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March 18, 2015

Aimed at ‘the complete lesbian community’, women’s app Dattch has rebranded itself Her – and secured funding from the founders of Bebo and Reddit

The women’s dating app Dattch, launched by London entrepreneur Robyn Exton, has announced that it has rebranded itself under a new name, Her, and secured $1million in seed funding.

It’s believed that the branding change came about after both users and potential investors expressed confusion over the meaning of the previous name.

Exton, who formerly worked for a brand strategy agency in London, taught herself coding in her spare time before launching Dattch in September 2013.

March 4, 2015

Asks gay bros for advice

Finding a daddy on Grindr is nothing unusual, but that man is not usually your biological father.

Such was the case for teen Reddit user stilldecidinginbetween when he turned to the gay bros community for advice.

'Found out that my “Homophobe” dad has Grindr on his iPhone when he asked me to go fetch it from the car,' he wrote.

March 4, 2015

Asks gay bros for advice

Finding a daddy on Grindr is nothing unusual, but that man is not usually your biological father.

Such was the case for teen Reddit user stilldecidinginbetween when he turned to the gay bros community for advice.

'Found out that my “Homophobe” dad has Grindr on his iPhone when he asked me to go fetch it from the car,' he wrote.

February 2, 2015

Behind the blue foam is a man who is very hot

Meet one of the men behind Katy Perry's incredible dancing sharks.

As you might have seen already, they stole the show at the Super Bowl. Impressive, considering they were fighting for the spotlight alongside depressed beachballs and tiger-trons.

Inside one of them (the right one), was Scott Myrik.

He is a performer who worships Beyoncé, and has previously worked with people like Taylor Swift.

He also has some pretty amazing abs.

Take a look:

Scott Myrik

January 15, 2015

The two women, wearing custom-made T-shirts, took to Reddit to announce the news of their forthcoming child

A Reddit user has posted a photo announcing that she and her partner are to become moms.

Titled ‘A nontraditional baby announcement for a nontraditional family’, user MeggoEggo1’s photo features her and her partner in custom-made T-shirts, with one bearing the words, ‘I’m pregnant’, and the other – MeggoEggo1 herself – carrying the slogan, ‘I’m not the father’.

January 1, 2015

‘Towel mom’ throws an obstruction in front of the TV to protect her son from nudity. Her son is aged 22.

When Reddit user DantesInfernape took a photo of his mother on Sunday night and posted it on Reddit, he probably had no idea that he was going to turn her into an internet star.

The photograph showed his mom holding towel over a TV screen; the reason for behavior was explained in the caption.

'There were boobs on-screen, so my mother took action. I am a 22 year old gay man.'

November 25, 2014

'A lot of boys like dolls houses. They’re more human than spaceships. A lot of girls prefer spaceships. They’re more exciting than dolls houses'

A viral letter Lego wrote to parents in 1974 shows the toy company was promoting gender equality 40 years ago.

The Danish company urged parents to in the letter not to limit their children to gendered toys.

'The urge to create is equally strong in all children. Boys and girls' it read.

'A lot of boys like dolls houses. They’re more human than spaceships. A lot of girls prefer spaceships. They’re more exciting than dolls houses.'

November 3, 2014

What did he actually mean to go dressed as?

A man has won a costume contest as he looked like Ellen DeGeneres - but that wasn't exactly his intention.

Reddit user StuTOTHEart posted a picture of his last-minute Halloween outfit, which was essentially a shirt, wig and blush.

So when people assumed he was dressed as the gay TV host, he ran with it.

And it was enough to win him $50 at the karaoke bar.

October 15, 2014

A North Carolina school allegedly canceled a production because two male characters say they love each other

Students are taking a stand after a high school cancelled a play over its 'gay content'.

The pupils of Maiden High School, North Carolina were hoping to put on Almost, Maine, a play by John Cariani.

The play comprises nine, short stories that explore love and loss, with one including a gay couple.

Students have alleged that some parents and churches complained to the school, forcing it to be shut down.

September 4, 2014

Before a film about her military past and future hopes airs on CNN, ‘warrior princess’ Kristin Beck will be answering questions on the social media network Reditt

CNN films is premiering today (4 September) a film about Kristin Beck, a trans former Navy SEAL who served in Afghanistan, Iraq, Bosnia and elsewhere.

