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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.

Ellen DeGeneres’ selfie crashes Twitter

Sunday, March 2, 2014
LOS ANGELES — Ellen DeGeneres' goal of setting a retweet record with her star-studded selfie was achieved before the Oscars telecast was even over. [ Read more → ]
Jake Anderegg

Twitter gaffes from Utah lawmakers stoke criticism of transphobia

Monday, February 3, 2014
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. [ Read more → ]
Sophia Young

San Antonio WNBA player Sophia Young speaks out against same-sex marriage

Thursday, August 29, 2013
SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- WNBA player Sophia Young of the San Antonio Silver Stars was among the hundreds of protesters who rallied Tuesday against proposed updates to the city's non-discrimination ordinance that would add protections on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. [ Read more → ]

Twitter faces possible lawsuit over trending anti-gay hashtags

Tuesday, August 13, 2013
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. [ Read more → ]
Courtesy: Jaye Richards-HillThis 2012 mock wedding between Jaye (left) and Ruth Richards-Hill in front of the Scottish Parliament sparked a 3-month cyber-bullying campaign against the participants.

Scotland man ordered to pay $61K for calling teacher a pedophile on Twitter

Tuesday, August 6, 2013
GLASGOW, Scotland -- A Scotland man accused of using Twitter to call a former school headmaster and adviser to the Scottish government a pedophile because she campaigned for marriage equality, has been ordered to pay her £40,000 (about $61,000 USD) in damages. [ Read more → ]
Madonna (left) and Lady Gaga

Madonna, Lady Gaga could face charges in Russia for violating visas

Monday, August 5, 2013
MOSCOW -- Madonna and Lady Gaga, two of the biggest pop stars in the world, could face charges in Russia over allegations that they violated their tourist visas when they held concerts there last year, but observers say the warning is a veiled attempt punish them for their vocal opposition to Russia's anti-gay laws. [ Read more → ]

‘Cosby’ kid, ‘That’s so Raven’ star Raven-Symone comes out on Twitter

Friday, August 2, 2013
Raven-Symone, who played 3-year-old Olivia on the 1980s sitcom "The Cosby Show," and later starred in the Disney Channel sitcom "That's so Raven," indicated publicly for the first time on Friday that she is a lesbian. [ Read more → ]
Jordan Strauss, Invision/APJustin Mikita and Jesse Tyler Ferguson.

Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Justin Mikita marry in New York

Sunday, July 21, 2013
NEW YORK -- "Modern Family" star Jesse Tyler Ferguson married his partner, attorney Justin Mikita in New York City on Saturday. [ Read more → ]
Tyler Seguin

Dallas Stars’ Tyler Seguin says latest anti-gay tweet came from ‘hackers’

Sunday, July 7, 2013
DALLAS – Recently acquired Dallas Stars hockey forward Tyler Seguin says an anti-gay comment that showed up on his Twitter account came from "hackers." [ Read more → ]

NY Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard’s apology: Gay slur a Twitter ‘mishap’

Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Newly acquired New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard issued an apology Tuesday after becoming the latest professional athlete caught for tweeting an anti-gay slur. [ Read more → ]

Westboro Baptist Church says it will picket at Sandy Hook funerals

Sunday, December 16, 2012
The Westboro Baptist Church, home of anti-gay extremists and the "Gods Hate Fags" fundamentalist movement, announced via Twitter on Sunday plans to picket at the scene of the Newtown, Conn., elementary school shooting. [ Read more → ]
Matt Barber

Liberty Counsel’s Matt Barber: AIDS a metaphor of ‘God’s love for gays’

Saturday, December 1, 2012
Matt Barber, Director of Cultural Affairs for the anti-gay organization Liberty Counsel, marked World AIDS Day with a tweet on Friday declaring that AIDS is a metaphor of "God's love for gays," with a link to a photograph of a young AIDS victim on his deathbed. [ Read more → ]

