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Changing the equation on LGBTQ+ equity and inclusion

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LGBTQ+ tech advocates show the key role CIOs can play in catalyzing the change necessary in business practices and technology design to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse society.

How to Effectively Pursue Gender Diversity in Talent Recruitment

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Christopher Wood, Co-Founder of LGBT Tech, talks about how to improve the LGBTQ+ candidate pipeline.

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California State Senator Bill Dodd’s Broadband Connectivity Bill Clears Key Committee

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SACRAMENTO – Californians came a step closer gaining more reliable and equitable access to high-speed internet service on Wednesday when a key committee approved legislation from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, that would greatly improve connectivity, especially for low-income and underserved communities, by removing local government roadblocks to the expansion of broadband service.

13 organizations that support LGBTQ+ tech workers

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Offering networking, mentorship, and career development opportunities, these 13 professional orgs foster community for LGBTQ+ workers in an industry that isn’t always welcoming.

LGBT Tech partners with Crown Castle in D.C.

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LGBT Tech, a nonprofit that encourages early adoption and use of new technologies and that engages with public policy leaders, recently announced a partnership with Crown Castle in D.C.

US evangelicals targeted LGBT young people with ‘dehumanising’ Facebook and YouTube ads

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A US evangelical Christian group has used Facebook and YouTube to target LGBT young people with ‘dehumanising’ video ads.

Discounted Phones Save Lives of Homeless LGBT Teens - Now They Might Be Taken Away

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Nationwide, nearly two in five homeless youth identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender. That adds up to 650,000 young people on our streets who face special risk of bullying, discrimination, and assault. To stay safe, they rely on something simple — a wireless phone.

Fostering Change for Children Joins National PowerOn Program

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PowerOn kicks off a partnership with Fostering Change for Children with a donation of laptops and portable charging devices, which will be distributed to individuals who complete programming through the UpFront program.

Brooklyn Community Pride Center Joins National PowerOn Program

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PowerOn kicks off a partnership with the Brooklyn Community Pride Center with a donation of laptops and portable charging devices, which will be distributed to individuals who complete programming as well as be housed in the Center for classes and other group use

Innovation Hub will eliminate barriers for new business owners

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The Innovation Hub would be the center of innovation in Staunton bringing community members and business people together

Blockchain to make 'pink economy' visible, fight LGBT abuses: charity

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Blockchain can help the LGBT community flex its economic muscle and fight rights abuses globally

Homeless LGBTQ Youth To Receive Phones from ecoATM Gazelle and PowerOn Partnership

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Homeless LGBTQ youth will receive smart phones so they can access crucial online resources thanks to a donation partnership between San Diego-based ecoATM Gazelle and PowerOn.

The LGBTQ Center Long Beach Joins National PowerOn Program

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PowerOn kicks off a partnership with The LGBTQ Center Long Beach with a donation of hotspots and Chromebooks to assist youth with schoolwork and facilitate access to supportive resources.

When tech solutions really matter

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From helping the homeless to building communities, people are harnessing tech in unexpectedly life-changing ways.

For Homeless LGBTQ Teens, a Phone Can Be a Lifesaver

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As Christopher Wood sees it, a cell phone saved his life. Now he's working to provide the same lifeline to teens today whose circumstances were once his own: young, alone, and at risk.