IGF 2023 Lightning Talk #28 YouRBan or how to be a young LGBTIQAP+ person on Tik-tok

Tuesday, 10th October, 2023 (04:10 UTC) - Tuesday, 10th October, 2023 (04:40 UTC)
Room H

Human Rights & Freedoms
Non-discrimination in the Digital Space

Internet Society Gender Standing Group
Umut Pajaro Velasquez, Internet Society Gender Standing Group, Technical Community, GRULAC Theorose Elikplim, Ghana Institute of Journalism, Academia, Africa Nicolas Fiumarelli, YCIG (Youth coalition on Internet Governance), Civil Society, GRULAC


Umut Pajaro Velasquez, Internet Society Gender Standing Group, Technical Community, GRULAC

Onsite Moderator

Umut Pajaro Velasquez

Online Moderator

Theorose Elikplim


Nicolas Fuimarelli


5. Gender Equality

Targets: This proposal links to the SDGs 10 by to empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status and also ensuring equal opportunity and reduce inequalities of outcome, including by eliminating discriminatory laws, policies and practices and promoting appropriate legislation, policies and action in this regard; and as we understand gender beyond the binary and not just empowering women we believe that SDG 5 by giving space to underrepresented voices, such as women and gender-expansive people has to be an SDG like this one and expand their concept of gender inclusion when it comes to technology and adopting policies and legislations for the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women and gender-diverse people at all levels.


This Lightning talk will consist mainly on the presentation of the results of the investigation report titled "Estxs bloquedx: Como ser LGBTIQAP+ en TikTok" along within a conversation with the audience and their experiences with the social media platform that is evaluated in the report and others if the flow of the Talk allows it.

Duration (minutes)

Social media is the essential form of communication for young LGBTQIA+ people who begin to explore their identities and ways of being in community. They help create an agency space where such identities can be exhibited. In recent years, the implementation of tools to moderate content have created greater marginalization of their rights. That's why we need to address a discussion to improve the practices of these platforms. As our social worlds shift more and more online, many of the technologies people encounter are mediated by algorithms. Algorithms have become deeply integrated into people's lives, often working to tailor and personalize their routine with the world. How does one become one's own, or how is identity formed in an algorithmic system? One of the goals as people adopt new technology is to weave it into their daily routines. In this lighting talk, we focus on young people's experiences on one of the most use app, TikTok.

The session will guarantee the hybrid format following the next proposed agenda: 10 minutes of speaker’s presentation 15 - 20 minutes of conversation with the audience onsite and online 5 -10 minutes for possible conclusions or new questions to be answered in future talks They guarantee the full participation of everyone in the session, despite the location, both moderators will be granted according to petition the floor to the people that want to be part of the discussion with questions and comments related to the presentation and topic directly or indirectly. The conclusion will be an approximation of the summary of this shared by the rapporteur.