#1 Drag Queens Say They Will "Mobilize" if Facebook Doesn't Change "Real Names" Policy by Rev 18.09.2014 02:28

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Drag Queens Say They Will "Mobilize" if Facebook Doesn't Change "Real Names" Policy

By Lisa Fernandez and Riya Bhattacharjee

Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014 • Updated at 8:09 PM PDT

Some Bay Area drag queens say they are "disappointed" with the lack of progress made at Wednesday's meeting with Facebook over concerns raised about the social networking site's "real names" policy.

Speaking to reporters at San Francisco City Hall, the group said they would boycott Facebook if they could, but the site is "a part of their lives."

The meeting came after the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and their supporters vowed to protest messages some users received saying that their account had been "temporarily suspended" because "it looks like you're not using your real name."

Facebook's stance is that the "real names" policy is designed to "keep the community safe."

But "Lil Miss Hot Mess," who recently had to reluctantly identify herself as Harris David on her Facebook page, said that policy was backfiring.

"Their policy is to provide a safe environment, but we feel that by requiring people to use their legal names it makes people more unsafe by opening them up to attacks." she said.

Lil Miss Hot Mess said that as one of the most important public forums today, Facebook's policy is an issue that affects the transgender and LGBT community, social workers, teachers, victims of domestic violence and people who want anonymity for any number of reasons.

Facebook says it will temporarily reactivate hundreds of recently-disabled accounts but those who had been deactivated will have to use their real names or change their profile to a page.

Read more: http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Fac...tml?fewfewpjwef

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Lil Miss Hot Mess

"Oooo! This just makes me soooo mad!"

#2 RE: Drag Queens Say They Will "Mobilize" if Facebook Doesn't Change "Real Names" Policy by Frank Cannon 18.09.2014 02:40

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She looks like she has a pretty mean right hook.

BTW, if Facebook rolls over for a handful of fags here, it will be crazytown with all the fake names people will be using to flame others.

#3 RE: Drag Queens Say They Will "Mobilize" if Facebook Doesn't Change "Real Names" Policy by Rev 18.09.2014 12:59

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BTW, if Facebook rolls over for a handful of fags here...



Careful, Frank.

This bunch is already having a hissy over this FB thing.

I'd hate to see a bunch of mobilized Queens turn their wrath on you too.

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