By Palesa Sehloho Homosexuality has always been a controversial topic, one of the most talked about realities in the world. The US Supreme court Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote that “the plaintiffs (the gay community) asked for equal dignity in the eyes of the law”. The US constitution has now granted same sex marriages across 14 other states in America. You might have noticed that Facebook has created a colourful filter that you can add to your profile picture, which is there in support of the gay communities which are currently frowned upon in Russia and across most of the Arab communities. Mark Zuckerburg (Facebook creator) announced the filter by adding it to his own profile pic. According to the BBC news Zuckerburg released the filter after the announcement of the legalisation of same sex marriage across America.
While same sex marriage was celebrated in America, according to Aljazeera the annual gay parade which takes place in Istanbul was stopped because of the holy period of Ramadan. Police fired rubber bullets and hosed the crowd down, while the crowd seemed more surprised because it has never been a problem in years before. According to AFP the real reason why the police took action against the crowd was because of vile accusations being shouted out during their celebrations, accusing their president of “fascism”. In other news of celebrities in support of the celebrations of gay equality, Amber Rose and Blac Chyna dress up in a sexy white matching suit and share a brief kiss at the 2015 BET Awards.While other celebrities had floods of tweets-
ALL 50 STATES!!!! So happy. Times are changing my friends. We have such a long way to go and so…
Niel Patrick Harris
It’s a new day. Thank you Supreme Court. Thank you Justice Kennedy. Your opinion is profound, in more ways than you may know. #huzzah
Just woke up to greatness! Aaahhhhhhhhh #LGBTPrideMonth #LGBTQ #lgbtrights #SupremeCourt #SupremeFridays