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Thread It's Trans Awareness Week! (Nov 13th -19th)
I agree with this wholeheartedly. This may come as a surprise to some, but the overwhelming majority of our staff are women and/or minorities. I myself am a black woman, but also bisexual, and come from a migrant and religious minority background. We have a very mixed variety of staff. Some are very outspoken and post frequently, and others pour all of their volunteer time into handling things behind the scenes, so their efforts are invisible to the community. Either way, we all provide our perspectives, and these relevant perspectives are given priority when handling moderation and creating policy. Our moderation philosophy is detailed in the General Guide/FAQ. Regardless, it's clear that the community is in need of even more representation and diversity, as well as a further examination of both our policies and moderation philosophy. This is something that we will be putting even more focus on going forward and are currently discussing extensively. I've mentioned it before, but it bears repeating. Sincere thanks to you and others for your efforts in combating bigotry in the community.Roughly half of the staff are BAME.