Using technology to support the LGBTQ+ community

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This Pride Month, the Ohio University Office of Information Technology (OIT) is pleased to celebrate the importance of technology for LGBTQ+ students and share resources with the OHIO community that can help create inclusive and affirming learning environments. 

Pride Month offers everyone an opportunity to reflect on how to celebrate and support the LGBTQ+ community in our everyday lives. For many lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer or questioning (LGBTQ+) individuals, technology plays a crucial role, offering opportunities for identity exploration and affirmation as well as connection to other LGBTQ+ folks.  

Finding affirmation and navigating challenges online

Andy Figueroa (they/them/theirs), a recent OHIO graduate, explained that technology allows them not just to connect with people who share their identity, but who also share their interests. “By finding other queer POC…

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