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Report: Transphobic "Jokes" on Phoenix's Mix 96.9

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Gay Voices (The Huffington Post)
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January 9, 2013

Every morning on my way to grab a coffee, I turn on my local Phoenix, Ariz., radio station, Mix 96.9, for some good music, a bit of news and some conversation from the a.m. hosts. Usually the banter is funny and timely, comments coming in about pop culture and whatever happens to be in the headlines. This past Monday morning, however, I was shocked speechless when host Mathew Blades brought up the subject of a photo of three women he had seen on his wife's Facebook page over the weekend. He labeled the women "transsexuals" and urged listeners to go to the Mix 96.9 website or Facebook page to gawk at this seemingly hilarious picture -- hilarious due to the fact that all three on-air hosts couldn't stop laughing about it.