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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.

You’re Out!:: Noted Gay Journalist Removes Closet Door Of Anti-Gay GOP Representative

By EDGE | Saturday Jan 4, 2014
In a lengthy post on his Facebook page, noted gay CBS journalist Itay Hod outed Illinois congressman Aaron Schock, calling out the two-term politician on the hypocrisy of an alleged recent sexual exploit in light of his anti-gay voting record.

Poll: Overweight People, Gays Slammed Most Online

Wednesday Nov 20, 2013
Most teens and young adults on Facebook, Twitter or other social networking sites see them at least sometimes: slurs, offensive images or mean-spirited video clips that stigmatize groups of people.

Did Facebook Ban Gay Porn Star For Kissing His Husband?

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Oct 9, 2013
A gay porn model claims Facebook administrators temporarily banned him from the social media website after posting a picture of him kissing his husband.

Facebook Peer Groups Help Educate About HIV

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Sep 10, 2013
A new study suggests that groups on the social networking site Facebook may actually be helping educate men about HIV prevention and testing.

Facebook: Governments Demanded Data on 38K Users

By Matt Apuzzo | Tuesday Aug 27, 2013
Government agents in 74 countries demanded information on about 38,000 Facebook users in the first half of this year, with about half the orders coming from authorities in the United States, the company said Tuesday.