Live coverage of #MyNameIs protest at Facebook headquarters 

click to enlarge Drag queens and supporters protest at Facebook's authentic-name policy at the company's headquarters in Menlo Park, Ca. on Monday. - JOE FITZGERALD RODRIGUEZ/THE S.F. EXAMINER
  • Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez/The S.F. Examiner
  • Drag queens and supporters protest at Facebook's authentic-name policy at the company's headquarters in Menlo Park, Ca. on Monday.

Last year, Facebook came under fire from local drag queens when its authentic-name policy led to local performer Sister Roma and others being barred from the social network. The policy allows users to report people they believe are using fake names. Sister Roma and others said LGBT users were disproportionately targeted. Trans people, drag queens, drag kings and others in the LGBT community often go by something that is not their legal name, but nonetheless honestly reflects their identity. After eight months of negotiations with Facebook, Roma said Facebook has not budged on the policy, leading to today's protest.

Follow S.F. Examiner reporter Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez as he live tweets and uploads videos from the protests at Facebook Headquarters in Menlo Park, Ca. Scroll down to see earlier tweets. Also follow the #MyNameIs hashtag to see live tweets from protesters on the ground as they oppose Facebook's real name policy.

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