Digital Freedom Is an LGBT Issue

Since 1990, the Electronic Frontier Foundation has been fighting to make sure when you go online your rights come with you. For the LGBT community, these rights are especially important.

We're Fighting for Your Right to Free Speech

Free Speech is strongly protected in the United States. That means that people in the U.S. are free to talk about queer issues online without fear of government intervention. In places like Russia, however, the government just passed a law banning "propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations to minors," a law used by the Russian government to limit speech by the LGBT community and silence the gay rights community. EFF fights for freedom of speech all over the world, protecting users from government laws or actions that unlawfully inhibit free expression in our digital communications.

We're Fighting for Your Right to Privacy

Many in the LGBT community grapple with the right to privacy. Whether you're exploring your sexual identity online, seeking support from LGBT peers when there are none available in your community, or keeping your sexual orientation secret from your family, co-workers, or classmates out of fear of bullying or reprisals, protecting your privacy online may be an important part of protecting your physical safety.

Read more on the EFF website.

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Published on 10 Feb 2014

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