Facebook is All For Gay Marriage (plus, more updates)
After Anderson Cooper coming out and finally admitting he is gay (which I already know, by the way, being a fan of Kathy Griffin, his very close friend) comes another good news for the LGBT community – Facebook added gay marriage icons to Timeline.
Yes, I had to marry myself to get the icon to show up. Forever alone lang ang peg
Now, gay couples who are married to their partners can proudly proclaim and change their status on their Facebook profiles to Married and they will get the same-sex marriage icons as shown above (for females).
The advocacy towards acceptance of homosexuality is very close to my heart because of all the wonderful people around me who are gay. I cannot be happier about these good news today, and I just hope and pray that this will be two (or more) steps towards giving the gays their rights to marriage.
Apparently, several groups of bigots (excuse the word, but there’s just no better term to describe them) are starting a campaign on Facebook to oppose this change and are even threatening to boycott Facebook and brands/companies who are supporting the LGBT community. Seriously, what are you all afraid of? Leave the gays alone!
But, I hardly doubt they can actually take action. Save your energy and spend it elsewhere that’s more worthwhile than being unkind towards people who just want to be accepted by the law to marry the people they love. SHEESH!
P.S. I wonder if gay couples will be joining in the bandwagon of people who change their Facebook relationship status like there’s no tomorrow.
Aside from this recent change on Facebook, I wanted to update you about the term they’re using to refer to the notification on top of your Facebook page. They call it “Voice” and you should already have this. This makes it easier for Facebook page admins to switch to personal to their page profiles.
Also, watch out for the Voice menu that should show up in between your name and Home button on the upper right of your Facebook screen. Note that this menu only shows up when you’re on your Facebook page. If you’re viewing some other page on Facebook, it’ll not be there. It’s connected to the Voice bar. (I wonder why they had to complicate it and call it “Voice”).
Lastly, you might have noticed this already, but Facebook is now notifying you if someone shared your post (photo, status, or video). I actually like this feature ’cause I want to see how many people are enjoying what I post as much as I did before I shared it.
I hope they can implement this on Facebook pages too. Or that’ll be too chaotic? What do you think?