Not only is June LGBT pride month, but yesterday the Supreme Court made a huge decision that bolsters gay rights and marriage equality by striking down the controversial Defense of Marriage Act as unconstitutional.
In honor of all that, YouTube wants everyone to know that they support the cause, and look forward to helping the LGBT community share their stories for years to come.
“Since our first upload, YouTube has strived to give everyone a voice. Over the past eight years, we’ve been inspired and amazed by the ways that people have used YouTube to broadcast their message, empower their community, and even catalyze social change,” says YouTube Entertainment and LGBT Marketing head Raymond Braun.
“At YouTube, we’re proud to stand with the LGBT community to support equal rights and marriage equality–we believe that everyone has the right to love and be loved. Pride Month may be coming to a close, but we hope YouTube is a place where you can feel proud and build a community all year long.”
Over the years, YouTube has been one of the main places for the LGBT community to share their trials and tribulations with the world. Years ago, YouTube started to fill up with coming out videos, and YouTube has been the host of plenty of LGBT campaigns – such as the famous “It Gets Better” initiative.
YouTube has made a video in celebration of LGBT pride. Check it out below: