Monday, June 27, 2016

The Bigots Are Crawling Out Of The Woodwork

As Pride month winds down, with the horrible massacre in Orlando still fresh in our minds, and with all the hate politics it is no wonder that the hate mongers are getting bolder.
YouTube’s Most Disliked Video? A Pride Video Featuring Transgender Community
In a sign of just how far society still has to go, the most “disliked” video in YouTube history is one promoting LGBT equality.
The Daily Beast
By Samantha Allen
June 26, 2016

YouTube marked the Pulse massacre and commemorated Pride Month with a compilation video of some of their best LGBTQ vloggers. Bigots responded by making it the most “disliked” video on YouTube’s official channel within 24 hours.
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The video featured vloggers from every walk of life—lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, genderqueer, and more—coming out and encouraging others to be proud of who they are. But if anything could discourage young LGBT people from coming out to their peers, it’s what happened next.

First, the comments below the video got so bad that they had to be disabled. A YouTube spokesperson explained to The Daily Beast that YouTube bans hate speech “including the promotion of violence on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.”

“Given the number of comments on this video that violate our policy, and out of respect for the creators who appear in this video, we have decided to turn comments off for now,” the spokesperson added.
They take something beautiful and turn it to a thing of hate. We try to ignore them but they creep into our subconscious, depressions increase, suicidal thoughts increase, so go back into the closet… the hate takes its toll.

While the bigots feel empowered and their words turn to violence.

We cannot let them win!

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