Tech Pride: Celebrations and Challenges for LGBT Members of the Tech Community

Tech Pride: Celebrations and Challenges for LGBT Members of the Tech Community


June is a month for celebrations: not only for weddings but also commemorations of advances in civil rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities. Just as technology …

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The LGBT "TwitterSphere" - How Do You Do It? The Unique Language of Twitter


As the second part of the LGBT TwitterSphere series of articles, this blog post focuses on the HOW of Twitter... how do you do it and how do you make it work for you?  This is key, as a large number of individuals and businesses are posting from Facebook to Twitter automatically, which just doesn't cut it.  Others are focused solely on driving traffic to their websites, and if they are an LGBT media company, their website might be the only place an advertiser is able to be promoted, not on Twitter directly

Morning Panel: Queer Identity in Media & Tech Community

Morning Panel: Queer Identity in Media & Tech Community


Venture Out 2107 is starting their day with a discussion about self-identity and representation in the media and technology sector. Building a personal brand is key in both the technology sector and within the LGBTQ2+ community. They will discuss: how do they intersect? What makes our intersectional identities unique?

IBM unveils rainbow logo in solidarity with LGBT community

IBM unveils rainbow logo in solidarity with LGBT community


IBM unveiled a new logo Friday that incorporates the rainbow pride flag as a show of solidarity with the LGBT community.

#dctech now has a meetup for LGBTQIA+ folks

#dctech now has a meetup for LGBTQIA+ folks


Meet Pride & Tech DC, founded by PBS developer Lindsey Dragun. Its next event is on Nov. 15.

Matt Skallerud's insight:

A new LGBTQIA+ tech meetup called Pride & Tech DC plans to exclude straight allies from certain meetings, but according to meetup founder Lindsey Dragun, that might actually help the group become more inclusive. While Lesbians Who Tech hosts sporadic meetups and General Assembly sponsored an LGBTQA happy hour last month, the 31-year-old Dragun said that #dctech lacks a group that intentionally creates an inclusive space for all LGBTQA+ individuals. Her hope is that Pride & Tech can provide that space.

Want to move the needle on #diversityintech?  Then come to Out in Tech Talks!

Want to move the needle on #diversityintech? Then come to Out in Tech Talks!


Want to move the needle on #diversityintech?  Then come to Out in Tech Talks!  It's a weekend-long conference (Nov. 18 - 19) that will unite 450+ leading and aspiring LGBTQ and allied voices interested in diversity in tech and tech as a lever for social change. Registration is now open!