LGBT STEM in the Media

The problem of improving LGBT visibility in STEM subjects is gaining more momentum.  When it hits the news, you can find the links here:

How Queer Scientists are shaping their future with a survey – Wired, 26/07/2016

On being a Queer Primatologist, Evopropinquitous, 16/01/2016

Why the LGBTSTEMinar succeeded and was needed, The Lab and Field, 16/01/2016

Queer in Stem, Genes to Genomes, 24/09/2015

A Professor write ‘I look like an LGBT Engineer’ Guardian, 22/09/2015

Why is Science So Straight? New York Times, 04/09/2015

Here Are Some Antidotes to Science’s Old White Guy Problem, Wired, 24/07/2015

Queer Laboratory Life: Recognising the work of LGBT scientists, News Republic, 29/06/2015

Diversity: Pride in Science, Nature, 16/09/2014

Jack Andraka Shows LGBT Youth Being a Gay Scientist Isn’t Just a Theory, The Advocate, 19/08/2014

Why aren’t Lesbian and Bisexual Engineers coming out?, DIVA, 05/08/2014

Third of gay engineers hide sexuality from colleagues, The Engineer, 23/07/2014

No sexuality please, we’re scientists, Chemistry World, 01/04/2014

Professor David K Smith’s Flagship lecture on LGBT Scientists, University of Liverpool, 03/2014

Gay prejudice? It’s not easy admitting you’re … a scientist, The Guardian, 14/02/2014

LGBT Scientists find varying acceptance in academia, industry, Minnesoto daily, 17/10/2013

Queer Science: LGBT Scientists Discuss Coming Out at Work, Bitch Magazine, 16/10/2013

Empowering LGBT Scientists, Medill Equal Media Project, 20/08/2013

Queer Science, from Alan Turing to Sally Ride, International Business Times, 28/07/2012

If you’ve seen an article recently that is missing, please let us know.


One thought on “LGBT STEM in the Media

  1. Back in 2012, the Olympic Torch made its way round the UK, and arrived in Manchester where it was handed over above the statue of Alan Turing on the centenary of his birth. There was a lot of press coverage highlighting Turing’s remarkable talents as a mathematician and pioneer of computing, and his terrible treatment at the hands of the British authorities following a conviction for gross indecency.
    Two years later, in 2014, a report was published by CaSE (the Campaign for Science and Engineering) entitled ‘Improving Diversity in STEM’. This report pointed out that the UK needs thousands of trained scientific personnel, and one way of recruiting them would be to address the perceived image of STEM as being a bastion of wholesome white maleness.
    The report runs to 47 pages and gives chapters to disability, ethnicity and gender: but carries not a single mention of ‘gay’, ‘lesbian’, ‘LGBT’ or ‘sexual orientation’.
    Does this silence indicate that the authors were unaware of the LGBT personnel currently working in science; or did they imagine that the report would not be approved if it did make reference to any gay-related issues?


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