DEVS MAKING A DIFFERENCE:
3. If you, like me, feel terrible that you just spent the past week feasting on and practically buying everything within your sight, today, Giving Tuesday, thankfully offers us the perfect way to redeem our filthy souls. If you want to give back while helping both support the LGBTQ+ community and improve diversity in tech, consider donating to Out in Tech.
Generally speaking, this is an organization that supports the LGBTQ+ tech community by helping its over 30,000 members advance in their careers and use tech to initiate social change. At the moment, Out in Tech is running a GoFundMe campaign so that they can specifically help build more WordPress websites for LGTBQ+ activist efforts worldwide, such as groups working to improve the health and safety of the LGBTQ+ community in Uganda and more. Thanks to their efforts, these activist groups have been able to use these websites to obtain donations, promote their events, advocate for policy change, grow their communities, gain credibility, and much more.
Out In Tech says they've already built over 100 websites, and are raising money through GoFundMe so they can build 100 more by 2021. If you're interested in contributing, you can check out their page and donate here.
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