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PLAYBILL Exits Stage Left from Twitter, States Site ‘expanded tolerance for hate’

PLAYBILL Exits Stage Left from Twitter, States Site ‘expanded tolerance for hate’

PLAYBILL the guide for the Broadway theater community and theatergoers, said Friday it left Twitter after Elon Musk took over the platform. Playbill said the social media platform has “greatly expanded its tolerance for hate, negativity, and misinformation.” 

Via CNN: “We feel we can no longer continue to utilize a platform where the line between actual news and insidious rhetoric has become blurred beyond recognition,”

The following Playbill Twitter accounts are no longer active: @Playbill, @PlaybillTravel, @PLAYBILLder, @PlaybillArts, @PlaybillStore. The company said it would maintain its social media presence on Instagram, Facebook and TikTok.

The company that owns Playbill was established in 1885. It is family-owned.

After 'Don't Say Gay' Bill Passed Online Abuse of LGBT's Increased 400% On Social Media

After ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill Passed Online Abuse of LGBT’s Increased 400% On Social Media

The month after the Florida Senate passed the Parental Rights in Education bill, aka the “Don’t Say Gay” bill,  on March 8th. anti-LGBT hate speech has surged online to over 406%.

Via NBC NEWS: On March 28, when Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, a Republican, signed the bill into law, there was also a marked increase in the use of the “#OKGroomer” hashtag, which the report said was often used as a derogatory response to tweets from LGBTQ educators, organizations and health care providers, among others. On the day after DeSantis signed the bill, “OK groomer” tweets peaked with 9,219 total, or about one every nine seconds, the report found. Tweets from just 10 people — including Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., and Christina Pushaw, DeSantis’ press secretary — were viewed an estimated 48 million times and were “responsible for driving” the “grooming” narrative, researchers found. “We’re in the middle of a growing wave of hate and demonization targeting LGBTQ+ people — often distributed digitally by opportunistic politicians and so-called ‘influencers’ for personal gain,” Imran Ahmed, CEO of the Center for Countering Digital Hate

Researchers collected a sample of 989,547 tweets that were posted between Jan. 1 and July 27 and that mentioned the LGBTQ community alongside words including “groomer” and “pedophile.” They found that an average of 6,607 tweets a day used such rhetoric in the month after the bill passed, a significant increase from 1,307 tweets the month before. 

The Gayly Grind: LGBT News and Stuff from Around The Web - 7/20/22

The Gayly Grind: LGBT News and Stuff from Around The Web – 7/20/22

First GAY Mayor in Oklahoma forced to resign after threats of violence and death, of course.

The Nintendo Company has announced that it will will recognize people in same-sex relationships, just as they had recognized “traditional marriages” — even when the country of Japan doesn’t

BosGuy tells us about Monkeypox: What you need to know. And YOU DO need to know it!

The OutFront is running an S.O.S Campaign. (Save Our Stories) Check it out. It’s your story to tell.

Matthew Rettenmund of Boy Culture takes on Twitter and it’s latest anti-gay tweet debacle.

Kenneth in the 212 wonders WTF is up with the latest crime wave gripping NYC. Be careful boys!

London’s last Leather Bar Has Fallen. The Randy Report brings us the distressing news. Sir.

Oh Fer Fucks Sake: “Quidditch” Leagues in the USA are rebranding as US Quadball and Major League Quadball to distance themselves from JK Rowling and Harry Potter.

Wednesday’s Vintage Ad: Size even mattered back then.

EElon Musk’s Trans Daughter Files to Change Name, Distance Herself from Father

Elon Musk Paid Off Sexual Misconduct Accuser But Calls Accusations Untrue

Just like a REAL Republican!

Via The Insider:

SpaceX, the aerospace firm founded by Elon Musk, the world’s wealthiest man, paid a flight attendant $250,000 to settle a sexual misconduct claim against Musk in 2018, Insider has learned. The attendant worked as a member of the cabin crew on a contract basis for SpaceX’s corporate jet fleet. She accused Musk of exposing his erect penis to her, rubbing her leg without consent, and offering to buy her a horse in exchange for an erotic massage, according to interviews and documents obtained by Insider.

Musk of course called the sexual misconduct allegation “untrue” but interestingly Musk recently announced that he could no longer support the Democratic party because, in his words, “they have become the party of division & hate.” In the same message, he he “predicted” that “Now, watch their dirty tricks campaign against me unfold …”

Foreshadowing as he knew the details would come out?

Via Mediate:

Some [TRUMPERS] will see the report of sexual misconduct as evidence that Musk’s predictions came true. However, more media-savvy individuals will see that it is just as likely that Musk had learned of the looming report of his alleged horse-trading for erect penis exposure, and got ahead of the story framing the salacious report as a “dirty tricks” campaign.

Elon Musk’s accuser was smart to take the cash instead of stock options. Tesla is tanking.

