I’m the chair and founder of Pride in STEM, a charitable trust whose goals have been to raise the profile of LGBT people in STEM as well as to highlight the struggles LGBTSTEM people often face. For this work, I was recognised as one of the 100 LGBTQ trailblazers by Attitude Magazine.
Although we are small, we try to have wide-reaching impacts and for that reason, we spearheaded LGBTSTEM Day, the international day for LGBTQ+ people in STEM. We organise regular events called Out Thinkers to showcase members of the LGBTQ+ community.
We have run events with the Science Museum, the Francis Crick Institute, Stonewall, The British Science Association, the University of Cambridge, the University of Nottingham, the Institute of Cancer Research, Imperial College London, the Royal Maritime Museum, and the European Space Agency.
Yesterday some of us attended the London Science March (I would say about 20 but I’m not really sure as I didn’t get a chance to chat with everyone who I believe was with us). It was an exciting and exhilarating experience, and I’m glad I went! So, was the March for Science perfect? Hell […]
Yesterday we had the honour of being part of the second LGBT STEMinar, and it was a triumph. The speakers were all absolutely delightful and incredibly knowledgeable in their field, jumping in and out of technical explanations with talent and humour. I don’t think I’ve ever laughed so much at a conference before! Twitter was […]