In celebration of Pride, Facebook has added LGBT Pride Facebook Messenger stickers to the Sticker Store.This is just one more way Facebook users can express their authentic identity.
This is the latest in a long line of LGBT inclusive initiatives from Facebook. In February, GLAAD worked with Facebook to develop a custom gender field for transgender and gender non-comforming people. The feature enables users to select a custom gender option, indicate preferred pronouns and adjust privacy settings for the custom gender field.
Since 2010, GLAAD has worked closely with Facebook to ensure the safety of and improve the experience for LGBT users. In October 2010, Facebook partnered with GLAAD and other national LGBT organizations to create "Network of Support," an educational initiative that works to combat anti-LGBT bullying online. GLAAD also worked with Facebook to reshape the way that the site responds to hateful, anti-LGBT comments posted on public pages. In 2011, GLAAD worked with Facebook to add 'In a domestic partnership' and 'In a civil union' options to users' profiles.
Facebook has participated in GLAAD's annual anti-bullying campaign Spirit Day by 'going purple' on select national pages in a stand against bullying and to show its support for LGBT youth. Facebook became the first social media company to receive a GLAAD Media Award in 2012.