|Purpose||Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employee group|
Gayglers is a group of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender employees of Google. The term was first used to describe all LGBT employees at the company in 2007, and was conceived as a play on the word "Googler" (a colloquial term to describe all employees of Google).
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, 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 2007. Google has since increased its public backing of LGBT-positive events and initiatives, including an announcement of opposition to Proposition 8.
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- Smith, Megan; Creswell, Nicholas (October 11, 2007). "Our Corporate Equality effort". Official Google Blog. Retrieved January 4, 2011.
- Brown, Ryan (July 1, 2010). "Google ups benefits for gays - Broadsheet -". Salon.com. Retrieved January 4, 2011.