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 International Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce's (IGLCC) latest annual list of international companies that offer LGBT employees the best work environment.

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.)