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Google Search Goes Gays

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No, the web’s biggest search service isn’t malfunctioning. That rainbow you see across Google.com when you search for gay terms? It’s on purpose. Gay-related searches on the site are having that staid blue line swapped out for some pride action. Is it here to stay, or just to celebrate pride in June? More notable: While searches for “gay,” “lesbian,” “bisexual” and even “drag queen” bring up the rainbow bar, a certain blogger’s favorite insult does not.

By:           editor editor
On:           Jun 24, 2009
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  • 12 Comments
    • AlwaysGay
      AlwaysGay

      Nice touch.

      Jun 24, 2009 at 1:40 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • galefan2004
      galefan2004

      This is all well and good, but with the track record google has, there is no way in hell I will ever use it. I’m not fond of the fact that they track everyone’s searches and share that information with certain governments (see China and most likely they have a back door arrangement with the US as well).

      Jun 24, 2009 at 8:59 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jake the libertarian
      Jake the libertarian

      @galefan2004:

      haha, you said back door.

      Jun 24, 2009 at 9:19 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • frisky
      frisky

      Does the bar turn black when you search for the President?

      Jun 24, 2009 at 9:21 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Marc
      Marc

      Doesn’t seem to work with Google.ca

      Jun 24, 2009 at 10:25 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • homofied
      homofied

      when you search “emo” is there a rail-thin denim colored stripe across the top?

      Jun 24, 2009 at 11:42 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • galefan2004
      galefan2004

      @Jake the libertarian: You like the word back door? How about the phrase, “I wanna get fucked in the back door?” What, to much?

      Jun 24, 2009 at 11:43 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • allstarecho
      allstarecho

      I call bullshit. When I searched for “gay rights”, nothing changed. No rainbow.

      Jun 24, 2009 at 2:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • allstarecho
      allstarecho

      Ahh, ok, if I search for just “gay”, it works. But “gay rights” doesn’t. Interesting.

      Jun 24, 2009 at 2:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • erkki
      erkki

      It’s just a specific list of terms mostly related to pride that activate the rainbow bar for the rest of this month. Same as last year (although I think it was slightly different in appearance.)

      Jun 25, 2009 at 1:11 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Emily
      Emily

      it works for “transgender” too :)

      Jun 25, 2009 at 1:45 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hyhybt
      hyhybt

      Odd, though, that it only turns color for those terms when used by themselves. How useful is a search on just “gay” anyway?

      Jun 25, 2009 at 1:55 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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