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Protest Against Clear Channel Wednesday Afternoon

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.

Please join the protest called by Sankofa Way and Black LGBT & Allies for Equality:

Where: 233 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago

When: Wednesday, September 6

Time: 3 pm

Website: http://www.sankofaway.org

Black LGBT & Allies For Equality


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