Pride in STEM, House of STEM, and InterEngineering are proud to announce the launch of the first ever International Day of LGBT+ people in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths, called LGBTSTEM Day, to be celebrated on 5 July 2018.
The purpose of LGBTSTEM Day is to improve the visibility and representation of LGBT+ people in STEM, help them access and share resources, and build a stronger LGBT+ community.
The LGBT+ Physics Sciences Network, with the Royal Astronomical Society, believe that professional membership organisations can offer support and experiences of current good practice with regard to successful LGBT+ networks in places of work and study. Facilitating and helping to connect the LGBT+ physical sciences community is an important step in this process and we believe that LGBTSTEM Day will enable this.
How to get involved
There’s no such thing as too small a gesture to promote and support LGBT+ people in STEM. You can start by following and contributing to the #LGBTSTEMday hashtag on social media — share stories, images and videos of yourself or your role models — and help boost the visibility of other LGBT+ people in science, tech, engineering, and maths. Make sure you tag in @RAS_outreach and @IOPDiversity to connect with the LGBT+ Physical Sciences Network.
Pride in STEM is a UK-based charitable trust working to promote and support LGBT+ people working in STEM.
House of STEM is an Irish-based Network dedicated to connecting and supporting LGBTQ+ scientists in the Republic of Ireland.
InterEngineering is an organisation dedicated to connecting, informing and empowering LGBT+ engineers and supporters.