Wondering why Facebook is turning red? It’s not your imagination. A wave of people online have changed their profile pictures to show their support for marriage equality. But just where did this campaign start? Thank Human Rights Campaign (HRC).
The equal sign, usually yellow on a blue background, is the logo of Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest organization working toward equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans.
“It’s unquestionable that marriage equality has captured the imagination of Americans from all walks of life. You see that represented today by the amazing number of people that have shared their passion and enthusiasm for this issue through various digital platforms,” said HRC Director of Marketing Anastasia Khoo. “By harnessing the passion that equality supporters feel for the freedom of loving and committed couples to marry, the internet is awash in a sea of red – the color of love.”
Personally, I believe only by treating and respecting all people do we create a community based on equality. Gay, black, female or disabled — it all comes down to respecting the fact that people are different and deserve to be honored as individuals with rights.
If you haven’t changed your profile pic (or even if you have) here are some awesome options to show your support and offer solidarity.
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