Skip to comments.Technology’s Rainbow Connection: Silicon Valley’s Embrace of the Gay and Lesbian Community
Posted on 07/20/2014 12:26:07 PM PDT by Steelfish
Technologys Rainbow Connection Silicon Valleys Embrace of the Gay and Lesbian Community By MATT HABER JULY 18, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO If it werent for the one naked guy, the furries with their articulated ears and the small gaggle of leather-clad members of the Society of Janus, this citys 44th annual Pride parade in June could have been easily be mistaken for a technology conference.
Every big company in the city and Silicon Valley Netflix, Facebook, Google, Apple each offering its own take on gay, lesbian, transgender and bisexual pride, lined up along Spear Street before joining the one-mile parade route on Market Street.
Netflixs contingent marched carrying a blown-up poster featuring the women of Orange Is the New Black, with the slogan Break Out the Pride. The biotech giant Genentechs group wore T-shirts proclaiming Pride Is in Our Genes. Facebooks impossibly young employees wore shirts that announced Pride Connects Us and branded spectators with rubber stamps that read Like, with the familiar thumbs-up icon.
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From left: Justine Sophia Rabia, Anastasia Platonova and Anastasiia Gubarieva attend a mixer at 41 Ocean, a social club in Santa Monica, Calif., with about 600 members.Santa Monica as the New Silicon ValleyMARCH 14, 2014 And cannily tapping into both L.G.B.T. pride and World Cup fever was Google, whose hundreds of gay and lesbian employees (internally known as Gayglers) and their allies marched beside a glittering soccer-ball float while clapping thunder sticks and wearing soccer jerseys promoting YouTubes #ProudToPlay campaign.
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Where’s Putin where we need him?
So what does this have to do with being able to write programs?
Why is this being used to promote a political agenda?
he just got back from shooting down a planeful of aids researchers. Coincidence? I think not.
I don’t use NETFLIX, GOOGLE, APPLE, or FACEBOOK, Let the Sodomites Kill themselves with AIDS.
Google, Apple and Facebook, especially Facebook, can all go jump in the lake. Don’t need ‘em.
I do like Netflix’s DVD rental business.
Just another reason why I can’t work at a big tech company, sigh.
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Technology is about reality and not lefty Bravo Sierra.
Is there a reason that less than 3% of the population are driving policy, culture, healthcare costs, and the network lineups?
Thank You Satan!
They got billions to stop them dying from AIDS. Probably why they don’t bother with using condoms anymore. I don’t know what having AIDS does to them now.
Pride. Pride. Pride. Pride is one of the 7 deadly sins.