Facebook continued to ride the wave of activity spurred by LGBT Pride Month and Wednesday’s Supreme Court ruling declaring the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional, teaming up with the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) to launch a new “feeling pride” emoticon.

The pride rainbow can be added to status updates by following these steps:

  1. Compose a new status update.
  2. Click on the emoticon (next to the camera icon).
  3. Type in “pride,” or scroll down to pride.

Facebook has also been promoting a related hashtag, #PrideConnectsUs, with Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg incorporating it into his status update Wednesday:

I’m proud that our country is moving in the right direction, and I’m happy for so many of my friends and their families. #PrideConnectsUs — feeling proud

GLAAD said in a blog post announcing the launch of the emoticon:

GLAAD has worked with Facebook over the years on a variety of LGBT inclusion efforts. GLAAD worked with Facebook to remove hateful comments and images posted to a Spirit Day event page in 2010. GLAAD and other groups worked with Facebook to add “in a civil union” and “in a domestic partnership” options to user profiles in 2011. In 2012, Facebook became the first social media company to receive a GLAAD Media Award. Also in 2012, Facebook added same-sex icons for married couples.

Readers: Has the new “feeling pride” emoticon showed up in your News Feeds yet?