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Thanks to Dane Grey for this week's artwork. You can find more of their work on Instagram (@danegreyart), or on their Redbubble page (Dane Rex). 
Thanks to Dane Grey for this week's artwork. You can find more of their work on Instagram (@danegreyart), or on their Redbubble page (Dane Rex). 

Dinosaur emojis have been widely used by the LGBTQ+ community online for a long time. So there was a shock in the community when they started to see the dino emoji appear on the feeds of anti-trans users recently. The LGBTQ+ community immediately set out to take back their beloved emoji.

Amory Sivertson and Ben Brock Johnson of WBUR's Endless Thread podcast explore the tug of war over the use of the dino emoji.

This segment aired on June 10, 2022.

Amory Sivertson Twitter Senior Producer, Podcasts
Amory Sivertson is a senior producer for podcasts and the co-host of Endless Thread.

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Ben Brock Johnson Twitter Executive Producer, Podcasts
Ben Brock Johnson is the executive producer of podcasts at WBUR and co-host of the podcast Endless Thread.

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