZA radio hosts Barry Beck and Kimberly Ray
ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- A Rochester radio station's morning show hosts have come under fire for a transphobic broadcast in which they mocked a new policy to provide transition-related health coverage to transgender city workers, and insulted a caller who dialed in to tell them they were being offensive.

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Int’l Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia observed around the globe

| Friday, May 16, 2014
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LGBT rights advocates and allies will observe the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (or IDAHOT) in more than 100 countries around the world on Saturday.

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Twitter gaffes from Utah lawmakers stoke criticism of transphobia

| Monday, February 3, 2014
Jake Anderegg
SALT LAKE CITY -- The leader of the Utah Senate and another state lawmaker are apologizing Monday after tweets sent from their accounts earlier in the day were criticized as transphobic and insensitive.

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Gabourey Sidibe apologizes for repeatedly saying ‘tranny’ on ‘Arsenio’

| Saturday, February 1, 2014
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Actress Gabourey Sidibe is apologizing after coming under fire for repeatedly used a transphobic slur during a recent appearance on the "The Arsenio Hall Show," saying she was unaware that it was a slur.

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The Tragedy of Dr. V

| Tuesday, January 21, 2014
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As a transgender person, my relationship with mass media hasn’t always been the best of relationships. Every single day, when I watch television, or a film, or read news articles, or books, or even twitter, I feel like I’m walking through a minefield. Inevitably, I will step on one and be onslaught with some horribly insensitive comment or dehumanizing portrayal of a trans person. The systemic view of trans individuals as non-people is too ubiquitous, and the lack of understanding of our struggles coming to terms with our identities has created a mythologization of our lives with little concern for our perspective...

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More than one thousand rally in Tel Aviv to protest recent anti-LGBT violence

| Friday, January 17, 2014
Yair Meyuhas, via Facebook
TEL AVIV -- More than a thousand people marched in the streets of Tel Aviv on Thursday to protest against transphobia and anti-LGBT violence in Israel.

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