Apple has distributed an internal memo inviting its employees to march and represent the company in next month’s annual San Francisco LGBT Pride Parade.
Apple will host a base camp for registered attendees made up of Apple employees and their families and will supply entertainment and breakfast as well as T-shirts for participants. This year’s Pride Celebration and Parade marks the 44th annual gathering and has been host to the likes of Apple, Google, and Facebook (including CEO Mark Zuckerberg) in recent years.
Apple has been an advocate for legislation proposed in Congress to protect LGBT workers from discrimination, while Apple CEO Tim Cook has shared on Twitter his support for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.
Apple also publicly opposed a controversial Arizona state bill that was viewed as discriminatory against the LGBT community. That bill was later vetoed by AZ Governor Jan Brewer.