To: Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer, Facebook
Facebook: Pull Out from Fundamentalist Gathering
Facebook, we demand you act in solidarity with LGBTQI people globally and rescind your offer to speak at the homophobic National Religious Broadcasters' international conference, Proclaim 16.
Why is this important?
Facebook, you support our gender identities. You advocate for same-sex love. You help us tell our stories, make connections, build communities, and embrace each other worldwide. But actions speak louder than words.
Katie Harbath, your Global Politics and Government Outreach Director, is participating in a conference sponsored by openly homophobic and transphobic communications network National Religious Broadcasters -- for the fourth year in a row. This same convention regularly features anti-LGBTQ hate groups and advocates of "ex-gay" reparative therapy, leading anti-immigrant organizations, and extreme Islamophobic rhetoric.
If you truly value and support LGBTQI people around the world, there’s no excuse for Katie Harbath to openly represent Facebook at a right-wing conference. If you're serious about being pro-LGBTQI, Katie needs to cancel.