Why LGBT Communities and Our Allies Should Care about Net Neutrality

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It’s easy to forget the larger, community benefits of an Open Internet that doesn’t discriminate based on the content flowing through the fiber (or however it gets to you). But let’s get specific. How does this open network nurture and support underserved and marginalized LGBT communities and why does something like Net Neutrality matter to our future?

Earlier this year, The LGBT Technology Partnership released research that I co-authored with media scholar and sociologist Jessie Daniels. In it, we lay out the reasons that LGBT-identifying individuals and our communities became early adopters of broadband technology and why the Internet continues to play such a pivotal part in our political and social lives. Maintaining Net Neutrality–keeping all information equally accessible on the Internet–is something that all LGBT-identifying people and our allies should care about and fight to maintain.

I have researched the Internet’s role in LGBT life for more than…

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One response to “Why LGBT Communities and Our Allies Should Care about Net Neutrality

  1. A big thank you to Martin for a great talk and great follow-on dsioussicn! For many of us, reading Empowering Your Sober Self was a huge recovery milestone, and it was nice to hear and meet the man behind the written words.

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