As part of the Royal Society’s commitment to increasing diversity in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), the Society is participating in this year’s LGBT History Month with a discussion on how to include lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and other sexual identities (LGBT+) when creating inclusive environments. Is being out an option for the LGBT STEM students and staff in your environment both in academia and in industry? A full programme and list of speakers will follow shortly.
Join us for this round table discussion which will include the topics:
- In the lab, on a rig, in the field or in the office, what are the implications of different science environments when it comes to coming out?
- Is STEM an accessible career path for LGBT+ young people, can the lab be a refuge from your identity, or is it only those who come out later in life who choose STEM?
- Do LGBT+ people in STEM careers need specific support, if so in what ways?
- What good practice have you seen in your education or work environment for LGBT+ people?
- Top suggestion from you (email firstname.lastname@example.org with your topic of choice)
Panellists will introduce the evening with an answer to the question "Choosing to be out in the workplace or when studying – what influences that choice?"
Refreshments will be served, please inform us of any dietary needs.
The Royal Society is an accessible building, please let us know (email@example.com) if you have any specific access requirements.
In partnership with Diversity Role Models.