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Facebook removes ‘gay shaming’ from United Patriots page

Facebook removes ‘gay shaming’ from United Patriots page

Facebook has deleted a series of posts and videos on the social media page for the United Patriots Front after they singled out gay and transgender people for abuse and threats. Concern was raised yesterday by community members that far-right group, The United Patriots Front – Perth, had taken photographs from a local photographer and […]

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Andrew Hastie wants answers from Facebook over deleted post

Andrew Hastie wants answers from Facebook over deleted post

Andrew Hastie , the member for Canning has called on Facebook to explain why it deleted a post from a traditional marriage advocate. The Australian has reported that Hastie was very concerned to hear that the social media giant had deleted an opinion piece published by Anglican church minister John Dickinson. Mr Dickson was informed […]

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Facebook allows people to show their support for marriage equality

Facebook and Australian Marriage Equality have partnered together to launch a new initiative that allows Facebook users to visibly demonstrate their support for marriage equality ahead of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. OUTinPerth editor Graeme Watson models the overlay in the image (left). Australian Marriage Equality’s national campaign director, Erin McCallum, said the […]

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Facebook: More Aussies coming out online than ever before

Facebook: More Aussies coming out online than ever before

A new report from Facebook has revealed that more Australians are identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex than ever before. Facebook shared information earlier this week that revealed the number of people coming out as LGBTI+ on the social media platform had doubled by the end of 2015. Also revealed in the data […]

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Facebook updates ‘real name’ policy after backlash

Facebook updates ‘real name’ policy after backlash

Social media giant Facebook have revealed changes to their ‘real name’ policy after months of public criticism from trans, queer and domestic violence groups. Facebook has a long standing policy of users being represented by their birth names, which has caused major problems for transgender people and victims of domestic violence, as well as the […]

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Millions adopt rainbow profile pictures

Millions adopt rainbow profile pictures

Facebook has revealed that over 26 million users have utilised their tool that allows profile pictures to be transformed with a rainbow overlay. The social network promoted the tool which allowed users to give their Facebook profile picture a rainbow overlay just after the US Supreme Court laid down its historic decision on marriage equality. […]

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Facebook overtaken by rainbows

Facebook overtaken by rainbows

Facebook has been filled with rainbows following the achievement of marriage equality in the USA. Following the US Supreme Court’s annoucement that it was striking down the bans on same sex marriage, social network Facebook launched a tool that allowed people to quickly change their profile pictures to rainbow tinted adaptations. With one click users […]

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LaTrobe City councillor Christine Sindt faces social media furore

A Victorian local councillor for the City of LaTrobe in Victoria has sparked a social media furore by posting questionable comments about the region’s federal member of parliament Darren Chester. Following Mr Chester’s announcement that he would support marriage equality the local newspaper The LaTrobe Valley Express asked its readers if they thought Mr Chester’s […]

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Facebook for Freedom

Facebook for Freedom

Local LGBTIQ advocate Kenny McKenzie is hoping to unite Perth’s queer community with the power of social media. McKenzie’s Facebook group, the ‘Perth Queer Community’ aims to be an inclusive online space for anyone who comes under the umbrella of ‘gender and sexuality diverse’. “My goals are to expand the queer network in Perth and […]

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Facebook Apologises to LGBT Community for ‘Real Name’ Policy

Facebook Apologises to LGBT Community for ‘Real Name’ Policy

Facebook has attracted controversy recently by enforcing a policy that its users must use their legal name on the social network. This excluded members of the LGBT community who prefer not to go by their legal title, including drag performers, transgender people and those who simply prefer to go by something other than what is […]

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