Sometimes Twitter can teach you things, and sometimes it can expose things. Like, on March 12, 2012, when the hashtag #ToMyUnbornChild became a trending topic. People used this hashtag to "tweet to" their future child.
I assume most were loving and nice, but there were some that were, well, these are real Tweets from real people saying they would murder their child if he or she was gay. The Tweets are presented by by @Homophobes, a Twitter account that exposes homophobia.
There are more. There were up to 100 Tweets from people, and i use the term 'people' quite loosely, who would sign their names, and a photo, to a Tweet about murdering a gay child.
Now, I can imagine some of these "people" wouldn't actually murder their gay child, bu that they thought they were just being funny.
They aren't funny.
When LGBTQ youth are killing themselves with regularity rather than face a world that taunts them and bullies them and berates them for being who they are, Tweeting about killing a gay child is the furthest thing from funny you can find.
I hope any of you who follow these people whose Tweets I've shared [and there are more HERE if you dare to go] would simply choose to unfollow hate.