On historic day in the U.S., Apple promotes LGBT content in the App Store

On historic day in the U.S., Apple promotes LGBT content in the App Store
With the Supreme Court ruling that same sex marriage cannot be banned by any state, today is considered a historic day in the U.S. Coincidentally, Apple has just started promoting the LGBT content available in the App Store, by putting up a special section that highlights movies, television shows, magazines, apps and other content with an LGBT focus.

Movies include the film version of the current Broadway hit "Hedwig and the Angry Inch", and television shows include the highly popular Netflix original "Orange is the New Black." For those who have seen Hedwig off-Broadway starring its creator John Cameron Mitchell, or on Broadway starring a number of famous actors (Neil Patrick Harris, Darren Criss, and "Dexter" star Michael C. Hall to name a few), the movie is nothing like the play as it fleshes out the stage production.

Last fall, Apple CEO Tim Cook came out in a long written essay he provided to Bloomberg. The executive was hoping to advance the field of civil rights by making his announcement. The company run by Cook has been a strong promoter of LGBT rights, handing out free iTunes cards to those marching in San Francisco last summer during the city's LGBT Pride parade.

Regardless of your sexual orientation, there is plenty of entertaining content in the LGBT section of the App Store. Check it out!


source: CNET

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30 Comments

1. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

I'm gay and I approve this :)

2. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

Omg do you want a medal? Or special treatment ?

4. tahnik

Posts: 201; Member since: Jul 17, 2011

@RoboticEngi Your comment's first part is perfect. Second part is wrong on so many levels.

5. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

So what? He/she must be feeling very special to tell the rest of us about his sexuality. I mean who gives a s**t? I want to read about tech, other people's sexuality I don't give a s**t about.

7. tahnik

Posts: 201; Member since: Jul 17, 2011

What I am saying is yes I hate it when they try to seek attention just because they are gay. But they don't need any special treatment. They are normal people like us.

11. Omarc07

Posts: 574; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

well maybe him but not me im also gay and i dont seek or try to get peoples attention or seek special treatment just cuz im gay , honestly i dont care ,i want to be treated just like everybody else .

8. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Lesbians are interesting though

26. senseiJ

Posts: 172; Member since: May 02, 2015

But this post is related to sexuality which you clicked. And dare I say, anticipated comments from LGBTs. So no, you wanted to read people's sexuality too.

27. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

Nope, I had no idea what LGBT was/is, so was curios. So no i didn't want that, so please stop telling what people want and don't want.

29. senseiJ

Posts: 172; Member since: May 02, 2015

But the point still exists that you clicked on a tech with sexuality content; thus, there would be comments about sexuality not just tech. Nobody asked for your opinion yet there they are, same as mine.

18. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

As a matter of Fact, not all countries treat gays and lesbians as normal people, they treat them like they're the ultimate sinners of the world, beating them, bullying, and the worst? killing them. I never said anything to give me a freaking special treatment, I never asked for it.

17. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

My point is I am thankful that despite the hate from majority of the earth's population (like you), some still appreciate and fought for our right to live.. My statement is just a form of speech, not something for you badmouth with.

20. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Meh, I see nothing wrong with your initial statement. Some people only tolerate off topic comments if they're the ones making it... And if there were to ever be an article on this site where your comment should be made, it was this one.

3. Edward_bly

Posts: 278; Member since: Dec 11, 2013

No one cares...

12. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

They pulled the confederate flag just a few hours ago, looks like Apple will only appeal to a liberal demographic from now on

15. willard12 unregistered

Rush Limbaugh and Jeb Bush wear the Apple Watch. So, maybe not.

21. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I'm conservative and even I say that the confederate flag needs to go.

30. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

if you do not care at all, how did you have the time and energy to write such a comment?

31. Edward_bly

Posts: 278; Member since: Dec 11, 2013

I mean no cares if your gay, so why mention it?

10. waddup121 unregistered

Woooooo!

14. tedkord

Posts: 17464; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I'm straight, and I also approve it. It's a shame that its taken such a fight just to get to this point.

6. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

I don't understand why they do these types of things. It just singles out a particular group even more. For there to be true equality, Everyone should be integrated, including gay people. And making a big deal out of it is even worse.

9. emcdonald75

Posts: 166; Member since: Nov 07, 2012

There is nothing wrong with celebrating an accomplishment. When segregation ended, people celebrated. When interracial marriages were allowed, people celebrated. You cannot claim people to be equals, and then get upset when they celebrate something of great meaning to them. People are going to celebrate at least for a week or so. We should all celebrate that it is one step closer to ending discrimination for a group of people. There are more battles to fight for gay people and for other groups of people too. And if they are won, they should celebrate their equality or the removal of their injustice as well.

13. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

It's been happening long before this, and not just this individual thing. And this isn't going to be the end of it either. That's what I am getting at. It's constantly.

16. emcdonald75

Posts: 166; Member since: Nov 07, 2012

I understand that. But this is the first time it was awarded to people even in states that had marriage bans. We still have to battle employment discrimination as well. I am just saying let people celebrate and be happy for just one day. Positive societal changes are slow, but when they happen, it is a time to celebrate. Now it is a constitutional right, and that right cannot be taken away, though there can be other obstacles.

19. Augustine

Posts: 1043; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

I always thought that the old rainbow apple logo was kind of gay... :-D

22. gaming64 unregistered

This is what other companies should also do. They should also promote equality. I am living a Protestant faith but what I hate is how we take LGBT too seriously, despising them. And the Philippines is a Roman Catholic country so if your father found out you're gay, your ass is whooped.

24. BaffledTruffle

Posts: 523; Member since: Dec 07, 2013

If I find out my son was gay, I'd throw my Nokia at him. (Kidding. I'm gay and that would mean slamming myself with the good ol' 1100.)

23. nwright94

Posts: 211; Member since: Oct 14, 2014

Google also supports it big time, so before you turn it into an Apple hating post, Google is just as sensible with marriage.

28. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

Who have made this a hate post? As far as I can see no one.....

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