Supporting LGBTQ+ people and raising awareness of the issues we face
Pride in STEM
I am one of 10 trustees for the UK charity Pride in STEM, running events and activities together with our extensive network of volunteers. We were nominated for the Gay Times Honours in 2017 and are one of the groups that run the annual International Day of LGBTQIA+ People in STEM (#LGBTSTEMDay) on the 18th of November.
Speaking Up at Scientific Conferences
I was an invited panellist for the ‘100 Years of LGBTQ+ Geoscientists’ town hall at the American Geophysical Union in December 2019. At the same conference I also presented a poster on improving inclusivity for LGBT+ people in STEM.
Articles & Blogs
I have written articles on the issues and experiences of being LGBTQ+ in STEM, including a two-part article for Digital Science and one guest article for the Royal Society’s In Verba blog (republished in 2022).
I have designed several posters and flyers for schools and universities that raise awareness of LGBTQ+ role models in STEM, and provide advice on how to be a better ally to LGBTQ+ students/staff. These materials are available to download on Google Drive.
My Etsy store includes a range of Pride stickers with different LGBTQ+ identity flags. £1 from each sticker sold goes to Pride in STEM.