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Kevin Hart released a truly awful statement about his homophobic tweets

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We live in the golden age of bad non-apologies, but Kevin Hart’s response to recent backlash over resurfaced homophobic jokes might take the cake.

“Stop looking for reasons to be negative… Stop searching for reasons to be angry,” Hart wrote in his Instagram, along with a grainy video of him shirtless expressing the same sentiments.

For those playing catch up: On Wednesday, Hart was announced as the host of the 2019 Oscars. Within hours, concerns were raised online that resurfaced a litany of (now-deleted) tweets. 

One described how, if he ever saw his son playing with his daughter’s doll house, “I’m going 2 break it over his head and say n my voice ‘stop that’s gay.’” Others included him using homophobic slurs against other people. Read more…

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Makeup blogger’s dad nails anti-LGBTQ bigot with perfect response

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Manny Gutierrez is a makeup YouTuber with millions of subscribers and a Maybelline ambassadorship. He also has a dad who does not seem to take haters lightly.

In early January, the conservative blogger Matt Walsh, who often shares anti-LGBTQ messages on Twitter, posted a picture of Gutierrez wearing makeup, writing “Dads, this is why you need to be there to raise your sons.”

Gutierrez did not have time for Walsh, responding that his dad, quite simply, is proud of who he is. “Being a man isn’t about how ‘tough’ or ‘masculine’ you are,” he tweeted Saturday. “It’s about taking care of the ones you love.” Read more…

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Tragic suicide of a bullied gay 13-year-old mourned on Twitter

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The online LGBTQ community in Australia has united in mourning the tragic death of a 13-year-old boy from Brisbane.

The boy’s mum Amanda Unsworth told a local news outlet her son died by suicide on Monday, after being constantly bullied for being gay. 

The shocking news of his death has Queer and non-Queer Twitter users alike calling on the Australian government to protect the Safe Schools curriculum — a program created to educate school kids on LGBTQ identities and reduce homophobic and transphobic bullying.

“Tyrone ended up being gay and a lot of people started picking on him,” she Amanda told The Courier-Mail Thursday night. “He was a really feminine male, he loved fashion, he loved make-up and the boys always picked on him, calling him gay-boy, faggot, fairy; it was a constant thing from Year 5. Read more…

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