Some of the country’s most inspiring members of the LGBTQ+ community are coming together virtually on June 30 for “Pride Conversations,” an online event hosted by Google Philippines.
Taking part in the discussion are Antipolo City barangay councilor Kristine Ibardolaza; Plastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgery fellow Dr. Berry Beriña; motorcycle enthusiast and vlogger Gaki Azurin, more popularly known as GakiMoto; comedian, host, and YouTube creator Mikey Bustos; and Google Philippines program manager Melai Lopez.
The event will be streamed live on Google Philippines YouTube channel at 5:00 p.m.
“Google is committed to inclusion, and this Pride month we’re excited to share how we always support the LGBTQ+ community in a number of ways—from sustaining a diverse workplace culture to providing grants and hosting events around the world to continue the discussion on equality,” said Mervin Wenke, communications and PR head for Google Philippines.
Wenke added, “We are glad to further show this commitment through our products like Google Maps which is helping enable a virtual Pride March initiative this year.”
Google as a company fosters a diverse and inclusive culture where LGBTQ+ employees are respected, celebrated, and empowered. Some of the benefits for Google’s LGBTQ+ employees around the world including the Philippines include same-sex health benefits (health coverage for Googlers and their partners), employee assistance program, and parental leave.
Googlers also have the freedom of establishing their preferred pronouns (he, she, xe, they) so colleagues will know how to best address an LGBTQ+ employee in the workplace.
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