lgbtq

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&

Tumblr says it fixed the ‘Safe Mode’ glitch that hid innocent posts, including LGBTQ+ content

Tumblr this week introduced a “safe mode” for its service, which combines the company’s previously available “safe search” functionality with a new filter that would hide

Instagram celebrates Pride Month with a very rainbowy sticker set

There is no such thing as too many rainbows. For LGBTQ Pride Month, Instagram is rolling out a special set of pride-flavored features, including a sticker set (Instagram has stickers now, you've proba

YouTube says it fixed the problem with Restricted Mode that was filtering LGBTQ+ content

YouTube today claims to have fixed an issue with its service that was causing it to incorrectly filter content in "Restricted Mode" and hiding a large selection of LGBTQ+ videos as a result. The compa

For trans people in tech, it’s complicated when the industry suddenly cares

When Yelp added a way for its trans and gender non-conforming users to find safe restrooms, it felt like a mixed blessing for a community that’s used to being ignored. Over time, Yelp’s

As Supreme Court case nears, tech takes a stand for transgender rights

Many of tech's largest and most powerful companies have signed an amicus brief in support of transgender student Gavin Grimm as the first case on transgender rights makes its way to the highest court

Tech companies are filing a brief supporting transgender youth in upcoming SCOTUS case

Tech companies are preparing to go to bat for transgender rights when the Supreme Court takes on the issue next month. As Axios reports, led by Apple, a number of prominent companies will file a cour

With a bet on diversity, Blizzard reveals Overwatch’s queer character

After months of hinting, Blizzard finally revealed which member of Overwatch’s colorful cast of characters counts themselves part of the LGBTQ community. The much-anticipated reveal came in a se

Edie Windsor coding scholarship selects 40 LGBTQ women to learn how to code

There’s a shortage of people from the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer community in tech — not because they lack skill, but because they lack equal opportunity. Lesbians Who Tech, t

Grindr wants tech people to combat LGBTQ inequalities

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people make up nearly 40% of the 1.6 million youth who experience homelessness every year. Meanwhile, trans people are almost four times more likely than

POCIT: 7 LGBTQ Black Founders You Should Know

Welcome back to People Of Color In Tech. Earlier this year, the White House hosted its second-ever LGBTQ Tech and Innovation Summit. Though, this year was the first time the White House made the lesbi