Facebook’s enforcement of its real-name policy has put it at odds with a community that it has a strong history of supporting, the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community, as drag queens who use names that are not their legal names are being forced to change the names on their accounts on the social network.
President Barack Obama last week designated June 2014 as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month, and Facebook marked the occasion with a new set of stickers, Pride.
Facebook announced version 1.1 of its Paper iPhone application, with new features including notifications for birthdays and events; photo comments; group updates; and new article covers for select publishers.
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.
Status updates, wall posts and comments discussing the New York Senate’s vote to legalize same-sex marriage, continue to go up at a rate of about once every few seconds — some in favor, others opposed.
Whether you see anything on Facebook about Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered Pride celebrations depends on who your friends are and which pages you like.