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Anti Gay Tweets

MLB Pitcher Apologizes After Calling Justin Bieber A 'Fag' On Twitter

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Houston Astros pitcher Jarred Cosart found himself in hot water after using an anti-gay slur to describe Justin Bieber in a Twitter exchange with Cana...

LOOK: New Tool Measures Instances Of 'Fag,' 'Dyke' And Other Anti-Gay Terms On Twitter

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

An all-new digital tool aims to measure the instances of commonly used anti-gay language, including "faggot" and "dyke," used on Twitter. The new t...

The Enemy Within

William Dameron | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
William Dameron

I watched the news and concentrated on the positive: the outpouring of love, the strangers helping strangers and the marathoners finishing the race and running directly to Mass General Hospital to give blood. This was Boston and her people at their finest. And then I read this tweet.

New York Mets Prospect In Hot Water Over Alleged 'Fag' Tweet

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A New York Mets prospect is feeling the heat in the blogosphere after allegedly tweeting an anti-gay slur. As the New York Daily News reports, rig...

Football Player Says He 'Doesn't Agree' With Being Gay Or Lesbian

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

An NFL linebacker is feeling the heat in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) blogosphere after a series of controversial tweets which so...

Sore Losers: Giants Hit With Homophobic Tweets From Cardinals Fans

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The World Series is truly an exciting time for baseball fans nationwide. While the playoffs will inevitably produce a few sore losers along the way, a...

'Faggot' Used Over 2.5 Million Times On Twitter Since July, Site Claims

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Canadian university officials say they hope their new, web-based initiative will act as a "social mirror" reflecting the "pervasive and damaging" issu...

Translating Hate

Christopher Hennessy | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Christopher Hennessy

In a span of 24 hours, about a hundred tweets took the "#ToMyUnbornChild" message and turned into anti-gay vitriol so heinous I couldn't stomach it. I became determined to take back these words of hate, so I began cutting and pasting words from the tweets to create poems.

#ToMyUnbornChild Twitter Trend Sparks Homophobic Tweets

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

In what can be seen as a disturbing sign of the times, a seemingly harmless Twitter trend quickly descended into a flurry of homophobic statements fro...