Users searching for gay-related topics
on Google are being given a thumbs up by the search giant.
Google is supporting Gay Pride,
celebrated in the month of June, with the addition of a rainbow icon
to its otherwise spartan search box.
The six-color rainbow has become
universally associated with Gay Pride since San Francisco artist
Gilbert Baker introduced his gay flag 33 years ago next week. Baker
first flew his creation in San Francisco's Gay Freedom Day Parade on
June 25, 1978.
This isn't the first time Google has
supported the gay community and the Mountain View, California-based
company is considered one of the most gay-friendly corporations.
Google came in second after IBM on the
& Lesbian Chamber of Commerce's (IGLCC) latest annual list of
international companies that offer LGBT employees the best work
The company's decision to highlight the
It Gets Better
Project in a nationally televised commercial released last month
for its Chrome browser has been condemned
by groups opposed to gay rights. Gay rights activist Dan
Savage's campaign reaches out to troubled gay teens who might be
considering suicide or feel isolated. (Google's video ad featuring
appearances by Adam Lambert and Lady Gaga is embedded in the right
panel of this page.)