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

  • August 31, 2015

    Link Roundup for Week Ending August 28, 2015

    The Obama administration hosted its second White House LGBTQ Tech & Innovation Summit bringing together over 170 LGBT members of the tech community including our

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  • August 29, 2015

    Don’t Think the Ashley Madison Hack Affects the Gay Community? Think Again!

                It has been impossible to avoid the constant news stories surrounding the recent hack of the Ashley Madison website that

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  • August 18, 2015

    LGBT TECH AT SXSW! We need your help!

    LGBT Tech is returning to SXSW for the third year in a row and we need your help!  In previous years, LGBT Tech has added

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  • August 14, 2015

    AT&T’s New Digital You Protects and Empowers the LGBTQ Community Online

    One of the most influential forces in our lives today is the Internet. This is especially true for the millions of youth gearing up for

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  • 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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