Never has a “page not found” message made us so happy! Thanks to your posts and emails, Google has responded to global pressure and dumped the homophobic “Is My Son Gay?” app from Android’s market.
Thousands of tweets later and after many AllOut.org members reported the app as “offensive” to the Google development team, its page has been erased from the web. We’re thankful to Google for shutting down an application that promotes harmful stereotypes with inane questions as “does he read the sports pages?” and “does he care about how he dresses?” Yikes.
Even in jest, apps like this can easily be taken overboard - especially when you are poking “fun” at a parent’s relationship with their lesbian, gay, bi or trans child. By removing this one, Google is drawing a line in the sand and telling users of all ages that these homophobic stereotypes are not okay. Will you help us thank Google by sending them a tweet?
Thanks again for going All Out.
All the best,
Andre, Erika, Guillaume, Jeremy, Joseph, Nita, Oli, Prerna, Tile, Wesley and the rest of the team at AllOut.org
1. World News Australia: ’Is My Son Gay?’ Android app pulled
2. The Advocate: Homophobic Android App No Longer Available
3. Android Central: ’Is my son gay?’ app is gone from the Android Market, was apparently commissioned by author of an upcoming book