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Monday, January 11, 2010

Stop Transphobia on Facebook - Un-Ban Dominic Scaia

Dominic Scaia is a female-to-male (FTM) transsexual and transgender activist whose journey has been documented on Youtube, his personal blogs, and on Facebook.

He recently had his chest surgery, and posted some post-op photos of the results on his Facebook account, to share with his friends. These were photos of a MALE chest. There was no nudity in the photos, and they weren't in the least bit gory.

On December 20th, just hours after he posted one of the affirmentioned photos as his profile picture, he went to log in to Facebook to discover that his account had been disabled.

He wrote to Facebook the day his account was disabled, and once again about 9 days later. He has still not heard back from them, and his account is still disabled.

Dominic has adhered to Facebook's Terms Of Service perfectly, and has been using the site for over 3 years with no problems.

I've seen birthing pictures, female and male genitalia, as well as breasts on Facebook with no problem, and all Dominic posted was his newly male chest that he was so proud of.

There is nothing to justify what has happened here.

This is discrimination, and there is no way around it.

I'm surprised at Facebook's behavior, as Facebook, Inc. is headquartered in Palo Alto, California - a state that has laws specifically outlawing discrimination based on gender identity, and decent amount of precedent that trans people should be respected as the gender they identify as in public accommodations.

This group has been formed in hope of not only getting Dominic un-banned, but also in hope of bringing this issue to light, making sure this type of thing doesn't happen to OTHER FTM's, and hopefully getting an explanation for what has happened.

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