“The Out in Tech Digital Corps is doing its part to empower LGBTQ organizations to make those valuable contributions, and provide resources, tools, and attention to those the administration seeks to make invisible.”
The other eight organizations benefitting from the event hail from Belize, Botswana, Brazil, China, the Nile Valley (Egypt/Sudan), Pakistan, Russia, and Zimbabwe. The Out in Tech team is hoping that this will be the first of a series of events geared at supporting these extraordinary grassroots organizations, and at providing an opportunity for its members to contribute to the fight towards equality.
“Local non-profits and their brave leaders are absolutely critical for the millions of LGBTQ+ people around the world who are looking for advocates, a community, a safe environment, and resources pertaining to sexual health.”
On Saturday, September 10, 2016, Out in Tech supported 10 international organizations fighting to protect LGBTQ+ rights in their home countries, ranging from Pakistan to Botswana.
“More than 70 countries still have discriminatory laws in place against homosexual acts, and this number would be even bigger if it included nations like Russia (which enforces a federal law “for the Purpose of Protecting Children from Information Advocating for a Denial of Traditional Family Values”).”