No, you don't understand. Facebook has a policy saying they won't disclose personal info, like what age you are.
You're 100% right. Sexual orientation, however, is not private and is publicly displayed - there is nothing to "disclose," the user discloses it to the whole internet voluntarily.
... but it is impossible to log in to most social networks without HTTPS
Let's be clear about this. America in all it's forms is an empire. They can dress it up and use the word 'democracy' all they want but in the end their plutocratic and hegemonic tendencies always shine through.
...except for the little-known fact that every single legislator and President (who chooses the Supreme Court) is elected by the citizens -- with no exceptions. If you grabbed every single person who doesn't vote and convinced them to get off their ass and vote for inherently good candidates there would be no problems. Unless you believe that then some secret evil force would rise up, kill everyone who was elected, declare martial law, and end voting, at which point the people would no longer be responsible for the government's problems.
"There is no distinctly American criminal class except Congress." -- Mark Twain