White House Turns to LGBT Experts at the LGBT Tech and Innovation Summit

Leanne Pittsford, founder of Lesbians Who Tech speaking at the 2015  White House LGBT Tech and Innovation Summit. Via YouTube.com

Leanne Pittsford, founder of Lesbians Who Tech, speaking at the 2015 White House LGBT Tech and Innovation Summit.
Via YouTube.com

150 participants gathered last night for the second annual “LGBT Tech and Innovation Summit,” which took place at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building of the White House.

The goal of the event was to utilize LGBT leaders from the tech and other communities for advice and answers to some major issues in the US, including how technology could be used to end discrimination.

As reported by Gay Star News, Leanne Pittsford, founder of Lesbians Who Tech and a co-organizer of the event, said this about why the White House was turning to LGBT tech experts, ‘Because of our identity, we’re natural innovators. We’re natural outside-the-box thinkers, we have a unique perspective.’

‘I’m a little biased but I think we’re some of the most brilliant, creative people in the world.’

To see some of the creative solutions they came up with, check out the footage of the event (coverage starts at 27 minutes) after the jump…

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