Upcoming Webinars—LGBT+ STEM

Don’t miss these TWO chances to get involved!

Inspired by two campaigns to promote LGBTQ+ scientists and STEM educators/communicators (the first international LGBTSTEM Day on July 5 and 500 Queer Scientists), the ASTC Advocates for Diversity Community of Practice is hosting two webinars featuring LGBTQ+ scientists and their work and efforts science centers and museums are undertaking to include this community.

Join the discussion on one or both days!

This discussion-based webinar series encourages the audience to share ways that your institution has welcomed and engaged the LGBT+ community in science. Topics will include programming, staff wearables, welcoming guidelines, and scientists in action across the globe.

This webinar series is designed for all levels of science center and museum professionals, especially those who work in community engagement, human resources, and partnerships.

Registration includes a link to an archived recording of the webinar, so even if you can’t participate in the live event with your peers from around the world, you will receive access to its recording, which you and your colleagues can watch when you wish.

Questions? Please write to me.


Webinar 1

Thursday, August 9

Click here to watch this archived discussion in ASTC’s Professional Development Video Library.


Tim Hecox of the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) in Portland, Blair Denniberg of OMSI and the American Alliance of Museums’s LGBTQ Alliance, Eric Godoy of the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and Alfredo Carpineti of Pride in STEM, a group of LGBT+ scientists and engineers from around the world that works to showcase and support all LGBT+ people in STEM fields.



Webinar 2

Monday, August 27,
3:00–4:00 p.m. ET (find your local time)

Sandra Bonnici of the Madison Children’s Museum in Wisconsin, Friderike Moon of Science World British Columbia in Vancouver, Shaun O’Boyle of House of STEM, a network of LGBTQ+ scientists in Ireland, and Emily Lozen of the Museum of Life and Science in Durham, North Carolina

Click here to register for the August 27 webinar.