Google employees planning on marching with the company at this weekend's San Francisco Pride parade have been warned that protesting against YouTube's LGBTQ+ policies would be a violation of company policy.

The confirmation of Google's stance came by way of an email exchange between a leader of the Gayglers, an internal LGBTQ+ employee group, and the company's Global LGBTQ+ Community Inclusion Lead.

A Google spokesperson confirmed with Business Insider on Monday that employees would be in violation of its corporate policy if they were to protest the company while marching with its float.

The spokesperson said employees were free to protest however they like if they are part of a contingent other than Google's or if they show up in their own "personal capacity."

The confirmation of Google's stance towards employee protests at Pride was first reported by The Verge and came by way of an email exchange between a leader of the Gayglers, an internal LGBTQ+ employee group, and the company's Global LGBTQ+ Community Inclusion Lead.

When the employee asked if they could be apart of Google's contingent, while also protesting YouTube's recent policy decisions, the inclusion lead said that doing so would violate the company's communications policy.

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