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iOS 6 comes with gay and lesbian emoji
Emoji, the phenomenon of a picture expressing emotion (emoji is literally a combination of “e,” Japanese for picture and “moji” for emotion) took over the world from Japan, and with the goal of the pictograms being to animate our life, now they are becoming even more realistic as Apple adds a lesbian and gay couple along with the funny faces, the monkeys and the aliens.

The new set of emoji is available in iOS 6, but you can access the emoji keyboard now as well by hitting Settings -> General -> Keyboard and adding emoji.

After you’ve done this, the globe bar when you type will allow you to switch to the pictograms. There you’d also find the Sanzaru monkeys (aww, right?) and we leave it all up to you to decide how to use those! 

source: Gizmodo

iOS 6 comes with gay and lesbian emoji

iOS 6 comes with gay and lesbian emoji

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posted on 15 Jun 2012, 08:24 11

1. Jay_F (Posts: 236; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)


Don't really see the point of it. All this stuff is seemingly exclusive for children. Maybe some drunk adults.

posted on 15 Jun 2012, 14:31 1

62. ApphoIe (banned) (Posts: 78; Member since: 31 May 2012)


JAAAAAAPAAAAANNNNNN!!!

That's the point.

posted on 15 Jun 2012, 17:33 4

70. TROLL.ISAHA (banned) (Posts: 535; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


Republican is banned....

posted on 15 Jun 2012, 08:30 9

2. bbblader (Posts: 579; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


well here is something that android doesn't have
oh wait I don't need it nevermind

posted on 15 Jun 2012, 08:36 9

3. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


You can have it if you want it... :)

posted on 15 Jun 2012, 09:01 9

4. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1345; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


Tim cook rejoices

posted on 15 Jun 2012, 09:03 5

6. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


No, not anymore. Steve Jobs died.

posted on 15 Jun 2012, 11:38 2

37. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Hahaha...! Jubilation!

posted on 15 Jun 2012, 09:01 2

5. protozeloz (Posts: 5375; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Yeah because that needs some hype . ..

posted on 15 Jun 2012, 09:17 9

7. christianqwerty (Posts: 460; Member since: 05 May 2011)


One very small step to a more open minded America:D

posted on 15 Jun 2012, 09:19 2

8. TheRetroReplay (Posts: 245; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)


Hark, I hear the clattering of protest groups rallying their troops to storm Apple's gates.

posted on 15 Jun 2012, 10:08 2

13. jmoita2 (Posts: 930; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)


On the sexuality thing, I personally am a sucker for a hot FEMALE blond babe...
But otherwise I don't really care, whatever rocks your boat.
On the other hand, if it results in the storming of Apple's gates maybe some good will come out of it after all.

posted on 15 Jun 2012, 13:51

53. hybrid06339 (Posts: 23; Member since: 16 May 2012)


rainbow droids?

posted on 15 Jun 2012, 10:07

12. adi4u4882 (Posts: 135; Member since: 10 Jan 2012)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXw6znXPfy4

posted on 15 Jun 2012, 10:43 6

22. galaxyisking (Posts: 58; Member since: 18 Nov 2011)


God loves everyone.

posted on 15 Jun 2012, 10:57 1

25. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


Except homos and atheist

posted on 15 Jun 2012, 11:02 5

27. SleepingOz (unregistered)


and close-minded people..

posted on 15 Jun 2012, 11:29 6

36. Sniggly (Posts: 6998; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Then that god sucks. Purchase a new one at Walmart, only 9.99. While supplies last. See store for details.

posted on 15 Jun 2012, 11:40 1

38. Gsmalltheway (Posts: 147; Member since: 15 Aug 2009)


wow you have no sense of respect

posted on 15 Jun 2012, 11:48 7

43. Sniggly (Posts: 6998; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


These people have no respect for the rights of others to live the way they want as long as they don't hurt anyone, so why should I respect the fantasies they use as an excuse to act like assholes?

posted on 15 Jun 2012, 12:01 5

46. SleepingOz (unregistered)


second that!

posted on 15 Jun 2012, 14:03 4

57. audiblenarcotic (Posts: 108; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


I agree with Sniggly... No reason to show respect for something that respects nothing but itself. On top of that its simply foolish.

posted on 15 Jun 2012, 11:48 1

42. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


THE EYES OF TRUTH IS ALLWAYS WATCHING YOU!

posted on 15 Jun 2012, 14:38 3

64. ApphoIe (banned) (Posts: 78; Member since: 31 May 2012)


That's adorable. Did he love all the babies he killed when he wrought down the plagues on the Pharoah? Did he love all the innocent people and animals he killed when he flooded the earth?

