The prevailing perception within the booming technology industry used to be that it was meritocracy. Now both grassroots organizations and tech firms alike recognize there’s a diversity problem.
Activists for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons are embracing online storytelling in a massive way. From protesting anti-gay laws in Russia to establishing a digital archive for LGBT Canadians’ stories, organizations are leveraging new technologies to get their message out and create new connections.
A conversation with Idil Burale, who decided to run for Toronto city council despite her frustration with the way politics works.