Microsoft And Google Launch British LGBT Tech Network

Gey techies in London

It seems that all those gay techies over in London will finally have a place to hang and socialize now that Microsoft and Google, those two famous foes, have come together to launch a LGBT tech network, the InterTech Diversity Forum.

Well, to be fair, not just Microsoft and Google, as other founding members include Amazon, Dell, Nokia, BAE Systems, Accenture, Avanade, Ertl Design, Made by Many, Clarity PR, PinkNews and Stonewall. The group is free to join and they are planning their next event for September 4, at the offices of Google.

Andrew Sinclair, the GM of Skype (who hosted the event) told members at the group’s first gathering:

We have a great history of building diversity within our workforce. In fact in 1989, Microsoft was one of the first big global companies that gave same-sex domestic partners benefits and to have diversity policies around gender identity. It’s something that we’re very proud of and something that we have been driving for such a long time.

Learn more about InterTech here.

h/t: Tech City News