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Facebook Celebrates LGBT Pride Month

Facebook Pride Month

Want to show your support for Pride on Facebook? Here’s how!

This year, over 12 million people across the globe are part of one of the 76,000 Facebook Groups in support of the LGBTQ community, and more than 1.5 million people plan to participate in one of the more than 7,500 Pride events on Facebook.

“As Pride celebrations begin around the world, Facebook is proud to support our diverse community, including those that have identified themselves on Facebook as gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, transgender or gender non-conforming,” the company said in a press release.

Here’s how you can wish users “Happy Pride” on their news feeds:

Update Your Profile Pic with a Rainbow Frame 

Throughout the month of June, you might see a message from Facebook in your news feed wishing you a Happy Pride and inviting you to add a colourful, Pride-themed profile frame.

React with Pride

You may see a colourful, limited-addition to reactions during Pride Month. When you choose this temporary rainbow reaction, you’ll be sharing your “Pride” with your friend or family’s post.

Brighten Up Your Photos

In Facebook Camera, you can find some new colorful, Pride-themed masks and frames. If you swipe to the left of news feed, click on the magic wand to bring up camera effects and you’ll be able to find the effects in the mask and frame category.

Facebook isn’t the only place to celebrate the cause. Instagram, part of the Facebook family, are also getting into the rainbow game:

Join the #KindComments Movement on Instagram

The photo sharing app is committed to fostering a safer and kinder community, and this June will be turning walls in major US cities into colourful beacons of LGBTQ support where you can leave supportive comments on your posts. You can also celebrate Pride and be creative with stickers and a rainbow brush.

 

Happy Pride!

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