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05:27 PM on 09/27/2012
They monitor and calculate the use of a word on the internet? I am not a "homo enabler", but those people seriously need to get laid.
Etropalld
I don't mean a big reduction in the price of beer
04:59 PM on 09/27/2012
The only people using those terms are 13 year olds - either literally or mentally. All this proves is that twitter is full of immature teens.
04:52 PM on 09/27/2012
The "astonishing frequency of anti-gay language" is attributed to the fact that an astonishing number of people find homosexuality to be very deviant and perverted. I doubt any readers will see this, since only pro-gay opinions get posted. The rest just disappear,never get posted.
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SeanMartin
Everything in moderation.
05:24 PM on 09/27/2012
And here you fashion yourself a "defender of reason"...
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Ioan Lightoller
Proud Gay Pagan Man, Living Happily With Husband
05:35 PM on 09/27/2012
And yet here you are. Yawnnnnn.
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08:03 PM on 09/27/2012
it's called slumming lol
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Bill J4321
04:36 PM on 09/27/2012
What is about to follow below is 3,689 comments by heterosexuals defending their public and frequent degradation of all the gay children they created...
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08:04 PM on 09/27/2012
have a tissue
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Bill J4321
08:53 PM on 09/27/2012
Call me when your shuttle lands.
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04:34 PM on 09/27/2012
Reddit is probably even worse. :(
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Leeryguy
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03:57 PM on 09/27/2012
Maybe there time would be better utilized on finding ways to clean the pollution spewing from their tar sands...
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bamacab
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03:18 PM on 09/27/2012
I used christian, southern baptist and republican in worse ways I'm sure.
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rickhfx
What if my gay lifestyle isn't gay enough?
02:35 PM on 09/27/2012
To see just a small example of anti gay hate speech in real time, tracked and counted for all to see shows the kind of terrorism that gay people face daily and should speak to us all. I am sickened every time someone I know so carelessly fosters hate against me in such a thoughtless way. There is no way anyone can say they do not know or understand that words of hate destroy lives near and far.
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lacrosselamore
sick of deluded fools
02:16 PM on 09/27/2012
We want people to think before they speak and to always be mindful of the power of the language they use

If these people could think they wouldn't be using twitter
05:24 PM on 09/27/2012
There just words with no power, unless you give them power by letting them bother you.
06:07 PM on 09/27/2012
I have to agree with you. If someone uses such language, it only reflects on who they are, not who the subject is.

I don't use pejorative language because that reflects who I want to be. But I couldn't give a rat's behind what anyone wants to say about me.
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Darr Sandberg
"What is essential is invisible to the eye" Sain
08:16 PM on 09/27/2012
Tell that to the victims of hate crimes, like the 6 millions dead from the Holocaust.
02:08 PM on 09/27/2012
That is a whole lot of folks preoccupied with gay people.

www.professorlocs.com
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rickhfx
What if my gay lifestyle isn't gay enough?
02:47 PM on 09/27/2012
And preoccupied with spreading hate.
06:21 PM on 09/27/2012
Agreed!
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anytimecowboy
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04:14 PM on 09/27/2012
The straights are afraid of us and jealous of us because all studies show that gay men are at least 15 percentage points higher than strait men on the IQ scale...
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Nanaama
05:34 PM on 09/27/2012
Whatever next?
05:42 PM on 09/27/2012
....and 100 percentage points higher in mental illness & STD's
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J0E1
Don't blame me, I'm not a republicrat.
02:05 PM on 09/27/2012
So?  Lots of people ride Harley's... I don't see the big deal.
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mbhanson86
02:33 PM on 09/27/2012
You equate choice of vehicle to use of prejudicial language?
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Ioan Lightoller
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03:13 PM on 09/27/2012
You wouldn't unless you are gay and have had the epithet hurled at you in hate.
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Erin84
04:57 PM on 09/27/2012
I think Joe was making a South Park reference.
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Elijah Hathaway
05:43 PM on 09/27/2012
ooo poor li'l ting!!!
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Alexodia
Domestic Surveillance is the first step to tyranny
02:03 PM on 09/27/2012
We should not be whining about this language. Our most powerful advantage is we can coopt these harmful words and make them ours. Take away their sting by taking them over. Language is a versitile weapon. To be able to change it and use it to your advantage is to be unstoppable.
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rickhfx
What if my gay lifestyle isn't gay enough?
02:39 PM on 09/27/2012
In a world were you can be killed or jailed for being gay. The words spread and encourage hate. You have a point, but not when it come to words that encourage and excuse murder.
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Alexodia
Domestic Surveillance is the first step to tyranny
03:13 PM on 09/27/2012
They hardly excuse murder that is the job of courts. By coopting the words for our own use we destroy and dilute their hateful intent and meaning and eventually those words lose power to spread hate and force our opponets to try to create more. 
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Ioan Lightoller
Proud Gay Pagan Man, Living Happily With Husband
03:15 PM on 09/27/2012
Thank you! And many of us older gays have had a lifetime of hurt from words such as this. I personally find terms like "queer" and "faggot" extremely hurtful. Younger GLBTs can "reclaims" them if they like, but I know I cannot.
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Joseph Hewitt
02:02 PM on 09/27/2012
"People want to have this conversation," he said. "I saw one youth who even tweeted, 'Now you know my daily reality.'" - That youth could have been me. Words hurt, especially kids. Kids don't "reason" the way an adult does and that's why so many kids kill themselves. They think that's all it will ever be so they would be better off dead.
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Sjoerd W
Always look for common ground.
02:02 PM on 09/27/2012
I know it's not practical, but it would be interesting if the project could show how many percent of the time words like this were used by LGBT-members themselves, were used in a different context , appeared in original and retweets etc.

It's a good idea though, makes people who casually use these terms realize (hopefully) they are part of the problem.
01:50 PM on 09/27/2012
Even though it's another place for freedom of speech, I find when people use Twitter for rants (political, hateful, etc.) I just press the mute button and unfollow them. My rights to my own eyes.....I don't need this hateful speech in my life.
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Patrick Reed
10:12 PM on 09/27/2012
Strictly speaking, it's not freedom of speech. They have no right to a platform.

But anyway, freedom of speech also doesn't mean freedom from response. It doesn't mean freedom from criticism.
It doesn't mean any of that.
06:52 AM on 09/28/2012
"They" have no right to a platform? Why not? Just because you disagree with it right?

That is what is wrong with 'you people'......you will not accept that some people do not believe in your lifestyle and you think anyone that does not accept you should be silenced. You are the worst enemies of freedom.