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Here's How To Get The Rainbow Pride Reaction On Facebook That All Your Friends Have

Now there's Like, Heart, Rainbow, Smile, Wow, Sad, and Anger. It's like the Care Bears.<p>Posted on June 10, 2017, 01:27 GMT<p>During any normal month, there are five reactions on Facebook: Like, Heart, Haha, Wow, Sad, and Angry. But in honor of Pride Month, Facebook's rolling out a new one: a …

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Cruising Online Was Actually Fun Before Grindr Ruined Everything

Craigslist, AOL chatrooms, and Gay.com were something today's apps aren't: fun.<p>In the 1990s and in the midst of the intifada, Sam* was going to school in Jerusalem by day and meeting men from online chat rooms by night. In the holiest city in the world, finding eligible gay bachelors wasn't a …

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Twitter is incorrectly guessing the gender of trans users — and they aren't having it

Transgender Twitter users aren't here for the platform's gendered assumptions. And they sure aren't hesitating to make that known.<p>Here's the deal: Twitter released a new set of tools on May 17 which allow users to see and control the data advertisers use to target ads on the social media platform. …

Bullying Is Driving LGBTQ People Out of Tech, Study Finds

There has been no shortage of news coverage surrounding high-profile reports of harassment and discrimination in the tech industry. Most notably, perhaps, was the recent coverage of a former Uber engineer who detailed in a blog post the sexual harassment she said she experienced while working for …

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Rainbow flag designer commemorated with free font family

The iconic rainbow flag has been an instantly recognisable symbol of LGBTQ social movements since the 1970s. Sadly, its designer Gilbert Baker died …

YouTube restores 'wrongly blocked' LGBT videos

<b>YouTube has modified its content filter after complaints it had blocked political and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) videos.</b><p>Restricted mode is an optional filter designed to hide content that may be judged unsuitable for children.<p>But many prominent LGBT video-makers said their videos …

People are quitting LiveJournal in droves after Russian owners ban political, LGBTQ talk

Venerable blog platform LiveJournal is now saying goodbye to some of its biggest users, after announcing it's taking steps to comply with Russian law.<p>The platform, which moved its servers to Russia in December last year, updated its terms of service last week, <i>Gizmodo</i> reports.<p>Under the terms, …

Some LGBTQ+ videos are being filtered on YouTube and vloggers want answers

Several popular LGBTQ+ YouTube vloggers have claimed that YouTube is using the site's "restricted mode" to hide some of their videos.<p>The restricted mode for YouTube, according to Google, enables users to filter out "potentially objectionable content," leading some LGBTQ+ vloggers to accuse YouTube …

Grindr launches Gaymoji, because ​every eggplant is unique

Nothing says "I love you" like a picture of a perfect peach.<p>Banana hammock, butt dial, it's raining men -- sometimes the standard emoji just doesn't cut it in the dating scene.<p>But Grindr, the dating app for gay and bi men, has a solution: Gaymoji!<p>The set of 500 new emojis features everything from …

Tinder's Sean Rad: App has made 250,000 transgender matches

Tinder is not only helping transgender people date, it's also helping to normalize what it means to be trans.<p>In November, the popular dating app introduced the option to let users identify as any gender, not just male or female.<p>As a result, the app has seen roughly 250,000 matches with transgender …

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The Human Rights Campaign trolled Republicans at CPAC with an ad on Grindr

<b>Despite promising to fight for the LGBT community, the Trump administration continues to disrupt LGBTQI progress and equality...fortunately the Human</b> …

BMW is the most successful Instagram channel among automotive brands worldwide

The BMW brand’s international Instagram channel has broken through the ten million followers’ mark, making it the most successful automotive brand on …