the Week of May 19, 2014
Blurry image of cars at night.

This issue is about the intersections of technology, queer identities and politics. We explore transitioning in the age of Facebook, chronicle over fifty years of gay tech, and critique where existing women in tech efforts are failing. We cover microaggressions against black queer people in the community, talk to the founder of Lesbians Who Tech, and think critically about the use of queer tech in the South. Plus, a Q&A on a new cyberworld for LGBTQA youth, an interview with a San Francisco activist focusing on class mobility, and what abusive work environments are like when you’ve experienced abuse in the past. Header image CC-BY João Trindade, cropped and filtered.

A bookshelf full of programming books, including Linux Cookbook, Mastering Regular Expressions, Head First Design Patterns and more.

You Saved My Life, Now You’re Destroying It

Growing up abused and transitioning to an abusive workplace leaves the pattern that abuse is normal.

Image of a bridge at sunset in Baton Rouge.

Queer in Dixie

Gay technology in the South and how it’s changing the ways we live and date.

The marquee sign of the Castro Theatre, which reads: First-ever Lesbians Who Tech Summit.

Interview with Leanne Pittsford of Lesbians Who Tech

Q&A on the Summit, queer women in technology, and the latest and greatest in queer tech.

Portrait of the author presenting at a TransH4CK event.

It is Bigger Than Microaggressions

Moving through tech as a black trans man.

The three founding members smile and look at the camera. Snacks and a Mozilla sign are in the background.

Maven: A Cyberworld for LGBTQ Youth

We interviewed Monica Ann Arrambide from Maven.

Photo of many multi-colored handkerchiefs in the back pockets of an individual wearing jeans.

Seven Inches of What? Gay Tech, Quantified Self and the New Bathhouse

Five Decades of Gay Technology and Where It’s Going Next

Screen shot of the Tech Can Do Better Project homepage, which reads: LET'S FIX THIS. Workers at all levels of the tech industry contribute to the staggering success of companies in Silicon Valley, yet still struggle to pay for the basics.

Not a Tech Bro, but Not a Tech Lady

A queer nonbinary South Asian dreams of intersectionality in tech.

Screen shot of an ad with the Facebook logo and text A look back.

Transitioning in the Digital Age

Should you be defined by the things you’ve posted?

This issue is made possible in part by some of our generous readers: Steve Klabnik, Emily Price, Rusty Foster and Morgan Sandquist.