About Safe Queers

Who we are


Safe Queers is an online resource to educate LGBTQ+ organizations on how to protect and empower themselves in the digital world. 


This website focuses on simple steps they can take to use technology safely without compromising their security. 

Safe Queers is a joint initiative of the African Queer Youth Initiative and Out in Tech. It was made possible by Automattic and WordPress.com, who donated the website and all hosting fees.

Why online safety is critical for LGBTQ+ organizations


It is still illegal to be LGBTQ+ in over 70 countries around the world. In the last ten years, homophobic and transphobic institutions (including governments) have used technology to identify and persecute the community. 

At the same time, the digital space is vital to LGBTQ+ organizations to engage with their community, raise awareness, and advocate for policy change. 

Staying Safe, Together


Special thanks to our partners who helped draft or review content for this website:


All Out
Building Healthy Online Communities
Jonathan Warren
Stevie Bazarian
Sarah Huffman

Emma Rose