Now Facebook Bans Gay Kiss
Photo removed from Facebook page for a gay-rights event
By Mark Russell, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 18, 2011 3:38 AM CDT
Updated Apr 18, 2011 6:35 AM CDT
This picture of two men kissing was mysteriously pulled from Facebook from a page about a gay-rights event protesting the ouster from a British pub of two men for kissing.   (Facebook)

(Newser) – The gay kiss controversy out of London keeps getting odder. After two men were booted from a Soho pub for kissing, activists decided to respond with a "kiss in" at the same pub. But a photo of two men kissing used to promote the event was removed from the Facebook page for the protest. And the next day, the whole event was removed from Facebook, reports Gawker.

Organizer Richard Metzger received an email saying Facebook removed the pic for violating the company's policy against images that "contain nudity, or any kind of graphic or sexually suggestive content." Metzger points out that while there's a chance it was removed by mistake via some automated complaint algorithm, Facebook claims it always dispatches an actual person to respond to reports of violations. "This is perplexing," says Metzger. Earlier this month Facebook deleted a French user's profile when he posted a famous nude painting.

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Apr 19, 2011 1:31 AM CDT
Strange. "Brokeback Mountain"...all those movies. Why is this being treated like it's a new topic? As if this is not something a stupid reality show or artistic movie hasn't already addressed? Honestly I'm gay, and I don't like seeing people kissy face gay or straight anywhere. Keep it at home. Keep it special...for the one you love, be it a he or she....or she-he. I don't care, and neither should you.
Apr 18, 2011 6:00 PM CDT
Straight people are soooooo vain (and oblivious)
Apr 18, 2011 5:50 PM CDT
My redneck Texas cousin just de-friended me cuz I posted the Bush kissing Saudi King on my facebook page plus: F/U Facebook !!! I used google images to come up with the following: Lots of photos that would challenge Facebook's ban on "sexuality." Here are some of my favorites that I hope some of you will post on your pages.,r:12,s:75&biw=1276&bih=640 and,r:2,s:112&biw=1276&bih=640 and,r:11,s:112&biw=1276&bih=640