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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

LGBT Tech, in collaboration with Data for Progress, releases First-of-Its-Kind Survey on Digital Lives of LGBTQ+ Adults

2024-05-30

Amid rising concerns about digital equity and inclusion, this research underscores the critical need for ensuring robust digital access and safe online spaces for LGBTQ+ individuals. The research, titled “ctrl-alt+lgbt,” illustrates the profound impact of digital connectivity on the LGBTQ+ community’s daily life, communication, health, education, and employment.

LGBT Tech Joins a Coalition of Tech, LGBTQ, Civil Society Groups Opposing KOSA Amendment to FAA Reauthorization

2024-05-06

In a letter to Senate leaders, the groups voiced concerns that the legislation would give enormous powers to state attorneys general with a history of radical anti-LGBTQ policymaking, ultimately eliminating access to resources and communities for vulnerable Americans.

LGBT Tech signs onto a bill opposing SB 1076

2024-04-16

On behalf of the consumer protection, economic justice, and civil rights groups herein, we strongly urge you to oppose SB 1076, authored by Senator Wilk. This bill attempts to undermine and weaken the California Delete Act (SB 362), passed in 2023 to empower Californians to protect their personal information from data brokers with an updated data broker registry and a one-click “delete” button to remove their information from every registered data broker.

LGBT Tech signs letter in opposition to SB 158

2024-04-12

Our opposition to this bill, in its present state, arises from the undefined age verification requirements imposed on social media platforms, its concerning parental control provisions and ambiguous criteria for “sexual content,” and the bill’s infringement on First Amendment rights – which doom it to a protracted and unwinnable legal battle, if passed. While we appreciate the amendments that have been oered, they fail to address the fundamental challenges of this bill, nor do they alleviate our apprehensions about its repercussions.

LGBT Tech Statement & Letter on Colorado S.B. 158

2024-03-25

LGBT Tech urges lawmakers to conduct a thorough review and revision of S.B. 158 to mitigate these concerns, and has sent a letter outlining these concerns to the Colorado Senate Committee for Business, Labor, & Technology, the offices of the Colorado Governor and Attorney General, and members of the Colorado LGBTQ+ Caucus.

LGBT Tech joins in signing a Public Comment Letter in Response to the Department of State Acquisition Regulation: Nondiscrimination in Foreign Assistance.

2024-03-19

We believe that all people—including LGBTQI+ people—deserve equitable, meaningful access to services, programs, and employment funded by American foreign assistance no matter where they may be.

LGBT Tech has partnered with a coalition of civil organizations in filing an amicus brief in NetChoice v. Bonita

2024-02-15

In the fight to ensure that marginalized individuals and the content they rely on are protected from undue censorship online, LGBT Tech has partnered with a coalition of civil organizations in filing an amicus brief in NetChoice v. Bonita

LGBT Tech signs letter in opposition to SB 454

2024-01-11

A coalition led by Chamber of Progress sends letter opposing SB 454, a different Florida bill that would require social media companies to prevent youth access to content related to sexual exploitation and give parents more control over teens’ accounts.

LGBT Tech joins Garden State Equality and Planned Parenthood Action Fund of NJ Call On State Legislature To Reject Restrictions on Internet Access

2024-01-04

Garden State Equality and Planned Parenthood Action Fund of NJ today urged the State Legislature to reject a bill that would impose highly restrictive regulations on Internet access. The bill, A5750/S4215, would have New Jersey join the ranks of states like Utah and Arkansas by requiring age verification for anyone using social media.

LGBT Tech joins a coalition of a dozen tech and civil society groups submitting an amicus brief to the Supreme Court in NetChoice & CCIA v. Moody / Paxton

2023-12-08

LGBT Tech joins a coalition of a dozen tech and civil society groups submitting an amicus brief to the Supreme Court in NetChoice & CCIA v. Moody / Paxton, urging the Court to overturn Texas and Florida anti-content moderation laws. The brief argues that the Court should affirm platforms’ First Amendment right to curate content and highlights the impact of anti-content moderation laws on marginalized groups.

LGBT Tech joins the Chamber of Progress & Fight For The Future to call on Senate leadership to stop the Eyes on the Board Act.

2023-11-17

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.

LGBT Tech Comments on Docket No. 2023-0008

2023-11-16

LGBT Tech writes to support measures aimed at protecting the privacy, safety, and mental health of youth online, while urging that the efforts to do so preserve access to the online tools relied upon by LGBTQ+ youth to explore their identities, seek resources, and find community.

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