Microsoft Publishing has announced a new initiative to make its publishing software more inclusive, by supporting the LGBT community.
The company has announced the “Newly Christian Microsoft” initiative, which will launch on the company’s new platform.
The new initiative aims to promote tolerance and inclusion of LGBTQI people across Microsoft’s portfolio of products.
The announcement was made during a panel at Microsoft’s developer conference today.
The announcement comes a day after Microsoft said it would create a new LGBTQI group within its community management platform.
Microsoft is also partnering with the United Church of Christ to help support the “Gospel Publishers Initiative.”
The initiative is a partnership between Microsoft and the UCC, which is the global umbrella organization of the United Methodist Church.
The program, which was announced in January, will include a variety of tools that will help publishers more effectively promote their LGBTQI-inclusive titles.
The initiative is being spearheaded by Microsoft Publisher Team Lead and Chief Evangelist, Mike Zadrozny.
ZadroZadrosky said Microsoft was committed to making the software more welcoming to LGBTQI customers, and that it had seen a large increase in interest in LGBTQI titles recently.
“We’re really excited to be partnering with Microsoft on this initiative,” he said.
Microsoft’s commitment to diversity is also a part of the companys mission to provide software that is inclusive and welcoming to everyone.
The team is working to identify the next best places to publish LGBTQI content, and the next step in the effort is to develop a list of recommendations and guidelines for publishers on how to publish inclusive LGBTQI works, Zadroski said.
“The next step will be to put these recommendations and recommendations into the Microsoft platform, and see how we can implement these recommendations into our platforms in the future,” he added.
Microsoft has also added a new section to the Microsoft Publisher Community Portal, which shows LGBTQI and gender identity options for publishing.