New gay and lesbian family emoji in updated iOS
Another diverse palate of emojis have finally arrived on the iPhone and iPad with the updated iOS 8.3 software, and it now includes a group of gay and lesbian family illustrations.
The new emoji include families with two fathers or two mothers with every possible gender combination for sons and daughters. However, the skin tones of these families are unchangeable, unlike the other emojis which have characters from various races.
Also, the dancing girls emoji in the updated iOS looks more like dancing Playboy bunny girls.
Last year October, CEO of Apple, Tim Cook had come out of the closet and had announced that he was “proud to be gay” after a long speculation on his sexual orientation.
Furthermore, earlier this year, Apple released a statement saying that they “support and care deeply about diversity,” thus coming up with today’s diversified palate of emojis.