November 18 marks the International Day of LGBTQIA+ People in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics).
The date symbolizes the 60th anniversary of American astronomer and gay activist, Frank Kameny’s fight against workplace discrimination.
Kameny petitioned the US Supreme Court in a case prompted by his dismissal from the US Army due to his sexual orientation.
Kameny's fight continues even today as statistics reflect:
20% of trans people and 28% percent of LGBTQIA+ people have considered quitting their jobs at some point because of a hostile work environment or discrimination against them.
1 out of 3 physicists in America has been urged to stay in closet to progress in their careers.
Half of the transgender or gender non-conforming physicists were harassed in their own departments.
Swipe up to join hands with Turing and embrace diversity.
Let's work together towards making STEM a more inclusive place for everyone.