Google Retreats from Backing Planned Drag Show Following Employee Petition

  • Google withdrew endorsement of a drag show planned to close its Pride month events after internal petition condemned the performance as religious discrimination.
  • The petition, signed by hundreds of employees, asserted the drag act’s ‘provocative and inflammatory artistry’ directly affronts Christian sensitivities.
  • Despite the controversy, the drag performance will proceed at the planned venue, now marked as a public event unrelated to Google’s diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.
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