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LGBTQ Pride is being celebrated across the world this June, as people come together to encourage members of the LGBTQ community to take pride in themselves and abandon any shame they have ever been made to feel about their sexuality. 

As a token to the community, Facebook has rolled out a brand new feature to show their support for Pride. 

Facebook have created a rainbow flag reaction, which sits alongside 'like' and 'love' in the options bar when you react to a post.

'We believe in building a platform that supports all communities,' they wrote in a post.

'So we’re celebrating love and diversity this Pride by giving you a special reaction to use during Pride Month.'

 

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To get the reaction, all you have to do is like the LGBTQ@Facebook page, which already has over 16,000,000 likes. 

The limited-edition reaction will be available until the end of June. 

While most feel that this is an excellent way for Facebook to promote tolerance and inclusivity on the platform, others aren't so happy with the offering. 

Some members of the LGBTQ community and their allies feel that while the reaction is a nice gesture, it doesn't address the hate that some LGBTQ people face on the site. 

Others have been using the rainbow flag reaction to troll homophobic pages on Facebook.  

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LGBTQ Pride week is almost upon us, and to ring in the ultimate celebration of love, one Dublin venue is pulling out all the stops. 

We love love, and we love pizza, and NoLita has just combined the two in a pretty spectacular way. 

For one weekend only, NoLita on Georges Street, Dublin, will be creating their classic pizzas, but with a rainbow twist to represent Pride week.

The bar and restaurant have been showing off their brightly tinted pizza dough across social media, and it looks divine. 

The marbled rainbow effect of the dye on the dough looks like the pizzas are set to be too pretty to eat. 

 

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 Dublin LGBTQ Pride festival will take place from June 16 to June 24, with the parade taking place at 2pm on Saturday next week.

We can't wait to get a literal slice of the action with these sure-to-be Insta-worthy pizzas. 

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​​​​​Gardaí in the capital are appealing for witnesses following an assault on a man in Dame Lane on Saturday night.

The victim, who had attended Dublin's Gay Pride parade earlier that day, was leaving a pub when he encountered his attacker who knocked him to the ground with a single blow.

Having been rushed to St. James Hospital by ambulance, the man, who sustained serious head injuries, was then, according to The Independent, transferred to Beaumont Hospital to receive further treatment.

The victim, who is understood to be in his late 30s, was initially in a critical condition but has since improved, and is expected to make a full recovery. 

Gardaí are currently following various lines of enquiry and have not ruled out the possibility that it was a homophobic attack.

It is understood that a potential suspect has been sought for questioning last night.

Anyone with any information pertaining to the case has been urged to contact Pearse Street Garda Station on 01 666 9000.

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President Obama was in the middle of giving a speech honouring LGBTQ Pride Month when he was heckled by a member of the crowd.

The US President tried to ask the heckler to stop interrupting him and when the person wouldn’t listen Obama pointed out, “you’re in my house,” which prompted a big cheer from the crowd.

The audience was clearly on Obama’s side throughout the altercation as they booed the heckler and began a chant, shouting “O-bam-a.”

The President even declared that, “As a general rule I am just fine with a few hecklers… But not when I’m up in the house,” which again warranted a huge laugh from the crowd and a slap on the back from Vice President, Joe Biden.

Following the incident, an immigration group claimed that the protestor was an undocumented transgender who advocates for LGBTQ immigrants. The group says that LGBTQ immigrants are often excluded from the immigration debate.

While Obama has received his fair share of hecklers in his time, it is a rare occurrence in the White House. As he said, if the guests are “eating the hors d’oeuvres and drinking the booze,” they are usually expected to be respectful and listen. 

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