Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg yesterday said he is committed to making the social media site “a safe place for members of the LGBT community everywhere.”
In a post on his Facebook account on June 26, 2016, Zuckerberg said he was celebrating LGBT Pride Month “to honor those who have stood up for the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness no matter who we are or who we love.”
But he also said that while much has been done in the fight for equality, “we have a lot more work to do.”
Zuckerberg’s posted his status in time for the holding of LGBT parades across the United States.
The parades come two weeks after a gunman stormed the Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, killing 49 people in one of the deadliest mass shootings in the US.
“Today (June 27, 2016) millions of people will march in Pride parades around the world. I stand with them, and I’m committed to making Facebook a safe place for members of the LGBT community everywhere,” he said.
Zuckerberg’s post has been shared more than 4,300 times and has more than 4,900 comments as of this writing.