I just read a very interesting article by Tom Welton, a Professor of Sustainable Chemistry at Imperial College London in the Guardian –
It certainly raises a few points around LGBTQ scientists coming out to the LGBTQ community and seeming disinterest in science within that community.
Where are all the gay scientists? On one level the answer to this question is obvious: lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBTQ) scientists are in their laboratories all over the world doing great research. But in some less obvious ways they are almost entirely absent. – Tom Welton
Out LGBTQ scientists are just as important role models as out LGBTQ sports people, musicians, artists and activists.
LGBTQ youth interested in science need to see that there are people like them that have chosen careers in science.
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