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Daylight, the LGBTQ+ neobank, raises cash to launch subscription plan for family planning

Just days after a bill that would codify same-sex marriage in the U.S. cleared a key hurdle in the Senate, Daylight, a digital bank that pitches itself as LGBTQIA+-friendly, announced a $15 million Se

Elon Musk’s Twitter already looks grim for the LGBTQ community

He’s only owned Twitter for a couple of days, but Elon Musk has already undermined his credibility on some of social media’s most vexing problems, all while displaying a disturbing inclina

FOLX powers LGBTQ+ telehealth support groups with $30M round

FOLX Health, a telehealth company catering to the LGBTQIA+ community, closed a fresh $30 million round of funding, which it will use to expand its new support groups feature. The company provides affi

Trans founders to VCs: ‘Cut me a check’

This is a pressing time to support trans founders and their products as the community faces continuous targeted persecution from state legislation and federal court decisions.

How compassion and inclusivity are helping Kindbody change the fertility industry

When the topic of fertility comes up, we often hear hushed tones discussing someone else’s or their own journey through infertility.

Jiko announces partnership to launch a banking app for the transgender community

Jiko, a fintech startup that uses customer deposits to purchase short-term treasury bills, announced its first banking-as-a-service (BaaS) client today. It will partner with Euphoria, a technology sui

Beyond Pride: The fight against tech’s brogrammer culture

Companies that jump on the rainbow bandwagon without fully living those values aren’t only hypocritical — they’re also doing themselves a disservice.

Daylight raises millions to build a digital banking platform ‘designed for and by’ the LGBTQ+ community

Over the past year, there has been a surge of newly formed digital banks aimed at specific demographics. The banks in nearly all cases are trying to meet the needs of certain populations that they bel

‘Conscience laws’ endanger patients and contradict health tech’s core values

The Arkansas "conscience law" -- and others like it -- place the burden of finding appropriate care on the patient instead of on the medical community, where it belongs. These laws must be repealed.

Tech companies should oppose the new wave of anti-LGBTQ legislation

The tech industry should be more vigilant than ever in opposing discriminatory state-level anti-LGBTQ legislation that would target workers and their families.

China’s gay dating app Blued eyes Nasdaq IPO to expand overseas

It was around 20 years ago when Baoli Ma hid in his bedroom feeling helpless and lonely for being a gay man in China. Life has changed dramatically for Ma since then. This week, BlueCity, the gay dati

As Taiwan prepares to vote on LGBTQ issues, a homophobic group is running ads before kids videos on YouTube

This Saturday, several issues related to LGBTQ equality, including marriage, are up for referendum in Taiwan’s mid-term elections. A little more than a year after the country’s top court ruled in

Tinder rolls out expanded set of gender options in India

Tinder is rolling out more gender options in its app in India. The company has announced that users will be able to edit their profiles in order to choose a different option for their gender identity,

Trulia adds an LGBTQ section with local non-discrimination laws to its home listings

Homebuying ain't easy. And if you're a member of the LGBTQ community relocating from an area you know well, you've got a whole other set of concerns to worry about. Apparently, with the launch of a ne

Grindr updates its app to be more inclusive of transgender and non-binary users

Grindr is updating its popular queer dating app to be more inclusive of transgender and non-binary users. In an announcement timed to mark the end of Transgender Awareness Week, Grindr said changes wi

Twitter says it will fix bug after search results for terms like “bisexual” were blocked

Earlier this week, Twitter users complained after discovering that photo and news search results were blocked for terms like “bisexual.” Twitter apologized for what it said was an error and now it

Twitter says it removed a search for “bisexual” in photos and news in error

Quite a few people were upset upon discovering Twitter had blocked the search for the word “bisexual” in photos and news earlier today. However, Twitter says the removal of search results

Apple, Salesforce and PayPal join LGBT cause in Supreme Court wedding cake case

A handful of tech companies have signed onto a friend of the court brief in the case of the Colorado baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same sex couple. TechCrunch has confirmed that so fa

Tech leaders respond to Trump’s ban of transgender people in the military

With Obamacare reform back from the dead and wending its way toward a substantive vote, the Trump administration has decided that two massive national policy controversies are better than one. In a se

How tech companies are recognizing Pride Month

In the month of June, tech companies celebrated Pride in the best way they know how: small, quirky product updates. With San Francisco and New York’s annual Pride event hitting this weekend, it&
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