Among today’s top gay headlines, South Africa civil unions have been protected by doing away with religious exemptions, new Facebook rule is catching flak
Among today’s headlines are a trans pledge signed by some of the world’s biggest companies and corporations, and a new Carly track
Stories about National Coming Out Day and Matthew Shepard, and a look at HRC’s annual list of best and worst cities for LGBTQ people
A new feature lets LGBTQ users indicate when they came out, timed with today’s big day of queer visibility, as a “life event”
The Daily Sting, Thursday: Facebook Still Screws LGBTQ People, New ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Heathers’ Details
Facebook is continuing to treat LGBTQ people like crap, plus details on a new Star Wars series and that oh-so-controversial Heathers reboot
This weekend her Facebook page posted a transphobic meme, resurrecting past similar accusations against the rapper
In today’s look at the week’s top stories, we say goodbye to ‘Adventure Time’ and Burt Reynolds as India gives the boot to outdated anti-LGBTQ laws
Facebook’s ban on the iconic centerfold following the actor’s death is just one more instance of poor enforcement of community standards
“You have no business photographing babies and innocent children!”
In a recent Milo Yiannopoulos Facebook rant, the toxic gay alt-right douchebag turned against his followers for not protesting in the streets on his behalf
“I don’t know why Facebook has permitted this group to target LGBTQ people… for shaming and hatred masked as love.”
What got InfoWars banned from Facebook and Apple music? Alex Jones, the host of the far-right conspiracy theory show, violated their hate speech policies
When Mark Zuckerberg started “thefacebook.com” in his Harvard dorm room back in 2004, he never imagined how mind-blowingly massive it would become. With somewhere around 1.8 billion users worldwide, it is far and away the most widely used social network on the planet, and with no emerging competitors in sight, it seems likely to stay that way.
In many ways, Facebook has become an integral part of our lives. We rely on it for information, entertainment, self-expression, and staying connected with friends and family. It has, for better or worse, fundamentally changed the way we engage in political discourse, and consume news. So much so that the site is now experimenting with a “fake news” filter after facing increasing criticism for allowing false information disguised as news to circulate on the site unchecked—which some believe may have impacted the results of the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
And it’s not the first time Facebook has faced controversy. In fact, just days after Zuckerberg launched the original site, he was embroiled in a dispute with the famous Winklevoss twins, which ended in a settlement now worth over $300 million. Facebook also made headlines in 2014 when it added more than 50 custom gender options for users who don’t identify as “male” or “female.” And again just last year when it joined other members of the tech community in publicly opposing North Carolina’s discriminatory House Bill 2.
It’s been hailed as one of the most important inventions of our generation, it’s been called a “dust cloud of nonsense” by President Obama, and a “huge waste of time” by Betty White. But, love it or hate it, Facebook is here to stay. Find some of our favorite Facebook headlines below: