A Facebook rep told us in an e-mail, “This has been a highly requested feature from users. We want to provide options for people to genuinely and authentically reflect their relationships on Facebook.”
Facebook and the site’s Network of Support have been instrumental in a few LGBT initiatives in recent months.
After last fall’s string of high-profile gay teen suicides, Facebook teamed up with GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) to put a stop to anti-gay bullying on the social network. A few days later, the site’s Network of Support (NOS) was officially formed. At the time, we were told that more good news for LGBT Facebook users would be coming soon.
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“It’s very difficult to get that education and get a reliable source of information for that education, almost the entire piece is about how a lot of queer education comes from the internet and while it’s a great source, it’s not alway the most reliable source.”