The film titled Lady Valor: The Kristin Beck Story follows her personal journey from childhood through to her military career, marriage and coming out and will broadcast at 9 pm Eastern time.

August 28, 2014

This family will not listen as they kick their 20-year-old son out, hit him, and disown him

Daniel is 20. Brought up in a hyper religious household, he knew the day was coming when his parents would kick him out.

On Reddit, user rythymknight posted a video on the sub-reddit GayBros of the day in question.

'You have made a choice, independent of what you've told your daddy,' Daniel's mother is heard saying.

'You can deny it all you want to but I believe in the word of God. And God creates nobody that way, it is a path that you have chosen.'

August 15, 2014

Giving someone your username to a social news website might not be the best idea if you're closeted, but thankfully it didn't end badly...

A man has just found out his brother is gay on Reddit.

While that may have been an uncomfortable situation, it thankfully wasn’t.

Reddit user thecly had provided his brother with his username so he could see a discussion he was engaged in on the site.

But he forgot he had also posted in the ‘gaybros’ subreddit, talking about his sexuality.

His brother texted him to say:

August 11, 2014

'Hi, British here, why do you guys hate cigarettes so much?'

The Westboro Baptist Church are known for taking popular culture that people like, from Panic! At The Disco to Lady Gaga, and making it horrific.

And so when they sat down to Reddit, which was founded by bisexual hacktivist Aaron Swartz, they expected to do the same.

But when you ask the internet to ask you anything, you better be prepared.

Before the AMA, they announced they would picket Reddit headquarters in San Francisco tomorrow (12 August).

August 11, 2014

'Hi, British here, why do you guys hate cigarettes so much?'

The Westboro Baptist Church are known for taking popular culture that people like, from Panic! At The Disco to Lady Gaga, and making it horrific.

And so when they sat down to Reddit, which was founded by bisexual hacktivist Aaron Swartz, they expected to do the same.

But when you ask the internet to ask you anything, you better be prepared.

Before the AMA, they announced they would picket Reddit headquarters in San Francisco tomorrow (12 August).

July 11, 2014

One proud mother of a pansexual teenage girl was attacked on social media, but her daughter was quick to leap to her defense

A proud 15-year-old girl defended her mom against social media bullies who criticized the mother’s open support of her daughter’s sexuality.

The mother posted an Instagram photo that said she was proud of her pansexual daughter, and was immediately targeted by a Bible-quoting Instagram user ministerkevinwellsgospel2.

More often than not, we may hear stories of vigilant parents supporting their LGBTI children and having to defend them against ignorance or criticism.

September 11, 2013

Reddit celebrates a gay Marine's send off from his unit

A gay US Marine used Reddit, a social and news website, to post a gift his unit gave him.

'Today's my unofficial last day as a Marine,' the serviceman wrote. 'This is what my unit gave me to say goodbye.'

The picture shows the service member holding a rainbow flag. In the middle is a Marine symbol, and under that is the term 'Served with Pride.'

February 4, 2013

A Reddit user posted a story of how his grandmother walked out of her church in the US after a pastor's anti-LGBT sermon.

A proud grandson has described how his grandmother walked out of her church after an anti-LGBT sermon.

The American Reddit user, registered as BMMiller10, posted on the site that his grandmother had changed her conservative attitudes to homosexuality after he came out to her the previous year.

And after her pastor singled out another gay teenager in front of an entire congregation, promising to 'address the problem of homosexuality', she apologized to the teen and walked out.

January 2, 2013

A gay couple in Maryland plan public wedding after same-sex marriage bill came into effect on New Year's Day

A gay couple in Maryland who invited hundreds of strangers on the internet to their wedding are planning their ceremony after a same-sex marriage bill came into effect in the US state on New Year's Day.

Chris and Shawn Riley originally tied the knot in the state of Washington where gay marriage was already legal.

April 9, 2012

An application form for an unnamed American university lists 'Chinese' as a sexual orientation

An American college application form that lists Chinese as a sexual orientation received hundreds of comments when pasted on a message board last week.

In the apparently authentic photograph of an unnamed American college application form, a question reads 'please identify your sexual orientation' followed by a list: ‘bisexual’, ‘gay man’, ‘gay woman/lesbian’, ‘Chinese’, ‘heterosexual/straight’ or ‘other‘.