Apple’s tribute video of participants at San Francisco’s Gay Pride Parade

Burger King introduced the Proud Whopper sandwich in San Francisco to celebrate gay pride. The inside of the colorful wrapper said, “We are all the same inside.”

The initiative is part of Burger King’s “Be Your Way” message.

A week before the World Cup kicks off in Brazil, YouTube has launched a video campaign in support of gay athletes. The spot, called #ProudToPlay, includes gay athletes such as NBA player Jason Collins, Olympic diver Tom Daley, NFL draft pick Michael Sam, and soccer player Robbie Rogers. It will run through June, which is LGBT Pride Month.

Michael Sam, the first openly gay player to enter the NFL draft, was picked in the seventh round by the St. Louis Rams. Afterwards he kissed his boyfriend on camera, but not everyone was happy about it. However, Yahoo writer Eric Adelson said, “It would have been enough of an earthquake to see Sam become the first openly gay player to be drafted into the NFL, but by kissing his boyfriend on national television … Sam took a whack at an even bigger barrier to acceptance.”

Michael Sam, the first openly gay player to enter the NFL draft, was picked in the seventh round by the St. Louis Rams. Afterwards he kissed his boyfriend on camera, but not everyone was happy about it. However, Yahoo writer Eric Adelson said, “It would have been enough of an earthquake to see Sam become the first openly gay player to be drafted into the NFL, but by kissing his boyfriend on national television … Sam took a whack at an even bigger barrier to acceptance.”

How Honey Maid responded to critics of its ad depicting gay and interracial families

Online dating site OkCupid took a strong stand against Mozilla on Monday, blocking the browser in opposition to new Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich’s support of Proposition 8, the California measure that had banned gay marriage in the state.

Online dating site OkCupid took a strong stand against Mozilla on Monday, blocking the browser in opposition to new Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich’s support of Proposition 8, the California measure that had banned gay marriage in the state.

The NBA is selling Jason Collins jerseys after the Brooklyn Nets player became the first openly gay athlete in any major American team sport. Although Collins only signed a 10-day contract, the NBA decided to sell the jerseys after receiving an “unprecedented” demand from fans.

The NBA is selling Jason Collins jerseys after the Brooklyn Nets player became the first openly gay athlete in any major American team sport. Although Collins only signed a 10-day contract, the NBA decided to sell the jerseys after receiving an “unprecedented” demand from fans.

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Banana Republic’s Real-Life Unions

Banana Republic has launched a campaign featuring real-life couples, including well-known interior designer Nate Berkus and his fiancé, Jeremiah Brent. “Showcasing true relationships can resonate more deeply,” explained Banana Republic global CMO Catherine Sadler, and including a same-sex couple reflects “values of diversity and inclusion we’ve shared since our early days.” Read more.

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Banana Republic’s Real-Life Unions

Banana Republic has launched a campaign featuring real-life couples, including well-known interior designer Nate Berkus and his fiancé, Jeremiah Brent. “Showcasing true relationships can resonate more deeply,” explained Banana Republic global CMO Catherine Sadler, and including a same-sex couple reflects “values of diversity and inclusion we’ve shared since our early days.” Read more.

College football star Michael Sam came out as gay. He could become the first openly gay NFL player.

Google unveiled a Google Doodle design supporting gay rights on Thursday night. The homepage featured six athletes across a rainbow banner. It also quoted from an Olympic charter passage about individuals being able to compete “without discrimination of any kind and in the Olympic spirit, which requires mutual understanding with a spirit of friendship, solidarity, and fair play.” 
The opening ceremonies for the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, are scheduled for Friday. Gay rights in the country have become a media focal point in the months before the Games due to its laws against gay “propaganda.”
In response to worldwide protests supporting gay rights earlier this week, a number of major Olympic sponsors released statements supporting diversity and the right of all athletes to participate, but none took on the Russian policies directly.

Google unveiled a Google Doodle design supporting gay rights on Thursday night. The homepage featured six athletes across a rainbow banner. It also quoted from an Olympic charter passage about individuals being able to compete “without discrimination of any kind and in the Olympic spirit, which requires mutual understanding with a spirit of friendship, solidarity, and fair play.”

The opening ceremonies for the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, are scheduled for Friday. Gay rights in the country have become a media focal point in the months before the Games due to its laws against gay “propaganda.”

In response to worldwide protests supporting gay rights earlier this week, a number of major Olympic sponsors released statements supporting diversity and the right of all athletes to participate, but none took on the Russian policies directly.