Facebook to Meet With Drag Queens Over “Real Name” Fiasco

Written by scott on September 16th, 2014

Sister RomaFacebook has agreed to meet with a group of drag queens about not allowing them to use their drag names on their FB profiles.

Queerty reports:

As momentum grew, Sister Roma planned a protest at Facebook HQ in Menlo Park, CA… “This issue affects a lot of marginalized, creative, and professional communities, including transgender people, bullied youth, activists, LGBTQ people who aren’t out everywhere, survivors of domestic violence and stalking, migrants, sex workers, artists who work under pseudonyms, and various professionals who work in sensitive professions (eg. mental health, criminal justice, etc.) who may want to interact with friends without being found by clients…” Well wouldn’t you know it, the last thing Facebook wants are viral videos of drag queens with protest signs outside their headquarters hitting social media and the national news.

Don’t mess with Drag Queens.

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2 Comments so far ↓

  1. Jack F. Terry says:

    Here we go…why can’t the unmoral majority leave us the Hell Alone

  2. Laurie Edwards says:

    To each his/her own, yeah? If you want to be known by your birth name, great. If you’d rather people communicate with you as some other name, that shouldn’t be a problem either. Facebook must permit people their preferred name; names are important, and how people are named means the world to them.

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