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Walmart Will Let Customer Reviewers Start Saying Books Are ‘Gay’

“Recently it was brought to our attention that Mark King was unable to complete a review of the book It Gets Better on Walmart.com. We regret that a filter did not allow his review of the book to post and we quickly worked to resolve this technical issue. We reached out to Mark directly to discuss the issue and, as an extra measure, we have reviewed the system to ensure that it will allow the use of all appropriate words related to sexual orientation and gender identity.” That’s an official statement from the company after AIDS activist Mark King found himself unable to use the word describing exactly whom Dan Savage and Terry Miller‘s It Gets Better: Coming Out, Overcoming Bullying, and Creating a Life Worth Living book is aimed at. [photo via]