I have used Facebook for almost 10 years as Vanessa Law. This weekend my Facebook account was suspended because they said I was using a ‘fake name’. I have since discovered that Facebook has a policy known as their Real Name Policy, which is openly hostile to the transgender community. It requires that users of Facebook use their legal name, and submit IDs bearing their legal name if they are ever challenged on this. If you don’t comply or don’t have ID in your preferred name then you are permanently banned from using Facebook.
All your friends are lost, all your messages lost, any support groups you were part of – all of it. Gone.
So I need your help. Not for me, because many of my friends are right here on Crossdresser Heaven.
I need your help for the transgender woman just discovering who she is, for the crossdresser taking his first tentative steps out of the closet, for the transgender man daring to be himself. For every person who ever questioned their gender identity and sought companionship and belonging on Facebook. I need your help for them.
Every one of them (and you if you have a facebook profile in your femme name) are vulnerable to being banned from Facebook at any moment. Without recourse, without mercy.
I need your help to change Facebook’s Real Name’s Policy.
Our goal is to get 1 Million signatures on this petition.
And I need your help.
Sign the petition, share it with a friend (yes on Facebook too!), tell you local transgender group, tell someone in the news, tell other crossdressing websites. Get the word out.
The link to the petition is here: https://www.crossdresserheaven.com/stop-facebook-banning-transgender-people
As transgender women and men we are only as strong as our community. Please, stand with your sisters and brothers today.
Stop Facebook Banning Transgender People
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