micdotcom:

Homophobic slurs are used in over 25,000 tweets every day 

Do you think before you speak?
In an age of digital technology and communication ruled by emojis and flighty thumbs hovering over mobile phones, there’s a case to be made that social media has made us less aware of the words we use when communicating with the world. 

GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Educators Network, is highlighting the issue with the new campaign, ThinkB4YouSpeak, to raise awareness about the extent to which inflammatory, homophobic and hateful language is used on a daily basis. Their website aims to point out the prevalence of this problematic language in an attempt to curb such behavior through awareness. This campaign runs this month, which is National Bullying Prevention Month.
9 out of 10 LGBT students report being harassed at school in the last year. | Follow micdotcom

micdotcom:

Homophobic slurs are used in over 25,000 tweets every day 

Do you think before you speak?

In an age of digital technology and communication ruled by emojis and flighty thumbs hovering over mobile phones, there’s a case to be made that social media has made us less aware of the words we use when communicating with the world. 

GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Educators Network, is highlighting the issue with the new campaign, ThinkB4YouSpeak, to raise awareness about the extent to which inflammatory, homophobic and hateful language is used on a daily basis. Their website aims to point out the prevalence of this problematic language in an attempt to curb such behavior through awareness. This campaign runs this month, which is National Bullying Prevention Month.

9 out of 10 LGBT students report being harassed at school in the last year. Follow micdotcom