June is the Gay and Lesbian Pride Month in the United States. LGBT pride or gay pride is the concept that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people should be proud of their sexual orientation and gender identity.
To show support, Google is showing a rainbow at the end of the search bar for some Pride-related search queries like “gay pride”, “gay,” “lesbian,” “transgender,” and “LGBT.”
The rainbow flag is a symbol of gay pride.
However, it seems to have stirred up its share of controversy. There’s nothing even mentioning this easter egg of a Google Doodle on the search engine’s front page. It’s hidden just like some who are still “hiding in the closet”.
The controversy has been brewing all week long, but here’s the only public statement released by Google at this time, as reported by several outlets:
“As you may imagine, it’s difficult for us to choose which events to celebrate on our site, and have a long list of those we’d like to celebrate in the future.”