Hello, fellow FIRSTers! All of the admin for LGBTQ+ of FIRST are very excited to be opening our Discord server to the public. It’s open to anyone, student or mentor, LGBTQ+ or ally, to come to for support, advice, and community. Here is the link! If you choose to join, please keep it GP (gracious and professional)!
For anyone who doesn’t know, the mission of the LGBTQ+ of FIRST group is to increase queer visibility in FIRST and the STEM community as a whole by providing resources, both online and offline, to help and educate LGBTQ+ people and their allies. We seek to increase acceptance and tolerance of all peoples and create a community that benefits not only LGBTQ+ people, but everyone.
If you have ideas for what you can do regionally to make FIRST more inclusive, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, hit us up on discord, or message this account. We’ll get you in touch with your nearest admin so collaboration can occur! If you’re interested in supporting us financially to help cover the costs of buttons, brochures, posters, and other promotional items to hand out at events, you can donate directly to us through our paypal (email@example.com).
Another huge thank you to everyone who supports us! This couldn’t happen without you!
About LGBTQ+ of FIRST
LGBTQ+ of FIRST is an organization dedicated to raising awareness and acceptance of LGBTQ+ participants in FIRST Robotics. LGBTQ+ of FIRST was started to spread visibility of the LGBTQ+ community within FIRST and help teams become safe spaces for their members.