This is yet another example of Facebook’s facade showing – they are a data mining company designed to profit from your privacy only, with a pretty face all about convenience. How else could you stay in touch with people? Must not have been any way before 2007 to contact anyone?
Some may say ‘so what’ to the general premise — after all, they participated in the internet, they are in fact gay, how is facebook to blame, and where’s the crime anyway?
Just remember in some cultures (and families) being something can literally be a death warrant.