Make homophobia go offline!
Candour is a women's magazine with a difference. Created by a group of 10 female University Magazine Journalism students our magazine aims to turn the standard of women’s magazine upside down by giving readers something to relate to rather than aspire to. It recently came to our attention that the UK's coalition government was planning to open civil marriage to gay and lesbian couples and scrap the words husband and wife from official forms. We came across the story on the Daily Mail website and we were disgusted by some of the comments that were made by the readers. What is even more disgusting is that these comments haven't been removed. We are all for freedom of expression but when it hurts and affects peoples way of life it needs to be stopped. No one should be judged or attacked especially not when they're going on a website to read the news. After all how are peoples ignorant comments newsworthy? You can read the article and the comments here http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2115677/Dont-use-words-husband-wife-Coalitions-sex-wedding-reforms-axe-terms-official-documents.html The Daily Mail is just an example of this. This is happening all over the internet and this is a petition to stop homophobia everywhere, not just online but this is just the start. Leaving these homophobic comments on the website is just leading people to think it is acceptable and it is encouraging more people to do so (some of the homophobic comments have several 'thumbs up' from other readers). Please sign our petition for websites like the Daily Mail and many others to actively monitor their comments and remove the homophobic abuse.