As open source continues to be leveraged in global industries, so does its diversity. A diverse community is a stronger community. The millions of open source projects available on the internet cover just about any kind of application you can think of. So although it’s no surprise, it’s still worth celebrating this collection of LGBTQ+ open source projects.
Refuge Restrooms is a web application that provides safe restroom access for transgender, intersex, and gender nonconforming individuals. Users can search for restrooms by proximity to a search location, add new restroom listings, and comment and rate existing listings.
QueerMap by qiekub offers a map and an API that connects to community centers and other helpful information for queer (LGBTQ+) people. Users are encouraged to add new resources to this growing list.
Type With Pride
On March 31, 2017, Gilbert Baker, the creator of the iconic rainbow flag, sadly passed away. Baker was an LGBTQ activist and an artist, and he was known for helping friends create banners for protests and marches. To honor the memory of Gilbert Baker, NewFest and NYC Pride partnered with Ogilvy & Mather and Fontself to create free fonts inspired by the design language of the iconic rainbow flag, the typeface was named Gilbert after Baker.