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IBM unveils rainbow logo in solidarity with LGBT community

IBM unveils rainbow logo in solidarity with LGBT community | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
IBM unveiled a new logo Friday that incorporates the rainbow pride flag as a show of solidarity with the LGBT community.
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‘Lesbians Who Tech’ Make Their Mark At Gay Pride Tel Aviv, Embracing Diversity And All Things High-Tech And LGBT

‘Lesbians Who Tech’ Make Their Mark At Gay Pride Tel Aviv, Embracing Diversity And All Things High-Tech And LGBT | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
For one week in June, Israel’s second city drums to a different beat: A mass of bronzed and oiled bodies descend on beachside bars and cafes festooned with rainbow flags, downing lunchtime mojitos to a soundtrack of pumping techno. This is Tel Aviv Gay Pride, the culmination of which is a traffic-stopping parade Friday that attracts some 200,000 people from around the world. Despite the predominance of muscled men on a rolling catwalk of ever smaller swim shorts, “Women in the Community” is the 2016 theme, and behind the scenes, it’s LGBT women who are really shaking things up.
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Lesbians Who Tech combines two distinct yet quintessential facets of Tel Aviv life: a vibrant LGBT scene (voted the No. 1 gay city in a 2012 poll) and, with more high-tech startups per capita than any other country in the world, an established tech ecosystem. The pithily named organization “for queer women [working] in or around tech,” which started in a San Francisco bar three years ago, has since swelled to more than 16,000 global members in 35 cities. American founder Leanne Pittsford caught the industry’s attention with events such as #BringALesbianToWorkDay, and the group found its new eastern Mediterranean home in December. Six months later, LWT was holding its first Tel Aviv tech summit, bringing together lesbian women for a series of networking events and presentations in Google’s Tel Aviv offices.

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