Facebook Angers Drag Queens With ‘Real Name’ Crackdown

Facebook (FB) is angering drag queens by forcing them to use their real names on their profiles.

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Several drag queens have been locked out of their Facebook accounts until they agree to use their real names. One such drag queen is Michael Williams, who normally goes by his stage name of Sister Roma. Williams has had his profile on the social media website under the name Sister Roma since 2008, reports San Jose Mercury News.

San Francisco Supervisor David Campos is calling on Facebook to meet with local drag queens to discuss the identity issue. He claims that not allowing the performers to use their real names “can result in violence, talking, violations of privacy and repercussions at work,” San Jose Mercury News notes.

“If people want to use an alternative name on Facebook, they have several different options available to them, including providing an alias under their name on their profile, or creating a page specifically for that alternative persona,” the social media website told The Guardian. “As part of our overall standards, we ask that people who use Facebook provide their real name on their profile.”

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