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Twitter Users Not Having Trump’s “Excuse” For His Failed UK Visit

Late last night, Donald Trump tweeted out his excuse for why he wouldn’t be visiting London. And as is the usual, he’s blaming Obama for it.

As you might have guessed, many people on Twitter responded unfavorably to Trump’s tweet. Several were quick to point out that it wasn’t Obama who sold the old embassy, but former president Bush Jr.

On top of that, responses also liked to remind the president that its not like many Londoners (or Englishmen for that matter) wanted him to visit anyway.

In fact, the massive protests against the U.S. president's visit may have a factor, or be the sole reason, that he didn't cross the pond.

Over all, Donald Trump tried to share fake news again to make himself seem important and right. And, Twitter was there to point out how wrong he was (again).

h/t: PinkNews

This Gay Weatherman's Naughty Snow Forecast Is Educational & Entertaining

I wish this guy was my weatherman!

Blaine Stewart is a weather reporter from Norfolk, Virginia who posted a funny weather report tweet today that you’ve got to see.

As the east coast is gearing up for an onslaught of snow, Stewart wanted to keep his fans and followers informed. On top of that, he also wanted to entertain them a little.

As LGBTQNation reports, while posting a picture of the expected incoming snow caused by “Snowpocalypse,” Stewart also decided to whip out a little joke about the amount of inches everybody would be getting.

You can probably imagine where this is going.

Unfortunately, it seems that Blaine Stewart later regretted that tweet as he has since deleted it.

Too bad.

But, while looking up Stewart we realize that he's a very funny guy. We might have to tune into his station more often.

Check Out These Adorable Pics of Bruce Springsteen Kissing His Saxophonist

It seems Bruce Springsteen and the late saxophonist Clarence Clemons were known for their lip-locking performances.

Twitter user Dan Cassaro created a viral thread where he shared a bunch of pictures of the two performers kissing while on stage.

“They did it at every show,” Cassaro says.

As you probably guessed, some people loved the pictures and some were very much against them.

That said, the thankful tweets outweighed the negative ones. And at the center of all this was a deep connection and friendship that lasted until Clemons's death in 2011 and is probably still ongoing in Springsteen's heart.

Anthony Rapp Called Out Victim Blaming Fans After His Kevin Spacey Accusation

If you missed the starting point of what became the demise of Kevin Spacey’s career, you might not have known that it was a fellow actor behind it.

Anthony Rapp of Star Trek: Discovery and Rent fame accused Kevin Spacey of sexually assaulting him when he was 14 and Spacy was 26.

That then started a storm of accusations and stories of Spacey’s sexual misconduct in and around Hollywood that has, again, ultimately ruined the former House of Cards actor.

But now Rapp is sharing with the world some of the hate that he has received since his first statement.

Many fans have expressed outrage at Anthony Rapp for the messy ending of the Netflix show House of Cards and some even for the messy backlash that Spacey got.

That said, Rapp wasn’t going to let these angry souls have the last word. Instead, he shared their words with the world.

Rapp tweeted out a few days ago some screenshots of these angry messages saying that “these people need to be outed for their harassment.”

And he tweeted out A LOT of them.

From saying Rapp is the real villain, to asking why Rapp didn’t share his story earlier, to all other forms of victim blaming. You can check out the many messages that Rapp shined a light on down below.

Despite all of that anger, victim blaming, and hatred, Anthony Rapp did have kind words to say at the end of it all.

Los Angeles LGBT Center Issues Statement On President's Anti-Muslim Tweets

LOS ANGELES - In response to President Trump's tweeted endorsement of the far-right, anti-Muslim group Britain First, the Los Angeles LGBT Center issued the following statement:

"The Los Angeles LGBT Center joins with the international human rights community to condemn President Trump’s endorsement this morning of far-right propaganda against Muslims.

"Tweeting videos spread by British extremists that further demonize Muslims opens the door for Trump’s supporters to target Muslims for acts of hatred and violence. This action is indefensible on many counts, but, put most simply, it is dangerous and obscene.

"The obsessive targeting of vulnerable populations by the president and his Administration has very real and violent consequences. Right now, one in five people who commit hate crimes in the United States reference President Trump by name.

"We must all stand against these vile acts of hatred directed against LGBT people, immigrants, people of color, women, Muslims, Jews, and many other vulnerable communities, and stand against the constant tide of normalization and encouragement that the president’s behavior grants to those who commit them.

"This is the time for all people of good conscience to say, ‘Enough!’"

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Grindr Was Down For Two Hours And Users Were Not Happy

Gay hookup and dating app Grindr is considered the prime app for gay men, but what happens if that app goes down?

That’s what users found out this morning when the app went down in the U.K., U.S., Europe, and Australia, and those users weren’t happy.

The outage happened around 7:00 am EST, according to independent website Down Detector, and lasted a little under two hours. It seems 62% of users had log-in issues and 37% had problems connecting to the server.

