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How To Build A Big Gay Virtual Clubhouse

Between the meteoric rise of YouTube and the advent of the Tinder swipe, connecting online with people who get you is both easier and stranger than ever before. Whether nested within larger platforms, fully independent, or first established offline, online spaces for queer women face an array of unique challenges.

In this session, we'll discuss the hurdles that online queer communities for women face, what's working, what isn't, and how to build more intersectional, inclusive, authentic LGBT spaces, both online and IRL. Allies welcome!

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Taylor Hatmaker, Tech Editor, The Daily Dot

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