Why bitbucket team changing my account icon to rainbow.

From time to time, my bitbucket icon changes color to a rainbow. What is their point of doing that and why they choosing to promote that group only? 


Steven Behnke Community Champion Jun 22, 2017

It seems you understand the point of it: Atlassian is an avid advocate of equality and during pride month publically change icons in some locations.

Atlassian promotes many groups and causes and they are extremely vocal about it. They have their 1% Pledge program encouraging corporate philanthropy.

So, it seems both of your questions have easy answers. They change their logos in support of the LGBT population and they don't promote that group only.

Bother, I can't +1 that.

From what i see, the only time bitbucket change the icon is for that specific group. What kind of support are you talking about? is there a problem with that population that require different support/promotion than other groups? 

Steven Behnke Community Champion Jun 23, 2017

I don't keep up-to-date on what easter eggs Atlassian has in their products. I'm sure this isn't the sole, solitary easter egg that Atlassian has. Feel free to read Atlassian's stance: https://www.atlassian.com/blog/archives/celebrating-equality-atlassian-style I am sure they do a better job of describing than I can.

By support, I mean they are publically allying with any individual that is part of the LGBT population. There is hardly a tangible 'group' here. LGBT's make up a portion of the worlds population and receive less rights than other individuals in the world. Atlassian is saying they don't think that's right and they support equality for all.

"LGBT" is not a "population", but a political movement funded by objectionable elites that are currently being rejected by... well, half the world. 

It is disgracefuly that Atlassian falls so low. There's no way to consider this as not controversial in 2017. 

I'm advocating more and more for Gitlab - as a last resource (if they too decide to piss off people) you can migrate everything to your on-premises instance and customize the code as much as you want.

Steven Behnke Community Champion Jun 27, 2017


How incredibly sad. You demote LGBT individuals like myself because ... We're funded by objectionable elites? Wow, I hope I see some of that funding sometime! 

This is hardly controversial. Look at Microsoft, Target, Apple: All of these organizations are inclusive of all people groups, including those who identify as LGBT.

Gitlab is also inclusive: You'll have a hard time finding software companies that aren't: https://gitlab.com/gitlab-com/peopleops/issues/134

Steven, the tone of your response proves my point - highly controversial. 

Related to funding, I find interesting that you ignore the fact that those political organizations are profusely funded by objectionable elites. That is common knowledge nowadays. Your comment sugests that either, you're not an insider from one of those lobby organizations, i.e. just a supporter, or you completely ignores how it works.

Related to Gitlab, you're pointing to an issue opened by an organizer, who proposes attending to different events organized by 7 differents organizations, one of them part of the LGBT lobby. They are not changing their logo (yet).

As I said before, the day that they decide pissing off people with any controversial action, people still can download the opensource code and install by themselves, for free.

When you talk about Microsoft, and other major companies, you're mixing up two differnt things. One thing is their support for identity and quota policies, and other thing is their support for the LGBT (political) movement itself. Both things very controversial and related, and present in many big companies, but different. This topic here is not about that, it's about pissing off people with direct promotion of a particular political movement. 

In other words. People is not interested in how do you hire and organize people, or if you apply or not quotas inside your comapny, but it's very controversial for many people, your promotion (not only support) of a particular political movement/lobby, over others that are completely opposite or not opposite but equally important.

Steven Behnke Community Champion Jun 27, 2017

The tone of my comment proves your point? My tone proves that it's controversial? That is rubbish and you know it. You're taking what you want out of what I said, rather than taking it at face value.

Please, source ANY of the garbage you've decided to spew on our lovely forum. I'd love the chance to rip your lies apart in front of you.

  • What "LGBT Political Organization" do you speak of?
  • Where is this common knowledge that of the questionable elites you speak of?
  • Microsoft, Apple, and Target, ALL of my examples, have ALL shown rainbow colored logos: Are you completely unaware of this?

Your last paragraph is completely broken english and I cannot decipher it.

Steven, the tone of your answer proves my point - highly controversial.

Is your last comment "language-shaming"? I feel very sorry for not being born in an english speaking country. I'm sorry, I promess not to do it again.

You don't need to take a passive/defensive tone here. I was simply explaining that I couldn't respond to the last paragraph.

I also couldn't help but notice your complete disinterest in proving or sourcing a single thing you said.

It's really cool that github celebrates the Noahanic Covenent!

Genesis 8:20 Noah built an altar to the Lord. He then took some of every kind of clean animal and clean bird and offered burnt offerings on the altar. 21 And the Lord smelled the soothing aroma and said to himself, “I will never again curse the ground because of humankind, even though the inclination of their minds is evil from childhood on. I will never again destroy everything that lives, as I have just done. 22 “While the earth continues to exist, planting time and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, and day and night will not cease.”


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