Then, as you’d expect, users took their panic to Twitter.

Twitter Story: Two Women Flew Cross Country To Confront Their Husbands (Who Were Secretly Dating Each Other)

One person on twitter shared with the world what might possibly be the best twitter story you hear today.

BJ Colangelo was just hanging out at the airport waiting for her flight when she overheard a conversation that was both new, hilarious, and oddly familiar.

Two women sat near her at an airport bar and drank their worries away after finding out that their husbands were gay and seeing each other. The two women were supposedly gearing up to fly “cross country” to confront the two men.

If your interest is peaked, don’t worry. BJ Colangelo’s got you covered with the whole story.

It seems everything started out as interesting to BJ before they got both sad and really funny.

We hope the best for these two women (and the two men they both went to go talk to).

And if you're worried or thinking this story was fake, at the very least it entertained us. It even entertained Grace and Frankie.

Sony Tried To Erase The Gay Romance In Call Me By Your Name But Twitter Came With Receipts

Sony Pictures UK got into a little trouble when it tried to present upcoming gay romance Call Me By Your Name as a straight romance.

The company’s Twitter account tweeted out an ad for the film about a romance between a 24-year-old student named Oliver (played by Armie Hammer) and Elio (played by Timothée Chlalamet), the 17-year-old son of Oliver’s mentor and exchange host.

The problem is that the company used a picture of Elio and his friend Marzia (played by Esther Garrel) in a way to pretend that the film was a romance between those two characters.

As you can imagine, other Twitter users weren’t having it.

One tweet even pointed out that this tactic has been used before for the Brokeback Mountain Marketing.

Sony Pictures UK later deleted the tweet.

Twitter Under Fire For Censoring The Bisexual & Transsexual Communities

Twitter is under fire for censoring LGBTQ terms while updating its polices on adult content.

Twitter presented information on Friday, November 3 concerning what content will get banned on the site.

Some of the statement said:

“Online behavior continues to evolve and change, and at Twitter, we have to ensure those changes are reflected in our rules in a way that’s easy to adhere to and understand. Today, we’re publishing a new version of the Twitter Rules to clarify our policies and how we enforce them. While the fundamentals of our policies and our approach have not changed, this updated version presents our rules with more details and examples.”

“In the weeks ahead, we’ll launch separate pages for each of our policies to provide even more context about what each policy covers and our rationale for enforcement.’

Some of the content that’s going to be filtered includes:

  • Spam and related behaviors
  • Graphic violence and adult content
  • Self-harm
  • Abusive Behavior
  • And more.

The problem is, while working out the kinks of this updated censor system, Twitter ended up censoring the bisexual hashtag (this includes erasing content connected to #bisexual).

 

 

 

But guess what? That’s not all. Twitter also erased content connected to the transsexual community as well.

 

 

Perhaps the reason why Twitter chose to censor (and basically delete) content connected to these two communities is because so many outside of the communities sexualize them.

Kate Harrad of The Bisexual Index spoke with GayStarNews about the situation and said:

"Bisexuals have historically been hypersexualised and associated with porn and promiscuity. Every bi activist knows the problems of trying to search for bi content on the web – some public wifi systems block it altogether, even when it’s nothing to do with sex, because bisexual is seen as a dodgy word in itself.”

While the intention is understood, the actual action is complicated and in some aspects silly.

“Obviously it’s outrageous to block a term like bisexual,” said trans woman Sophia Banks, “It’s a sexuality. Not a fetish.”

Study Predicts The Australia's "Yes" Vote Will Have A Narrow Loss

An academic study is using Twitter opinions to gauge the results of the public vote for or against same-sex marriage in Australian.

While many opinion polls say that the yes vote will win and be around 60 percent of the vote, this Twitter opinion study says the opposite.

The study, by Academics David Tuffley and Bela Stantic, looked at over 458,565 tweets through the month of October.

At face value, the two found that there was an overwhelming amount of support for marriage equality. Specifically, they found that there was 72 percent support for the yes vote.

That said, they also found that only 15% of the yeses came from people over the age of 55. With that in mind, they adjusted the numbers and ended up with 57 percent support.

But that’s not all, they then adjusted the numbers again to make up for the low amount of tweets coming from people older than 55 (a voter pool that will show up in the actual vote). This ended up with a 49 percent yes rate for the vote.

Tuffley and Stantic are known for being surprisingly accurate when it comes to tough call votes and polls. For instance, they predicted the Trump win for the 2016 US presidential election.

And as they told Australian News Agency 9 News:

“It is likely to be a close-run result, much closer than the earlier polls suggested, and leaning in the direction of 'no.”

That said, the two do note that predications can have complications that get in the way of coming up with a true and fair answer.

"One of the problems with predicting poll outcomes is that people are often reluctant to say out loud what they really think about issues.”

"What people say online can often be more accurate than what they say to each other in this age of political correctness."

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