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The LGBT Technology Partnership brings together cutting edge tech companies, nonprofit organizations, policy makers, scholars and innovators to improve access, increase inclusion, ensure safety and empower entrepreneurship for LGBT communities around technology.

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Most Recent Filings

Current Population Survey (CPS) Basic Demographic Items

03/22/21

LGBT Tech advocates adding SOGI data to CPS demographic collection so that service organizations, policymakers, and others trying to serve the LGBTQ+ community can accurately represent and meet the needs of our community.

EBB Program, the LGBTQ+ Community & Connected Devices

2/25/2021

LGBT Tech underscored the importance of including smartphones as one of the choices outlined under “connected devices” in the EBB program.

LGBT Tech Files Comments in the Emergency Broadband Connectivity Fund Assistance

02/16/21

LGBT Tech submits comments in response to the implementation of the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program (EBB Program or the Program)

Petitions for Emergency Relief to Allow the Use Of E-Rate Funds to Support Remote Learning During The COVID-19 Pandemic

02/16/2021

LGBT Tech Files Comments on Petitions for Emergency Relief to Allow the Use Of E-Rate Funds to Support Remote Learning During The COVID-19 Pandemic, WC Docket No. 21-31

RE: Rates for Interstate Inmate Calling Services, WC Docket No. 12-375: Reply Comments of the Inmate Telephone Rate Control Supporters

2021-01-15

LGBT Tech joins MMTC and 18 other organizations in urging the FCC to regulate prison telephone rates for inmates and the people they contact.

Acting Chairwoman Rosenworcel Final Ex Parte Notice

2021-01-27

LGBT Tech and other organizations met with Acting Chairwoman Rosenworcel and her staff to discuss the Emergency Broadband Benefit, Lifeline, broadband affordability and reliability, and other topics.

EARN IT Act Coalition Letter

2020-09-09

LGBT Tech signs on to the ACLU's coalition letter condemning the EARN IT Act for the impact it would have on LGBTQ+ content, sex education materials, and sex workers ability to survive.

REQUEST TO EXTEND THE COVID-19 LIFELINE WAIVERS, RESTORE LIFELINE VOICE SUPPORT AND FREEZE LIFELINE MINIMUM STANDARDS

08/09/2020

LGBT Tech joins the Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council and multiple other groups in urging the FCC to expand assistance to low-income individuals through the Lifeline program.

Momentum Builds for Markey-Merkley-Jayapal-Pressley Legislation to Ban Government Use of Facial Recognition, Other Biometric Technologies

07/23/2020

LGBT Tech supports the "Facial Recognition and Biometric Technology Moratorium Act" as necessary to protecting minorities like the LGBTQ+ community and communities of color.

Internet Society Open Letter Against Lawful Access to Encrypted Data Act

07/07/2020

LGBT Tech is proud to join the Global Encryption Coalition along with over 80 experts and organizations in condemning the Lawful Access to Encrypted Data Act.

ACLU Coalition Letter Calling for a Moratorium on Face Recognition

July 1, 2020

LGBT Tech is proud to join the ACLU and 60 other organizations in urging Congress to take action against facial recognition's use.

Re: Implementation of the National Suicide Hotline Improvement Act of 2018 WC Docket No. 18-336, CC Docket No. 92-105

02/14/2020

LGBT Tech submits initial comments to the FCC's Implementation of the National Suicide Hotline Improvement Act of 2018, which would include changing the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline's to 988 as well as providing and expanding LGBTQ+ informed crisis support through the Lifeline's services.