Google doesn’t often get political, but on the issue of rights for gay people, the company is unequivocal: “LGBT Rights Are Human Rights” it proclaims on a Web page describing its new project Legalise Love–an international campaign to promote safer conditions for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people inside and outside the office.
“We are proud to be recognized as a leader in LGBT inclusion efforts, but there is still a long way to go to achieve full equality,” Google writes on its diversity website. “Legalise Love is our call to decriminalise homosexuality and eliminate homophobia around the world.”
Google launched the campaign in London on Monday at the first ever Legalise Love Conference. But the campaign is still a work in progress. A spokesman for the company said Google is going to start by gathering people from around the world who are already engaged in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender activism, and hopefully identify ways to support Google employees who live in countries that have anti-gay employment practices or have anti-gay laws on the books.