ACM Celebrates Pride Month 2023

Read inspiring quotations from LGBTQ activists and computing professionals with our fun “Who Said It?” campaign which ran on ACM’s social media channels.

image containing a quote: There is this growth of a sense that is glorious...the more of us there are, the more of us there are, the more of us there are. And it's joyous.     image of Edith Windsor


image containing the quote: "If I wait for someone else to validate my existence, it will mean that I'm shortchanging myself."     image of Zanele Muhoil


image containing the quote: "I am proud, that I found the courage to deal the initial blow to the Hydra of public contempt."     image of Karl Heinrich Ulrichs


image containing the quote: "Equality means more than passing laws. The struggle is really won in the hearts and minds of the community, where it really counts."     image of Barbara Gitting


image containing the quote: "To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance."     image of Oscar Wilde


image containing the quote: "It taught me to learn, work hard, plan carefully, network properly, do the right things, to find the right kind of health to transition at that time."     image of Lynn Conway


image containing the quote: "I kept showing up to groups adding the 'T' to 'GLB.'"     image of Mary Ann Horton


ACM Celebrates Diversity in Computing & Technology

At ACM, our commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity is fundamental to our mission. Diverse perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences enrich the ACM community and strengthen ACM’s ability to support the computing communities globally. By acknowledging and celebrating the unique qualities of diverse membership, ACM cultivates an inclusive environment where all are supported and empowered to inspire and assist others. Awareness months are a time dedicated to reflection, education, and engagement to understand and embrace the diverse backgrounds within the ACM community. We invite you to join ACM in these celebrations as we strive to create inclusive and equitable environments for all within the computing community.

How Diverse Is Your Team?

ACM's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council is an essential resource for SIGs, conferences, boards, and councils looking for best practices to improve diversity in their organization and develop programs with a broader reach in the computing community. Our guide provides examples of both inherent and acquired characteristics, which should be taken into consideration when looking at ways to improve the diversity of your team.

Words Matter

As part of ACM’s efforts to combat exclusion in the computing profession, ACM's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council has launched an effort to replace offensive or exclusionary terminology in the computing field. They have developed a list of computing terms to be avoided in professional writing and presentations and offer alternative language. The Council plans to expand this list in the future and invites the community to submit suggestions for consideration.