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Social media platforms are really great at queering up their platforms every pride month. Facebook just introduced the pride reaction, and it’s a great way to spread LGBT love and light this June. But, people are a bit confused on how to get the fab new feature.
So, how do you get it?
Like many other custom reactions on Facebook, you can opt-in by liking a specific page. In this case, liking the LGBTQ@Facebook page will enable the pride reaction for your account.
Once you’ve liked the page, wait a few minutes and you’ll see the rainbow option appear on both mobile and the web. Now, you can spread rainbows and gay cheer for everyone to see.
The pride reaction will most likely only be around for the rest of the month, so use it while you can. Trolling anti-LGBT politicians is one way to put it to good use.
How to get the pride reaction in 5 easy steps:
- Open the Facebook either through the app or web browser.
- Search for LGBTQ@Facebook in the search bar.
- Like the LGBTQ@Facebook page.
- Wait a few minutes.
- Live your best life.
Last year, Facebook released really fun stickers for people to use that were pride themed. This year, Instagram did the same, calling on LGBTQ-identified artists artists to design the styles
When you see a pride sticker while viewing stories on Instagram, tap it to see the artist’s name and tap again to discover more photos and videos from the #pride2017 hashtag.
Here are the artists and their bios:
José Antonio Roda (@josearoda) – Roda is a gay-identified graphic artist based in Madrid. He loves to paint colorful women and experiment with different media such as cut paper, wood and ceramic.
Josh McKenna (@jshmck) – Raised in a provincial British seaside town, London-based Josh McKenna explores the relationship of masculinity within sexuality through the medium of his illustrations.
Rooney (@heyrooney) – Rooney is a loudly queer, bubbly illustrator and propagator of shameless self-love living in Brooklyn, New York.
Cute Brute (@thecutebrute) – Based in Brooklyn, New York, Cute Brute is an illustrator and toy designer whose work cleverly combines color, humor and sexuality in peculiar situations.