The Institute

The LGBT Technology Institute is a tax-exempt not-for-profit organization conducting cutting edge research at the intersection of LGBT communities and technology and creates resources, tools, and programs to support LGBT communities.

The Partnership

The LGBT Technology Partnership brings together cutting edge tech companies, nonprofit organizations, policy makers, scholars and innovators to improve access, increase inclusion, ensure safety and empower entrepreneurship for LGBT communities around technology.

C4L Paper

Connect 4 Life

“With LGBT youth being disproportionately affected by homelessness, the effects of “Connect 4 Life” could be far-reaching.” ~Huffington Post Connect 4 Life is a first-of-it’s-kind program developed to put mobile technology into the hands of one of the LGBT communities most vulnerable populations. According to a landmark 2012 study and part of the LGBT Technology Institute’s Connect 4 Life research, nearly 40% of America’s homeless youth identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender. This equates to over 650,000 LGBT youth on America’s streets at any given moment.



A Vision for Inclusion: An LGBT Broadband Future

Given the many societal and political challenges encountered by LGBT individuals on a daily basis, Internet and broadband technologies play a critical role for the LGBT community in all aspects of life. The LGBT Technology Partnership & Institute’s newest research project, a Vision for Inclusion: An LGBT Broadband Future, released June 26, 2014, brings together a wide range of research to explore the importance of broadband technologies to the LGBT community. Download here.


Latest blog

  • January 29, 2016

    Life-saving Healthcare for LGBT People — Telehealth

    We can do an extraordinary number of things with our phones. They are lifelines that serve as our emergency contacts, maps, planners, journals, clocks and

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  • January 8, 2016

    NYC’s Links Vital for LGBT

    In the summer of 2011, the United Nations declared access to the internet not only a necessity but a human right in modern society. This

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  • December 10, 2015

    Net Neutrality Oral Arguments

    This past Friday the DC Circuit Court of Appeals heard three hours of oral arguments on the legality of the FCC’s net neutrality order. The

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  • November 23, 2015

    Reflecting on Internet Regulation & the LGBT Community

    Over the past two decades, the Internet has transformed the economy and daily life for millions of Americans.  For the LGBT community in particular, the

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  • October 18, 2015

    Everyone agrees, releasing federal spectrum is the right thing to do!

    This month, the Senate Commerce Committee and the House Energy and Commerce Committee met separately to discuss spectrum policy and how to meet consumer demand

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