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On Wednesday, December 4, 2019, LGBT Tech and a number of other organizations directed a joint letter at  United States, United Kingdom, and Australian officials  concerning the stated policy stances by those countries on encryption. Recently, law enforcement and gover...

December 3, 2019

On November 15, the Federal Trade Commission released a blog post title "Upgrading Your Phone? 4 Things You Should Do First." The blog post, linked below, offers instructions for clearing personal data off phones before trading them in (although the post focuses on pho...

November 20, 2019

The Human Rights Campaign reports that “at least 22 transgender or gender non-conforming people” have been “fatally shot or killed by other violent means.”  Since January of this year. Compare that to the year before - 22 trans or gender non-conforming (GNC) people wer...

November 19, 2019

For LGBTQ+ people living in the United States, suicide is nothing less than a pandemic. For the general population, suicide is one of the top ten leading causes of death in the country, according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC). As high as that is, for LGBTQ+ p...

On Friday, LGBT Technology Partnership, in partnership with the Internet Society, Center for Democracy & Technology, and the Open Technology Institute at New America, hosted a panel on Capitol Hill to discuss encryption and the overall technical and human elements asso...

LGBT Tech has been tracking reports about a letter sent from the United States, United Kingdom, and Australian governments asking Facebook to suspend its plans to continue increasing the end-to-end security across Facebook’s messaging services “until [Facebook] can gua...

LGBT Tech statement on Mozilla V. FCC Court decision

New law should apply to all internet companies with the means to act as gatekeepers

In response to today’s court decision in Mozilla V. FCC, Carlos Gutierrez, Head of Legal & Public Policy, of LGBT Tech issued the foll...

The FCC sent a report to Congress today which recommends that the Commission consider designating 988 as the 3-digit dialing code to be used for a nationwide suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline.  The report finds that such a 3-digit number “would likely...

July 24, 2019

As Pride Month provides a time to celebrate the success and support of LGBTQ members, organizations have taken the mantle to honor the individuals who fall within the community. Verizon is no different. Through the multitude of support it has given, Verizon is leading...