AIP is proud to partner with organizations around the world on LGBTSTEM Day. LGBTQ+ people in science, technology, engineering, and math continue to struggle to openly be themselves. 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 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 LGBTQ+ people in science, tech, engineering, and math.
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.
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
Images and Library Resources
LGBT+ in the Sciences—Gallery
Teaching Guides: LGBT Scientists
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
Resources from Physics Today
Resources from the Society of Physics Students
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
RESOURCES FROM AIP MEMBER SOCIETIES
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?