Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Demand that Colorado Radio Host Trevor Carey Disavow Remarks Condoning Violence Against Transgender People

GLAAD has put out an action alert to combat the blatant transphobia heard on KNUS radio on March 14. Host Trevor Carey engaged in a conversation with a caller in which both men condoned violence against transgender people, blaming slain Greeley, Colo. resident Angie Zapata, an 18-year-old transgender woman, for her own brutal murder.

CAREY: And what the transgender segment of our society needs to be telling their type is, you don’t commit fraud because –

CALLER: No, that’s exactly what it was.

CAREY: A), you’re at least gonna get your teeth kicked in, and B) — [caller laughs] — here’s a story from Greeley that turned out very tragic, and you should pay attention to this, because -

CALLER: You know, when I was growin’ up in Greeley, I grew up in Greeley, that kind of stuff didn’t ever, you know, surface in this town. And it’s just sad, you know; my heart just weeps for all, everybody that’s concerned. But, you know, we gotta go back to basics. You’re a man or you’re a woman, and, like you said, if you’re fraudin’ somebody, then you deserve to have your teeth kicked in. Not necessarily hung or you’re killed, but it just — they shoulda known better, you know?


Please contact Trevor Carey and ask him to disavow his remarks that condone violence against transgender people. Call on KFKA and KNUS to hold Carey accountable for his remarks and establish clear standards to ensure their media platforms will not be used to condone or promote violence towards any parts of the communities they serve.

Please forward this link to any of your friends and others who may also wish to take action. When contacting KFKA and KNUS, please ensure that your emails and phone calls are civil and respectful and do not engage in the kind of name calling or abusive behavior that we are expressing our concerns about.

Trevor Carey
Host, KNUS, “Trevor Carey” and KFKA, “AM Colorado with Trevor, Troy and George”
Phone: (720) 434-2714

Justin Sasso
General Manager, KFKA
Phone: (970) 356-1310

Kelly Michaels
Operations Director, Salem Communications (KNUS)
Phone: (303) 750-5687


adamfoxie said...

The comments by Trevor Carey are not just insensitive, and wrong, but
they are incredibly ignorant. If he had finished school he would know
that sexuality on any one, or thing in the animal kingdom, is not just
male or female. There is in between and people that carry both male
and female organs and that is just the tipped of the iceberg.
Those comments instigate violence by those who are ignorant, like his
listener talking about "Kicking teeth in.

Anonymous said...

I think transexuals should be careful when they aren't being up front and honest with a member of the opposite sex they are can be a mean world......doesn't mean it's right, but it's reality, and we must live in it.

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