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.

One employee tells The Verge that some discontented employees within the company considered joining official Google Pride events, but hoped to express their displeasure over recent policy decisions through peaceful protest.

Internally, LGBTQ employees at Google have expressed anger and exhaustion over YouTube’s recent policy decisions regarding Steven Crowder and Carlos Maza. In a…

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