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Elon Musk Floats Charging Fees for Twitter

Elon Musk Floats Charging Fees for Twitter

Via The Hill:

Elon Musk said on Tuesday that Twitter could start charging a “slight cost” for government and commercial users in comments that come just over a week since he reached a deal to buy the social media platform. “Ultimately, the downfall of the Freemasons was giving away their stonecutting services for nothing,” Musk tweeted initially. “Twitter will always be free for casual users, but maybe a slight cost for commercial/government users,” he added a few hours later. It is not exactly clear what Musk means by “casual users” or how Twitter would characterize that usage.

 Freemasons? Really? He brought up Freemasons?

Freemasons did not give away their labor. They were called freemasons because they were free tradesmen, and not indentured.

Maybe Musk was being drole. Whatever he didn’t succeed.

Twitter FINALLY Bans Anti-LGBT Activist “Porno Pete” LaBarbera After Decades of Complaints.

Twitter FINALLY Bans Anti-LGBT Activist “Porno Pete” LaBarbera After Decades of Complaints.

Well after 10+ years of disgusting anti-LGBT postings on TWITTER someone finally started reading the reports that were sent in on D-List hate group leader Pete “Porno Pete” LaBarbera and has banned his hateful homophobic ass.

Yesterday (9-21-21) I was suspended by Twitter for this completely accurate and innocuous tweet. After 12+ years being very active on the platform, my followers were wiped out. I was responding to a lefty named George, who had snidely tweeted that I should join a “Sharia Law” country because I oppose homosexuality. I will appeal although, having been harassed and shadow-banned by Twitter going way back, I don’t expect to be reinstated. My response follows:

“Sorry George. Radical (#ShariaLaw -enforcing) Muslims hang homosexuals or throw them off of buildings. Radical Christians pray for them to follow #JesusChrist and leave sinful homosexuality behind, as so many #exgays have.”

Via GAB

LaBarbera had almost 6.000 (fake?) followers on Twitter.

On GAB he ha 12.

You can read more about Porno Pete and his hateful past by CLICKING HERE

TWEETS OF THE DAY: Matthew Modine takes on the Family Research Center - Matt Gaetz Gets The "Clickbait" Treatment and MORE

TWEETS OF THE DAY: Matthew Modine takes on the Family Research Center – Matt Gaetz Gets The “Clickbait” Treatment and MORE

And last but not least Happy Labor Day/

WTF?! - ACLU Leaves Gays & Lesbians Out of the Equality Act

WTF?! – ACLU Leaves Gays & Lesbians Out of the Equality Act

Since 1974 when it was first introduced gays and lesbians have been the focus of and have fought tooth and nail to get the Equality Act or some incarnation of it passed in the United States Senate. Yet somehow the ACLU managed to leave both groups out of a tweet supporting it after its most recent passage in the House of Representatives.

We have reached out to the ACLU for comment.

At the time of this posting we have received none.

Donald Trump Creates Imaginary “Office Of The Former President”, MyPillow Cretin Perm. Banned from Twitter

Donald Trump Creates Imaginary “Office Of The Former President”, MyPillow Cretin Perm. Banned from Twitter

The Independent reports:

Donald Trump has established his “Office of the Former President” in Palm Beach, Florida, where he has opened a headquarters for his post-presidential public affairs.

The office will manage his correspondence, appearances and other “official activities to advance the interests of the United States” and “carry on the agenda” of his administration through “advocacy, organizing and public activism.”

A statement on executive letterhead from the office said Mr Trump “will always and forever be a champion for the American people.”

On other LOSER news.

Donald Trump’s sedition BFF and MyPillow founder Mike Lindell has been permanently suspended by Twitter for repeated violations of the company’s policy on election misinformation. Lindell used his personal Twitter account, which had nearly half a million followers before being suspended, and the company’s account to spread unsubstantiated claims of widespread voter fraud in the presidential election.

Donald Trump Denies Instigating Protest Violence: MAGA "Loves Black People"

Donald Trump Denies Instigating Protest Violence: MAGA “Loves Black People”

Donald Trump has denied any culpability when questioned if he was helping incite further violence against the George Floyd protesters across the country with his irresponsible and frankly irrational tweets calling protestors “thugs” and for a “MAGA night” at the White House to counter protestors that have been gathering there.

MAGA. Make America great again. These are people that love our country. I have no idea if they were going to be here, I was just asking. I have no idea if they were going to be there, MAGA is make America great again.

By the way, they love African-American people, they love black people. MAGA loves black people.

I heard that MAGA wanted to be there and a lot of MAGA was going to be there and I have no idea. They love our country.” – Donald Trump

“MAGA loves black people”… indicating of course that his vision of “making America great again” does not include black people. Or gay and lesbian people also as a matter of fact.

By the way. No MAGA Trump supporters showed up at the White House to counter the protestors who gathered there last night.