posted on 15 Jun 2012, 10:54 5

23. Gsmalltheway (Posts: 147; Member since: 15 Aug 2009)


God loves the sinner but hates the sin

posted on 15 Jun 2012, 10:57

24. whothisperson (Posts: 102; Member since: 06 May 2012)


Just because two dudes and two girls are holding hands doesn't make it *** or lesbian. You won't find me holding hands with another dude but if it were really meant to be *** and lesbian expressions there would be two dudes and two girls trying to kiss each other with a heart in the middle like the 5th and 6th emoji.

posted on 15 Jun 2012, 11:03 6

28. Sniggly (Posts: 6998; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


This... is actually a good move. No qualifiers, no complaints. 1 up to Apple for recognizing the validity of the LGBT community.

Oh, and it's cool knowing how many of the people I like on here are g.a.y. Rock on, guys and gals.

posted on 15 Jun 2012, 20:47 3

79. biophone (Posts: 1893; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


Sniggly i couldn't give two f**ks about what phone you carry your a good person. I am a *** person in fear of coming out because of assholes in today's society. If only more people where like you.

posted on 15 Jun 2012, 13:27 4

51. Republican (Posts: 99; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


I knew you took it up the butt. You are a homosexual. Accept God and be cured.

posted on 15 Jun 2012, 13:57 5

54. mobilefuture (Posts: 206; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


You know we dont have the right to control other people but g.a.ys and lesbians shouldnt be encouraged, its wrong. Naturally guys and girls are supposed to be together, not guy-guy or girl-girl. So what if animals are showing signs of homosexuality? And so what if our DNA resembles to that of apes? Your still human, act like one! Yeesh...

posted on 15 Jun 2012, 13:58 3

55. Sniggly (Posts: 6998; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


And how do you define what humans are *supposed* to act like?

posted on 16 Jun 2012, 01:20 2

80. mobilefuture (Posts: 206; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


Their not supposed to act g.a.y or lesbian. You said in another comment that why does God create g.a.ys if the society hates em so much? Well thats the thing He doesnt. He creates normal human beings who go astray or choose how they wanna live their life, God has given every person a free will to do whatever he/she wants but if they do something wrong its still wrong. If we are animals do you viciously try to kill another man who also likes your girlfriend? And to how humans are suposed to act i mean for g.a.ys they take it up the butt which frankly i see as sick with girls let alone guys. And lesbians may seem hot but its still wrong.

posted on 16 Jun 2012, 06:01 2

82. Sniggly (Posts: 6998; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


You're nothing but a child. First things first, you misquoted me. I never asked why God would create ***s in a society that would hate them. It's a valid question, but not one I asked.

Secondly, if you are to give someone the gift to do as they please, you cannot then impose a moral code on them. To punish someone for using a gift you give them is a touch sadistic.

Thirdly, you can't give any objective reason for why homosexuality is wrong. "I see it as sick." Yeah? What's got you thinking about guys having sex with each other so much that you have to openly express your disgust with it? What other people do in their bedrooms, so long as they both consent to all activities committed, is NONE. OF. YOUR. FU.CKING. BUSINESS.

Unless an activity does no material or psychological harm to those who aren't actively partaking in that activity, I see no reason to interfere. I may disagree with someone's particular formula for happiness, but I don't have the right to impose my tastes on others. You don't either.

You also betray yourself, you f**king hypocrite. "lesbians may seem hot" Don't you dare lie to me and tell me you haven't jerked off to two girls gettin' it on. You may think those chicks are going to hell, but you're going to be keeping them company, by your own standards.

This is what I can't stand about religiously bigoted people. To live the life of intolerance that you do, you have to commit so many immoral acts of dishonesty and hypocrisy, double standards and other bulls**t. And you only get away with it because you've somehow convinced others that your fantasy God gives you the authority to.

posted on 16 Jun 2012, 12:40 3

84. mobilefuture (Posts: 206; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


yeah guilty as charged i have watched lesbian porn. but thats not the point. and people are not perfect, thats why there is such a thing as forgiveness. God forgives acts if your truly deeply honest. i can write to you forever but i'll never be able to convince you because
1) im only 16 i have my whole life to learn about alot
2) your an athiest, whatever i say you'll bring science into it and yes science is right. but have you ever thought your interpretation of that is wrong?

"Unless an activity does no material or psychological harm to those who aren't actively partaking in that activity, I see no reason to interfere. I may disagree with someone's particular formula for happiness, but I don't have the right to impose my tastes on others. You don't either."
i totally agree but thats like saying why should a police help if someone is robbing another peron's store? he doesnt have any right to interfere, does he? this is what im getting from your post.

