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Life Sciences to host event to highlight LGBT+ scientists

Supporting LGBT+ in STEM

The School of Life Sciences is hosting an event to raise the visibility of LGBT+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender plus) scientists.

Taking place on 27 February, in support of UK LGBT History Month, the event aims to highlight the often unrecognised contributions that LGBT+ people have made to science.

Dori Grijseels, PhD student and lead organiser said: “Many people can name only one LGBT+ scientist, maybe two at most. With this event we want to increase the visibility of LGBT+ scientists, and talk about their science in the process. It is important for LGBT+ scientists to have role models, and for our allies to see LGBT+ people in scientific roles. This will make science more inclusive.”

The event will include a number of talks about often unheard of LGBT+ scientists and their research interests. Speakers include two undergraduate students from the School of Life Sciences. 

This event is one of many throughout campus during LGBT+ History Month. It takes place on Thursday 27 February from 13:00 until 14:00 in the CRPC seminar room.

All staff and students are welcome to attend.

By: Jessica Gowers
Last updated: Monday, 17 February 2020