Monday, March 7, 2016

Study Shows Which U.S. Cities Have Highest Rate Of Anti-Gay Tweets, a site that helps tenants find apartments, did an analysis of 12 million tweets ranging from June 2014 to December 2015, looking for slurs and other language which could be considered prejudicial against certain minority groups (African-Americans, Hispanic/Latinos, women, gays and lesbians, transgender people, etc).

The study found that the city of Buffalo, New York, uses the highest rate of anti-gay tweets.

Referencing the study, LGBT activist Margaret Smith told the Buffalo News, “What this tells me is there’s a lot of work to be done. This is about a lot more than marriage. We are our words. Tweeting is a little anonymous, as is online behavior. But right now, there’s lot of people on television giving lots of other people permission to be hateful.”

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