Show your pride. Share your love. #ProudToLove

Show your . Share your love. #ProudToLove

In a moving compilation video posted this week, video site has launched a campaign to feature gay pride videos, and has launched a campaign to inspire LGBT people and their allies to show their pride.

The video, accompanied by the equal marriage-themed song ‘Same Love', by rapper Macklemore, features famous LGBT YouTubers, with clips of viral coming out videos, historic footage, and same-sex couples' proposals.

It encourages YouTube users to “#ShowYourPride”, and features footage of Harvey Milk, Obama, Ellen DeGeneres and many others.

The ProudToLove channel is featured on the YouTube homepage, with a rainbow coloured heart on every page of the site.

The video comes in the same week as the 44th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, which is widely regarded as the beginning of the gay rights movement, and in the wake of two key decisions by the US Supreme Court on equal marriage.

Both rulings saw 5-4 Justices in favour of same sex couples. The first case saw the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) struck down. DOMA, passed in 1996, federally defined marriage as between one man and one woman only.

In the second case, around California's Proposition 8, the Supreme Court ruled that such a ruling was not in its jurisdiction, nor was it in the jurisdiction of the Ninth Circuit Court, which previously ruled, therefore deferring the decision to a previous ruling by a district court which decided the ban was unconstitutional.

Following the US Supreme Court's decision, many large brands, including Apple, Instagram, and Microsoft, came out to show their support of the decision.

Published on 27 Jun 2013

YouTube is #ProudToLove the .
MUSIC: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – Same Love
feat. Mary Lambert –
iTunes: Google Play

At YouTube, we believe that everyone has the right to love and be loved. We strive to make YouTube a place where all communities can feel proud to express themselves and connect through video. That's why we're proud to stand with the LGBT community and support equal rights and marriage equality for all.

JOIN IN: Who, what, or why are you #ProudToLove?
Upload a video or share a post with #ProudToLove in the title so others can find it.



AreYouSuprised – “Telling my dad that I am gay-LIVE” –
mallow610 – “COMING OUT – LIVE” –
Jonah Mowry – “Jonah Mowry: ‘Whats goin on..” –
wickydkewl – “Coming Out to Grandma – Life in a Day Clip” –
Danielle Renae – “Macklemore & Ryan Lewis-Same Love Lesbian Marriage Proposal” –
RyanJamesYezak – “The Gay Rights Movement” –
TheEllenShow – “ Commends President Obama” –
getupaustralia – “It's time.” –
HaileyandAmanda7711 – “Amanda proposing to Hailey” –
Expedia – “Find Your Understanding: Expedia Find Yours” –…
OliviaHas2Moms – “It's a Surprise! – 15, 2013 – OliviaHas2Moms Vlogs” –
russmarine2014 – “Random Sunday/ Moving Day” –
pinkdotsg – “PINK DOT 2011: SUPPORT THE FREEDOM TO LOVE – 18 JUNE 2011” –
whitehouse – “LGBT Pride Month Reception” –
afpfr – “AFP Video Live: First Gay Marriage in Montpellier, France – Starts at 17h15 local time” –
CNN – “Supreme Court strikes down DOMA” –
AssociatedPress – “Raw: San Francisco Reaction on Ruling” –
Mike – “Homecoming.” –
On Top Magazine – “Plaza Hotel Hosts First Gay Wedding” –
Chris Harper – “We told Dads they're going to be Grandpas” –
allegiancebway – “The George Takei Happy Dance” –
hartbeat – “Watermelon…” –
shanebitneycrone – “IT COULD HAPPEN TO YOU” –
Todrick Hall – “CinderFella” by Todrick Hall (Follow @toddyrockstar on Instagram and Twitter)” –
tyleroakley – “Gays Teach You How to Kiss” –
Nerdist – “NEIL PATRICK HARRIS dreams BOLLYWOOD – Neil's Puppet Dreams – SEASON FINALE” –
RyanJamesYezak – “California Gays” –
willam belli – “Boy Is A Bottom” –
liamkylesullivan – “Shoes the Full Version” –
MyHarto – “HARTOSEXUAL?” –
ArielleIsHamming – “Shit Girls Say To Lesbians” –
Gregory Gorgeous – “Brotherly Love” –
glaadmedia – “Cher presents Stephen F. Kolzak Award to at the GLAAD Media Awards #glaadawards” –
mls – “Tim Cahill, Robbie Rogers, the Sons of Ben | MLS Insider Episode 1 (Full Show)” –
It Gets Better Project – “It Gets Better: Dan and Terry” –
russmarine2014 – “Q&A with my Straight Marine Friends” –
Jon Dean – “Latrice Royale Introduction w/ Brother” –
Jamie Tan – “Best Gay Marriage Proposal Singapore (MUST WATCH!!!)” –


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