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One Year Out: Allies Take a Stand for Marriage Equality

Post submitted by Chloe Stokes, HRC Digital Media Intern

A year after HRC initiated its groundbreaking coalition efforts to lift up the nationwide conversation about marriage, the red HRC logo still symbolizes the historic moment for equality. As thousands engaged online to show their support for equality, we saw support from long-time advocates as well as those who embraced the red logo and voiced their support for the first time. Dozens of celebrities, from actors to athletes, shared the HRC logo and supportive messages with their followers on various social media. Here are some of the posts you might have missed last year:

Beyoncé

After sharing the iconic red logo with her more than 44 million followers, Beyoncé also posted a written note of support, along with the caption, “It’s about TIME!!! #EQUALITY #MarryWhoYouLove.”

George Takei

George Takei, a long time advocate for equality, took to Twitter in support of marriage, posting this photo along with the caption, “Equality. The final frontier.”

Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys tweeted her support of marriage equality, sharing HRC’s campaign with her followers aside the caption “I am standing on the right side of history. I stand with @HRC for marriage equality. #SCOTUS.”

Kristen Bell

Kristen Bell, an outspoken advocate for equality, tweeted a link to HRC’s Stand for Marriage site. Kristen has partnered with HRC on several occasions, including the Americans for Marriage Equality Campaign

Russell Simmons

Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons changed his profile picture to the iconic red logo and tweeted “love is love. strike down #DOMA” to his more than 2.5 million followers.

Along with celebrity support, HRC saw several highly recognized brands showing their support for marriage equality, along with their own creative reimaginings of the red HRC logo. Here are some of our favorites:

Bud Light

Bud Light HRC Logo

Bud Light shared their own rendition of the iconic logo on Facebook to over 5.6 million followers.

Martha Stewart

Martha Stewart posted this photo on Facebook, along with the caption, “Equality is truly sweet.”

Bonobos

Bonobos, the ecommerce retailer for men, used this image as their profile image on Facebook, sharing the reimagined logo with over 300,000 viewers.

HBO

True Blood HRC Logo

HRC also saw support from HBO as hit show True Blood shared this image on their Twitter account.

Maybelline

Maybelline took to Facebook and Twitter with their adaptation of the red logo, reminding followers to "Make a bold statement in red."

While these are only a few examples of celebrity and corporate support of equality, hundreds of others took to the web and voiced their support. Learn more about HRC's campaign here, and be sure to share you favorites with us on Instagram at #goRed. 

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