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  1. Unsurprising News That Still Sucks: Hollywood Has Some Homophobia Problems

    Sometimes, people are the worst.

    A new study surveying 5,700 SAG-AFTRA members has shed light on some of the less-savory aspects of the Hollywood machine that LGBT performers face every day. While the study wasn't entirely negative, it does show that discrimination and harassment in the entertainment industry is still a prevalent issue (in case you still needed convincing of that fact).

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  2. Twitter User Criticizes J.K. Rowling for “Her Homosexual Wizard,” Gets Ass Handed to Him

    Troll in the dungeon!!!

    This Saturday, Twitter user and probable Death Eater @halfelven55ff responded to a tweet J.K. Rowling made way back in May by criticizing the author for exposing what he refers to as "Dumbledore's deviant lifestyle." But beware, oh ye who underestimate Rowling's political savvy and Klout Score!

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  3. Singapore Library Destroying LGBT-Friendly Childrens Books At Homophobe’s Request

    Sir, I believe you are overdue.

    In spite of protests and petitions from over four thousand concerned patrons, the Singapore National Library Board is moving ahead on plans to pulp three picture-books that depict non-traditional families--all at the urging of a single bigot.

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  4. Barilla Is Making 3D-Printed Pasta, Because Apparently They Think That’s Cooler Than Not Being Homophobic

    "Just don't give any to your gay friends!" - Barilla, probably. [citation needed]

    Remember Barilla? You know, the pasta company that refuses to use same-sex couples in their advertising and said that "gays can eat another brand of pasta?" Well, the very same people have decided that it would be a brilliant PR move to deflect from their homophobia by starting to make 3D-printed pasta. Foolproof!

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  5. Geography of Hate Map Reveals Locations for Homophobic and Racist Tweets Across the United States

    In case you needed a dose of depressing news today, here's some for you: Research site Floating Sheep's built a map of homophobia, racism, and ableism across the United States in the form of geotagged tweets. It's about as horrifying as you'd expect, and this doesn't even include accidental or comedic references to any of this stuff. This map is only straight-up intentional instances of hate.

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  6. Guest Post: Examining One Reaction to the James Gunn Controversy

    Essay

    Shortly after James Gunn issued his sincere apology for an ambiguously satirical post on his blog that was rediscovered by fans in the wake of his appointment as the director of Marvel Studio's Guardians of the Galaxy, The Mary Sue received a letter in our inbox from a writer for another major entertainment blog. It contained what we thought were some very well put thoughts on the reaction against the reaction against Gunn's post. We asked her if she would be comfortable publishing a form of the letter on the site, and she assented as long as she could make a few edits for the new format and she could obscure which specific site she worked for, which necessarily required the post to be published anonymously. Things were delayed a bit by the holidays and revisions, but without further ado, here's her post.

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  7. So Here’s the Slut-Shaming, Homophobic Post on Superheroes by… the Director of Guardians of the Galaxy

    Today in Depressing

    Generally, I don't make a habit of making news posts about things that happened on the Internet more than a year ago. Unless, of course, it managed to slip everyone's attention and is just blowing up now. I also don't make a habit of writing news posts about random people on the internet being jerks. Unless, of course, they're not random people at all, but people with significant power over either legal matters or the media we consume. The case of "The 50 Superheroes You Most Want to Have Sex With," or rather, the content of the commentary on the post of that name by writer/director James Gunn last year. See, in between last February and now, Gunn was tapped as the director for the first new set of characters to be introduced in the Marvel Cinematic Universe's Phase 2, The Guardians of the Galaxy.

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  8. Apple in Hot Water for Approving iPhone App that ‘Cures’ Homosexuality [Update]

    Cue questionable "there's an app for that" jokes: Apple is known for exercising an iron fist in determining which applications are approved for its App Store, but it gave its seal of approval to an iPhone app that claims to cure homosexuality through prayer and religious practice. The app is made by Exodus International, a controversial group that lists its mission as "Mobilizing the body of Christ to minister grace and truth to a world impacted by homosexuality." Apple's approval is featured prominently in Exodus International's press release for the app: Exodus notes that it received a 4+ rating from Apple, meaning that it contains no objectionable material. Try telling that to the more than 90,000 people who have signed a petition on Change.org asking Apple to remove the app. Update: Apple has removed the app.

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