NBC - Some Bay Area drag queens say they are “disappointed” with the lack of progress made at Wednesday’s meeting with Facebook over concerns raised about the social networking site’s “real names” policy. Speaking to reporters at San Francisco City Hall, the group said they would boycott Facebook if they could, but the site is “a part of their lives.”The meeting came after the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and their supporters vowed to protest messages some users received saying that their account had been “temporarily suspended” because “it looks like you’re not using your real name.” Facebook’s stance is that the “real names” policy is designed to “keep the community safe. But “Lil Miss Hot Mess,” who recently had to reluctantly identify herself as Harris David on her Facebook page, said that policy was backfiring. “Their policy is to provide a safe environment, but we feel that by requiring people to use their legal names it makes people more unsafe by opening them up to attacks,” she said. Lil Miss Hot Mess said that as one of the most important social public forums, Facebook’s policy is an issue that affects the transgender and LGBT community, social workers, teachers, victims of domestic violence and people who want anonymity for any number of reasons. “Facebook’s ‘real names’ policy is unsafe and unfair to performers,” said “Heklina,” a 47-year-old drag queen from San Francisco. “Facebook knows we are mobilized and ready to protest this policy. There are people who work at Facebook who oppose this policy. Facebook has their heart in the right place but their policy is misguided.”
What does a bunch of drag queens “mobilizing” even mean, you ask? I have no idea. But I promise you, you dont wanna find out. Like is Zuckerberg really weighing the pros and cons of this situation? You really wanna keep this Real Name policy so bad that you want drag queens mobilizing on your ass? You really want Double Cakes and Lil Miss Hot Mess marching on Facebook HQ? I mean look at this picture:
You really wanna fuck with the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence? This tag team right here:
Would be enough for me to let these weirdo dykes – or trannies, or whatever – have anything they want. Post whatever you want under whatever name you want, fellas/ladies. Just please, please, please don’t mobilize on us.
Shout out to @SaintBrendan for the link