Research

The LGBT Technology Institute strives to serve LGBT communities through education, programs, partnerships and research. Currently the research available around the LGBT community and technology, including research about adoption, use, trends and benefits is limited. The LGBT Technology Institute is committed to expanding this research to better LGBT communities all around the world.

The Role of Data Protection in safeguarding Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Information

LGBTQ+ rights are, and have always been, linked with privacy. A new report from the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) and LGBT Tech, “The Role of Data Protection in Safeguarding Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Information” explores areas where misuse of data pertaining to an individual’s gender identity and sexual orientation can manifest harms, and suggests ways to mitigate risk to individuals and communities.

Release date: 2Q 2021

Coming

soon!

Connect4life

The research behind LGBT Tech's PowerOn Program

“With LGBT youth being disproportionately affected by homelessness, the effects of “Connect 4 Life” could be far-reaching.” ~Huffington PostConnect 4 Life is a first-of-it’s-kind program developed to put mobile technology into the hands of one of the LGBT communities most vulnerable populations. According to a landmark 2012 study and part of the LGBT Technology Institute’s Connect 4 Life research, nearly 40% of America’s homeless youth identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender. This equates to over 650,000 LGBT youth on America’s streets at any given moment.

Vision For Inclusion: 

An LGBT Broadband Future

Given the many societal and political challenges encountered by LGBT individuals on a daily basis, Internet and broadband technologies play a critical role for the LGBT community in all aspects of life. The LGBT Technology Partnership & Institute’s newest research project, a Vision for Inclusion: An LGBT Broadband Future, released June 26, 2014, brings together a wide range of research to explore the importance of broadband technologies to the LGBT community.

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PowerOn Impact Report 2019

Each year, PowerOn conducts research with the organizations that were granted technology through the PowerOn program to better understand the impact of technology in the lives of LGBTQ+ individuals. This research is conducted through an annual survey and with information collected throughout the year.