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Online web filter ending longtime block on mainstream gay websites

Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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SAN JOSE, Calif. -- A popular online safe-search filter is ending its practice of blocking links to mainstream gay and lesbian advocacy groups for users hoping to avoid obscene sites. For several years, top Web-filtering services have been resolving a security over-reach that conflated gay rights websites with adult content, [...]

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It’s not all unicorns and rainbows at ‘Have a Gay Day’

Thursday, July 10, 2014
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Michael Knote wants you to have a grand ol’ gay day. And he’s posting plenty of content on his Facebook page to make sure you do. It all started in 2011 with the death of 14-year-old Jamey Rodemeyer, a high school freshman in Buffalo who committed suicide because of the [...]

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For gay dads, two new websites help navigate joys, struggles of fatherhood

Sunday, June 15, 2014
Gays with Kids founders Ferd Van Gameren (left) and Brian Rosenberg, with their son Levi and daughters Ella and Sadie.
Just in time Father's Day comes two new websites geared toward gay dads and the joys and struggles of fatherhood. Gays With Kids helps gay dads navigate fatherhood − from creating their families to raising them, and The Handsome Father offers advice, assistance and support to other men looking for [...]

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OkCupid.com blocks Firefox users over CEO’s opposition to same-sex marriage

Monday, March 31, 2014
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Dating and social networking website OkCupid.com on Monday began blocking Firefox users with a wall that informs them of Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich's opposition to same-sex marriage. [...]

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Google ‘doodle’ goes gay in solidarity with LGBT Russians, Olympians

Thursday, February 6, 2014
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With the opening ceremonies in Sochi just hours away, Google has updated its home page with a rainbow-colored Olympic-themed version of its iconic logo, an apparent sign of in solidarity with LGBT Russians, visiting athletes and Olympic spectators. [...]

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L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center systems compromised by cyber-thieves

Tuesday, December 10, 2013
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LOS ANGELES -- The L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center said Tuesday it was recently the victim of a sophisticated cyber-attack that, according to data security and technology experts, was designed to collect credit card, social security numbers and other financial information. [...]

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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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#Gay = Porn: Yahoo! blocks gay, lesbian search tags in recently acquired Tumblr

Tuesday, July 23, 2013
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Tumblr, the world’s most popular a microblogging platform is now censoring LGBT-related tags following its recent takeover by Yahoo!. [...]

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Study: LGBT youth face higher rates of online bullying

Thursday, July 11, 2013
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NEW YORK – LGBT youth experience nearly three times as much bullying and harassment online as non-LGBT youth, but also find greater peer support, access to health information and opportunities to be civically engaged, according to a new report released today by GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network. [...]

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eHarmony founder: Homosexuality is ‘a painful way for people to have to live’

Sunday, February 17, 2013
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Neil Clark Warren, the Christian co-founder of the dating site eHarmony, said he's "tired" of the debate over marriage equality for gays and lesbians, and blamed same-sex marriage for damaging his company. [...]

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