LGBTIQ in Tech :: Code of Conduct
- TL;DR: Be nice to others or you will be banned from our events.
LGBTIQ in Tech is a positive community that recognises and celebrates the creativity and collaboration of creators and the diversity of people, cultures, and opinions that they bring to the event and the industries we work in.
We will try our best to provide a safe, respectful and supportive environment. You are welcome no matter if you know anyone here, are shy, don’t quite know what we’re all about but like this CoC.
LGBTIQ in Tech events are an inclusive environment, based on treating all individuals respectfully, regardless of gender, sexual orientation (incl. asexual), physical characteristics, age, disability, medical conditions, nationality, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), body type, profession, or software preferences.
We value respectful behaviour above individual opinions.
Respectful behavior includes:
- Be considerate, kind, constructive, and helpful.
- Avoid demeaning, discriminatory, harassing, hateful, or physically threatening behaviour, speech, and imagery.
- If you're not sure, ask instead of assuming.
It’s everyone’s responsibility to keep this event inclusive and friendly. We believe peer to peer discussions, feedback, corrections can help build a stronger, safer, and more welcoming community.
If you experience disrespectful behaviour and feel in any way unable to respond or resolve it respectfully (for any reason), please immediately bring it to the attention of an organiser. We want to hear from you about anything that you feel is disrespectful, threatening, or just icky in any way. We will listen and work to resolve the matter.
Explicitly, we consider a violation of our Code of Conduct:
- Any offensive verbal comment related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, or other personal conditions and choices.
- Intimidation, stalking, following, harassing, nonconsensual photography or recording, sustained disruption of conversations, talks or other events, nonconsensual physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.
- Microaggressions, i.e. small, subtle, often subconcious actions that marginalize people from oppressed groups.
- Minimising other people’s experiences.
Sometimes, it’s hard to react immediately. We also welcome after-the-fact reports and complaints. Reach out via Facebook to any of the organisers in the Signed section or get in touch via .
Roles & Responsibilities of Allies
This community welcomes and challenges allies. Allyship is about actively reframing knowledge and actively changing power dynamics. Please engage these practices:
- Listen and learn, even when you feel confused or uncomfortable.
- Educate yourself instead of asking others to educate you.
- Don’t take credit for ideas originated by people on the front lines.
- Act like an ally when no one is watching.
- Acknowledge your privilege.
- Be resilient.
- Contribute resources: Time. Money. Visibility. Opportunity.
Even if you do identify as and part of LGBTIQ, we ask that you reflect on your social position re: class, language, body, legal status, etc. and be an ally to people more marginalised than yourself.
If the organisers determine that an event participant is behaving disrespectfully, the organisers may take any action they deem appropriate, up to and including expulsion and exclusion from the event and also future events.
As organisers, we will seek to resolve conflicts peacefully and in a manner that is positive for the community.
If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of the staff. Their names are found here under Signed section, they will be circulating in the crowd, and are easy to find (their name tags are written in with a gold marker).
For urgent matters, call or text Heidi Pun at +386 70 737 212 or on .