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Queer People of Color Using Tech to Cope


Queer People of Color (QPoC) experience high levels of societal discrimination and oppression as a result of having both a stigmatized racial identity and a stigmatized sexual orientation/gender identity. This qualitative study explores common themes in the experiences of stigma for QPoC, what ICTs QPoC are using to cope with this stigma, and how they are using these ICTs. 

2019 - 2021

published: iConference 2020 Proceedings

qualitative study, user interviews

Two Gamers


user group

literature view


thematic analysis

queer people of color

college students (18-24)

regular ICT user


platforms used include: instagram, twitter, reddit

coping through: identity exploration, community engagement, distraction & escapism

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