Facebook PRIDE is Bridging the Divide

 

 We’re proud to be proud.

As Pride Month celebrations kick off worldwide, communities everywhere are showing their support for different local organizations and events that celebrate diversity, love and friendship. Our country feels more divided than it has in years and sometimes logging on doesn’t feel like an encouraging space to express yourself.

Now it’s easier than ever to bring our support to the social sphere thanks to some Facebook updates showing up just in time.

Creating a diverse atmosphere for personal and business pages is important in our era and social media is the soapbox we use to stand up for our values. Of course to show your support for the LGBTQIAA+ community is a multi faceted initiative, but having the means to express our support and create a safe space of celebration online is a really unique feature and a baby step towards a brighter future.

In a world where cyber bullying is becoming a real emotional trauma for kids and teens, it’s empowering to see Facebook and Instagram making steps to celebrate diversity.

So what can you expect from these updates?

On Facebook, a colorful place to start is to change your profile photo to feature their Pride 2017 frame to deck out your feed with all the colors of the rainbow. Check out all the updates and news on Pride celebrations around the world on https://facebook.com/celebratepride or take the filter for a spin by hitting “edit” on your profile photo.

Start a Rainbow Reaction

As of June 9th, when you “like” the Facebook Pride page you’ll gain access to the Pride 2017 reaction for your interactions on Facebook. You’ll see the rainbow flag next to the familiar icons of like, love, laughs and more. This reaction can help you spread your pride, support and solidarity for the LGBTQIAA+ family, friends and partners.

Stickers

On Instagram stories and Facebook messenger, you can show your pride with themed stickers, filters and accessories. Share your experience at Pride celebrations with family and friends online with some fun flare. With these stickers and filters, show a little pride or a lot! The choice is yours and we love it.

So let’s get this cleared up for good…

Love always wins, period.

We haven’t always had the confidence to scream it from the rooftops, and though we’ve come miles from where we’ve been, there’s still so far we need to travel.

One Facebook photo might not seem like a big deal, but it speaks volumes for those who can’t or those who have been silenced. That is what it’s all about.

After all, it only takes one raindrop to raise the sea. 🌊