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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‘.