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Recently I was on Pinterest with my own place using my name "Dawn."  I coded myself as Transgender.  I built a couple of boards - one called the "blur of gender" and another about feminine looking men and boys.  Two weeks ago I was kicked out of Pinterest.  I contested the action and the only reply I got was to read their rules; really.  Was it my boards? Did I misrepresent myself.  Was it a pin or pins I got from someone else that was considered offensive?   There is transgender info in Pinterest so I am confused to where I may have gone wrong. I sent a second request for clarification and so far no reply.  Does anyone have experience with Pinterest?  I really liked the site but think it might not be transgender friendly.  Dawn

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That's too bad and, I think, a reason that people often have frustrations with internet sites. They can just ignore you. I'd suggest trying to find an address and send a "civil" letter to their CEO. Maybe it's some customer service person's judgment that needs adjustment.

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Sometimes things happen and you just have to wonder. Frequently there is no explanation. Transgender people have had an awful time with Facebook.

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I still have a FB account as Dawn - but I made it inactive.  I wonder if there are any sites besides this one that are really Transgender friendly.  Bonnie mentioned a few sites she uses.  Dawn

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One option on Facebook is to create a page using your "real" profile. You can name the new Facebook page anything you want including a personal name. Authors and entertainers frequently use this feature. So, using a real Facebook account you create a page and name it something like "Cruella DeVille" and then you can like, comment and share things as your page rather than your real Facebook profile. ​

Facebook seems pretty comfortable with transgender topics even though they have not been understanding about the need for pseudonyms among the trans community. ​

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I can't help but think that someone "reported" your Pinterest boards...  someone so et up with bigotry and transphobia they felt it was their duty (and god-given right  <_<  ) to make sure that people like us don't destroy their little corner of the internet and don't infect the "normal people."    Happens on FB quite a bit - every time I turn around my g/f is telling me about gay men who have been bounced.   I see no reason to believe that Pinterest isn't the same.  I agree with Emma - write (snail mail) those people and [nicely] ask for an explanation.

::: grumbles :::

Just one more reason I don't do social media....

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Friends,

Feel VERY UNSAFE on social media, no matter what they say. Seek out trusted websites such as TGGuide instead. Have been betrayed on social media many times.

Yours truly,

Monica

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Dawn , Pinterest is honestly wayyyyyy more transphobic than Faceless Book ! I am on FB , but ONLY because I own a architectural building service . You can find me at Art Forms design on Face Book

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