Apple launches new App Store section showcasing LGBT material to honor 1969 Stonewall riots

Apple this night has actually included a brand-new featured area to the App Store concentrated on showcasing material that reflects LGBT pride. Apple notes that it is memorializing the 1969 Stonewall riots with the App Store area. The riots happened during 1969 in New York City and are typically viewed as a turning point in the battle equality for the LGBT neighborhood.

In the included App Store area, which replaces the area from last week that noted popular apps with support for VoiceOver, Apple is highlighting apps, films, music, TV, podcasts, and books that represent the LGBT community. Choices consist of Milk, a 2008 funny film based during the 1970s push for gay freedom, the HBO movie The Normal Heart, the drama Brokeback Mountain, music from artists like Adam Lambert, Sam Smith, and Neon Trees, and various other TV shows, podcasts, books, music, films, publications, and apps.

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Relating to the 1969 Stonewall riots, Apple composes the following in the App Store:

Every June, we commemorate the 1969 Stonewall riots– a history-making moment in which gay men and women resisted after years of ruthless discrimination. It advertised the beginning of the modern gay rights movement, introducing the battle for public exposure, cultural acceptance, and legal equality that the LGBT community has continued fighting for since. To celebrate these efforts, we have actually collected an option of movies, music, TV programs, apps, and more– all reflecting the broad and varied spectrum of LGBT pride.

You can view the LGBT collection of material here. This isn’t really the very first time Apple has voiced its support for LGBT rights. In 2014, the company played a huge role in the San Francisco Pride Parade, sharing a video on its YouTube channel of the occasion, too.

Apple and CEO Tim Cook were also outspkoken relating to legislation in Arkansas and Indiana that largely was largely viewed as discriminatory agains the LGBT community.

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