Contact: Deborah Elandus Lake: 773 793 5211
Where: 233 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago
When: Wednesday, September 6
Clear Channel radio stations WGCI and V103 have a history of promoting
language that ridicules LGBT people, and normalizes racism and
misogyny. Their overt expressions of homophobia, misogyny, and racism
create an atmosphere of acceptance to intimidate, and even terrorize
people who do not fit the white, straight, Christian categories.
Example: WGCI radio personalities air "NO HOMO" sound bites and
feature artists that call for the death of LGBT people.
Example: WGCI continued to air Beenie Man's music while censoring
media coverage of the public outcry against his "kill gays" lyrics and
subsequent concert cancellations.
Example: Radio personalities speculate if artists are gay, and suggest
that something must be wrong with them if they are.
Example: Clear channel station V103 censored positive commentary about
the Gay Games by a famous black female recording artist.
Quotes from Clear channel personalities (provided by William Lockett):
Michael Savage Gays get AIDS and die, and Islam is a religion based
on child sexual rape.
Bill Bennet - Abort every black baby in this country and your crime
rate would go down.
Bill O'Reilly - Bomb the living daylights out of them. Iraqis are just
people who are primitive.
Jeff Katz Free meals from Taco Bell for running over illegal immigrants.
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