Tag Archives: policy

Seattle Performer’s Petition To Fight Facebook Naming Policy Takes Off

A petition has been created on Change.org by Olivia LaGarce asking for signatures to support the demand that performers of all sorts be able to use their stage names (pseudonyms) as the name on their personal Facebook accounts. The petition...

Texas Woman Denied New Driver’s License Over Name Change via Same-Sex Marriage

Connie Wilson, who recently relocated from California to Texas with her wife , says the state’s Department of Public Safety refused to issue her a vehicle driver’s license simply because her last name was changed via a same-sex marriage. Upon...

Facebook Naming Debacle Takes Unfortunate Turn

Facebook executives’ hardline stance on ridding the social media site of users who utilize pseudonyms in their profiles takes a bizarre new turn today.  A handful of Facebook users are now targeting the drag community by actively searching out those...

A Big F.U. Courtesy of the Fine Folks at Facebook

By Barbara Ortutay and Paul Elias | From: Huffingtonpost.com | On September 17th, 2014 “SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco drag queens are sparring with Facebook over its policy requiring people to use their real names, rather than drag names such...

#MyNameIsRoma Facebook Protest Canceled As Talks Are Announced

Facebook.com’s current usage policy is insisting people to use “real” names, a move that could destroy the privacy of people who use stage names or pseudonyms online for both safety and personal reasons. It appears that enforcement of the policy has...

Green Bay, Wisconsin Schools Ban LGBT-Based Discrimination

Wisconsin’s Green Bay Area Public School District has officially banned bullying in schools based on gender identity. Educators within the district say they are also looking for other ways to make the school experience better for lesbian, gay, bisexual and...