Facebook Pulls Lesbian Kiss Photo Celebrating No Homophobia Day

Italian facebook gay kissI detest Facebook. The only reason I’m on it is to keep in touch with some family, folks I went to school with and to give friends and co-workers a chuckle now and then.

That being said what Metro the news outlet in the UK reported comes as no surprise to me. It seems the Facebook police got a report from someone, a “friend” of an Italian mom of one who put up the photo and said “friend” thought it was disgusting and reported it to Facebook.

The photo was was put up to promote International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. Facebook contacted the 28 year-old woman, who is not gay by the way, and told her to remove the image as it “violated the community’s standard on nudity and pornography”.

To wit her account was taken down for three days until Facebook “realized” an error in judgement on their part and re-activated the account. After I post this on my Facebook the offending photo will appear twice. Let’s see how long it takes for the Facebook police to swat my account.

Lesson to be learned when on Facebook … choose your “friends” carefully.


Career Ending Homophobia Hollywood’s Deepest And Darkest Secret

Rock-Hudson_imagelarge-thumb-200x180-15715Back towards the end of 2010 on the previous edition of this blog on WordPress I had written about homophobia in Hollywood.

What brought the writing was a comment made by actor Richard Chamberlain sometime after he “came out” and when discussing actors and actresses who are LG or B he offered the suggestion they should stay in the closet or risk their acting careers at least in Hollywood.

At the time that posting was one of the most read I had ever written and I thought it was lost when I deleted the previous edition of FOTR. But I have been pleasantly surprised to have found it as part of an article a friend of mine wrote on The Bilerico Project a few days after I wrote mine. Below the fold is a copy of the posting and with that in mind, these several years later and with some coming out in Hollywood, has it gotten any better or does homophobia still rear its ugly head among the movers and shakers of Hollywood magic.

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