Last week, the LGBT Technology Partnership & Institute held its Annual Fall Policy Forum bringing together LGBT advocates and tech experts to discuss big data, net neutrality, and eHealth. MMTC Vice President and Chief Research and Policy Officer Nicol Turner-Lee, Ph.D., participated in a panel session titled “Net Neutrality & LGBT Communities” with Berin Szoka, President of Tech Freedom, and Dr. Mary Gray, Senior Researcher of Microsoft Research and Adjunct Professor at Indiana University.
During the session, the panelists discussed why LGBT communities became earlier adopters of broadband, the importance of smart net neutrality rules, and how to leverage opportunities within the tech industry.
Dr. Turner-Lee stated, “Within LGBT communities and other historically disadvantaged communities, technology has been used to transform how we live, do business, and to gain an entryway into the civil rights arena. It is important that we understand the needs of our people and where we fit into the ecosystem at this time.”
View the LGBT Technology Partnership & Institute’s Annual Fall Policy Forum video below:
The Minority Media and Telecommunications Council (MMTC) is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and preserving equal opportunity and civil rights in the mass media, telecommunications and broadband industries, and closing the digital divide. MMTC is generally recognized as the nation’s leading advocate for minority advancement in communications.