A variant of the Google logo, representing their LBGT employees, known as Gayglers.

Gayglers is a term for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender employees of Google. The term was first used for all LGBT employees at the company in 2006, and was conceived as a play on the word "Googler" (a colloquial term to describe all employees of Google).[1]


The term, first published openly by The New York Times in 2006 to describe some of the employees at the company's new Manhattan office,[2] came into public awareness when Google began to participate as a corporate sponsor and float participant at several pride parades in San Francisco, New York, Dublin and Madrid during 2006.[3] Google has since increased its public backing of LGBT-positive events and initiatives, including an announcement of opposition to Proposition 8.[4]

In June 2019, a Google internal memo warned California-based employees not to protest at the 2019 San Francisco Pride parade while participating as a Google representative and marching would be considered against the company’s code of conduct.[5]

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  2. ^ Schoeneman, Deborah (December 31, 2006). "Can Google Come Out to Play?". The New York Times. Retrieved January 4, 2011.
  3. ^ Smith, Megan; Creswell, Nicholas (October 11, 2007). "Our Corporate Equality effort". Official Google Blog. Retrieved January 4, 2011.
  4. ^ Brown, Ryan (July 1, 2010). "Google ups benefits for gays - Broadsheet -". Retrieved January 4, 2011.
  5. ^ Farokhmanesh, Megan (2019-06-24). "Google warns its employees that Pride protests are against the company's code of conduct". The Verge. Retrieved 2019-06-25.

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