Facebook's Pride Film Puts Spotlight on Network's LGBT Communities

Short Film Tells Story of Justin Kamimoto, Who Founded Facebook Group

Published On
Jul 08, 2015

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Facebook was quick to respond to the Supreme Court's ruling on marriage equality late last month, with its rainbow-izer app to let people celebrate the ruling via their profile photo. The network also at once commissioned director Michael Marantz and production team Already Alive to make this short film, which takes a closer look at people within its community who are affected by the ruling. Running on Facebook's Facebook Stories blog, the film, "Pride Connects Us," is the story of Justin Kamimoto, who in 2011 started a Facebook Group to support LGBTQ youth in the conservative area of California's Central Valley. It also underlines neatly how the social networks plays a role in connecting communities.