There’s a YouTube videoof tiny gay actor Leslie Jordan (best known as Beverly Leslie from Will and Grace or Brother Boy from Sordid Lives) giving a talk at Google. He later had a one-man show on Broadway of some of the same material- I’ve seen him in person and on screen when he killed. At Google, he doesn’t kill, he dies. Only when he tells a couple of name dropping stories does he get any reaction, and there aren’t any questions for him at the end when he asks (insult to a speaker- it’s an immediate Nielsen rating).
I’m not saying the company’s homophobic, but if that video is any representation most employees probably don’t give a damn one way or the other about orientation and are techno-geeky. It’s not exactly like they’re dancing to techno holding up glowsticks in the hall waiting for the new Village People Google theme du jour to be— heh heh— mounted.
But even so, I’m going to miss Google. You don’t come back from a boycott like this.
(I wonder if they’ll be even one less sermon interrupted by a D-r-o-i-d from somewhere in the congregation.)