Mark Zuckerberg welcomes Pride and same-sex marriage

Illustrated rainbow pride flag on a pink background.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has welcomed Pride weekend around the world.

In a public post on Facebook, he said: “June is LGBT Pride Month — a moment to celebrate diversity and show our pride in the contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people to communities all over the world.

“Facebook is a proud supporter of Pride, and employees in many countries are taking part in events and decorating our offices to show support.

“Here’s a photo of the sign at our headquarters. ‪#‎PrideConnectsUs‬”


Facebook introduced a feature this week in which users can add a rainbow filter to the profile photo, which people all over the world have been doing.

He also posted of his dog, Beast, getting ready for Pride.


He went on again to welcome the Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage, saying: “Our country was founded on the promise that all people are created equal, and today we took another step towards achieving that promise.

“I’m so happy for all of my friends and everyone in our community who can finally celebrate their love and be recognized as equal couples under the law.

“We still have much more to do to achieve full equality for everyone in our community, but we are moving in the right direction.”