Apple releases video highlighting employee participation in San Francisco’s LGBT Pride Parade

Apple has released a video on the company’s YouTube channel that highlights Apple employees’ participation in the San Francisco Pride Parade.

Apple’s video description reads:

On June 29, thousands of Apple employees and their families marched in the San Francisco Pride Parade.

They came from around the world — from cities as far as Munich, Paris, and Hong Kong — to celebrate Apple’s unwavering commitment to equality and diversity.

Because we believe that inclusion inspires innovation.

Direct link to video here.

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104 Comments

  1. Support of human rights is a great thing. It is too bad that in so many parts of the world liberties and freedoms are not respected yet, and in some regions societies actually develop backwards. To be fair, even in USA it is not perfect, but still.

    1. The thing that makes America so great is that, after 200 years, we still think we came make it better and we are probably right. Most of the challenges we face right now can be fixed next November. The problem is so many of us are OK with how we see what’s happening with our world we’re not motivated to go vote the bums out. We really need to start paying attention and be informed. And vote in every election. Once.

    2. Back in my young and extremely stupid ” I hate America for this that and the other thing” days, my father told me if I hated it here so much to get out. He said, “I traveled quite a bit in the Army and you should know one thing… no matter where you go they have a word for ‘Nigger.’ Even most parts of Africa, you’re a black American? You’re a ‘Nigger.’ At least in America most people know it’s a vulgar word.”

        1. Not as much a pain in the ass as one who doesn’t proofread before hitting the post comment button. Hey, I’ve been there and hate that MDN’s commenting does not allow for edits.

  2. I will never understand why someone’s sexual preferences are something to discuss at work.

    Why do a few want to make the majority ponder on the importance of their turn-ons, whatever they may be?

    Seriously, there is more that defines a person, unless that is the ONLY thing you live for….

    1. If your spouce was terminally ill, would it be appropriate to tell your co-workers? How would you feel is someone told you that it wasn’t appropriate and to keep your sexual relationship to yourself?

    2. If everyone kept their personal lives entirely out of the work environment then I’d agree with you. People don’t though. They talk about their spouses, their kids, all sorts of personal stuff. As such, a LGBT person doing exactly the same as everyone else is doing isn’t really something to complain about.

      1. Then please try and enlighten us all as to what you are talking about, because the only mentions of sexuality I see in the office on a regular basis are straight guys talking about which woman they’d like to get it on with. Neither I nor any of my LGBT colleagues do anything similar, even though we’ll happily talk about family, partners, events, etc. if they come up in general conversation.

  3. i guarantee you tim cook wants a transgender weirdo on the board along with other fruits. This guy is going to ruin this company.

    If this lifestyle is against what you believe in are you banned from working at apple?

  4. Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them. Romans 1:32

    1. Disgusting company and reprobate CEO. This is the sole reason why I am no longer a fan of mac. Those of you who love the queers are playing with fire.

      Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire. Jude 1:7

          1. Ah, the poison dripping botvijerk is (unfortunately) back… wishing me death merely for pointing out his nastiness.

            Way to stay true to form, botvijerk.

        1. You just proved yourself to be a reprobate:

          Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men. And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come. Matthew 12:31-32

      1. Twist not Scripture, lest you be like Satan

        “But he who is spiritual judges all things, yet he himself is rightly judged by no one.” (1 Corinthians 2:15)

        “Do you not know that the saints will judge the world? And if the world will be judged by you, are you unworthy to judge the smallest matters?” (1 Cor 6:2)

        “Do you not know that we shall judge angels? How much more, things that pertain to this life?” (1 Cor 6:3)

        1. You are only EXACTLY how god made you. But if thou breakest the rules, thou shalt burn in hellfire, not for a trillion years, not for a trillion times a trillion year, but for ETERNITY.

          But He loves you.

          1. We are not EXACTLY how God made us. God made man upright but man sinned and fell from His original condition. That is why the world is so full of evil and pain and suffering. The “rules” are there to show us how far we have fallen and to show us what we should be like and to ultimately show us that in and of ourselves we can never return to that original state. The “rules” are there to point us to the one who is perfect who has never sinned and who lived a perfect life and died to redeem his people from their sins. He is love because He didn’t have to save any, we all should be destroyed. He is love because He sacrificed His Son so that some may once again be upright and perfect as He is.

            1. “man” is exactly how god made us.

              god is omniscient and omnipotent. We cannot have a capability that is not given to us by god. If we can sin, it is because god made us able to sin. We can only be and do what god made us to be and do. If we “choose” to sin, it is because god made us that way.

              God is 100% powerful and is, therefore, 100% responsible for how the universe is. We have no more choice about what we do than a swallow has about how to flap its wing.

            2. So then no one is responsible for their actions or what they believe so you might as well not waste your time trying to change what they believe. That is unless you can’t help it since God made you that way 😉

    2. Ate any shellfish lately? Wear poly cotton blend?

      There are so actively ignorant and stridently hypocritical as those who quote Bible verses to judge other people.

      1. Civil law vs. ceremonial law vs. moral law.

        Here’s a quick primer for those too lazy to actually study the BIble but apparently not too lazy to hurl insults.

        Civil laws where specifically for how the Old Testament people of Israel were to live as a community.

        Ceremonial laws were for how the Old Testament people of Israel were to worship and sacrifice to God.

        Moral law flows directly from God’s character and is applicable to all peoples of all times

  5. I am amazed that some many here are posting negative comments but I’m not surprised all of them are posting anonymously. Cowards.

    It is great that Apple are supporting gay rights. Remember they were born and bred in California and freedom of choice in all areas is important.

    Don’t also forget that Apple was also promoting itself there. That message of support will resonate well in the audience.

      1. Some very good reasons actually.
        1- No one is asking you to do it.
        2- they are not hurting anyone.
        3- it feels right to them and presumably brings them joy. This coupled with points 1 & 2 should be all the reason a person needs to be happy for them and accepting of them.

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