Google warns its employees that Pride protests are against the company’s code of conduct

Employees are allowed to peacefully protest YouTube or Google during the Pride parade — as long as they are not marching with Google in an official capacity. According to internal memos sent to employees, anyone who chooses to walk the parade as a representative of Google and voice any protest will be considered in violation of Google’s code of conduct.

The discussion came out of a broader conversation among the Gayglers listserv, one of Google’s LGBTQ groups, about petitioning San Francisco Pride to remove the company’s float from the parade. Some employees planned to march with Google, while also visibly demonstrating against YouTube’s recent policy decisions with signs or t-shirts. According to screenshots shared with The Verge, when…

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