Facebook’s trademark color has always been (and will likely always be) blue. However, on Friday, the social network will turn select national pages purple as it joins Tumblr and Yahoo in support of gay youth on Spirit Day.
Facebook did not hide its support of the gay community ahead of National Coming Out Day Thursday, posting a recap video from the San Francisco Pride 2012 Parade on the Facebook Diversity page Wednesday night.
Facebook’s New York offices were the target of a protest, along with the delivery of a petition, at noon ET today.
Facebook was the subject of two petitions that were circulating this week: one positive (against employers asking for the passwords of workers or potential employees), and one negative (demanding that the company add at least one woman to its board of directors).
Greg Maurer will join Facebook’s office in Washington, D.C., as director of public policy, and Susan Gonzales, who has been working as a full-time consultant for the social network since August, took on the title of head of community engagement.