In an excellent example of the Streisand Effect working its sordid magic, a group called Straight Pride UK has forced WordPress.com to pull a story by student journalist Oliver Hotham that featured an interview with the group in regards to heterosexual rights in UK.
In response the post has been retweeted and reposted in multiple places. While the group ostensibly supports “straight rights,” is is clear from their responses to Hotham’s questions that they are, at the very least, homophobes.
After he ran the post, Straight Pride’s UK’s press officer, Nick Steiner, asked him to remove the post because the organization didn’t like it. In the end, Hotham received a DMCA take-down notice and his provider, WordPress.com, initially complied. In their defense, Automattic, owner of WordPress.com, wrote:
In fairness, the answers do make the group sound quite militant especially in their support of Putin’s anti-gay efforts in Russia. Their mission, for example, is “to make sure that the default setting for humanity is not forgotten and that heterosexuals are allowed to have a voice and speak out against being oppressed because of the politically correct Government.”
For more examples of their lucid, clear-eyed hatred, I’ve reproduced Hotham’s entire post below: