No changing your profile picture is not going to change the Supreme Court’s decision, but that’s not what this is about. It’s about support, hope, and love. I have seen so many friends and relatives that I didn’t even know supported equal marriage rights, come out and support. And it makes me feel WONDERFUL and blessed. They have came out and not only supported marriage equality, but also voiced their overall love and support for their LGBT friends and relatives, in all aspects. From acceptance of homosexuality, to shunning those that use the Old Testament and other archaic notions as a weapon to fuel their own discrimination and phobias.
It has also raised a lot of awareness. I can’t tell you how many people asked me what the “red icon thing” is about, and upon finding out about the Supreme Court hearings, they joined in and showed their support, changing their icons as well.
The love and support I have seen today has meant a lot to me, and a lot to others. So no, this Facebook trend is not silly or useless. So for all of you making jokes about how the “red equals sign Facebook icons thing” is stupid, your opinion is moot to me, because this day did more than just raise awareness for a court hearing. It showed me how much love and support there is out there, and it means the world to me.
And the 15 year old me who wanted to kill himself would have benefited so much from a day like this. I can only imagine what it means to young kids today. So get out of here with your hatred, and your need to be “edgy” and always on the contrary opinion. Bye.