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Drag performers dress down Facebook over ‘real names’ policy

| Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Drag performers (from left) Lil Ms. Hot Mess, Sister Roma and Heklina, take turns speaking about their battle with Facebook during a news conference at City Hall Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, in San Francisco, Calif.
SAN FRANCISCO -- San Francisco drag performers are sparring with Facebook over its policy requiring people to use their real names, rather than drag names such as Pollo Del Mar and Heklina. But the world's biggest social network is not budging from its rules. In recent weeks, Facebook has been deleting the profiles of self-described drag queens and ...

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Exposure to hate speech on Facebook undermines users’ mental health

| Wednesday, September 3, 2014
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A new study from Italy finds that social networking sites like Facebook have a negative impact on individuals’ mental well-being, as well as their levels of social trust, because of their exposure to hate speech and other offensive content. Researchers analyzed a wide representative sample of 50,000 Italian citizens, assessing how much they interacted with social media and how they...

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Facebook donates to campaign of Utah AG who opposes marriage equality

| Friday, August 15, 2014
Facenbook CEO Mark Zuckerberg
Facebook has donated $10,000 to the campaign of Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes, According to disclosures filed with the Utah Lieutenant Governor’s office. Q Salt Lake reports Facebook made the donation on May 13, 2014. Reyes is leading the fight against a federal court ruling striking down Utah’s same-sex marriage ban...

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It’s not all unicorns and rainbows at ‘Have a Gay Day’

| Thursday, July 10, 2014
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Michael Knote wants you to have a grand ol’ gay day. And he’s posting plenty of content on his Facebook page to make sure you do. It all started in 2011 with the death of 14-year-old Jamey Rodemeyer, a high school freshman in Buffalo who committed suicide because of the constant bullying he encountered for being bisexual. Knote, who lives in Piqua, Ohio...

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Facebook adding new gender options, preferred pronoun choices for users

| Thursday, February 13, 2014
Noah Berger, APFacebook software engineer Brielle Harrison demonstrates expanded options for gender identification at her company's Menlo Park, Calif., headquarters. Harrison, who helped engineer the project, plans to switch her identifier to "Trans Woman."
MENLO PARK, Calif. -- You don't have to identify as 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.

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Russian LGBT teen advocate charged under anti-gay propaganda law

| Friday, January 31, 2014
Elena Klimova
NIZHNY TAGIL, Russia -- A freelance Russia journalist was charged Friday for violating the country's anti-gay propaganda law for creating a online LGBT teen support group on Russian social media website VKontakte (vk.com).

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Va. tech PAC led by ‘LGBT-friendly’ execs endorses anti-gay AG for governor

| Monday, September 16, 2013
Ken Cuccinelli
RICHMOND, Va. -- A political action committee led by technology company executives of major U.S. corporations that have marketed themselves as LGBT-inclusive -- including Facebook, Microsoft, AOL, Comcast, Cox, Intuit, Monster and Oracle -- have endorsed Republican candidate and Tea Party favorite Ken Cuccinelli to be Virginia's next governor.

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Pat Robertson says he vomits at the sight of gay couples

BRIAN TASHMAN | Right Wing Watch | Monday, July 8, 2013
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After warning that the land will “vomit” out gays, Pat Robertson said that he vomits at the sight of gay couples.

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Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, 700 employees march in SF pride parade

| Monday, July 1, 2013
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Facebook founder and Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg joined more than 700 Facebook employees marching in San Francisco's gay pride on Sunday.

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A new twist on an old campaign: Grey Poupon gives a nod to LGBT pride

| Tuesday, June 25, 2013
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In a nod to LGBT pride, Grey Poupon has released a photo of two men in side-by-side cars holding hands through the window.

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