Facebook blocks user’s account for posting lesbian kiss
Carlotta Trevisan, a 28-year-old mother from Turin in Italy had her Facebook account blocked by the social media giant after sharing a pride image of two lesbians with rainbow flags painted on their cheeks kissing.
Trevisan posted the image last Thursday in the lead up to IDAHOT to mark the international day against homophobia and transphobia.
Facebook requested she remove the image from her account after receiving complaints from users, telling Trevisan she had violated the” community's standards on nudity and pornography”.
When she failed to comply with Facebook’s request, her profile was removed from the site.
Her account was reinstated on Sunday night, at which time Trevisan reposted the image in defiance.
Speaking to Italian newspaper, The Local, Trevisan asked: “How can they say a kiss, which is something so loving, is nudity or porn?”
Trevisan has protested for LGBTI rights before. She said this time she was inspired to take action by recent events in Russia such as Putin’s anti gay propaganda law and the failure of the Italian government to provide anti homophobia protection to LGBTI people.
“This right is a fundamental thing for the LGBT community and it’s incredible that Italy doesn’t yet have this law in place.”
Trevisan explained when it came to fighting for equal rights, she was also thinking of her daughter.
“I’m thinking of her future,” she added.