Pride Month and LGBTSTEM Day

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Pride Month

AIP and its Member Societies are committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in the physical sciences. In honor of Pride Month and LGBTSTEM Day, we have gathered some resources that support the LGBTQ+ community of scientists. Also highlighted are contributions from the LGBTQ+ community to science and humanity that are worthy of celebration.


LGBTQ+ people in science, technology, engineering, and math continue to struggle to openly be themselves. That's why AIP is proud to partner with organizations around the world on LGBTSTEM Day, which will be celebrated on Nov. 18, 2020. We believe that a day of recognition could go a long way in helping raise awareness and increase support. We want this to be a new and important component of the global push to increase diversity and inclusion in STEM.

There’s no such thing as too small a gesture to promote and support LGBTQ+ people in STEM. You can start by checking out our resources below, following and contributing to the #LGBTSTEMday hashtag on social media — share stories, images and videos of yourself or your role models — and helping to boost the visibility of other LGBTQ+ people in science, tech, engineering, and math.

Queer in STEM: Workplace Experiences Reported in a National Survey of LGBTQA Individuals in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Careers
Factors Impacting the Academic Climate for LGBQ STEM Faculty
Coming Out in STEM: Factors Affecting Retention of Sexual Minority STEM Students
LGBTSTEM Day Toolkit

Resources from Niels Bohr Library & Archives and Center for History of Physics

LGBT+ in the Sciences—Gallery
Autobiography of a Transgender Scientist by Ben Barres
Teaching Guide: Ben Barres
Teaching Guide: Sally Ride
Gay is good: the life and letters of gay rights pioneer Franklin Kameny/edited by Michael G. Long (available at the Niels Bohr Library & Archives and at other libraries around the world)
International Catalog of Sources: Frank Kameny papers held by the Library of Congress 
International Catalog of Sources: Dudley H. Towne papers held by Amherst College Archives and Special Collections 
International Catalog of Sources: Alan Turing papers and correspondence held by the Modern Archive Centre, King’s College

Resources from Physics Today

APS looks to improve climate for LGBT physicists
LGBT physicists: The interviews

Resources from the Society of Physics Students

The SPS Observer: Toward a Culture of Inclusion
Queer Physicists Speak Out
Navigating Physics as a Fish Out of Water: A Trans Woman’s Journey in Physics
Sticking Together: Diversity and Inclusion in Physics
Understanding and Promoting Diversity and Inclusion in Physics
Make Your Physics Lounge a “Safe Place”
Activism is at the Core of Physics


American Physical Society

LGBT Physicists LGBT Climate in Physics Report
APS LGBT Report: Transgender Physicists
APS LGBT Report: Harassment
APS LGBT Report: Closeted Physicists
2012 APS Sexual and Gender Diversity Issues in Physics Meeting
Resource Guide for LGBT and Related Issues in Physics
Is Physics Open and Accepting for LGBT People?

American Association of Physics Teachers

Gender Pronoun Stickers

American Astronomical Society

AAS Committee for Sexual Orientation & Gender Minorities in Astronomy
Update to Meetings Policy: Sexual Orientation and Gender Minorities
AAS Endorses Vision Statement for Inclusive Astronomy

American Meteorological Society

AMS Diversity Statement
CoRiolis Reception for LGBTQ Friends and Allies

Acoustical Society of America

Speaking of sexuality: Analyzing [s] as an index of speaker identity in Japanese
Understanding the Speech Cues to Bisexuals