Google and GLAAD partner on #ThisIsFamily campaign for LGBTQ Pride Month

June 8, 2018

In honor of Pride 2018, Google and GLAAD are partnering to shape a more inclusive family narrative that challenges heteronormative ideas of what a household should look like, while celebrating the unique family experiences of the LGBTQ community.

#ThisIsFamily is a declaration of Google’s values around diversity and intersectionality, and supports LGBTQ families in all their forms. This year, Google and GLAAD will work to amplify and celebrate these voices.

#ThisIsFamily honors the unique tradition of LGBTQ+ family structures. It reminds us that no matter who makes up your family, or how you came to find “home” in each other – the joy of being loved and accepted is universal.

"At Google, we believe families come in all shapes and sizes. We are proud to help shine a light on the diverse forms of LGBTQ+ families and to support nonprofits like GLAAD, It Gets Better and PFLAG in their initiatives to help the community." - Arjan Dijk, Vice President of Marketing at Google.

“As a proud mother and wife, I know firsthand that there isn’t just one formula for family – families are made up of people connected by love,” said Sarah Kate Ellis, GLAAD President and CEO. “#ThisIsFamily is an amazing celebration of the differences that make all families beautiful and will help grow understanding and acceptance of the LGBTQ community.”

To participate join the conversation, post a picture or video of the people who make up your family. In your caption, share your definition of family and please include the #ThisIsFamily hashtag and tag @Google and @glaad.

GLAAD is proud to partner with Google on their #ThisIsFamily campaign and on Google’s newly redesigned Pride hub, Here, you can check out unique LGBTQ family stories, inspiring content, and make a donation to support their non-profit partners including GLAAD – And what’s more – Google will match every donation made to GLAAD and their other partners on up to $100,000 through the month of June!