Thoughts on an LGBTQ channel here? I doubt it would be very active… But I’d love to have a spot for the data queers to find each other. Especially if anyone ever has a gay in the workplace question or whatever.
It was super duper late at night in Chrissy’s timezone, but I sent the message so I wouldn’t forget. Chrissy is one of the admins on the SQL Slack workspace, and fellow member of Team Gay, so I was really looking for validation that it was a good idea, and help getting it created.
Sure enough, I woke up this morning to Chrissy’s response “I love it!” and a new #lgbt channel.
Calling all LGBTQ+ Data Nerds
This channel is whatever we make of it. The channel will be a safe, inclusive place for LGBTQ+ folks (and allies). Other than ensuring that it’s a welcoming/safe environment, the channel will be whatever the community makes it. Maybe it will be a social connection where LGBTQ+ folks can meet new people. Maybe it will turn into gay travel tips for data nerds. Maybe it will be a help center for people with LGBTQ+ questions and issues around their workplace, job hunting, etc. Maybe it will be all those things.
Just in time for the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots.