Google is celebrating Gay Pride month with a hidden ‘gay’ Easter egg. During the month of June, a rainbow ribbon search bar replaces the traditional Google search bar only when users search for certain “pride-related” terms, including, “gay,” “lesbian,” “homosexuality,” “LGBT,” “marriage equality,” “bisexual” and “transgender.”
“During the month of June, Google is celebrating lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Pride,” said Google in an e-mail in June 2011. “For some Pride-related search queries, we are showing a rainbow at the end of the search bar.”
Google’s Gay Pride Doodle during June Pride 2011:
The following year, Google proudly displayed this pride doodle (2012):
This is Google’s current Pride month doodle (2013):
Back in 2008, Google made a rare expression of political opinion, publicly expressing its opposition to California’s Prop. 8, a constitutional amendment that took away the right of same-sex couples to marry.
Wrote Google co-founder Sergey Brin, in a 2008 blog post:
Google employees also made the following ‘It Gets Better’ video in 2010: