Facebook to Meet With LGBT Community Over ‘Real Names’ Policy

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Facebook has agreed to meet with San Francisco city officials and activists following criticism that its naming policy discriminates against the LGBT community.

The social network’s policy, which requires users use their legal name on profiles, is not new — but has recently come under new scrutiny after a number of transgender people and drag performers reported being locked out of their Facebook accounts.

Sister Roma, member of a drag group and venerable San Francisco institution known as the The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, was among the first to raise the alarm when she was locked out of her Facebook account Read more…

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