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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and 700 Employees March in San Francisco’s Gay Pride Parade

Mark Zuckerman at Pride

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg  along with 700 of his employees marched in San Francisco’s Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Pride Celebration on Sunday morning.

About 15% of its workforce — all wearing special t-shirts designed for the event —  marched along with a decorated trolley during the parade.

Facebook’s bolstered presence at this year’s Pride reflects a push by Silicon Valley companies to champion gay rights in hiring practices,  Google had roughly 1,400 employees marching this year.

At NYC Pride Google held an ice cream event featuring treats from the Big Gay Ice Cream truck. Engineers also tweaked Google’s search engine so that a rainbow decoration emerges when a user looks up “gay.”

Prepare for the screaming and the threats of boycott from the religious right in three….. two….. one …….



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Will Kohler is one of America's best known LGBT historians, He is also a a accredited journalist and the owner of Back2Stonewall.com. A longtime gay activist Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced on such notable media venues as BBC News, CNN, MSNBC, The Washington Post, The Daily Wall Street Journal, Hollywood Reporter, and Raw Story. Back2Stonewall has been recently added to the Library of Congress' LGBTQ+ Studies Web Archive. Mr. Kohler is available for comment, interviews and lectures on LGBT History. Contact: Will@Back2Stonewall.com

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