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Rochester Radio Hosts Kimberly and Beck Suspended Indefinitely for Transphobic Show Segment


This morning we posted a hideous radio segment on Rochester New York's 98.9 'Breakfast Buzz' show with Kimberly and Beck in which the hosts unleashed a tirade of disgusting remarks about transgender people in a 'discussion' of the city's new trans health benefits. Read our report HERE.

The story prompted reaction from the Empire State Pride Agenda which denounced the segment.

98.9 Buzz has now suspended the hosts.

The station tweeted: "As a result of Kimberly and Beck’s hateful comments against the transgender community we have suspended them indefinitely."


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  1. Ha! Ha!

    Posted by: daws | May 21, 2014 9:21:59 PM

  2. Always nice to see a couple of holier than thou types get educated.

    Posted by: bkmn | May 21, 2014 9:25:14 PM

  3. I'm sure they'll soon be crying about the intolerant LGBT community's denying their freedom of speech on Fox News, before landing a spot on some horrible Christian station.

    Posted by: Ryan | May 21, 2014 9:27:06 PM

  4. Buh-Bye!

    Posted by: Michael W. | May 21, 2014 9:33:54 PM

  5. and here come those BuyBull lovin' Christians for the defense.... in 3..2..1....

    Posted by: AdamTh | May 21, 2014 9:34:01 PM

  6. Why should people have to approve of transgenders? The approval police will get you if you don't like transgenders

    Posted by: petey | May 21, 2014 9:38:41 PM

  7. These two have been suspended several times before and always are allowed to return. If the station had been serious they would have been fired.
    Keep the pressure up.

    Posted by: Larry | May 21, 2014 9:42:05 PM

  8. I don't know, Petey, because it's the right thing? Don't have to understand to treat people with dignity, and not give into vile, ignorant and hateful rhetoric, smearing others with fear mongering. As it is, this was hardly the first ignorant crap these two have engaged in. They have a long history of proving their douchbaggery to the world. Frankly, the world is a better place with them gone.

    Posted by: LiamB | May 21, 2014 9:45:50 PM

  9. @ Petey - there is a colossal gap between not approving of transgendered people and hate speech.

    Posted by: Mike in the Tundra | May 21, 2014 9:47:55 PM

  10. So relieved the station did the right thing, and swiftly. Looking forward to a society where trans people can know that they are respected, valued, essential, and recognized as part of the normal spectrum of human difference.

    Posted by: drew | May 21, 2014 9:54:37 PM

  11. ironically, give her a haircut and she's look just like john candy

    Posted by: woody | May 21, 2014 10:00:14 PM

  12. No non-approved opinions allowed. We have become the enemy.

    Posted by: Hol | May 21, 2014 10:05:17 PM

  13. Congratulations "Ladies" Now even more people hate you.Great own goal.

    Posted by: Mike | May 21, 2014 10:22:59 PM

  14. As usual, half the comments from idiots and/or trolls.

    Posted by: Will | May 21, 2014 10:24:39 PM

  15. Transgendered people are in the same spot gay and lesbians were 15 or 20 years ago. In both cases we were easy to mock and make fun of. And if we fought back, people claimed it would only make straight people hate us even more.

    But over time, the tide turned. Sure, we had to endure a lot of crap from people like these two idiots. And I heard every excuse for their behavior, from Cant guys just take a joke to it's what everybody really thinks, to this is what the Bible says, to you're just freaks please go away.

    Transgendered will have to endure this crap as we did, but it certainly does get better.

    Posted by: Randy | May 21, 2014 10:30:53 PM

  16. Sweet! Although they both have faces for radio.

    Posted by: TONY PERKINS | May 21, 2014 10:37:34 PM

  17. May is shaping up to be the worst month of all for NOM! I'm sure most of their employees who really know the situation are fairly demoralized at this point. You can full the donors especially the mom and pops who give five and $10. You might be able to assuage the major donors because they are such hard-core believers they may not see with the reality. But it is really difficult to keep reality away from employees whose job it is to monitor all these events. They must understand that their jobs have a finite time limit at this point, and are I probably already sending out resumes. They are likely more spending more time searching for job offerings then updating the website or organizing protests.

    And boy, am I gloating over that!

    Posted by: Randy | May 21, 2014 10:37:47 PM

  18. Enjoy your victory Transpeople because you guys are just making a rod for your own backs.I can see the world growing far less tolerant the more the LGBT hardliners put people's noses out of joint.There's a storm brewing with far-right parties around the world appealing to the straight conservatives who feel they're being forced to shut up & keep quiet. You may have shut down 2 local disc-jockeys, but this is gonna blow up and as a gay man,i'm worried about the backlash.The LGBT women don't care -as women often don't- about instigating fights for other less vocal members of the community to have to deal with.I'm saddened by this and can bet this site will soon be reporting on an increase in attacks on transpeople.

    Posted by: Jack | May 21, 2014 10:43:03 PM

  19. Making fun of their appearances is a bit ironic. Should you be fired too?

    Posted by: Knock | May 21, 2014 10:43:40 PM

  20. Maybe Fox News is hiring

    Posted by: Jay Tyler | May 21, 2014 10:48:12 PM

  21. Maybe Fox News is hiring

    Posted by: Jay Tyler | May 21, 2014 10:48:13 PM

  22. This is getting ridiculous. We can't keep getting people fired to get our rights - we used to stand up and defend ourselves, not just get people fired. What good has that done?

    Posted by: Tigernan | May 21, 2014 10:52:03 PM

  23. HAHAHA Justice is swift!

    Posted by: Derrick | May 21, 2014 11:04:37 PM

  24. I just want have my say.I am a Trans-Woman who lives in England.Not all Transsexuals are quite so militant.I was angered by the whole RuPaul controversy as i didn't feel that the vocal minority should claim to speak for us all.I personally wasn't offended as i thought it was done with humour & no malice. Unfortunately it seems, some in the Trans Community don't have much of a sense of humour & managed to agrivate a lot of our gay brothers & sisters who (rightly) thought it should have been taken in context.I've listened to the radio show and yes, i did find the hosts offensive.Do i think they should be fired? No.When we get to the point when we are seen as confrontational & the aggressors, i don't consider than progress.The comments that most offend me on here aren't the moronic haters, it's the people gleefully sending e-mails to the station to complain & trying to get those two fired.It's so easy to start a fight guys, but it's us who don't live in big cosmopolitan cities who are going to get even more resentment & name calling.By painting us hypersensitive,people now know that words DO affect us & rather than them thinking they won't get a rise out of us, they now know they will.I'm so angry that you shortsighted Women don't see the bigger picture instead of celebrating the suspension of 2 people who had the right to disagree with your point of view.I feel very depressed & afraid now.It's easy for you people who have a Transsexual community around you, but try & imagine how it affects those of us who don't want any trouble.I just want to live my life without any more damn stress and this whole thing is making me so angry.Just think of others who are Transsexual but not aggressively offended by every silly thing.In the scheme of things,is this really a fight worth having?

    Posted by: Shauna | May 21, 2014 11:15:55 PM

  25. Can i ask a question TYLER? Are you Trans? I've read your comments and i find your glee in all this angers me.You seem the type of person who hypes up a fight just for the fun of it. Calling people uncle toms, really?

    Posted by: Shauna | May 21, 2014 11:22:31 PM

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