In Support of Facebook’s Sea of Red for Equality, was in part prompted by email from straight friends, one of whom called switching to the red logo “a truly spontaneous gesture of solidarity.”
I am straight and I support marriage equality. And I, too, hope that wiser minds prevail in the High Court, undoing prejudicial propositions once and for all. However, switching a profile photo to a red avatar will not make it so. In fact, it undermines the effort by lulling us into inaction.