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Facebook Under Fire as Drag Queens Take Stand on Profile Name Changes

The clock is ticking on Facebook users who use aliases on their personal page to change it to their legal name or risk having their page deactivated.
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The clock is ticking on Facebook users who use aliases on their personal page to change it to their legal name or risk having their page deactivated. Facebook is giving users a week to make the changes. It has become a hot button issue on social media, and drag queens are one group that has been very vocal about the policy. Harmonica Sunbeam, a drag performer, says people use their personal page as 'a building block to build their fan base' before they go on to launch a celebrity fan page. TheStreet's Legal Analyst Vanessa Soman says there is no legal reason Facebook is making it a requirement to use legal names. Soman says, 'Facebook should be thinking outside the box of how to come up with a solution. There are ways that they can do that without shutting down pages.' TheStreet's Ruben Ramirez has details from New York.