LGBTQ+ of FIRST is a student-run initiative focused on encouraging and supporting LGBTQ+ students in FIRST. LGBTQ+ of FIRST has a thriving online community in our Discord Server (we have over 300 members). We also host meetups at FIRST events throughout the season -- in many ways, it’s very similar to FIRST Ladies!
There are a variety of ways to get involved with LGBTQ+ of FIRST. You can apply to be a student staff member (directly supporting the organization and organizing events/writing posts/etc.), apply to be a partner team (your entire team supports the organization and hosts events), or you can just join the Discord server as a member to have fun! Regardless of how you get involved, you’ll be joining a diverse and supportive community of FTC and FRC students and mentors!
Personally, I have been involved with the organization in all three capacities: I was first a member, then I became an admin, and my team is now also a partner team. Every experience with the organization has been fantastic -- I always come away excited by the efforts that other teams and people go to for inclusion, inspired by the community, and motivated to do more myself.
Discord Server: https://discordapp.com/invite/B6uPnrX
This blog was written by Katie Johnson from FTC team 3595, Schrödinger’s Hat. If you are interested in blogging for FIRST Ladies, click here to sign up on the schedule!
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