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Poll: It’s not OK to make online slurs, even when you’re ‘just kidding’

| Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Nam Y. Huh, AP (File)In a shift of attitude, most young people now say it’s wrong to use racist or sexist slurs online, even if you’re just kidding.
WASHINGTON -- In a shift in attitude, most young people now say it's wrong to use racist, sexist or anti-gay slurs online, even if you're just kidding. But when they see them, they don't take much personal offense.

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MSNBC suspends Alec Baldwin’s show for two episodes following gay slur

| Friday, November 15, 2013
Alec Baldwin
NEW YORK — Alec Baldwin's new weekly MSNBC talk show was suspended for two episodes after the actor was videotaped using an anti-gay epithet against a photographer during a New York street encounter.

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Colo. man says college’s use of the word ‘queer’ is offensive, should be illegal

| Sunday, November 10, 2013
Colorado College in Colorado Springs.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A gay man says Colorado College's listing of "queer" as an option for the gender of job applicants is insulting and should be illegal.

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Neb. man assaulted after sticking up for gay friends in alleged hate crime

| Monday, October 28, 2013
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OMAHA, Neb. -- A Nebraska man is recovering Monday after being attacked while defending his gay friends from being harassed and called "faggots."

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Town council accepts mayor’s apology for Facebook rant, gay slurs

| Sunday, October 20, 2013
Linda Oliver
WEST UNION, S.C. -- Officials in a small South Carolina mountain town say they've accepted the mayor's apology for a Facebook rant that included gay slurs as she criticized same-sex couples for applying for marriage licenses in a nearby county.

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S.C. mayor: I don’t want ‘queer’ marriage ‘rammed down my throat’

| Thursday, October 17, 2013
Linda Oliver
WEST UNION, S.C. -- A small town mayor in South Carolina has come under fire for a Facebook rant in which she derided gay rights and marriage equality, and repeatedly referred to gays as "queers," using the term in a derogatory manner.

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Ole Miss students, football team disrupt ‘Laramie Project’ play with gay slurs

| Thursday, October 3, 2013
Austin McAfee, AP
OXFORD, Miss. -- An audience consisting of mostly University of Mississippi students, including an estimated 20 Ole Miss football players, disrupted the University's theater department production of “The Laramie Project” Tuesday night, heckling cast members and shouting anti-gay slurs.

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N.M. state lawmaker compares gays to ‘whores,’ suggests they marry women

| Thursday, August 29, 2013
William Sharer
A New Mexico state lawmaker has come under fire from LGBT advocates for a recent blog post in which he referred to gays as "whores" and suggested they should find local women to marry.

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Twitter faces possible lawsuit over trending anti-gay hashtags

| Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Twitter
A French gay rights group said on Monday it plans to file a law suit against Twitter for violating the country's hate speech laws following the emergence of the hashtag “#Gays must die,” which topped Twitter's "trending topics" over the weekend.

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CBS, ‘Big Brother’ airs contestants’ racist, ethnic, homophobic slurs

| Monday, July 8, 2013
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LOS ANGELES — CBS' “Big Brother” tackled the growing controversy surrounding some of its contestants head-on on Sunday’s episode, airing the controversial racist comments that had previously aired only on the show’s online live stream.

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