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This is how to get the Pride emoji reaction on Facebook

Josh Jackman June 12, 2017
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Facebook is celebrating Pride month with a rainbow flag reaction (Photo from Facebook)

Pride Month is in full swing, no matter what Donald Trump makes of it.

The US President has ditched the possibility of holding any LGBT festivities inside the White House, leaving it to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to issue a statement instead.

But Pride parades will continue to light up our streets and hearts all month long – as happened over the weekend in Washington DC – and numerous brands have jumped on board as well.

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It’s a measure of how far activists have come that mainstream brands like Nike and Skittles are leaping onto the LGBT bandwagon, eager for the positive press such a campaign brings.

Facebook is yet another multinational company which has decided to embrace Pride Month, in its case by adding a rainbow flag to the standard panel of reactions.

That means that alongside Like, Love, Sad, Haha, Wow and Angry, you’re able to use the Pride reaction to show your LGBT love.

Which is especially great when you can troll people like Australian Senator Cory Bernardi.

Bernardi, a staunch opponent of LGBT equality who’s made numerous offensive remarks against the community, had 6,500 Pride reactions to his profile picture at the last count.

So how do you snap one up? How do you get a rainbow flag put right in between your Love and Haha buttons?

Just go to Facebook’s official LGBT page, like it, and before too long it should be there in your reactions.

If it doesn’t appear immediately, just refresh the page or restart your app.

When it appears, you could become one of the thousands of people who have gone to the Democratic Union Party’s Facebook page and made their feelings clear about the Northern Irish party’s anti-LGBT positions.

Trump may have ditched celebrations – despite releasing proclamations marking June as “National Homeownership Month”, “National Ocean Month” and “Great Outdoors Month” – but the capital was still rainbow-coloured this weekend.

The DC march on Saturday saw thousands of people rally for Capital Pride, despite being blocked by protesters.

The parade was rerouted after protesters with No Justice No pride movement linked arms to block the celebrations.

Organisers of the protesters claim that they believe the event had become too corporate and marginalises minorities.

“What side are my people? What side are you on? No justice, no pride,” protesters shouted.

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