Lesbian candidate called ‘ugly dyke’ in North Carolina House race

Friday, October 26, 2012
An Asheville-area Republican political operative has taken to Twitter to call Susan Wilson, an openly lesbian contender for a N.C. State House seat, “an old ugly dyke.” [ Read more → ]

University researchers track millions of anti-gay slurs on Twitter

Friday, September 28, 2012
EDMONTON, Alberta, Canada -- The University of Alberta’s Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services in Edmonton has created a new Canadian social-media experiment that found millions of anti-gay slurs on Twitter within the past two months. [ Read more → ]
Roland Martin

CNN suspends Roland Martin over perceived anti-gay tweets

Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Cable News Network (CNN) on Wednesday announced it has suspended commentator Roland Martin over a series alleged anti-gay Twitter "tweets" on Sunday in response to a Super Bowl commercial by retailer H&M that featured soccer player David Beckham. [ Read more → ]
Roland Martin

CNN commentator Roland Martin under fire for perceived anti-gay tweets

Monday, February 6, 2012
CNN commentator Roland Martin has come under fire by gay rights advocates and GLAAD -- the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation -- for perceived homophobic Twitter "tweets" following an advertisement of retailer H&M's Super Bowl commercial featuring soccer player David Beckham. [ Read more → ]

Millions expected to dress in purple, in person and online, for Spirit Day

Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Millions of Americans will dress in purple on Thursday -- both in person and online -- to mark the second annual Spirit Day, a day demonstrate support for LGBT youth and to speak out against bullying. [ Read more → ]

Cher goes Twitter crazy on Bachmann’s ‘gay hating, bully loving, poser Christian ass’

Monday, August 1, 2011
LGBT ally Cher does not like GOP presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann, and she’s not afraid to tell you either — or her 290,000+ Twitter followers. [ Read more → ]
Cee Lo Green

Cee Lo Green’s homophobic tweet: ‘I shouldn’t have to apologize’

Sunday, June 19, 2011
Cee Lo Green, who on Friday took to Twitter and called a reviewer "gay" for writing a negative review of his June 16 performance in Minneapolis, said he said shouldn't "have to apologize for speaking my mind or defending my performance." [ Read more → ]
Cee Lo Green

Cee Lo Green tweets homophobic comments following negative review

Friday, June 17, 2011
In response to a negative review by City Pages’ Andrea Swennson, Cee Lo Green on Friday took to Twitter, calling the reviewer gay for writing the review. [ Read more → ]

Safe sex ads to return in Australia after backlash by LGBT community

Wednesday, June 1, 2011
One of Australia’s biggest outdoor advertising companies reversed its decision to ban billboards promoting safe homosexual sex, just one day after ordering their removal from Brisbane-area bus shelters. [ Read more → ]
50 Cent

50 Cent says Twitter post encouraging gay suicides was ‘misinterpreted’

Saturday, October 2, 2010
Rapper 50 CENT is defending his controversial Twitter post from earlier this week, insisting the comment -- which implied gay men should commit suicide -- was misinterpreted. The ill-timed post has infuriated members of the LGBTQ community [...] [ Read more → ]

‘Jersey Shore’ cast member posts apology for homophobic rant

Friday, February 19, 2010
I've spent more time on Jersey Shore and Ronnie Magro than I care to, but in the interest of equal time, here's is Magro's apology, posted Wednesday on Twitter. Earlier this week, released unaired footage of Magro in an altercation with an unidentified man... [ Read more → ]

Lambert to ‘Out’ editor via Twitter: Chill!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Adam Lambert had a simple response to the impassioned open letter penned by the editor in chief of Out magazine, alleging that the flamboyant "American Idol" runner-up's management team is attempting to push him back into the closet: Chill out. Lambert took to his Twitter... [ Read more → ]

Dolly Parton talks with Joy Behar about her gay following

Monday, November 16, 2009
HLN's Joy Behar talks with singer Dolly Parton about her gay following, and Joel Osteen saying gays are "not God's best." Says Parton replies: “I just think they [gays] appreciate the fact that I just love everybody for who they are, and love them as... [ Read more → ]
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