SF Pride says it won’t exclude Google from the Pride parade – TechCrunch

Despite Google employees petitioning San Francisco Pride to exclude the company from participating in the Pride parade this weekend, SF Pride says Google will be allowed to march in the Earlier today, about 100 Google employees urged SF Pride to ban the company from participating in this we…

SF Pride says it won’t exclude Google from the Pride parade – TechCrunch

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Earlier this month, YouTube said conservative commentator Steven Crowder’s racist and homophobic remarks did not violate its policies. “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 employees wrote on Medium. “If another official platform, YouTube, allows abuse and hate and discrimination against LGBTQ+ persons, then Pride must not provide the company a platform that paints it in a rainbow veneer of support for those very persons.

The first Pride was a protest, and so now must this Pride be one. “We appreciate the engagement of community members who reached out to San Francisco Pride with their concerns about Google,” SF Pride said in a statement. “Google and YouTube can and must do more to elevate and protect the voices of LGBTQ+ creators on their platforms, and we’ve found that Google has been willing to listen to this criticism and is working to develop appropriate policies.

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