🌈 Happy Pride and welcome to The QD Monthly! 🏳‍🌈

Welcome back to The QD Monthly, QTBIPOC Design's digital publication that aims to provide you with updates on our community along with some tools, resources, inspiration, and more to take with you wherever you are in your design journey. 😁 

In this issue, we... 
  • Come to you with info on our upcoming events and other community happenings. ✨
  • Celebrate Pride Month! 🌈
  • Share some cool, helpful, and fun resources 🔥
  • & much more! 

📰 News & Events

Our next UX Night is planned for Tuesday June 8, 2021 at 4PM PT / 7PM ET. Be sure to RSVP and join us! This UX Night, we'll be celebrating Pride 🌈 and hosting a space on Authenticity: when to truly show up at work.
Sign up on Eventbrite!
Pose Finale Watch Party →
Mon, June 7th
We'll be watching the finale episode of Pose together this Monday, June 7th at 6PM PT / 9PM ET. Come join us on Zoom, where together we can laugh, cry, and get our best lives. 💃
QTBIPOC Design Jam →
Wed, June 16th
Our next Design Jam will be happening on Wednesday, June 16 at 4PM PT / 7PM ET. We'll be doing hands-on workshops every month to ideate, innovate, and design products together! 📝
QTBIPOC Design Game Night →
Fri, Jun 25th
Join us on Friday, June 25th at 5PM PT / 8PM ET for game night! Join us in our gaming channel in Slack for updates! 🎮🎲 

🏳‍🌈 Celebrating Pride 2021

2021 Queer Design Count →
Whether you are a designer, copywriter, researcher, manager, or just a person who identifies as LGBTQ+ and works in the field of design, let your voice be heard!
Out in Tech Virtual Pride Party →
Join Out in Tech for an evening of celebrating and networking with other LGBTQ+ techies. Grab a glass of [insert beverage of choice] and let’s go!
Lesbians Who Tech Pride Summit 2021→
Join Lesbians Who Tech on June 21st-25th for a 5-day summit focused on empowering the community to solve big problems.
Pride at Work Summit 2021→

The Pride at Work Summit is happening June 8-11. This series will showcase inspiring LGBTQIA+ leaders and highlight companies actively hiring right now. 

"The fight exists every day. All the things that Pride Month is about have occurred every day throughout the year for a lot of us in history."

🔨 Tools & Resources

Figma Tips →
Figma Tips is a plugin that helps you up your design game in Figma by watching short tutorial videos about designing in Figma!
How to target your design portfolio to get the client you want →
Learning how to create a design portfolio that speaks to your ideal client and makes them want to work with you is easier than you might think. 
Mini Design Tutorials →
12 helpful mini‑tutorials to quickly boost your design skills. 
"Pride is not a party. That’s not meant to say that we shouldn’t celebrate our communities and the progress we’ve made, but to remember the reasons this month is necessary. It is a reminder of where we started, the need for that history to be documented and protected, as well as the fight to continue the movement towards equity and equality."

⭐️ QD Picks

Pride 2021: Getting back out there (with Figma) →
Clancy Slack at Figma shares what Pride month means to him and how the Figma community is celebrating Pride.
Material You by Google →
With a design approach called Material You, Google shows it believes the future of the interface should be shaped by its users.
Diversify Tech →
A collection of resources for underrepresented people in tech, including scholarships, events, job opportunities, and more!
"for pride month if you have friends who are part of the lgbtq+ community let them know that they are loved. give them all of your money."
- Lil Nas X, on celebrating pride 😀
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