Homophobia Doubles On Twitter...

6.5.2013

By Out.com Editors

...And 5 Other Things We Learned Today

1. The use of the anti-gay epithet "faggot" on Twitter has more than doubled over the past year. Above, usage of "faggot," "no homo," "so gay," and "dyke" since July of 2012. The first two have seen a notable uptick while the other two have held steady.

2. Some activists in Ohio are eyeing 2014 for a marriage equality vote, but others still think it's too soon.

3. Israeli police have arrested three people for their alleged role in a 2009 shooting at a Tel Aviv gay youth center that killed two and injured 15.

4. Marcel Neergaard, the 11-year-old openly gay Tennessee student who started a petition asking the education group StudentsFirst to rescind anti-gay state Rep. John Ragan's "Reformer of the Year" honor, was successful.

5. The D.C. Eagle is 42-years old and has more secrets than the NSA.

6. Gay friendly hip-hop artist Macklemore is adding his voice to the chorus of people calling for the sustained separation of church and state.

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