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Hillary Clinton offers reassurance to gay youth in Facebook posting

Sunday, July 5, 2015
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The Democratic presidential candidate was responding to a photo of an unnamed boy with a tearful expression. A captioned quote indicates he's homosexual and fearful about the future. ...

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Rainbow Facebook photos: Armchair activism or shifting tide?

Thursday, July 2, 2015
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More than 26 million Facebook profile photos have taken on a rainbow hue in the days since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Friday that marriage is a right guaranteed under the Constitution regardless of a person's sexual orientation. ...

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Pro wrestler ‘Money’ Matt Cage comes out as gay

Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Matt Hullum (a.k.a. "Money" Matt Cage)
Pro wrestler "Money" Matt Cage has come out as gay, posting on Facebook that he has spent the majority of his "life lying, hiding and depressed" because he felt like he couldn't truly be who he wanted to be. ...

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Facebook adds new gender option for users: ‘Fill in the blank’

Thursday, February 26, 2015
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Facebook users who don't fit any of the 58 gender identity options offered by the social media giant are now being given a rather big 59th option: fill in the blank. ...

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The rise and fall of Chris Hughes and Sean Eldridge, America’s worst gay power couple

Tuesday, December 9, 2014
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Chris Hughes and Sean Eldridge have always been entitled brats. And now the media has finally noticed. The Daily Beast → ...

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Facebook apologizes to drag performers, LGBT community over ‘real names’ flap

Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Drag performers Lil Ms. Hot Mess, left, and Sister Roma, right,are among those sparring with Facebook over its policy requiring people to use their real names, rather than drag names. Facebook has been deleting the profiles of self-described drag queens and other performers who use stage names because they did not comply with the social networking site's requirement that users go by their "real names" on the site.
NEW YORK — Facebook is apologizing to drag performers and the transgender community for deleting accounts that used drag names like Lil Miss Hot Mess rather than legal names such as Bob Smith. The world’s biggest online social network caught ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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