In June last year, we changed our Drupal Association logo on social media platforms to add a little color for Pride Month and I am really happy to say we will be doing the same again this year.
Since last year, we have introduced better tools for understanding the demographic groups in Drupal and I asked for a report on that. Quite rightly, I don’t have access myself – it is very much locked down. I was interested to see that, of those confirmed users who have filled something into the field (including “none” or “prefer not to answer”), 15.8% have indicated they identify as LGBTQIA. That’s far more than I expected!
We would love to continue to improve our statistics; we’re asking everyone to complete the data in the demographics field, even if that is to click “none” – it’s a totally valid and useful response. Go to your user profile, click edit, and find it in the “Personal information” tab.
Finally, whilst the Drupal Association is an educational non-profit and does not advocate policy, I have been personally reminded this week of the extraordinary bravery, friendship, and sheer commitment to overcome challenges by people in the LGBTQIA community and I wanted to help celebrate that in any way we can.
You are strong and you are beautiful. Thank you for being you.