Google Goes Gay, Globally

Yesterday, at the Global LGBT Workplace Summit in London, Google announced its new "Legalize Love" campaign, which intends to work with pro-gay grassroots organizations and small businesses in those countries where anti-gay laws are still on the books, and in which Google has a business interest.

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GaygleThe "Legalize Love" campaign officially launches in Poland and Singapore on Saturday, July 7th. Google intends to eventually expand the initiative to every country where the company has an office, and will focus on places with homophobic cultures, where anti-gay laws exist. 

Google's Mark Palmer-Edgecumbe outlined the initiative at a Global LGBT Workplace Summit in London earlier today. "We want our employees who are gay or lesbian or transgender to have the same experience outside the office as they do in the office. It is obviously a very ambitious piece of work.

Google acknowledges that the Legalize Love campaign isn't entirely altruistic. Google's Mark Palmer-Edgcumbe notes that the company has, on several occasions, wished to place a highly skilled gay employee in a particular country, but couldn't because of that country's anti-gay policies. Palmer-Edgcumbe singled out Singapore for special criticism:

Singapore wants to be a global financial center and world leader and we can push them on the fact that being a global center and a world leader means you have to treat all people the same, irrespective of their sexual orientation.


  1. Bob says

    VERY TRUE that Singapore and many other places wanting to be big players in the world do not mind condemning and holding down their Gay citizens.

    HOW ABOUT STARTING WITH UTAH, if we are going to talk about equality?

  2. Rob says

    Talk about an influential company to have in our corner! Compares quite well to the tepid support from Microsoft, an industry has-been that was only dragged into supporting gay causes very reluctantly.

  3. Jake says

    Oh my! What will NOM and Million Mom’s do now!? Maybe miss Perkins’s Family Research Council can start a search engine lol

    You know because their boycott campaigns have been so successful. It must be exhausting for them to have to carry that heavy scroll around of boycotted products and companies who support LGBT equality! lol Soon they’ll be down to a couple of companies and a handful of products.

  4. Seth says

    Reaction to the same story on CNN is running totally anti-gay. There is a tsunami of people out there who really hate gays. FYI: Don’t get too confident. Your so into revenge against Moms and NOM. You’re forgetting you’re only 10%. Google doesn’t give a s–t about you. I mean, really…

  5. Seth says

    DRJWL: Maybe you need a whiff of ass so you know what you’re really fighting for. You think I make these things up? There is a world out there.

  6. Paul says

    I know I shouldn’t feed the troll but Seth, sweetie, “Google doesn’t give a s–t about you.”

    Apparently your ignorance is far reaching. Google has long been a supporter of LGBT equality. They even give compensation to their coupled gay employees to offset the unfair taxes they have to pay for spousal or partner medical benefits; taxes their straight counterparts do not have to pay. Now go away and STFU or maybe you’re hoping to see some more posting of hot guys!

  7. Seth says

    Paul: The responses on MSNBC and CNN to this are unbelievable in their homo hate. Of course upon reading you, I can see why. Go read them yourself, if you can get the s–t off your breath. All the best with your Freak-quality. FYI: I’m a hot guy FU!

  8. Truth says

    Sure Seth you’re a hot guy, that’s why you spend your free time reporting the gay hate in the world on gay sites, ok buddy. News flash Seth, I think we’re more than aware their are closed-minded, ignorant homophobes such as yourself in the world but thanks anyway for the minutes by minute reporting. The main question that begs to be asked is WHY are you on a gay site? You’re not fooling anyone, Seth. You’re acting just like all the other closeted, repressed homosexuals with their graphic description of what the gays do in the bedroom. Don’t you realize your obsession with gay sex gives you away? Truly straight guys don’t obsess about gay guys and gay sex. Why? Because they’re too busy living their lives and being straight. Honey, shove that cock you so desperately want into your mouth and everything will be fine.

  9. gabriel says

    Um, are you guys missing that Seth was quoting the commenters on CNN and not saying those things? He quoted.

    Why are you guys talking past each other?

  10. Brian says

    Actually it’s not clear what Seth is doing. He seems to be quoting but he’s actually believes the stuff he’s quoting. You can tell because he posts using different names, also Tony and Brad. In the previous Google post, he was both Tony and Brad, and used his telltale comments about “a tsunami of negative comments” on cnn, and also his “ass-whiffing” stuff and “freak-quality”. So he’s clearly those people as well, and in those comments it’s clear he’s a gay hater. Seth is just the less articulate, muddled thinking personality of this closeted self-hating gay man.

  11. Carol Green says


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    –Retired California Teacher, 64, Heterosexual

    You don’t have to be lesgaybitrans
    to appreciate and understand
    the unfairness and humiliation
    of prejudice and discrimination.

  12. Anti-Seth says


    Don’t forget the fact that the 10% may include your family, your girlfriend’s family, your friends, your grandchildren, your grand-grandchildren, your-grand-grand-grandchildren, your grand-grand-grand-grandchildren, and so on. You may not be gay, but who knows about your future family?

  13. Anti-Seth says


    Don’t forget the fact that the 10% may include your family, your girlfriend’s family, your friends, your grandchildren, your grand-grandchildren, your-grand-grand-grandchildren, your grand-grand-grand-grandchildren, and so on. You may not be gay, but who knows about your future family?