Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg 'Feeling Proud'; gay pride emoticon announced

Thu. June 27, 2013 7:52 PM by OnTopMag.com

Facebook on Wednesday launched a "feeling pride" emoticon which displays a rainbow for LGBT Pride month.

Users can include the emoticon in their status updates by simply typing "pride" when choosing an emoticon.

The "feeling pride" emoticon is part of the social network's #PrideConnectsUs campaign, which launched earlier this month.

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg also reacted to two Supreme Court rulings related to gay marriage.

"I'm proud that our country is moving in the right direction, and I'm happy for so many of my friends and their families. #PrideConnectsUS – feeling proud," he wrote on his Facebook page.

According to Facebook, roughly 70 percent of users in the United States are connected to a friend who has "expressly identified themselves as gay, lesbian or bisexual on their timeline."

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