Discovering that visible light is made up of a spectrum of colors is one of the first and most inspiring things we learn in science. That same spectrum of colors is then used throughout many fields of science to help us understand our world.
To celebrate LGBT Pride Month (aka Gay Pride), we put together a post with information and resources by, for, and about the LGBTQA community and science, technology, engineering, and math (aka STEM). As far as we're concerned, there is and always be a little ROYGBIV in all science. Lucky for us, the world of STEM is as diverse as any other community.
Queer in STEM
Conferences & Events
oSTEM Annual Conference | Nov 7-9, 2014 | Atlanta
Out to Innovate Summit | Nov 8-9, 2014 | Atlanta
Out in Tech
LGBTPM+ (UPenn Medicine)
Nuclear Pride (Nuclear Engineering)
Online Articles & Posts
- Coley, I. 2013. Empowering LGBT Scientists. Equal Media Project.
- Faulks, K. 2013. LGBT scientists find varying acceptance in academia, industry. Minnesota Daily.
- Ford, D. 2013. LGBT Groups Collaborate to Boost Diversity in STEM Fields. Associations Now.
- Jordan, H. 2014. Gays, Lesbians and Allies at Dow, PFLAG offer STEM scholarships. Michigan Live.
- Koerth-Baker, M. 2010. . BoingBoing.
- Palmer, R. 2012. Queer Science, From Alan Turing To Sally Ride. International Business Times.
- Silberman, S. 2010. Coming Out in the Sciences: Part I—After 50 Years in the Lab, a Reproduction Expert Leaves the Closet. BoingBoing.
- Smith, D. 2014. 'No sexuality please, we're scientists'. Chemistry World.
- Underhill, V. 2013. Queer Science: LGBT Scientists Discuss Coming Out at Work. Bitch
- Walker, C. 2014. Equality: Standing Out. Nature
- Welton, T. 2014. Gay prejudice? It's not easy admitting you're … a scientist. The Guardian.
- Yoder, J. 2011. Diversity in Science Carnival: Pride Month 2011. Denim and Tweed.
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