It is important to start off that in researching this issue for the newsletter, finding an essential read was difficult.
As these articles articulate, and evidenced by our search for coverage, LBGTQ+ has taken a backseat in the Diversity & Inclusion spotlights in the mainstream.
Both of the articles linked at least 5 years old - as in, nothing profound has been covered by prominent media or new research has been documented focussing on this issue demographic.
We combed through dozens of sources, and while many discussed micro-topics such as algorithmic discrimination, no one piece was to the standard that Try Catch Essentials defines.
Perhaps this can serve as a call for renewed interest in the documentation of LBGTQ+ experiences in the industry.
Both of the articles below feature outdated statistics, which is interesting to compare to the current “Diversity Reports” we shared in issue #2 - so pay less attention to the numbers provided and more to the cultural reflections on tech companies.
Perhaps we really missed out in our research - if our readers know of sources with relevant, empirical information regarding LBGTQ+ inclusion in the tech - please share!