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Happy Pride Month, DEV Community! ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ

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!

Why celebrate Pride Month on DEV?

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 โ€” 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.

Why is Pride Month celebrated?

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).

So what can the #DEVCommunity do?

This Pride Month, we're celebrating in a few different ways:

Spotlighting LGBTQ2S+ Tech Experiences

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! ๐Ÿค–).

Uplifting Your Stories in #devpride

Weโ€™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:

Adding Your Pronouns on DEV

In case you missed it: you can add your pronouns to your DEV profile!

To do this, first make sure youโ€™re logged in, then navigate to your profile settings > Personal > Pronouns.

Not sure what this means? Check out this helpful guide to learn more.

Promoting Inclusion, Discussion, and Respect

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 ๐ŸŒˆโค๏ธ

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Medea

happy pride month everyone!

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biagotaski

Happy pride month!!!

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๐Ÿšฉ Atul Prajapati ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

Happy pride month folks

๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ Stand together for a brighter, more inclusive future! ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ

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Raghav • Edited

Happy Pride Month! ๐ŸŒˆ I fully support the rights of the LGBTQ+ community. Let us work together to create an inclusive community where every individual is accepted as it is.

I have written an article detailing how we can help the LGBTQ+ community. You can read it at dev.to/chetanan/how-can-we-help-lg....

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Raรญ B. Toffoletto

Happy Pride Month ๐ŸŒˆ.

And for those who are hostile to the cause, Pride is not just about sexuality anymore, it's about inclusion!

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Austin Coleman

Happy pride month ๐ŸŒˆ

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Ja5onCo3

I am new to dev.to, and somewhat new to the Developer community. When I took an interest a few years ago, I wasn't sure what to expect. I've been pleasantly surprised, time and time again, at how open and accepting the Developer community is and has been. Happy Pride Month, Fellow Devs!

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Rachel Fazio

Happy Pride Month everyone! Happy to be here :-)))

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Dillon Barnes

Happy pride month!
I really hope that all of those people who are disgusted at this community keep their beliefs to themselves.

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Ja5onCo3 • Edited

I see a lot of deleted posts, and a questionable comment (not sure if it was meant jokingly or not). Otherwise, it appears to be a rather inclusive and supportive space. Hopefully it will stay that way.

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ByteHide

Happy pride month! ๐ŸŒˆ

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Sunandini • Edited

๐ŸŒˆ Happy pride month everyone ๐ŸŒˆ

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Ritesh Vishwakarma

Happy pride month developers ๐Ÿฅณ

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Avi Avinav

Happy pride month everyone!

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Visakh Vijayan

Happy Pride month everyone

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ZayMaungMaungMyint

happy pride month !!!

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