Google Removes Pride and Drag Show Event of Its Website After Christian Employees’ Petition

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Google removed a “Pride and Drag Show” from its list of LGBTQ+ events in California after a petition signed by Christian employees and others labeled it an attack on religious beliefs. The event, held at an LGBTQ+ bar in San Francisco, was criticized for disrespecting the Christian faith and featuring a drag artist named “Peaches Christ” described as “provocative and inflammatory.” Google stated that the event was initially posted without following their standard events process and was subsequently removed from the website. The company sponsors Pride events in San Francisco every June, including drag shows and a parade. In the past, Google faced petitions from LGBTQ+ employees regarding its participation in the San Francisco Pride parade.