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Most Recent Filings

2024 Global LGBTQI Funding Letter

9/26/22

LGBT Tech signed on to letter by letter by HRC on the FY 2024 global LGBTQI+ funding request to OMB for $40m for the State Department's Global Equality Fund and $30m for USAID Inclusive Development Hub's Protection of LGBTQI+ Persons

LGBT Tech signs opposition letter to South Carolina Senate Bill 1373

8/17/2022

LGBT Tech signs a letter opposing South Carolina Senate Bill 1373 which would make it more
difficult for women and all pregnant people to access factual information online about safe reproductive health services.

LGBT Tech Signs Coalition Letter Calling for the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights to Address the Discriminatory Harms of Student Activity Monitoring Software.

8/2/2022

The letter calls on the Office for Civil Rights to issue a policy statement that clarifies the intersection of civil rights laws and student activity monitoring, condemns uses of student activity monitoring that run afoul of students’ civil rights and civil liberties, and states OCR’s intent to take enforcement action against violations that result in discrimination, especially against historically marginalized groups of students.

LGBT Tech Signs Letter to Senate Urging the Extension of the FCC’s Authority to Auction and License Spectrum

8/1/2022

The FCC’s spectrum auction authority will expire on Sept. 30, 2022. If that occurs, not only would the FCC's authority to complete the current 2.5 GHz auction be questioned, but it will also prevent it from auctioning any other spectrum for wireless services. The House recently enacted legislation that would extend the auction authority for 18 months. However, some Senate leadership are attempting to hold out for a ten-year authorization that doesn't appear feasible given the current situation. The letter urges Senate leadership to adopt the 18-month extension.

LGBT Tech signs open letter against UK anti-encryption campaign

2/8/2022

Operation: Safe Escape and LGBT Tech stress the vital importance of encrypted communications for victims of domestic abuse and for LGBTQ+ people in countries where they face harassment, victimization and even the threat of execution. Far from making them safer, denying at-risk people a confidential lifeline puts them at greater and sometimes mortal risk.

LGBT Tech signs MMTC's comments to NTIA regarding Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Implementation

2/4/2022

Comments recommend, in part, that NTIA should take measures to increase broadband access for multicultural, low-wealth, rural, and urban communities; NTIA should establish national and local task forces to support BEAD and digital equity planning implementation; and faith-based nonprofits should be recognized as community anchor institutions eligible for BEAD grant funding.

LGBT Tech signs letter suggesting amendment to S.2710

2/2/2022

LGBT Tech joins others, including TechFreedom and Center for Democracy & Technology, urging policymakers to consider "Moving the key provisions of § 3(e)(2)(A) into § 3(e)(1) would protect the stated purpose of this provision—prohibiting “self-preferencing in search” as an economic weapon through a broad, flexible standard—while doing much to foreclose creative pleading intended to retaliate against editorial content moderation."

LGBT Tech signs letter to Congress urging comprehensive permanent telehealth reform

1/31/2022

Signed by 336 organizations, the letter asks Congress to plan for the future of telehealth with the understanding that "Virtual care is now a fundamental part of the U.S. health care system, and it will improve patient access to high-quality care well beyond the COVID-19 pandemic."

LGBT Tech Files Comments on the Affordable Connectivity Program

12/20/2021

LGBT Tech joins ALLvanza, MMTC, and OCA-Asian Pacific American Advocates in advocating for the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), a permanent successor program of the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program.

LGBT Tech speaks out against Texas HB 20

9/27/2021

LGBT Tech's Carlos Gutierrez files declaration opposing Texas's social media law HB 20

LGBT Tech Endorsement of Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel to Chair of Federal Communications Commission

6/26/2021

LGBT Tech submits letter of endorsement to President Biden supporting the appointment of Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel to Chair of the FCC.

LGBTQ+ Support Letter California SB 556

6/28/2021

LGBT Tech and California PowerOn partner centers show support for Senator Dodd’s bill SB 556 which would widen access to Broadband service across California.