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Apple Discourages Educational App From Using The Term "Bisexual"

"The following is not recommended for use in this field: bisexual. Your app may be rejected if you use this term."

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Sarah Prager, the owner of Quist, received a message when she attempted to update the free app's Apple store description.

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The message stated, "The following is not recommended for use in this field: bisexual. Your app may be rejected if you use this term."

Sarah Prager did not contact Apple directly, but told BuzzFeed she is confident the company will correct the oversight:

I just got the warning message this morning and posted the screenshot to my personal Facebook. I immediately got suggestions to start a petition so I did. I'm pretty confident Apple will correct this oversight as soon as they are made aware of it, but I don't have any way of getting their attention besides this. I didn't trust that my one email to a generic email address would be noticed. Apple did not reject or remove any of Quist's content, but just having "bisexual" be a flagged word sends a terrible message.

A Change.org petition has been created urging Apple to stop flagging the term "bisexual."

The petition reads, "Apple, 'bisexual' is not a dirty word. It is the identity of millions of people. "

This is only one incident in a recent series of censorship issues concerning LGBT terms on social media.

Update — Aug 13th, 10:00 a.m.: Apple corrected the issue less than 24 hours after the petition, which had over 1,000 signatures, was created.

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