Facebook continues to look out for its users who are part of the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community, using a post on its Facebook Safety page to promote “What LGBT Communities Should Know About Online Safety,” a tip sheet from the LGBT Technology Partnership, Stop Think Connect, and the National Cyber Security Alliance.
Facebook joined the growing list of companies expressing their support for same-sex marriage, announcing in a post on its LGBTQ@Facebook page that it will submit briefs on the topic to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Facebook announced its support of legislation introduced in California by state Assemblymember Phil Ting to provide tax relief for employees who receive reimbursement from their employer for federal taxes they paid on healthcare benefits provided to their same-sex partner and dependents.
Facebook’s trademark color has always been (and will likely always be) blue. However, on Friday, the social network will turn select national pages purple as it joins Tumblr and Yahoo in support of gay youth on Spirit Day.
Facebook is continually changing its privacy settings, trying to give users more control over what they want to share and with whom. But still, even with the most stringent settings in place, personal information can find a way out. The Wall Street Journal examined how Facebook changed the lives of two gay college students, when a classmate added them to a public group for other gay choir singers at the school — an action that was shared on the students’ news feeds.
Facebook did not hide its support of the gay community ahead of National Coming Out Day Thursday, posting a recap video from the San Francisco Pride 2012 Parade on the Facebook Diversity page Wednesday night.
Beverage company Dr Pepper became the latest brand on Facebook to discover that when interacting with a social network that boasts more than 955 million average monthly users, many of those users lack a sense of humor.
Oreo is one smart cookie when it comes to engagement on Facebook, following up its late-June status update expressing support for gay pride, which had totaled nearly 300,000 likes and more than 90,000 shares at the time of this post, with a photo saluting the successful landing of the Mars Rover.
Facebook’s introduction earlier this month of icons depicting same-sex marriage drew the ire of religious activists in Russia, who mounted a campaign to ban the social network in the country.