In many countries around the world, LGBTQ2S+ Pride Month is celebrated throughout the month of June. Here at DEV, we'll be celebrating by uplifting the stories of LGBTQ2S+ individuals in the tech industry.
Interested in sharing your story? Learn more from the DEV post below!
The team at DEV believes that all LGBTQ2S+ people deserve safe and life-affirming workplaces, schools, communities, homes, legal rights, and healthcare. We believe in a world where each person is empowered to be their true, colorful, and multifaceted self in all areas of life — including in our online coding communities.
We believe that an inclusive technology field brings a diversity of thought, which is key to the development of the best possible tools, technologies, and visionary futures to make the industry and the world a better place.
The first Pride Month in the US occurred in 1970 to commemorate the anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising of June 1969. The Uprising was a direct response to the oppression of LGBTQ2S+ people and their rights.
A lot has changed in the 54 years since Stonewall, but we have a long way to go toward making the world a safe and inclusive place for LGBTQS+ people to be their true selves without fear of discrimination, oppression, and harm (even the United Nations Office of Human Rights thinks so).
This Pride Month, we're celebrating in a few different ways:
This month, the DEV Team will be sharing posts about organizations and initiatives helping LGBTQ2S+ people thrive in the industry. We'll also be giving a little shout-out to one of our favorite gay developers from history on his 111th birthday (if you know, you know! 🤖).
We’d love to hear stories about how being LGBTQ2S+ has impacted your career as a developer, both in positive and negative ways. We're particularly interested in hearing how you've overcome challenges within the community. Have there been specific jobs, conferences, or experiences that have played a role in your journey?
We're committed to showcasing your content using our moderation tools and sharing it across our social media channels. Our goal is to amplify queer voices, provide visibility to queer experiences, and spark important conversations.
Learn more from the post below:
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We kindly ask you to join the discussion with respect and open-mindedness. Every voice matters, so let's make sure everyone feels welcomed and valued.
Here are some ways you can help:
- Call out any abusive, harmful, and unfriendly language you see in posts and comments using our reporting tools
- Encourage authors by leaving kind and welcoming comments
- Ask curious, open questions and share your personal perspectives so we can help understand each other better
- And, as always, follow our Code of Conduct!
Let's create an awesome and inclusive space! Happy Pride Month, DEV Community 🌈❤️