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500 Queer Scientists: A Database of LGBTQ STEM Professionals

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I love this new project 500 Queer Scientists, started by two scientists at the Cal Academy, to highlight the stories of LGBTQ science professionals. The goals of the project are to:

  1. Ensure the next STEM generation has LGBTQ+ role models;
  2. Help the current generation recognize they’re not alone;
  3. Create a database that facilitates diversity among speakers and panelists.

Sounds like a really neat and worthwhile project. I'm a little shocked it hasn't been done before, honestly.

You can submit your own story on their database here.

 

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