Wipeout Homophobia on Facebook


I came across this Facebook page through a friend and was curious to read more about it. I think it’s wonderful! You MUST read their “info” page and see how it all began. It’s motivational and very inspiring. Here is a few parts taken from the page:

“Thank you for taking the time to visit us here at WHOF, WHOF stands for Wipeout Homophobia On Facebook, and yes I know that technically wipeout should be two words, however I thought that it would be something a bit different, as in a “Total Wipeout” when someone is knocked sideways from a surfboard by a giant wave, I see WHOF as that wave and homophobes as the surfer, surfing the internet spreading hate and bigotry.

I suppose I should start with a brief history of WHOF, it all started one Sunday afternoon on the 9th May 2010 when I was flicking through Facebook as I quite often do. During one search for a local gay group I found a lovely little Facebook group called “All gays must be burned alive” and another called “Slit a f*ggo+s throat today”. The two groups only had a few members , about 30 or so, but all I could think was what if one of my nephews or nieces found this page and read some of the homophobic hate speech it contains.

I decided to click “report” on both pages, and for good measure I flagged and reported the individual hate speech comments. Hate speech is illegal in most of the free world and is also against Facebook’s own terms of use. Hate speech and free speech should never be confused with each other, as hate speech can and does kill.”

If you have Facebook, PLEASE take the time to read about it, LIKE the page, and SHARE it with others!


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