LGBTQ+ people in STEM fields have faced unique barriers throughout history, many of which persist today. In fact, there is now an International Day of LGBTQIA+ People in STEM in order to commemorate LGBTQ+ scientists and researchers in STEM fields, and bring light to the persisting barriers.
Check out the Research Library’s LGBTQ+ in STEM subject guide for more information, including:
- Videos and other resources that provide insight into persisting and past barriers for LGBTQ+ people in STEM, such as the Lavender Scare.
- Links to relevant events and organizations.
- Profiles of prominent LGBTQ+ scientists throughout history and today.
- Practical readings for building awareness and identifying ways to eliminate barriers to equality for LGBTQ+ people in STEM fields.
Find additional LGBTQ+ resources such as open access journals, articles, archives, books, and more on the Open Access for ERGs guide.