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.

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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

  • July 6, 2015

    For Homeless LGBTQ Teens, a Phone Can Be a Lifesaver – WIRED

    Learn More or Donate to Connect 4 Life WHEN CHRISTOPHER WOOD was a teenager growing up in Virginia, he came out to his parents as

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  • July 3, 2015

    FCC Approves Broadband Subsidy for the Poor

    This month the FCC voted to advance a proposal that would allow the government to subsidize broadband services for low-income Americans.  Currently, under the Lifeline

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  • June 25, 2015

    Open Spectrum Auctions Are Beneficial to the LGBT Community

    Next year, the FCC is scheduled to auction off valuable spectrum that is currently licensed and held by television broadcasters to be purchased by wireless

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  • June 12, 2015

    Mobile Connectivity for LGBT – More Than Just a Connection to Friends

    As avid, daily mobile phone users, we don’t often spend a lot of time thinking about how our texts, emails or Snapchats move from one

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  • May 22, 2015

    Happy Memorial Day Weekend

    From all of us here at LGBT Technology Partnership & Institute – Happy Memorial Day in the United States! We salute all of those individuals

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