Tech Companies Celebrate Gay Pride

June 26th, 2012 at 9:36 am

Gay pride parades in San Francisco and New York went high tech as LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) employees from different tech companies danced in the streets with their fellow rainbow-clad army.

Google brought out the biggest contingent among them, parading on foot and on buses. “We support our LGBT employees in a number of ways–in taking a stand on matters of policy, putting programs in place that support Gayglers (Gay Googlers) and their families, and hosting and sponsoring events and programs around the world to continue the discussion on equality,” a representative of Google tells TechCrunch.

Meanwhile, over 400 Facebook employees belonging to the Gay@Facebook group, marched down Market Street in San Francisco in celebration of Gay Pride in the city. Slater Tow, a member of the group, assured that the social network “very much supports diversity.” He added that their presence in Pride is “100% employee-driven.”

Facebook has long been supportive of LGBT Rights. It recently included same sex-oriented relationships in user’s status options.

Other companies who sent representatives in Pride parades all over the United States include Zynga and Electronic Arts.

What is missing, however, is Twitter. Despite putting up its headquarters along Market Street, no representatives of the microblogging service was seen during the Parade.

Source: TechCrunch