Was there any of your Facebook friends who celebrated pride that surprised you?
Since the U.S. Supreme court ruled in favour of Marriage Equality as a human right, for the first time in U.S. history no matter what state you lived in or travelled, LGBTI Americans now have the same legal rights as heterosexual couples! Take note Australia.
Facebook created Celebrate Pride where 26 Million facebook users changed their facebook profile photos to a rainbow filter on top of their profile photo. Many celebrities changed their photos including Anne Hathaway, Elizabeth Warren, Elizabeth Banks, Mark Zuckerberg, Arianna Huffington, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Leonardo DiCaprio.
Not the first time People celebrate pride on Facebook
But in March 2013, millions of Facebook users changed their profile, to the equal symbol to show their support of marriage equality. Do you remember these? Did you change your Facebook or Twitter profile pic?
Not everyone in my family and friends are 100% open to the idea of marriage equality and many times I’ve had to bite my tongue when a discussion would edge on the side of a heated debate. To my surprise, it was these same people who opposed marriage equality that changed their Facebook profile photo! I was a little in disbelief but soon a smile grew over my face because they have changed their own minds and they’re willing to publicly show their support which makes me feel like the luckiest guy. I really love my family! (Amo a mi familia y mis amigos)
Was there anyone who surprised you?
I wonder who in your family and friends changed their Facebook profile photo to celebrate pride? Was there anyone who surprised you? Have you reached out to tell them what it means to you? I encourage you to let them know how much it means to have their support.