Nextdoor’s policies and actions to ensure a welcoming platform for neighbors in the LGBTQIA+ community
June is Pride Month, and neighbors around the world are coming together to celebrate, reflect, and advocate for those in the LGBTQIA+ community. We believe everyone should feel welcome in their neighborhood, and this moment in time is an opportunity to show your support for equality and ultimately help cultivate a more inclusive neighborhood all year round.
In San Francisco, a neighbor whose rainbow Pride flag was taken from her yard decided to turn to Nextdoor to tell her story. She shared that the flag was in honor of her daughter who identified as bisexual and sadly took her own life the previous year. In response, dozens of neighbors voiced their support, brought her new Pride flags, and even helped paint her picket fence rainbow as a gesture of solidarity.
We stand with the LGBTQIA+ community and recognize Pride as an important cultural moment representative of equal rights. We are thrilled to share a celebratory version of the Nextdoor logo during this upcoming Pride Weekend that we hope will help make LGBTQIA+ neighbors feel seen and welcomed on Nextdoor. The logo was designed by members of our Rainbowhood LGBTQIA+ employee resource group and features the full spectrum of the rainbow from the traditional Pride flag plus colors from the Progress flag: black to represent those living with and lost to HIV/AIDS, brown to represent queer people of color, and light blue, pink, and white to represent the transgender and non-binary community.
To ensure our actions align with our core values, we have updated our policy on discrimination and equality to explicitly state that any mistreatment, aggression, or unkindness shown to people on the basis of their gender and/or sexual orientation is expressly prohibited on Nextdoor. Further, we know that LGBTQIA+ issues have a significant place in neighborhoods everywhere, which is why content discussing or celebrating LGBTQIA+ matters is allowed on Nextdoor as long as it adheres to our community guidelines. If you see a post or comment that you believe is homophobic or discriminatory in nature, please follow these steps to report it. If you see a post from a neighbor whose behavior is homophobic or discriminatory, please follow these steps to report the individual. To learn more, visit our blog post about how moderation works on Nextdoor.
Thank you for your part to make Nextdoor a welcoming platform for LGBTQIA+ neighbors everywhere, and happy Pride to all.
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