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Homophobic trolls are complaining that Twitter’s new heart icon is “gay”

Thursday, November 5, 2015
Homophobic Tweeters think the new heart icon equals "gay."
Evidently, a subset of angry antigay Tweeters don't think Twitter's latest innovation is "adorbs" at all. ...

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Caitlyn Jenner Halloween costume causes uproar

Tuesday, August 25, 2015
According to a spokesperson for Spirit Costumes, "Caitlyn Jenner has proven to be the most important real-life superhero of the year."
And the company has decided to halt production on another costume, the "Call Me Caitlyn Mr. Olympian Costume" Kit. ...

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Artist recreates ‘Vanity Fair’ cover with Caitlyn Jenner death threats

Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Detail from Conor Collins' Caitlyn Jenner piece
His artwork is a response to all the negative comments he saw spreading across social media. ...

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1D’s Liam Payne: I’m not homophobic

Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Liam Payne
"A ridicules [sic] thing to say." ...

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Matilda star on ‘Stonewall’: Don’t try to alter history

Friday, August 14, 2015
Mara Wilson
It wasn't a party "exclusively for young, fit, white, gay men." ...

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Progressives ‘Twitter challenge’ Christian Right over what #ReligiousFreedomIs

Sunday, July 5, 2015
Some organizational supporters of marriage equality took to social media in the wake of the historic Supreme Court decision in Obergefell vs. Hodges.  The occasion was a “Tweet Storm,” held for an hour on Monday, June 29, to celebrate the ...

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France fines Twitter users for sending tweets advocating anti-gay violence

Sunday, January 25, 2015
Three French Twitter users were fined this week for sending tweets that included homophobic hashtags. It's the first time a French court has handed out convictions for homophobic abuse on Twitter. ...

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19-year-old Wis. assembly candidate apologizes for Tweet calling gays ‘fags’

Monday, September 15, 2014
Jacob Dorsey
JANESVILLE, Wis. -- A 19-year-old Republican candidate for the Wisconsin state Assembly has apologized for describing gays as "fags" in a Christmas day Twiiter post expressing disapproval over a same-sex marriage ruling. Five months before announcing his candidacy, Jacob Dorsey ...

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Ellen DeGeneres’ selfie crashes Twitter

Sunday, March 2, 2014
Ellen DeGeneres, APThis image released by Ellen DeGeneres shows actors front row from left, Jared Leto, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, Ellen DeGeneres, Bradley Cooper, Peter Nyong’o Jr., and, second row, from left, Channing Tatum, Julia Roberts, Kevin Spacey, Brad Pitt, Lupita Nyong’o and Angelina Jolie as they pose for a "selfie" portrait on a cell phone during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday, March 2, 2014, in Los Angeles.
LOS ANGELES — Ellen DeGeneres' goal of setting a retweet record with her star-studded selfie was achieved before the Oscars telecast was even over. ...

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Twitter gaffes from Utah lawmakers stoke criticism of transphobia

Monday, February 3, 2014
Jake Anderegg
SALT LAKE CITY -- The leader of the Utah Senate and another state lawmaker are apologizing Monday after tweets sent from their accounts earlier in the day were criticized as transphobic and insensitive. ...

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