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Facebook Rebuffs Drag Queens on Name Policy

By Sean Piverger | Saturday Sep 20, 2014
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

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Sep 18, 2014
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

By EDGE | Tuesday Sep 16, 2014
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

By Kilian Melloy | Thursday Sep 4, 2014
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

By Jason St. Amand | Monday Jun 2, 2014
Facebook adds 28 LGBTQ stickers for its messenger to honor Pride Month.

Students React to Facebook’s New ’Gender Options’

By Nicole Wiesenthal | Wednesday Apr 2, 2014
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’

By Jason St. Amand | Friday Mar 28, 2014
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.

W. Va. Teacher Suspended Over Facebook Post

Wednesday Mar 19, 2014
A Parkersburg South High School teacher has been suspended following a Facebook post he made regarding the school’s Gay-Straight Alliance student club.

Facebook Users, Others React to Gender Options

By Lisa Leff | Friday Feb 14, 2014
The social media giant has been working with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights groups to expand the choices beyond male and female. The result: a "custom" option that lets users pick from about 50 terms, including transsexual, androgynous and

New Gender Options for Facebook Users

By Martha Mendoza | Thursday Feb 13, 2014
You don’t have to be just male or female on Facebook anymore. The social media giant is adding a customizable option with about 50 different terms people can use to identify their gender as well as three preferred pronoun choices: him, her or them.