Mis-identifying LGBT content as adult material … Matt speaks!

Matt Kailey's Tranifesto

Question MarkA reader writes: “I’m curious what your thoughts are on WordPress’s Freshly Pressed feature and guidelines? I have done a little writing, and a ton of reading of other blogs, discussing the guidelines and their implications.

“I acknowledge that WordPress has arguably good reasons for restricting ‘adult’ contenton Freshly Pressed, since it prominently displays the blogs for the world to see, and there are many minors who have access to WordPress. I have wondered about the discriminatory implications of this policy, and read the blogs of some who definitely believe that it is discrimination.

“It would be very easy to label anything LGBT as adult, therefore stopping any LGBT-focused blogs from ever being Freshly Pressed. Plus, some of the kids that they’re trying to protect could really use the comfort of seeing LGBT information displayed prominently and without stigma. Is this taking WordPress too seriously? Or is it…

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