On 4th June, Google dedicated its Google Doodle to acknowledge the 50 years of Pride and acceptance of the LGBTQI community. The doodle not only upholds the struggle of gay, lesbian, transgender and bisexual identities, but also takes one through the Pride history, starting from the 1969, when the community collectively started fighting for its identity, rights and dignity.
Google Doodle artist Nate Swinehart made use of different hues associated with the community and for taking the viewers through the last five decades of the Pride parade and its increasing size and momentum. In fact, the doodle applauds and portrays the celebration and liberation of the entire LGBTQI+ community as well the way Pride History has been able to shape its journey over the years.
The month of June is celebrated as the Pride month across the world, in unanimity with the Stonewall riots of 1969. The whole month is celebrated with pride parades, where the members of the LGBTQI community hit the streets marking the level of freedom and acceptance they have attained in society and asking for more.
The Doodle also exhibits early pride activism, which was conducted on Christopher Street in New York City.
Google Doodle artist Swinehart goes to the extent of describing the crucial role of color, with many shades and vibrancy played not just only on the creation of the doodle, but also the bigger portrayal of LGBTQI+ activism.
The designer of the doodle, Nate Swinehart, calls the pride month a ‘symbol of celebration’ for the community.