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Homeland Security employee behind racist, homophobic website

Thursday, August 22, 2013
WASHINGTON -- A Homeland Security employee is the operator of a racist and homophobic website predicting and advocating a race war, a department official said Thursday. [ Read more → ]
Yahoo-Tumblr

#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 → ]
Tim-Hortons

Tim Hortons blames website censorship on vendor after boycott threatened

Friday, July 19, 2013
TORONTO -- Tim Hortons, the Ontario-based coffee and doughnut house with more than 3,500 locations in Canada and the U.S., said Friday it has lifted a block of a popular Canadian LGBT news website from its in-store Wi-fi under pressure from gay rights advocates who vowed to launch a boycott of the chain. [ Read more → ]
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Anonymous hacks Nigeria’s government website over anti-gay bill

Friday, July 5, 2013
DUBLIN, Ireland -- An Irish hacker, who claims that he is part of the Anonymous hackivist group, took down Nigeria's official government website over its intent to pass a law that would jail LGBT people for up to 14 years. [ Read more → ]
I-love-NY

New York makes pitch for LGBT visitors with new tourism website

Tuesday, July 2, 2013
NEW YORK — New York state making a pitch for gay visitors with a new "I Love NY LGBT" tourism website. [ Read more → ]
Queerty-com

Queerty prematurely announces ‘disappointing’ U.S. Supreme Court ruling on DOMA

Monday, June 10, 2013
In an overzealous attempt to break the news before anyone else, popular LGBT blog Queerty.com jumped the gun early Monday morning by publishing an article announcing that the U.S. Supreme Court had declined to rule on the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act. [ Read more → ]
Linda Harvey

Linda Harvey: Gay news sites trick kids into becoming gay

Monday, May 13, 2013
Linda Harvey of Mission America is worried that “homosexual news blogs” and other websites “that are sympathetic to the social and political goals of the homosexual movement” may actually trick young people, who could simply be visiting such sites in order to research the debate on same-sex marriage, into becoming gay by putting them in close reach of “homosexual-themed pornography.” [ Read more → ]
Somalia

Report that gay Somalian teen stoned to death in doubt due to fraudulent photos

Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Reports by an LGBT activist group in Africa that a gay Somalian teenager was stoned to death last week as a punishment for the crime of homosexuality, and widely reported by LGBT bloggers on Wednesday, may prove to be false. [ 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 → ]
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Website helps Dutch Catholics protest church’s opposition to gay marriage

Thursday, December 27, 2012
AMSTERDAM -- A website operator in The Netherlands is helping thousands of Dutch Catholics research information on how that can leave the church in protest of its opposition to same-sex marriage. [ 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 → ]
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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 → ]
gaypon1

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 → ]
yelp

‘Yelp’ removes negative comments, ratings condemning anti-gay bridal shop

Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Online review website “Yelp” has removed more than 1,000 negative reviews of a New Jersey bridal shop after it was flooded with comments bashing the shop for refusing to sell a wedding dress to a lesbian bride-to-be. [ Read more → ]
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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 → ]
via: Anoka-Hennepin GLBT website

MN school district — subject of lawsuit, federal probe — launches GLBT web page

Friday, July 29, 2011
Minnesota’s Anoka-Hennepin school district — which is the subject of a lawsuit and a federal investigation stemming from a spate of suicides by gay, or perceived gay teens — has launched a page on it website to address GLBT issues including bullying and harassment. [ Read more → ]
Bill Graber, reportedly the fake lesbian blogger "Paula Brooks."

Bombshell! — Paula Brooks, Editor of top lesbian blog ‘Lez Get Real’ is a straight man

Monday, June 13, 2011
In a bombshell revelation, coming just one day after the author behind a popular Syrian lesbian blog admitted to being a married man, The Washington Post is reporting that editor of the top lesbian news blog “Lez Get Real,” is also a straight, married man. [ Read more → ]
Tom MacMaster (aka Gay Girl in Damascus)

Lesbian Syrian blogger, kidnapping a hoax — married American man confesses

Sunday, June 12, 2011
A married man vacationing in Istanbul, Turkey, is behind an elaborate internet hoax in which he posed online as an oppressed Syrian-American lesbian blogger who was abducted by government security agents. [ Read more → ]
via a Facebook support page

Mystery deepens surrounding identity, alleged kidnapping of Syrian blogger

Thursday, June 9, 2011
The mystery surrounding the kidnapping of a lesbian blogger in Syria deepens as media outlets report they are unable to verify the woman's identify or the facts surrounding her disappearance, fueling speculation of an elaborate internet hoax. [ Read more → ]
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AARP launches website to address needs of older LGBT Americans

Thursday, June 9, 2011
The AARP has launched a new portal on its website to address the needs of older LGBT Americans. [ Read more → ]
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Lesbian blogger ‘Gay Girl in Damascus’ feared kidnapped in Syria

Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Amina Araf, an American-Syrian lesbian and author of the blog "A Gay Girl in Damascus," has reportedly been kidnapped by armed men in Damascus. [ 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 → ]
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