LGBTQ+ in STEM advocacy: Then and now
Pride Month originated from the Stonewall uprising in New York city in 1969. To honor the tradition of protest and advocacy that is at the heart of the Pride Month celebrations we have today, ASBMB is hosting a webinar dedicated to LGBTQ+ advocacy in STEM. Our panelists will discuss their career journeys, reflecting both on what it was like when they started their education and training and what it's like to be an LGBTQ+ scientist today. Then, they'll discuss advocacy opportunities and ways allies can take action and demonstrate their support for the rights of members of the LGBTQ+ STEM community at both the state and federal level. Attendees will also learn about ASBMB's advocacy toolkit and specific recommendations for how to create safe zones within their own communities.
Associate professor, Florida International University
Distinguished professor of biological sciences, molecular & computational biology, University of Southern California
Science policy manager, ASBMB
Chair, Out To Innovate (formerly NOGLSTP)
Michel Geovanni Santiago–Martínez, moderator
Assistant professor, University of Connecticut