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iOS 10 to Feature More Than 100 New Gender Diverse Emojis

by Hayley Miller August 01, 2016

Today, Apple unveiled more than one hundred gender diverse emojis for iOS10, including more gender options for existing characters and more family options.

“More than one hundred new and redesigned emoji characters will be available to iPhone and iPad users this Fall with iOS 10,” Apple reported on its website. “This exciting update brings more gender options to existing characters, including new female athletes and professionals, adds beautiful redesigns of popular emoji, a new rainbow flag and more family options.”

In 2012, the iOS6 operating system expanded the emoji keyboard to feature same-sex couples.

Apple has been a longtime leader in the fight for LGBTQ equality. HRC honored Apple CEO Tim Cook with the Visibility Award at the 19th annual HRC National Dinner last year.

Over the past several years, Cook has consistently lent his powerful voice to the fight for full LGBTQ equality by supporting pro-equality legislation, and most recently helping to fight back an onslaught of state-level anti-LGBTQ legislation– most notably in Arkansas, Indiana and North Carolina. Apple has been a consistent supporter of federal LGBTQ non-discrimination legislation, including the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA).

Apple was one of the earliest major corporations to come out in support of the Equality Act– a landmark federal bill that would guarantee explicit, permanent protections for LGBTQ people from discrimination in many of the most important aspects of their lives.

In 2002, Apple was one of only 13 companies to earn a perfect score of 100 percent on HRC’s inaugural Corporate Equality Index, a landmark national benchmarking tool that measures LGBTQ inclusion in the workplace.  It has maintained a perfect score every year since. Apple is also a Platinum corporate sponsor of HRC.

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