#LoveIsLove – Celebrating LGBTQ Pride Month

Monday, 20 June 2016

In many cities and countries, June is Pride Month: a chance to reflect on the impact that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people and their allies have had on our history.

At Twitter, Pride is also a celebration of love for people of every gender, orientation, and identity. Twitter is where inclusion lives, empowering these diverse voices and communities to express themselves and connect.

A year ago, many Pride-related Tweets celebrated marriage equality wins in Ireland and the United States.

This year, we’ve seen Tweet conversations around the world spreading messages of love and unity, particularly in response to recent anti-LGBTQ terrorism in places like Orlando and Bangladesh.

At Twitter, we believe in that message, which is why we chose to celebrate Pride with a special #LoveIsLove emoji.

Our platform will continue to champion equality around the world.

We are proud of these efforts and honored to receive a perfect 100% score from the Human Rights Campaign as a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality.

This Pride Month (and always), whether you are LGBTQ or an ally, we encourage you to share the love using #LoveIsLove. Love your community, love your allies, love where you work, and love yourself.