Webinars—LGBT+ STEM

Click here and here to watch these two archived webinars in
ASTC’s Professional Development Video Library.



Don’t miss these TWO chances to learn more!

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.

Explore the discussion from one or both days!

This discussion-based webinar series encouraged participant to share ways that their institutions welcome and engage the LGBT+ community in science. Topics included programming, staff wearables, welcoming guidelines, and scientists in action across the globe.

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

Registration included a link to an archived recording of the webinars, so even if you couldn’t participate in the live event with your peers from around the world, you received access to its recording, which they and their colleagues can watch when they 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

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


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