With America FINALLY declaring same-sex marriage legal across the country in a historic supreme court ruling, many celebrities have been writing about their support and the big moment on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram and more! Gay icons Madonna, Cher, Lady Gaga and online idols such as YouTuber Tyler Oakley have expressed their joy through their social media platform. The celebration has not only been limited to the US but LGBTI individuals and supporters across the globe!
June also parks PRIDE month so the celebration has been bigger in some parts of the world. Closer to home, thousands of Nepalese Facebook users have been changing their profile picture to the pride flag! I hope those that are changing their profile photos know the reason behind their action. I fear that for many, this may be just another trend that they’re blindly following. Let’s see what our own Nepalese have shared about America’s big celebration.
Kshitij Raj Lohani: “You don’t need to be gay or lesbian to know what a historic moment this is because it’s not the win of particular group or people, its the win of LOVE. To be with the people you care the most, its the best feeling and blessing. Not all get it. Same Sex marriage legal in US from today #MarriageEquality“
Anil Keshari Shah: “The choice to LOVE is mine!”
Malvika Subba: “As America legalises #samesexmarriage, I cant help but be hopeful for #Nepal. Maybe this is something we need to follow. Maybe #India will now take back its decision and rethink sexuality for its countrymen”
Nikun Shrestha: #LoveIsFreedom
Prabal Gurung: “Today not only am I a proud New Yorker, I am a proud American. Wisdom of the Supreme Court and LGBT community that have fought for generations led us to this momentous and emotional day. I am overwhelmed with gratitude to all of them. After all it is about Human Rights xPG”
“Nepal could become the first south Asian country to legalise same-sex marriage, following landmark recommendations from a national committee.