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26 Million People Across the World Turn Their Facebook Profiles into Rainbows

If you went on Facebook over the weekend you may have seen friends’ profile pictures turned multi-coloured.

In fact over 26 million people across the world turned their Facebook profiles into rainbows to support the LGBT pride and after last week’s landmark Supreme Court decision, which cleared the way for same-sex marriage across the US. 

The company introduced a rainbow filter tool that allowed user to simply change their profiles, and so far the rainbow photos received more than half a billion likes and comments, and the momentum shows no sign of slowing down.

Among the millions were a number of familiar faces, with stars like Leonardo DiCaprio, Elizabeth Banks, and Arianna Huffington taking part.

Arnold Schwarzenegger had a particularly memorable encounter with an anti-gay fan:

Gap’s LGBT Employees Share Their Stories For GLAAD’s ‘Got Your Back’ Pride Month Campaign (Video)

Thirteen Gap employees have shared their coming out stories in a powerful new video for GLAAD’s #GotYourBack campaign.


The video is the latest instalment in GLAAD’s on-going efforts to encourage allies to speak out in support of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community throughout Pride Month.

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Paul Tew of Gap Inc.’s GEAR (Gay Employees, Allies and Resources) said told the Huffington Post, the project was in line with his corporation’s beliefs.

Lifting voices out of isolation — and vocalizing support — is a critical step in achieving equality. As a global company, it’s important to us that all of our employees and customers feel this support, from a local colleague to a Gap associate across the world,”

GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis echoed those sentiments, noting,

From classrooms to board rooms, locker rooms to living rooms, it’s critical that allies take an active role in accelerating acceptance of their LGBT friends, family and neighbours.”

She then added,

By sharing the moving stories of LGBT employees, Gap Inc. is sending an important message about the power of love and acceptance.”