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LGBT Tech SXSW Events

LGBT Tech SXSW Events

All events are listed in CST



MAR 8, 2019 | 5:00PM – 6:00PM

This Meet Up allows attendees to connect with an entire room of LGBTQIA+ professionals in various fields and backgrounds from around the world! Speed-networking is the opportunity to have multiple one-on-one brief introductions, talk about your latest idea and connect later during the conference. Develop your best elevator pitch, have your twitter handle ready to exchange and SPEED-NETWORK and GO!

Encryption and Minority Communities


MAR 9, 2019 | 9:30AM – 10:30AM

A total of 72 countries have criminal laws against sexual activity by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or intersex (LGBTI) people. In the U.S. alone, in 30 states you can be fired for being LGBTQ. As a result, LGBT people increasingly rely on encryption to lead their lives free of fear from discrimination and prosecution. Efforts to force providers to build in “back doors” that allow unfettered access to data create a chilling effect on LGBT people in the US and around the world. Law enforcement agencies have legitimate need for obtaining data but there needs to be limits on how such data is collected. We discuss current efforts to weaken encryption protections in the US and present a balanced analysis of the need for access to data versus the privacy cost such efforts entail.

WeDC Inclusive Innovation Meet Up @ WeDC Cafe


MAR 9, 2019 | 4:00PM – 6:00PM

Join us at the WeDC House with individuals, organizations and businesses working to make Washington, DC the Capital of Inclusive Innovation celebrating women in tech, LGBTQ leaders, new majority founders and many more. All are welcome to network with professionals across all sectors including tech, social impact and the creative economy to celebrate the District's inclusive economy. Light hors d'oeuvres, beer and wine provided.

Other LGBT SXSW Events

Other SXSW LGBT Events

All events are listed in CST

The Category Is: Trans Resilience  MAR 8, 2019 | 11:00AM – 12:00PM

F*&K Your Beauty Norms: The Power of Trans Beauty  MAR 8, 2019 | 12:30PM – 1:30PM

Everyone's Kinda Queer: The Future of LGBTQ Media  MAR 8, 2019 | 3:30PM – 4:30PM

State of Pride MAR 8, 2019 | 6:15PM – 7:25PM

The Future is Fluid: How Gender and Sexuality Has Changed MAR 9, 2019 | 12:30PM – 1:30PM

We're Here, We're Queer and Changing the Film World  MAR 9, 2019 | 2:00PM – 3:00PM

Can Business Defend LGBTI Rights Under Fire? MAR 9, 2019 | 3:30PM – 4:30PM

LGBTQ+ Entrepreneurs Meet Up MAR 9, 2019 | 5:00PM – 6:00PM

The Future of Gender Identities in Art and Media MAR 10, 2019 | 11:00AM – 12:00PM

RIP Lesbian Bars: Creating Spaces for LGBTQ+ WOMXN MAR 10, 2019 | 12:30PM – 1:30PM

Trans In America: An Indie and Advocacy Partnership MAR 10, 2019 | 3:30PM – 4:30PM

LGBTQ in the Public Sector Meet Up MAR 10, 2019 | 5:00PM – 6:00PM

Making Your Business More LGBT+ Inclusive MAR 11, 2019 | 9:30AM – 11:00AM

Going Beyond the Gender Binary in the Workplace MAR 11, 2019 | 5:00PM – 6:00PM

Pride Portraits: Creating a LGBTQ+ Photo Campaign MAR 12, 2019 | 5:45PM – 6:00PM

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