Everybody get together


Some pleasing rainbow Facebook profile pics.

Bono and Ensaf

Asif Mohiuddin

Salman Rushdie

Amanda Knief

Kaveh Mousavi

Kate Smurthwaite

Barry Duke

Elham Manea

The White House

Me

Comments

  1. says

    I’m encouraged to see the number of rainbows among my FB friends who I didn’t previously know where they would stand (i.e. old high school people, friend from my old fundy church 40 years back, a local Anglican priest). However, as one of my atheist friends pointed out (after he changed his pic back to make the point): Facebook is still enforcing their “real names” policy, thereby risking the safety of trans people (among others).

    In additional cynicism: I’m a bit non-plussed by the number of non-USAians jumping on the bandwagon. Canada (one bunch of friends) did this 10 years ago. England (some relatives) did it about two years back. All joy to same-sex couples in the States, but what the rest of us are really celebrating is the decision of one rather socially backwards nation to catch up to where we got to a while ago.

  2. Donnie says

    @2 Eamon Knight

    However, as one of my atheist friends pointed out (after he changed his pic back to make the point): Facebook is still enforcing their “real names” policy, thereby risking the safety of trans people (among others).

    I did the Deactivate using Other and #logoffforrpride as my reason. I encouraged my FB friends, who also changed their images, to do the same if being a LGBT ally was important as well as supporting domestic violence victims. Changing your FB icon is great, and sounded like the impact was huge in the way of recognition. However, the T of LGB needs to be addressed.

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