The letter, which at the time of this writing is signed by 101 employees of the Mountain View-based tech giant, calls the company to task for both its treatment of LGBTQ+ employees and its perceived failure to address hate speech and harassment directed at members of the queer community on Google properties like YouTube.
"We feel we have no choice but to urge you to reject Google’s failure to act in support of our community by revoking their sponsorship of Pride, and excluding Google from official representation in the Pride parade," the letter reads.
In an open letter published Wednesday morning, the group encourages the San Francisco Pride board of directors to kick Google out of the upcoming June 30 Pride parade.
This latest call follows on the heels of Google’s warning to employees marching in the parade as part of the official company contingent that protest is against its code of conduct.
Google stands accused of not doing enough to stop the harassment of LGBTQ+ people on YouTube https://t.co/3VTvUCNXJq— Mashable (@mashable) June 26, 2019