Google Search Goes Gays


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.

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  • AlwaysGay

    Nice touch.

  • 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).

  • Jake the libertarian


    haha, you said back door.

  • frisky

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

  • Marc

    Doesn’t seem to work with Google.ca

  • homofied

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

  • 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?

  • allstarecho

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

  • allstarecho

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

  • 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.)

  • Emily

    it works for “transgender” too :)

  • hyhybt

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

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