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Published on January 29th, 2017 | by Dr. Jerry Doby


The Hype Magazine enjoins media colleagues in support of #no2LGBTHate

There is no greater mission as human beings than to ensure the safety and equal protection for all who walk this planet. How do we tolerate hate based speech, actions or movements in this day in age? Lack of education, lack of compassion for our fellow humans and ignorance promulgated by government and corporate entities is the problem. Bullying, hate, etc., have no place in our world and platforms such as Twitter, while respecting the right of free speech, must stand firm as a neutral space where negativity and vitriolic rantings and attacks are not allowed.

The Hype Magazine enjoins with our media colleagues led by DIVA Magazine co-owner Linda Riley, to push forward a message of absolutely no hate for ANYONE but in this specific instance #no2LGBTHate. We pledge to support a world of peace and progression with recognition of the importance of ALL positive people no matter their personal choices in life. It is our hope that reasonable people with the intestinal fortitude to stand for that which is right, will see, recognize and support this important mission. Nobody can sit on the bench for this one…we must actively engage for the purpose of destroying hate on all social media platforms.

Please read the official line on the Thunderclap Campaign #no2LGBTHate, and let’s throw an alarm clock in the graveyard and wake the dead…



Thunderclap Campaign #no2LGBTHate

February 1, 2017 at 4pm GMT11:00am EST

Challenges Twitter’s inadequate action” towards online  

anti-LGBTQ abuse and hate speech

Curve, America’s Best-selling magazine for lesbians and queer and bisexual women, LOTL, Australia’s leading lesbian magazine, DIVA, the UK’s newsstand magazine for queer women, and other entities are joining the Thunderclap campaign launched by DIVA co-owner Linda Riley to address online anti-LGBTQ abuse and hate speech. 

“In today’s world, social media is unavoidable,” said Merryn Johns, New York-based editor-in-chief of Curve. LGBTQ people should not be subject to hate speech and vilification simply when scrolling through their Twitter feeds, nor be targeted directly by anti-LGBTQ trolls,” Johns continued. It’s time that the entrepreneurs who created this medium take responsibility for it as a platform. Steps must be taken to ensure that Twitter is not a tool for disseminating discrimination and hatred of any kind,” concluded Johns.

 Supporters include Yoko Ono, Harvey Milk Foundation, Stonewall, Michael Samms, Martina Navratilove Fran Descher 

“Anti-LGBT trolls have safety and anonymity in a platform that should be democratic—not discriminatory and divisive,” said UK LGBT activist and co-owner of DIVA magazine, Linda Riley. Simply put, these are ‘virtual’ hate crimes and cyberbullying at their worst. Troll-storms are an organized form of harassment and have real consequences for the mental and physical wellbeing of the LGBTQ community, both on Twitter and off. Twitter needs to identify and stop hate speech online,” concluded Riley. 

The #no2LGBTHate campaign calls for the global LGBTQ community and their allies to sign up to the Thunderclap campaign which culminates in a social media message sent on Wednesday 1st February 2017 at 4pm GMT, 11am EST across the Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr accounts of everyone that has joined the Thunderclap #no2LGBTHate. The message will be:

We need Twitter to silence LGBT hate. Homophobia, biphobia and transphobia have no place online #no2LGBTHate

A variety of Twitter accounts have been set up with the sole aim of attacking LGBTQ people and urgent action is needed by Twitter.  

Supporting the campaign takes seconds and is very straightforward:

1. Click

2. Click SHARE

3. Authorize Thunderclap

4. Share with your followers on social media

Organizers are asking LGBTQ and allied organizations to join the campaign. 

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