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February 12, 2013

Orson Scott Card, the writer of Ender's Game, has said marriage equality would lead to the end of civilization

Fans are protesting against DC Comics for hiring an anti-gay writer to pen Superman.

Orson Scott Card, author of the Ender’s Game sci-fi series, will write a new series of comics for DC’s Adventures of Superman to be published in April.

AllOut has now started a petition, urging DC to fire Card.

It states: ‘He’s written publicly that he believes marriage equality would lead to the end of civilization. He’s also on the board of a notorious anti-equality organization [National Organization for Marriage].

February 6, 2013

John Scalzi has raised up to $50,000 for LGBT and civil rights charities in his 'Counteract a Bigot Drive'

An American author has responded to internet trolls by pledging $5 to gay and civil rights charities every time he receives abuse.

Award-winning science fiction writer John Scalzi has raised over $50,000 (£32,000, €37,000) by today (6 February).

Trolls attacked the author for a pro-choice satirical blogpost from last year in which Scalzi adopted the persona of a rapist. One troll, which Scalzi affectionately calls 'the Racist Sexist Homophobic Dipshit', took particular issue.