Top 10 Red Marriage Equality Icons On Facebook

You might have noticed that the interwebs, especially social networking giant Facebook, looked a little different yesterday. The site, normally dominated by a blue and white color scheme ran decidedly red. And pink.

If you noticed scores of your friends and followers sporting profile pictures of a pink equals sign on a red background, it’s wasn’t in celebration of a math holiday you forgot about. Instead, it was the online world’s way of showing solidarity and support for†marriage equality.

The†Human Rights Campaign, which advocates equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, has been promoting an image of a pink equal sign over a red background in lieu of its†blue-and-yellow logo to mobilize supporters online as the Supreme Court begins hearings on California’s Prop 8 (which bans gay marriage in the state) and the controversial†Defense of Marriage Act in Washington,†reported TIME.

The effect was inspiring: logging onto Facebook yesterday, I saw scores of identical profile pics. It was a powerful statement of “we are all the same.” A quiet yet tremendous way for each of us to show that we stand beside our homosexual brothers and sisters as they demand their right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness…no matter with whom they want to pursue it.

The image racked up more than 25,000 likes and 78,000 shares on the groupís Facebook page in the first 24 hours, and has since gone viral across multiple sites. In true internet fashion, it didn’t take long for people to start putting their own creative spin on the original equals sign design.

Here are 10 of our favorites:

Related Reading:

Conservatives Admit: Letting Gays Marry Will Not Affect Their Own Marriages

13 Offensive Things Justice Scalia Has Compared To Homosexuality

Prop 8 Decision Written For Justice Kennedy

h/t to Buzzfeed and Advocate


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Kathy Perez
Kathy Johnson4 years ago


Bruno Moreira
Bruno M4 years ago

noted thanks

Ceejay Robb
CeeJay Robbinson4 years ago

Not shown here, but I love the two corgis laying on their backs and I saw a cute sloth one!

Mary Crook
Mary Crook4 years ago

In case anyone wonders, I requested and received permission from my friend to share her post.

Mary Crook
Mary Crook4 years ago

First thing in the morning a friend posted the following:

Probably the most vulnerable thing I will ever write here; because while I have a million things to do right now, I cry instead: Behind my strong, convicted, courageous exterior lies a shivering soul who has been an outcast since birth. Taunted. Rejected. Thrown into the margins. Abnormal. A perversion. I had to fight with every fiber of my being... to defend every fiber of my being. And the courts decide today if this is still ok to do. My hearts hurts me.

Had one single person on my friend list tried to pick a fight or posted a counter protest picture I would have cut them in a heartbeat.

Ewelina Grobelna
Ewelina Grobelna4 years ago


Helen Wu
Helen Wu4 years ago

hahaha Thanks for the article :)

Jonathan Harper
Jonathan Harper4 years ago


Laura Saxon
.4 years ago

Great article. Thanks for sharing. Some of my friends on Facebook have changed their profile pictures to the red background with the equals sign.

Shanti S.
S S4 years ago

Thank you.