Monday, June 24, 2013
Google celebrates gay pride month with rainbow search bar
Just type in something remotely affiliated with the word "gay" and you'll see the rainbows.
Every year since 2008, Google has celebrated gay pride month with an understated surprise. When you search for gay-related topics during the month of June, the search bar gets pretty colorful.
This year, you just type in "gay," or anything gay-ish, and it comes back with a 3D rainbow search bar. (See right.)
This has become an annual tradition for Google. However, the decision to add the support only within gay-related searches has in previous years prompted some to say that Google remains in the closet. Apparently, Google keeps it hidden to avoid criticism from anti-gay groups.
The first year, Google put up a rainbow bar on the right side of the page. In 2009, when you searched for words like “gay,” the results showed a rainbow up by the search bar. Every year since, it’s been doing the same thing … with a little variety.
According to OnTopMag.com, Google-owned YouTube is planning a gay pride event that will be the “largest campaign in 8-year history.” June 28, YouTube will exclusively feature LGBT content on its spotlight channel. It’ll also feature a 90-second pride video, made up of some of YouTube’s LGBT content.
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