When they were debunked, there really wasn’t any retraction  on the part of the liberal media. Just the narrative remained, but isn’t that their goal all along? Ben Shapiro at the Daily Wire  with the story:
This is hardly the first time a leftist LGBT person has hoaxed his or her way into the news. Here are ten other anti-LGBT hoaxes that media glommed onto, but which turned out to be as false as Ellen Degeneres’ straight persona:
1. The Anti-Gay Receipt. In 2013, a 22-year-old lesbian waitress named Dayna Morales posted a receipt which did not carry a tip, but did carry a message: “I’m sorry but I cannot tip because I do not agree with your lifestyle.” The waitress received thousands of dollars in donations. One problem:she faked the receipt .
Read more at the Daily Wire .