LGBTQ Pride Month on Twitter

Twitter marked LGBTQ Pride Month in June with a special emoji for #LoveIsLove and a reaffirmation of the company’s policy.

Twitter marked LGBTQ Pride Month in June with a special emoji for #LoveIsLove and a reaffirmation of the company’s policy.

TwitterOpen lead Jim Halloran wrote in a blog post:

Our platform will continue to champion equality around the world.

We will continue to partner with nonprofit organizations like The Trevor Project, which works to support LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning/queer) youth in times of crisis, and we are honored to have received its 20/20 Visionary Award for our work advancing an empowering message for LGBTQ young people.

We will continue efforts to ensure that all people have access to opportunity by partnering with community-based organizations like Lesbians Who Tech, which works to bring more women into technology jobs.

We will continue to build an inclusive workplace that provides equal benefits to LGBTQ employees including covering the costs of gender reassignment surgery.

Outside our offices, we will continue to fight anti-LGBTQ efforts that restrict the rights of our employees, such as unfair Federal Drug Administration regulations against gay men or Georgia’s discriminatory “religious liberty bill,” and support LGBTQ rights, such as the Business Coalition for the Equality Act and full marriage equality in Ireland and before the U.S. Supreme Court.

We are proud of these efforts and honored to receive a perfect 100 percent score from the Human Rights Campaign as a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality.

This Pride Month (and always), whether you are LGBTQ or an ally, we encourage you to share the love using #LoveIsLove. Love your community, love your allies, love where you work and love yourself.

Readers: Did you tweet about LGBTQ Pride Month?