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TO: GOOGLE

In Google Translate, the word “gay” throws up hateful insults.

As a company with a pro-equality record, please remove all anti-gay slurs from your translation.

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UPDATE 26 January 2015We won! Thanks to our mobilization, Google implemented a fix on Friday to take out anti-gay slurs from its translation tool. Google even apologized.

Imagine learning English and being taught to say hateful insults instead of neutral language for “gay”. Google Translate - used by over 500 million people every month - was suggesting slurs as synonyms for the word “gay".

Thousands of us signed the urgent petition and Google heard us. This is how powerful we are when we stand together.

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"Faggot". "Poof". That's what Google Translate suggests when you type the word “gay." 500 million people use Google Translate every month. That’s a lot of people being taught hateful words and insults.

Google is listening out for feedback this week, as they just launched a new version of their translation app. Google already has the technology to filter out hateful language: typing “female” doesn’t throw up sexist words.

Sign now to ask Google – known as a pro-equality company – to remove anti-gay slurs from its translation.

Here's what the translation looks like below.

This is a campaign of the All Out Action Fund, a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization.