Pride Stories August 5, 2016

You can finally buy a rainbow Pride Apple Watch band just like Apple’s exclusive employee bands

A little more than a month ago Apple gave a limited-edition rainbow colored Apple Watch band to its employees who marched in San Fransisco’s LGBT Pride parade. With no official release in sight and no worthy alternatives on the market, it seemed the only way to get your hands on one was to pay insane eBay prices. But that’s all changed this morning. Clockwork Synergy, a watch accessory maker based in Maryland, has just launched a Pride version of its Classic NATO Apple Watch band featuring a rainbow design that looks nearly identical to the one Apple gifted its employees. What’s more, both bands are made of nylon.

Pride Stories July 2, 2015

Apple shares video of its San Francisco Pride Parade participation

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Just like last year, Apple has posted a well-produced video showcasing thousands of Apple employees participating in San Francisco’s annual Pride parade.

On June 28, 2015, thousands of Apple employees along with their families and friends joined together to march in the San Francisco Pride Parade. They came from all over the world to help demonstrate and celebrate our deep commitment to equality and diversity. Because at Apple, we believe that inclusion inspires innovation.

Apple CEO Tim Cook shared in a tweet over the weekend that more than 8,000 Apple employees plus friends and family participated in the parade. The company also featured App Store and iTunes sections highlighting LGBT apps and media. You can find the music from the video, “Different Colors” by Walk the Moon, on Apple Music.

Pride Stories June 25, 2015

Apple launches new App Store section showcasing LGBT content to commemorate 1969 Stonewall riots

Apple this evening has added a new featured section to the App Store focused on showcasing content that reflects LGBT pride. Apple notes that it is commemorating the 1969 Stonewall riots with the App Store section. The riots occurred during 1969 in New York City and are often seen as a pivotal moment in the fight equality for the LGBT community.

Pride Stories June 29, 2014

Apple is out in full force including CEO Tim Cook for the Pride Parade in San Francisco today. Apple’s CEO hasn’t ever been ambiguous about his support for LGBT issues and he was joined by Apple Environment Director Lisa Jackson and what looks like thousands of other Apple employees on Market St. in San Francisco today.  Update: Reuters reported that:

In an unusual step for the sometimes secretive Apple, the company has spoken out about its support for the Pride festival. To help attendees navigate the packed event, the company set up a dedicated LGBT station on iTunes Radio and featured several apps on its App Store, including the Find My Friends app. Company employees also handed out iTunes gift cards to bystanders.

“Apple believes equality and diversity make us stronger, and we’re proud to support our employees and their friends and families in this weekend’s celebration,” Apple spokeswoman Michaela Wilkinson said.

Employees are also handing out $1 iTunes gift cards in celebration.  A ton of Tweets and Instagrams are below and you can follow with hashtags #pride, #ApplePride and #SFPride:

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