I dont think that being attracted to men(for men) is written in their genes before birth, its something they develop later on in life.
in the end ***s and lesbians shouldnt be encouraged

posted on 16 Jun 2012, 20:38 2

90. GayAtheist (Posts: 9; Member since: 16 Jun 2012)


Police should get involved when someone is robbing a store, because robbery DOES harm people. Homosexuality DOES NOT harm people.
Nobody is encouraging homosexuality. People are just becoming more accepting of it as society progresses. As a g.a.y 17 year old, I can safely say that I DID NOT choose to be g.a.y, just like you presumably didn't choose to be straight. It's impossible, as proven by science. Sexuality is determined in the womb and by environmental factors. Considering the sh.it we get from ignorant, Bible-thumping morons like you, I doubt anyone would wan't to be ***. Just look at all the g.a.y teens killing themselves because of uneducated bigots like you. See the misery people like you cause.

posted on 17 Jun 2012, 02:54 1

95. mobilefuture (Posts: 206; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


Homosexuality, between men, in many cases ends up in anal sex (dont you dare disagree) and anal sex has a high risk of STDs then any other form of sexual intercourse. So doesnt STD harm a person? And just so you know im not pin-pointing anal sex to *** guys only but between girls and guys aswell. And sniggly might say its none of my buissness again but im pointing out the possible harm of homosexuality which you said doesnt exist

posted on 17 Jun 2012, 07:53 1

99. SleepingOz (unregistered)


Who are you fooling, dude?
"Normal" intercourse between men and women has the same percentage of risk to transmit STDs, as well. Your argument is invalid.
Are you dumb or something?

posted on 17 Jun 2012, 10:30 1

100. GayAtheist (Posts: 9; Member since: 16 Jun 2012)


Not if you wear a condom. Besides, straight couples practise anal sex too you know. Don't you dare insinuate that all *** people have STDs. Yes, STDs are more easily transmitted through anal sex, but if your partner has an STD and you don't use a condom, your going to get infected whether you have vaginal sex or anal sex. Plus, the straight community has a far higher rate of STD infection than the *** community. Is that a reason to say heterosexuality is dangerous? NO. Use a condom, and you won't get or transmit STDs. Simple.

posted on 17 Jun 2012, 22:45

104. android_sucks (Posts: 111; Member since: 28 Jul 2011)


No they don't!!! I have been married for over 10 years and have NEVER engaged in that!!! Disgusting!!!

posted on 19 Oct 2012, 17:56

106. GayAtheist (Posts: 9; Member since: 16 Jun 2012)


So because YOU don't practise anal sex, no other heterosexual couple does? Idiot.

posted on 17 Jun 2012, 22:44

103. android_sucks (Posts: 111; Member since: 28 Jul 2011)


Great reply!!!!

posted on 16 Jun 2012, 12:45 3

85. mobilefuture (Posts: 206; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


plus God doesnt give us the authority to do anyhting wrong just because we follow a religion. if its wrong its wrong. end of story. if i do something wrong i dont go telling people that its right in my religion. and just out of curiosity, though i highly doubt that you'll tell me, what religion did you follow at first?

posted on 17 Jun 2012, 04:37 2

97. davidvvassallo (Posts: 39; Member since: 02 Jul 2011)


What you are doing is wrong, you are only making people feel unwanted in society and you may not realize this but because of your comments you may have made a g.a.y teenager kill himself because he just couldn't take it anymore from homophobic people like you

posted on 17 Jun 2012, 05:21 1

98. mobilefuture (Posts: 206; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


Im not saying that ***s are mutants or hideous creatures that should be wiped off the face of the earth. Im not in favour of ***s but why do other people try to impose on me that ***s are ok? They are humans who should be corrected.

posted on 17 Jun 2012, 22:48

105. android_sucks (Posts: 111; Member since: 28 Jul 2011)


Homophobia, just like homosexuality being natural, is a lie!!!! I am against ALL sin, no matter who commits it. I have never caused anyone to kill themselves because they have unnatural desires. I show love because God is love. But that does not change the fact that it is a sin.

posted on 16 Jun 2012, 08:35 1

83. SleepingOz (unregistered)


Go back to school and learn how to read, dude!
Sexual orientation is determined at birth such as the tone of your voice, the colour of your skin, etc.. Homos never chose their sexual orientation, it's written in their genes!
So according to you and your religion, if "god" created all things, then he created g*y people as well. Why?

posted on 15 Jun 2012, 14:15

60. protozeloz (Posts: 5375; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


and I knew this would become like that... a post with nothing related with theck..... you guys know that some of this "*** emoji" are like pencils for left handed people? the more generic emoji become the better.... because I'm totally *** kissing you instead of kissing you right?

posted on 15 Jun 2012, 16:13 3

67. roscuthiii (Posts: 1797; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


If LBGT emoji aren't your cup of tea, don't friggin use them. There, problem solved.

