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Queercon Brings Together LGBTQ InfoSec Community at DEFCON

Las Vegas, NV – Over the past 15 years, Queercon has grown from a social group to a complete con-within-a-con at the yearly DEFCON hacking conference. Queercon has grown into the largest social network of LGBT hackers from around the world, and offers a space for LGBTQ hackers and allies to come together during DEFCON. Queercon invites diversity and aims to “unite people through patient understanding of each other, including areas like gender identity, sexual preference, lifestyles, and hobbies.” This year, thousands of people attended Queercon events and mingled, partied, and held speaking tracks on a issues related to information security.