In recent years, fake news and other online strategies designed to generate misinformation across Social Networking Sites (SNSs) have become rife, and when it comes to targeting sexual diversity and gender equality, they are progressively garnering global social reverberation (Justice/Hooker 2017; Forgas/Baumeister 2019; Stabile et al. 2019; Bernecker et al. 2021). Regardless of the obvious, patently inflated, conspiracist rhetoric underlying such hateful discourses (see Balirano/Borba 2021), these anti-gender and anti-equality speculations tend to converge upon the slippery trope of gender ideology (Andrews et al. 2015; Beltrán/Creely 2018; Pascale 2019; Černohorská 2020; Wasser/França 2020). Indeed, it is by wielding the discursive tools pertaining to this ideology that a global movement currently opposes gender equality, abortion, sexual education, and LGBTIQ+ rights in areas such as marriage, adoption, surrogacy, and reproductive technologies (Butler 2019), thus contributing to the stigmatization of LGBTIQ+ activism (Borba 2019a, 2019b). The findings of this study reveal that one of the most damaging implications of this phenomenon is that anti-gender mobilizations are increasingly taking root and thriving within the collective memory by means of semiotic processes of loose affiliation. Against this backdrop, the present chapter explores the current discourses of anti-gay activism and their claim that sexual diversity runs counter to most mainstream, traditional or religious values. 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