However, how sad is the state of society when some matching pixels is considered a "win" for a group oppressed for being different? To me, this isn't anything special. It's a whatever floats your boat thing. Some will use them, some won't. So what. LBGT emoji won't have any effect on the world. There's a duality to Mankind. What one reveres, another will despise. Or have people leaned nothing from the Android vs iOS, Xbox vs PlayStation, Ford vs Chevy, Yankees vs Red Sox, blue vs red, left vs right, etc tripe that's spewed by people all day long, every day, all over the world.

Maybe it's because I grew up in an LBGT, interracial household but I could give a rat's pa-toot about someone else's orientation, preferences, or creed. None of it makes anyone more special than anyone else. Every banner someone raises high is an opportunity for someone else to raise an opposing banner higher. It's just a label. And labels identify differences and cause singling out. Wanna fix half the world's problems? Stop adhering to labels.

"Live and let love"

posted on 15 Jun 2012, 17:34

71. sunjain65 (Posts: 16; Member since: 21 May 2012)


there are so many teachings in my religion that said *** marriage will appear, and buildings will became so high so it can reach the sky and some sort of machines that can deliver us to the place we want in a short time , and people talking to machines to help them, and the references about genes and birth.

posted on 15 Jun 2012, 18:51 2

76. sunjain65 (Posts: 16; Member since: 21 May 2012)


I wont hurt any *** but Im against *** marrige thats all

posted on 16 Jun 2012, 12:46

86. mobilefuture (Posts: 206; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


are you muslim?

posted on 16 Jun 2012, 14:03

87. sunjain65 (Posts: 16; Member since: 21 May 2012)


Yes , and proud :)

posted on 16 Jun 2012, 16:24 1

88. audiblenarcotic (Posts: 108; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


I hear that they are going to make an emoji of mohamad next... watch out!

posted on 16 Jun 2012, 21:21

91. sunjain65 (Posts: 16; Member since: 21 May 2012)


it will not be the first time for people to insulted our prophet Mohammad (PBUH)

posted on 17 Jun 2012, 01:18 1

92. GayAtheist (Posts: 9; Member since: 16 Jun 2012)


Yeah, and Muslims should get over it. Muhammad is merely a prophet in a religion that will eventually die out like thousands before it as mankind's scientific knowledge grows. Oh, and didn't Muhammad have sex with a 9 year old in your magical story book?

posted on 17 Jun 2012, 02:34 1

93. mobilefuture (Posts: 206; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


***Athiest why do you have to be a d**k? Yeah your *** and an athiest so you have to be a d**k when the topic comes to islam. Nobody was even talking to you soo keep your dirty *** ass out of islam. I hope i see you athiests and ***s on The Day Of Judgement and see the looks on your faces, hopefully i wont be amongst you. Defend ***s all you want, keep islam out of it.

posted on 17 Jun 2012, 02:44

94. mobilefuture (Posts: 206; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


@audiblenarcotic, nobody was bothering you either so dont say anything if you dont have anything nice to say. And just to say if apple ever did od that it would suffer a huge amount of losses.

posted on 17 Jun 2012, 03:06

96. mobilefuture (Posts: 206; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


http://www.godandscience.org/evolution/genetics_of_homosexuality.html

sniggly and ***Athiest take a look at this.

posted on 19 Oct 2012, 17:59

107. GayAtheist (Posts: 9; Member since: 16 Jun 2012)


LOL "godandscience". I think we know that's a biased source.

posted on 17 Jun 2012, 19:48 1

101. CivicSi89 (Posts: 348; Member since: 23 Jul 2011)


Wow. this is worse than an iOS VS Android battle. Well so what they made a *** and lesbian emoji. And some people have a problem with it? Well to all the homophobic asshats out there go jump in a lake. Seriously.

It stupid stuff like this that makes me not wanna live on this planet anymore. As a black man we fought hard to have equal rights with everyone else. It seems like the same thing is going on in the Homosexual world. Basically in this Sh*thole of a country If you arent white and married then you are not normal. Well screw that!

I am *** too. and i dont give a flying Fu*k about what people think of me. Ive fought to be where i am today. And i feel so sad for the narrow minded people who are posting what they are on here. it shows your true colors.

Also. Im an auto tech major. im 6 foot 7. 320LBS and played football in high school. So ill tell anyone you the same thing i tell anyone else. wanna hate on the ***s? come speak to me. ill give you 2 good freakin reasons to love your fellow man reguardless of his sexual preference or whatever. I see this fitting considering the man just passed today but in the famous words of Rodney King. "Cant we all just get along?"

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