WHO WE ARE
LGBT Tech is a diverse team of experts from multiple backgrounds that belong to the LGBTQIA+ community. Grounded in empirical research, we develop programs and resources that support LGBTQ+ communities and work to educate organizations and policy makers on the unique needs LGBTQ+ individuals face when it comes to tech.
Learn more about the issues we Work on
LGBT Tech works to conduct research about LGBTQ+ individuals' adoption, use, trends, challenges and benefits around technology. Our research in combination with others conducting research about LGBTQ+ communities and technology is used to inform our education, resources and programs.
LGBT Tech joins the Chamber of Progress & Fight For The Future to call on Senate leadership to stop the Eyes on the Board Act.
Last month, a group of Republicans led by Sen. Ted Cruz introduced the Eyes on the Board Act. The bill, which would strip away E-Rate funding from schools and libraries unless they block access to social media sites, represents an escalation in the ongoing assault on libraries and teens’ access to information across the country. For children in low-income communities who depend on subsidized internet access and
social media for education and connection, this bill amounts to a digital book ban.
With a focus in the United States, LGBT Tech works at the national, state, and grassroots level on programs and policy informed by research.
Recognizing the need to better understand the role of technology in LGBTQ+ lives, LGBT Tech starts with research to create important resources for the LGBTQ+ community and allies.
Our work isn't all educational or academic. The work we do through our PowerOn and PATHS programs help inspire and create tangible change for LGBTQ+ individuals and communities.
PowerOn is a first-of-a-kind program that distributes technology to homeless, isolated, and disadvantaged LGBTQ+ individuals across the country through our network of LGBTQ+ grantee organizations.
PATHS is a program to inspire and motivate LGBTQ+ youth and young adults interested in careers in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) fields through storytelling by current LGBTQ+ STEAM professionals.
XR LGBT is a new program that explores the relationship between developing technologies in extended reality, augmented reality, and virtual reality and the LGBTQ+ community.
State Model Code subcommittee
Removing Barriers to Broadband Deployment subcommittee
North America Internet Society Net Neutrality Experts Roundtable