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Oct 01

When the LGBTQ Community fights back… Even Facebook backs down!

Facebook makes peace with gays over ‘real names’

AFP 
  By Glenn Chapman4 hours ago
Facebook vows to ease its "real names" policy that prompted drag queen performers to quit the social network and sparked wider protests in the gay community and beyond

Facebook vows to ease its “real names” policy that prompted drag queen performers to quit the …

San Francisco (AFP) – Facebook on Wednesday vowed to ease its “real names” policy that prompted drag queen performers to quit the social network and sparked wider protests in the gay community and beyond.

The huge social network, facing a planned street protest in San Francisco this week, apologised in a bid to quell the simmering dispute over its enforcement of the policy.

Facebook executives and representatives of the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender communities said they found a solution acceptable to both sides, allowing people to use assumed names, subject to verification.

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About the author

TempeO

Tempeste O’Riley grew up in the deep south and escaped her conservative, oppressive roots as soon as she could. Tempe is an out and proud omnisexual/bi-woman whose best friend growing up had the courage to do what she couldn’t – defy the hate and come out. He has been her hero ever since.

Though new to writing M/M, she has done many things in her life but writing has always drawn her back – no matter what else life has thrown her way. She counts her friends, family, and Muse as her greatest blessings in life.

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