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26 Oct | Diversity & Inclusion | Lincoln News

LGBTQ+ Inclusion in STEM

The Eleanor Glanville Institute and the California Academy of Sciences have received funding from the Royal Society of Chemistry and the UK Science and Innovation Network in the USA to carry out research into LGBTQ+ inclusion in STEM. The project will launch its international Climate Survey on 9 November 2023 at the 13th Annual oSTEM conference in Anaheim, CA, USA. The UK launch will take place at the Royal Society of Chemistry, Burlington House, London on 20 November 2023

BARRIERS WITHIN BARRIERS − MINORITIES WITHIN MINORITIES: the challenges for LGBTQ+ inclusion in the UK-US STEM landscape through an intersectional lens

STEM professions have stereotypically been dominated by white, heterosexual men – a masculine culture with the expectation of heteronormative identity. Not surprisingly, the scientific world is now at high risk of losing its LGBTQ+ scientists because of the hostile, exclusionary, working and learning environments we have created. What are the cumulative effects of this environment on those who are minoritised within the LGBTQ+ community?  The LGBTQ+ scientists of colour working in white-dominated spaces? The LGBTQ+ women scientists of colour working in men-dominated disciplines and white-dominated spaces? We seek to understand how these minorities within minorities navigate the layered barriers to inclusion across both the UK and US scientific landscape. Applying an intersectional lens, we will provide a deeper insight into the barriers and enablers to LGBTQ+ inclusion in STEM, and establish a richer evidence base to inform effective strategies to prevent attrition and increase retention for all LGBTQ+ groups in STEM. Read more about the project...

We are holding our UK launch and networking event at Burlington House, London, on 20 November 2023 (canapés and a variety of beverages served, 15.00−18.00). Download the launch invitation to register your attendance.

*** The LGBTQ+ Inclusion in STEM Climate Survey and the LGBTQ+ Inclusion in STEM Policy & Practice Survey will open on 9 November ***