The Rainbow Pride Reaction Is On Facebook And People Are Reacting

The Rainbow Pride Reaction Is On Facebook And People Are Reacting

During any normal month, there are five reactions on Facebook: Like, Heart, Haha, Wow, Sad, and Angry. But in honor of Pride month, Facebook’s rolling out a new one: a rainbow.

The social media network announced in a post on Friday, “We believe in building a platform that supports all communities. So we’re celebrating love and diversity this Pride by giving you a special reaction.”

June is traditionally when LGBTQ people across the world celebrate Pride. The rainbow flag takes on a poignant tone this year, though: Gilbert Baker, the activist who created the rainbow flag in 1978 at Harvey Milk’s request, died in March 2017. He described himself as “the gay Betsy Ross,” according to his New York Times obituary.

People were excited and planned to make the most of the time they had with the emoji.

According to Facebook, it’s available for all of Pride Month.Screenshot_20170610-081922Screenshot_20170610-081933

But not everyone on Facebook has been able to immediately access the rainbow reaction.

And people, especially LGBTQ people, were a bit confused.Screenshot_20170610-081948

Don’t stress. Here’s how to get start reacting with rainbows on Facebook asap:

Log into Facebook.

Like the LGBTQ@Facebook page.

Voila! You’re now able to react to whatever you want with a rainbow! (Or so they say.)Screenshot_20170610-081954

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17 Comments

  1. Delle
    June 10, 08:44 Reply

    Hehehe. Let’s see those Nigerians that can boldly don on the Rainbow “flag”.
    *mouth filled with popcorns*

    • Pink Panther
      June 10, 08:46 Reply

      Check me out on Facebook, Delle. I’m in my element. 🌈🌈🌈😁😁

      • Dextrous
        June 10, 19:14 Reply

        Aren’t you afraid of giving out your sexuality to your facebook audience?

        • Pink Panther
          June 10, 19:24 Reply

          You don’t get to operate an LGBT blog for three years and still worry about who thinks you’re gay or not on the social media.

    • Jcee
      June 10, 09:28 Reply

      Sweetie ,please I want to bottom for the first time. Can you walk me through any preparations required.
      Thanks.

      • Delle
        June 10, 18:19 Reply

        I should make that into a post for you and others like you, Jcee. Keep reading.
        *kisses*

  2. ambivalentone
    June 10, 09:20 Reply

    Just did, but can’t find the icons. Am I not gay enough too?

  3. Quinn
    June 10, 09:51 Reply

    Not having the pride reaction is homophobic! hahaha! I’m gonna go use it! and say #jesusovertherrainbow!

  4. Miss_terious
    June 11, 07:40 Reply

    Lawd knows I must have used the pride reaction over a 100 times already 😂. It gives me JOY. Homophobes should suck it up…. Like literally they should if not my pride reaction game is gonna go up a whole noda level

  5. Just Negodu
    June 11, 20:22 Reply

    I am seeing this thing on some Nigerians fb post. I come dey wonder; Naija is gradually accepting the fact that lgbt is real and stays

  6. Malik
    June 13, 10:34 Reply

    Lol. I bet a good number of Nigerians don’t even know what the rainbow means.

    I’m not taking chances though.

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