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Facebook Bans ‘Queer As Folk’ Writer 30 Days For Applauding Same-Sex Marriage

by David Badash ● 12:54 PM May 23, 2014
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Facebook banned for 30 days the celebrated author, playwright, actor, and producer Del Shores, who posted an emotional story after learning same-sex marriage is legal in Pennsylvania.

Discrimination

Facebook Shuts Down Account Of Woman Who Posted Same-Sex Kiss Photo

by David Badash ● 9:10 AM May 19, 2014
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A woman in Italy is accusing Facebook of closing her account with less than 24 hours notice after she refused to remove a photo of two women kissing.

News

Michael Sam’s Kiss Inspires ‘The Great Facebook Kiss-In’ (Photos)

by David Badash ● 4:00 PM May 14, 2014
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If there was just one thing Michael Sam’s now-iconic kiss on Saturday made clear it’s that there are way too many people uncomfortable with seeing same-sex couples kissing.

Coming Out

Proud Mom Posts Announcement Introducing Her Transgender Son

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 12:23 PM April 7, 2014
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How does a good parent support her transgender child? With her whole heart. See how one loving mother proudly made the announcement.

Bigotry Watch

Why Is Facebook Sponsoring One Of America’s Most Right-Wing Anti-Gay Political Conferences?

by David Badash ● 9:05 AM March 6, 2014
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The NRA, Tea Party Patriots, Koch Industries, Heritage Foundation, National Review, The Blaze, Americans For Prosperity, and Facebook are supporting a virulently anti-gay, anti-women conference today.

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Sarah Palin Attacks ‘Liberals’

by David Badash ● 9:52 PM March 1, 2014
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Sarah Palin has a message — one she probably found on someone else’s Facebook page and apparently co-opted as her own — for “Liberals.” She posted it to her Facebook page today.

Celebrities

Anne Rice Unloads on Anti-Gay Facebook Commenters

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 1:05 PM February 16, 2014
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“I will no longer tolerate hate speech in the guise of Christian belief.” – Anne Rice

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Watch: #MarriageEquality Featured In Facebook’s 2013 Year in Review Video

by David Badash ● 10:10 AM December 10, 2013
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Facebook took a style page from Google, and created a very smart 2013 Year in Review Video, featuring several same-sex weddings and LGBT civil rights references.

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Georgia Public Safety Chief Uses Town’s Facebook Page To Preach Bible-Based Beatings Of Kids

by David Badash ● 12:53 PM November 25, 2013
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Harlem, Georgia’s Public Safety Department Chief decided to use the city’s very busy Facebook page to offer parents some bible-based advice: it’s OK to beat you kids, for example.

Actions

Straight Man Has An Attack Of Gay-Empathy

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 9:41 AM November 2, 2013
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Video: A straight man with a gay brother he loves very much has an attack of gay-empathy, when a Facebook friend unfriends him after he posts pictures of his brother’s wedding.

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‘Furious’ Arizona Lawmaker Compares ‘De Fuhrer’ Obama To Hitler

by David Badash ● 4:36 PM October 8, 2013
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Arizona state Rep. Brenda Barton is “**FURIOUS**” with President Barack Obama, wrongly blaming him for closing down the National Parks, and compared him to Hitler.

Coming Out

Teen Comes Out On Facebook, Awesome Letter From His Mom Goes Viral

by David Badash ● 8:18 AM September 6, 2013
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Especially when you’re not sure how your friends and family will respond, coming out can be hard. Zach Gibson last week came out on Facebook last week, and got this awesome letter back from his mom.

Celebrities

Even George Takei Can’t Save Christine Quinn

by David Badash ● 6:52 PM September 5, 2013
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One Facebook post the former hugely popular “Mr. Sulu” of the original “Star Trek” fame made right now has a mere 354 “likes.” It’s his endorsement of Christine Quinn for mayor of NYC.

Bigotry Watch

A New Facebook Game Lets You Beat A Gay Man With A Stool

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 2:39 PM June 3, 2013
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Last month, dozens of Orthodox priests in Tbilisi led thousands of rioters in an attack on a gay rights protests. Now there’s a Facebook game where you can be the priest swinging a stool at a gay man. The game’s creator says it’s not anti-gay. Foreigners just don’t understand.