Facebook at the San Francisco LGBT Pride Parade [VIDEO]By: Josh Wolford - October 12, 2012
Facebook, widely known as one of the top corporate backers of LGBT rights, has posted a video detailing their experience at this year’s San Francisco Gay Pride Parade.
The parade actually took place back in June (during gay pride month), but Facebook is giving us a look at their participation in honor of National Coming Out Day, which was officially celebrated on Thursday.
“Facebook is proud of its LGBT employees as well as their friends and family who support them. Take a look at Facebook’s video from the 2012 San Francisco Pride Parade where more than 400 people turned out to march with us!” says Facebook on their Diversity page.
Facebook has thrown their support behind another LGBT pride day, Spirit Day, which is coming up on October 19th. Spirit Day was founded in 2010 by a high schooler named Brittany McMillian. Supporters are asked to wear purple and change their Facebook profile pics to purple to show their solidarity with the LGBT community.
Like I said before, Facebook is a big supporter of LGBT right. Earlier this year, they became the first social media company to win the GLAAD Media Award for “outstanding images of the LGBT community in the media.” According to GLAAD, Facebook won the honor based on their continued support for LGBt rights, including the addition of LGBT resources in the Help Center and their participation in a nationwide anti-bullying campaign.