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Facebook refuses to change "real name" policy

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After meeting with a group of drag queens and a San Francisco official, Facebook has refused to change its policy requiring that “real names” be used on performers’ profiles. 

Facebook has been deleting the profiles of drag queens and others who go by their drag names on Facebook. Some of these individuals say they can’t appear with their legal names online for fear of losing their jobs or even endangering themselves. Along these lines, depending on how strict Facebook is, this could also end up harming trans people and other non-performers who go by different names online for safety reasons. 

Instead, Facebook is suggesting performers create “fan pages,” but the queens say it’s harder to build a following and spread the news about gigs that way. Plus, many say they want to build friendships online, not just fan bases.

If Facebook doesn’t change its policy, the drag queens at San Francisco City Hall Wednesday said they would organize protests and boycotts.

"Abused women, bullied teens, transgender people… (there are) a million different people with a million different reasons to use fake names," said Sister Roma, a member of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.

Facebook says it policy “helps prevent bad behavior, while creating a safer and more accountable environment.”

Oof. Something tells me this fight isn’t over. 

uispeccoll:

Speaking of famous old people, this is a children’s book by Nathaniel Hawthorne, published in 1841, before the works that would later establish Hawthorne as one of the most famous American authors of the 19th century.  Due to the solemn undertones contained in most of Hawthorne’s novels, some may be surprised to find that earlier in his career, he wrote books intended for a younger audience. This book, Famous Old People, was written as a companion to Grandfather’s Chair, which was published earlier in the year. Both are historical accounts of New England told by recalling the various owners of Grandfather’s well-traveled chair. 
-Kelly 
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uispeccoll:

Speaking of famous old people, this is a children’s book by Nathaniel Hawthorne, published in 1841, before the works that would later establish Hawthorne as one of the most famous American authors of the 19th century.  Due to the solemn undertones contained in most of Hawthorne’s novels, some may be surprised to find that earlier in his career, he wrote books intended for a younger audience. This book, Famous Old People, was written as a companion to Grandfather’s Chair, which was published earlier in the year. Both are historical accounts of New England told by recalling the various owners of Grandfather’s well-traveled chair. 
-Kelly 
Zoom Info
uispeccoll:

Speaking of famous old people, this is a children’s book by Nathaniel Hawthorne, published in 1841, before the works that would later establish Hawthorne as one of the most famous American authors of the 19th century.  Due to the solemn undertones contained in most of Hawthorne’s novels, some may be surprised to find that earlier in his career, he wrote books intended for a younger audience. This book, Famous Old People, was written as a companion to Grandfather’s Chair, which was published earlier in the year. Both are historical accounts of New England told by recalling the various owners of Grandfather’s well-traveled chair. 
-Kelly 
Zoom Info

uispeccoll:

Speaking of famous old people, this is a children’s book by Nathaniel Hawthorne, published in 1841, before the works that would later establish Hawthorne as one of the most famous American authors of the 19th century.  

Due to the solemn undertones contained in most of Hawthorne’s novels, some may be surprised to find that earlier in his career, he wrote books intended for a younger audience. This book, Famous Old People, was written as a companion to Grandfather’s Chair, which was published earlier in the year. Both are historical accounts of New England told by recalling the various owners of Grandfather’s well-traveled chair. 

-Kelly 

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When you come out as trans, people sometimes take a while to adjust to your new pronouns, or don’t quite understand.

So we launched a new campaign to help! An article that introduces the topic, a video with a rundown from trans young people, and a web app where you can learn and practice pronouns!

Here’s our easy way to help your friends and family get your pronouns right and understand why it’s important.

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