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

Monday, March 31, 2014
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. [ Read more → ]
Google

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

Thursday, February 6, 2014
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. [ Read more → ]
LA Gay and Lesbian Center

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

Tuesday, December 10, 2013
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. [ Read more → ]
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.

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

Wednesday, November 20, 2013
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. [ Read more → ]
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#Gay = Porn: Yahoo! blocks gay, lesbian search tags in recently acquired Tumblr

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

Study: LGBT youth face higher rates of online bullying

Thursday, July 11, 2013
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. [ Read more → ]
Neil Clark Warren

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

Sunday, February 17, 2013
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. [ Read more → ]
reddit

Reddit ‘Gaymers’ fight cease-and-desist letter from trademark holder

Friday, January 25, 2013
Gay video game enthusiasts who belong to a "Gaymer" subsection of the website Reddit have urged the U.S. Patent and Trademark office to cancel registration of the term. [ Read more → ]
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‘Oops, sorry,’ says Facebook after deleting ‘offensive’ photo of gay couple

Thursday, January 24, 2013
Is this photo offensive? Well, somebody at Facebook thought so — and determined that this wedding photo that appeared on the Facebook page “Gay Marriage USA” not only violated their “policies and community standards,” but was worthy of blocking the page admin from posting on Facebook for a week. [ Read more → ]
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Pentagon blocks LGBT websites for ‘operational security reasons’

Friday, January 4, 2013
More than 15 months since the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," the military's former ban on openly gay service members, the U.S. Department of Defense continues to block access to websites it categorizes as LGBT. [ Read more → ]
Bleddyn King

A cautionary tale: He ‘met his murderer over the internet’

Sunday, October 21, 2012
CARDIFF, Wales – A lonely 64-year-old widower called a “lost soul” after his wife died in 2008 turned to a gay website for companionship, a fateful decision that led to his brutal murder in January. [ Read more → ]
Bisexual pride flag.

Google unblocks ‘bisexual’ from list of banned search results

Wednesday, September 12, 2012
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- Without fanfare, internet search giant Google on Tuesday quietly unblocked the term "bisexual" from its search engine results. [ Read more → ]
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New Zealand anti-gay marriage website taken offline after repeated hacking attempts

Tuesday, July 31, 2012
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand -- An anti-marriage equality website scheduled to be launched in New Zealand on Tuesday by same-sex marriage opponents Family First, crashed in a matter of hours as a result of a "large-scale denial of service attack." [ Read more → ]
google

Google launches ‘Legalize Love’ campaign in support of gay marriage worldwide

Saturday, July 7, 2012
LONDON -- Internet giant Google announced Saturday the launch of a global campaign aimed at legalizing same-sex marriage around the world. [ Read more → ]
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LAPD website ‘pride’ reflects ‘commitment to diversity and equality’

Friday, June 29, 2012
LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Police Department celebrated Pride 2012 by changing the banner on the department's website to reflect its "commitment to diversity and equality." [ Read more → ]
facebook

Social media giant Facebook receives recognition award from GLAAD

Sunday, June 3, 2012
SAN FRANCISCO -- Social media giant Facebook was honored Saturday night at the 23rd annual GLAAD Media Awards, hosted by the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. [ Read more → ]
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Jury finds Dharun Ravi guilty of hate crime against Tyler Clementi

Friday, March 16, 2012
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. -- A jury in New Jersey has found Rutgers student Dharun Ravi guilty of a hate crime against his gay roommate, Tyler Clementi, for using a web cam to spy on Clementi’s intimate encounters with another man. [ Read more → ]
Dharun Ravi

Prosecution rests; Defense calls character witnesses in Rutgers webcam spying trial

Sunday, March 11, 2012
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — Defense attorneys for Dharun Ravi, the former Rutgers University student accused of using a webcam to spy on his roommate's intimate encounter with another man, called seven character witnesses who testified Friday that they never heard Ravi say anything derogatory about gays or homosexuality in general. [ Read more → ]
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Court orders Missouri school district to stop censoring LGBT websites

Friday, February 17, 2012
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A federal district court has ruled that a Missouri school district must stop using filtering software to censor web content geared toward the LGBT community. The ruling orders the Camdenton R-III School District to discontinue filtering content that includes LGBT-supportive information, including hundreds of websites that are not sexually explicit in any way. [ Read more → ]
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Detroit radio personality launches LGBT-friendly daily deals website ‘Gaypon’

Tuesday, August 30, 2011
A new daily deals website catering to the LGBT community launched on Tuesday, and offers subscribers with daily offers from local and regional businesses who are known to be gay-friendly. [ Read more → ]
camdenton

ACLU sues Missouri school district for illegally censoring LGBT websites

Tuesday, August 16, 2011
The Missouri chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Jefferson City, Mo., against the Camdenton school district, alleging that web filters on school computers are unconstitutionally blocking access to hundreds of LGBT websites. [ Read more → ]
glaad

GLAAD withdraws support for AT&T merger, affirms supports ‘net neutrality’

Friday, July 15, 2011
The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) this week notified the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) it was withdrawing its support for the pending AT&T merger with T-Mobile. [ Read more → ]
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Virginia school district agrees to stop blocking pro-LGBT websites

Friday, May 27, 2011
The Prince William County school district in Northern Virgina, has removed an internet filter that blocked school computers from accessing websites that provided information on LGBT issues. The action comes following a warning by the American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia back in April, advising... [ Read more → ]
Molly Wei

Molly Wei, defendant in Tyler Clementi suicide case, strikes plea deal

Saturday, May 7, 2011
Molly Wei, one of two former Rutgers University students accused of spying on Tyler Clementi with a webcam just days before he committed suicide, has struck a plea deal to avoid jail time on the condition she testifies against her co-defendant in the case. [ Read more → ]
Dharum Ravi

Roommate receives 15-count indictment for Tyler Clementi’s suicide

Wednesday, April 20, 2011
The roommate of the Rutgers University freshman who committed suicide last year after an intimate encounter with another man was broadcast online, received a 15-count indictment on Wednesday for his alleged actions that led to the death of Tyler Clementi. [ Read more → ]
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