LGBTQ+ in Tech Communities and Resources
Communities are the best support systems no matter what journey you're on. And this Pride we've done some research into what communities are out there for the LGBTQ+ folks in tech. Here's a list of communities and resources that we've found - if you know of others, please add them in the comments!
A Slack channel and a safe space for LGBTQ people in technology to chat and support each other.
An initiative that unites the LGBTQ+ tech community by creating opportunities for their members to advance their careers, grow their networks, and leverage tech for social change.
A community of LGBTQ women, non-binary and trans individuals in and around tech (and people who support them).
A resource for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer coders, developers, programmers, designers, analysts, data wranglers, technophiles, and friends.
An initiative that aims to shift the ways trans*, gender non conforming, agender and non-binary people live by creating technology that economically empowers, improves access to social services, promotes gender safety and community sustainability, while bringing visibility to trans* tech innovators and entrepreneurs.
TransTech is an incubator for LGBTQ Talent with a focus on economically empowering the T, transgender people, in the community. TransTech members have access to online community and trainings as well as TransTech co-working and meet-up locations.
Maven Youth empowers LGBT+ youth to network, organize and educate for social change through technology and the tech sector. They provide a rare safe space for LGBT+ youth across the country to explore careers and entrepreneurship while navigating the impact technology has had on social equality and emotional wellness.
oSTEM empowers LGBTQ+ people in STEM to succeed personally, academically, and professionally by cultivating environments and communities that nurture innovation, leadership, and advocacy.
StartOut’s mission is to increase the number, diversity, and impact of LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs and amplify their stories to drive the economic empowerment of the community.
Finally, our own Stereotype Breakers community has a channel for LGBTQ+ women in STEM. Please join us there!
Hopefully, this list helps you find a supportive community and resources that enable you to thrive in tech. Let us know if you know of any additional ones in the comments!