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Most Recent Filings

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.

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