Topics :: social media

Petition Started to Demand Facebook Drop Name Change Policy

By Winnie McCroy | Friday Sep 19, 2014
In the battle to allow drag queens and transgender individuals to continue using their Facebook profile under their stage name or chosen name, a Seattle drag performer has founded a petition on Change.org.

Trans and Drag Coalition Meet with Facebook Over 'Real Name' Policy

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Sep 18, 2014
Drag queens, transgender individuals and LGBT activists continue to be angry over Facebook's enforcement of their "legal name" policy for users, despite an hour-long face-to-face meeting on Wednesday in San Francisco.

Philly 'Clean Cut' Gay Bashers Turn Themselves In

By EDGE | Thursday Sep 18, 2014
Social media, a former TV reality show personality and a Twitter sleuth are being crediting in helping identify members of the "clean cut hate gang" allegedly responsible for the September 11th gay bashing of a male couple in Philadelphia.

Is Accused Killer Using Social Media to Stay Ahead of the Law?

By AP | Saturday Aug 23, 2014
Ramsey County authorities say the man suspected of shooting and killing his former lover early last week is likely relying on social media to find shelter while on the run from authorities.

Ice Bucket Challenge May Change Nonprofit World

By Alicia Rancillo | Saturday Aug 23, 2014
The ice bucket challenge's phenomenal success is making other charitable organizations rethink how they connect with a younger generation of potential donors.

Media Taken in By Dutch "Gay-Only" Village Hoax

By Winnie McCroy | Friday Jun 20, 2014
Dutch and foreign media were taken in by an elaborate hoax regarding the construction of a "gay-only" village outside of Tilburg.

May 17 is International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia

By Winnie McCroy | Saturday May 17, 2014
On May 17, LGBT groups across the world will observe International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia, with this year’s theme being the Freedom of Expression.

Diver Tom Daley Receives Social Media Backlash for Coming Out

By Jason St. Amand | Monday Dec 2, 2013
British Olympic diver Tom Daley made international headlines Monday after revealing he is in a relationship with a man. While many have lauded the athlete for his announcement, Daley has been the subject of a social media backlash.

Poll: ’Just Kidding’ No Longer Makes it OK to Text or Post Slurs

Wednesday Nov 20, 2013
In a shift in attitude, most young people now say it’s wrong to use racist or sexist slurs online, even if you’re just kidding. But when they see them, they don’t take much personal offense.

Poll: Overweight People, Gays Slammed Most Online

Wednesday Nov 20, 2013
Most teens and young adults on Facebook, Twitter or other social networking sites see them at least sometimes: slurs, offensive images or mean-spirited video clips that stigmatize groups of people.