"Bobbi Duncan desperately wanted her
father not to know she is lesbian.
Facebook told him anyway."
One evening last fall, the president of the Queer Chorus, a choir group she had recently joined, inadvertently exposed Ms. Duncan's sexuality to her nearly 200 Facebook friends, including her father, by adding her to a Facebook Inc. discussion group. That night, Ms. Duncan's father left vitriolic messages on her phone, demanding she renounce same-sex relationships, she says, and threatening to sever family ties.Read more: When the Most Personal Secrets Get Outed on Facebook , The Wall Street Journal>>
The 22-year-old cried all night on a friend's couch. "I felt like someone had hit me in the stomach with a bat," she says.