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Facebook Apologizes to Drag Queens for Name Policy

NATIONAL | By Barbara Ortutay | Oct 2
Facebook is apologizing to drag queens and the transgender community for deleting accounts that used drag names like Lil Miss Hot Mess rather than legal names such as Bob Smith.

News Channel Outs Transit Cop's Racist, Homophobic Facebook Page

LOCAL | By Sue O'Connell | Oct 2
WCVB TV, Channel 5 reported on a Facebook page that contained language offensive to LGBT people, Jews, women and non-white people.

Facebook 'Real Name' Controversy Continues

NATIONAL | By David-Elijah Nahmod | Sep 27
SFGN spoke to Michael Williams, aka Sister Roma of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, who explained why protesting Facebook's real names policy matters.

Facebook Rebuffs Drag Queens on Name Policy

NATIONAL | By Sean Piverger | Sep 20
San Francisco drag queens met with Facebook executives as a war of words has intensified over the social media service's policy on using real names instead of stage names on Facebook pages.

Trans and Drag Coalition Meet with Facebook Over 'Real Name' Policy

NATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Sep 18
Drag queens, transgender individuals and LGBT activists continue to be angry over Facebook's enforcement of their "legal name" policy for users, despite an hour-long face-to-face meeting on Wednesday in San Francisco.

'Show Up in Drag' Protest at Facebook HQ Postponed

NATIONAL | By EDGE | Sep 16
The most colorful protest ever to hit northern California in years has been called off...for now.

Study: Hate Posts on Social Media Cause Real Harm

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Sep 4
A new study indicates that minorities of all sorts -- including racial and sexual minorities -- suffer measurable harm when subjected to hate speech in social media.

Facebook Gets LGBT Stickers for Pride Month

PERSONAL TECH | By Jason St. Amand | Jun 2
Facebook adds 28 LGBTQ stickers for its messenger to honor Pride Month.

Students React to Facebook’s New ’Gender Options’

CULTURE | By Nicole Wiesenthal | Apr 2
Students who use Facebook no longer have to choose between being male and female. In fact, now they can choose from more than 50 new gender options -- and to some students, it could mean the world.

Miss. News Anchor Tells LGBT Community to Take a ’Gaycation’

NATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Mar 28
A local news anchor for Mississippi’s ABC and CBS-affiliated station WLOX is coming under fire this week for making controversial remarks in a Facebook post about the LGBT community.

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