I’m very late to the party but today I noticed I can change my Monzo app to Rainbow flag colours and I’m just a little too excited about that. I love that I can do that especially since Pride season starts shortly here in the UK. Thanks team Monzo #Inclusion #Pride #LGBTQ+.
I understand the joy. When I got told awhile ago I screamed with excitement over a rainbow… Love my lgbtq+ life!
I’m gay and got super excited when I discovered this!
Hey there, yes depends where you are in the world but the UK it’s around June to August. For instance this year I’ll be going to York, Salford, Manchester, London and Brighton Prides would be a right hassle if they were all at the same time
I was going to put this in a new topic, but this one seems relevant. Barclays changed their app icon to a Pride design for Pride Month and it’s safe to say their users weren’t quite as open minded as Monzo’s.
In fact they’re tweeting users who complained, apologising for any offence caused
Admittedly they changed it for everyone rather than making it opt-in, but still, imagine being so upset about a rainbow appearing on your screen. Imagine worrying about what your friends think if they spot it I remember when Apple first announced the original Pride Apple Watch face becoming available, a load of replies and posts on their suport forums were people demanding to know how to remove it, despite it being optional, they were horrified even at a pride symbol being available on their devices.
Alas the world is not as enlightened as we all wish. What always gets to me is the hate, fine if you don’t want a rainbow icon/flag, or you aren’t gay/bi/trans, but that’s your business, why all the hate about someone else’s business?
It’s not like I go around shouting and bemoaning people who prefer to drink tea rather than coffee!! (OK, I do sometimes, but tea drinkers are weird!).
I am very happy with my Monzo pride icon, and hope everyone has had/will have fun at whichever Pride they are attending!
It’s the internet
I can guarantee that 99% of those people wouldn’t have said a thing if they didn’t have an anonymous online platform to do so.
Cunning use of Flags
Love it! Love Eddie! Seeing him soon, cannot wait!!
It’s interesting, isn’t it, how a lot of the rebellion is “my bank shouldn’t be getting involved in this virtue-signalling nonsense”?
I am disabled. Autistic. I see autism used for marketing and ‘pity porn’ every single day. I also see the companies that are actually doing something positive to accommodate autistic people, and promoting this in their marketing. And the response is always massively positive from random bystanders in either of those situations. No matter what the business aims, they’re amazing for making people aware, even if they’re not actually helping us in any way.
And yet when the marginalised group is the LGBT+ community, there is so much negativity. Despite the fact that many, many LGBT+ individuals feel very happy with this awareness campaign, people who it doesn’t actually affect always seem to take personal offence.
Meanwhile, I can bet my disability inconveniences the average person on the street far more than my sexuality (or lack of it) does, and there would be outrage if people said a bad word against that.
It’s a massive shame that it’s seen as socially acceptable to be disgusted by the mere mention of sexuality, when there are still people being attacked and mistreated for it. I don’t class myself as LGBT+ personally, but I’m proudly using the Pride Monzo logo - and here’s the real kicker, I’m only really using it for my benefit because I don’t allow anyone to go staring at all of the logos on my phone screen. Having the Pride logo on your phone doesn’t cause it to scream out “Hey everyone, I’m gay!” at full volume every half an hour. Though Barclays should feed that specific update through to the most abusive negative reviewers.
Ohh great idea! I’m gonna add this to the Ideas Forum!!
Update: Thank you for your post @Cheryl I wasn’t trying to minimise your statement with the above joke. As you say, there are many marginalised groups but LGBT+ really does seem to bring out the worst in the worst individuals.
@gmclean Nothing minimalised at all by your initial comment.
Just envisioning all of the Monzo phones shouting whilst people are paying for their bread and milk in Tesco.
That review titled ‘Pandering to a small minority’… I’m speechless.
‘Pandering’ is insulting enough but to be so small-minded to reinforce the belief that to be part of LGBT makes you part of a minority. In this day and age, we should be considering everyone part of a majority… the human race!
I know it’s an uphill struggle and there’s still some way to go but to be this ignorant really annoys me.
I’m straight but will gladly and happily fly the pride flag if it means one less idiot holding these views.
Revolut are going all out
The most beautiful card I have ever seen. I want one.
Pretty but… .more plastic. Ugh.
They’re releasing 30,000 for free on Monday (First come first serve) apparently…
Wow, I’m almost tempted to make use of Revolut again to get one!
Not to blast anyone, but there was a meme about what the companies are doing…seems not sincere.
Monzo had this icon option as far as I can remember tho
Take this as a joke.