Speaker Diversity Workshop: Register now!

The Drupal Diversity & Inclusion group is hosting an online Speaker Diversity Workshop to help speakers from underrepresented groups prepare to speak at conferences.

The two session workshop is September 21 and 28 from 1-3:30 p.m. ET each day. Learn more and register today!

Resources

This page is for collecting any links to educational materials that explain the importance of inclusion and how to make one’s work or organization more diverse. Please add suggestions!

Straight for Equality: guide to being a straight ally

This guide will help you understand how straight allies fit in the effort to achieve equality for all. Learn more about what it means to be a straight ally and get some great tips and tools to being more supportive of your LGBT friends, family, and colleagues.

all houses matter: the extended cut

the point is, all lives do matter. but lives in mortal peril need more immediate consideration than those that aren’t. that’s not to say there aren’t different levels of jeopardy in everyone’s lives, all of which need to be addressed. there’s always someone with a worse situation, and we get to decide which one to put our energy into. that’s how it’s always been. yes: all lives matter.

The State of LGBT Human Rights Worldwide

Across the globe, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people (LGBT) continue to face endemic violence, legal discrimination, and other human rights violations on account of their sexual orientation or gender identity. As we move from International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia this week to Pride month in the United States, Amnesty International stands with everyone working to guarantee the fundamental human rights of all persons, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

Legal Discrimination

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international treaties specify that everyone is entitled to equal protection under the law. But people who challenge sexual and gender norms regularly experience discrimination related to housing, social security, and employment, such as when they are denied jobs because of their appearance or evicted from their homes because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

Transgender People Deserve A Safer World

 The following individuals in the United States LGBTQ+ community have lost their lives by senseless acts of violence in 2019 with so many left unreported.

[CW: Violence]

Quick Take: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Workplace Issues

Most Countries and States Do Not Provide Legal Protections for LGBT Employees

Stonewall Forever - A Living Monument to 50 Years of Pride

Stonewall Forever is a living monument to 50 years of Pride. Anyone, anywhere can explore the monument online or in AR and add their own piece to this ever-growing monument. Stonewall Forever was created through a partnership between NYC's LGBT Community Center and the National Park Service, with the support of Google to expand access to LGBTQ history in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. We hope that this effort lifts up a broad array of voices and creates a connection to Stonewall's legacy for people everywhere.

Mending the Rainbow: Working with the Native LGBT/Two Spirit Community

Two Spirit is a contemporary term used to identify Native American Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and some Transgender individuals with traditional and cultural understandings of gender roles and identity.

The Complete Guide to Every Queer Pride Flag

Whether you're celebrating Pride in New York or Tel Aviv, you'll be seeing all sorts of flags — and not just those in the traditional rainbow. There are many sexualities in on the queer spectrum, and we've identified the flags for each.

20 Historic Moments in the Fight for LGBTQ Rights

Take a look at some of the most major moments in our country’s history that have strongly propelled the LGBTQ rights movement forward.

Alcohol and Inclusivity: Planning Tech Events with Non-Alcoholic Options

Article contains positive actions organizers and businesses can do to reduce the danger and harm that their marketing and events that center alcohol can do.

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Inclusion

How to Fix Your Tech Interview to Increase Diversity

A great article about improving the entire job interview process written from hundreds of comments from people of marginalized groups.

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Hiring, Inclusion

Technovation

Every year, Technovation invites teams of girls from all over the world to learn and apply the skills needed to solve real-world problems through technology.

Women Talk Design

Women Talk Design elevates women and gender non-binary speakers, empowers event organizers with resources to engage more diverse speakers, and offers training and support for new speakers.

Hexagon

Hexagon is a global UX non-profit organization with a focus on community events and mentorship programs aimed to empower and support women and non-binary folks. Through our events, mentorship program, and online community, we empower women and non-binary folks to bring their whole selves to work – building confidence, balancing the ratio in the UX industry, and effecting change on a greater scale.

The abrasiveness trap: High-achieving men and women are described differently in reviews

This article collected performance reviews from men and women in tech, and analyzed the feedback employees are getting.

The results showed that women are criticized more often, and receive far more direction to be more agreeable.

Guidelines for Conference Organizers

An open-sourced document to help conference organizers with diversity and inclusion efforts.

If you build it, they won’t come

Includes discussion of why it's important to build diversity into the foundation of your event, and links to other helpful articles.

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Organizing events

in the kingdom of the blind

Technologist, podcaster, conference speaker, devopsdays organizer Birdget Kroumhout explains why "blind submissions" don't meaningfully help to improve speaker diversity since they don't address the reasons that most submissions are from people that look like you. She also offers some suggestions for how to do better.

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Organizing events