Somewhere way up high there is a land we have all heard of once in a lullaby. The wishes upon a star became true for all the people in the world who want to celebrate love and equality. A few days ago, the Supreme Court legalized gay marriage across the US. Ever since, the entire world of social media celebrates love by adding colored filters to profile pictures, by displaying cartoon couples holding hands across top screens in search engines and by updating statuses with quotes in praise of love.
Facebook users who want to outline their pride through Facebook are invited to visit the Celebrate Pride page where they will be able to see a preview of their profile pictures edited with a rainbow filter. The option extends to the possibility of modifying the description on profile pictures and then simply use it as their personal statement of love and equality.
Mark Zuckerberg himself changed his own profile photo in praise of the newfound right for gay people and lesbians to marry.
Google is also embracing the initiative, by displaying entire rows of colorful cartooned couples representing the gay pride flag. Google has been a fervent supporter of gay marriage and equality ever since 2012, when the tech giant launched a “Legalize Love” campaign, in an initiative to combat anti-gay laws. Before that, in 2011 Google opposed the California Bill that was intended to ban gay marriage in the state.
Apple is also an enthusiastic promoter of gay rights, freedom of choice and equality, as they recently launched the most detailed and insightful study aimed to research, analyze and combat health issues in gay communities. Together with University of California San Francisco, Apple launched what is called The Pride Study, aiming to survey lesbian, queer, bisexual and transsexual iPhone users around risk factors including HIV/AIDS, obesity, cancer, depression and smoking. This comes as no surprise, as Apple CEO Tim Cook came out publicly as gay last year and has offered public speeches against religious freedom laws in many states that could allow businesses to differentiate against gay couples.
The entire world of social media celebrates love, as multicolored lines displaying the gay pride flag unfold along with public declarations of joy, love, acceptance, tolerance and equality. The world is slowly seeing important changes in public consciousness, promoting freedom of choice and equal rights.
Love always wins and if you believe that, you can easily add a rainbow filter over your Facebook profile photo with a simple click.
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