Coming Out as a Scientist

Alisa P

By day Alisa works as a research administrator and aspiring science communicator. By night she works on her long dreamt of novel (an historic lesbian romance), writes lesbian & bi short stories, performs burlesque (she’s a burlyQ student and budding performer), blogs and watches lots of Netflix with her significant other. She spends weekends taking their dog Harry to the beach. A self confessed history and science nerd (she’s a trained scientist too), she’s a little obsessed with fungi, nature, film noir, inspiring lesbian stories through the ages, and feminist and LGBTQIA issues.

You can find my blogs at sapphicscientist.wordpress.com and lipstickonmylabcoat.wordpress.com You can also find me on Twitter here twitter.com/lipsticklabcoat and here twitter.com/Sapphicsci

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I just read a very interesting article by Tom Welton, a Professor of Sustainable Chemistry at Imperial College London in the Guardian –

Scientist Tom Welton

Tom Welton (Photograph: Martin Beddall/Imperial College)

See: Gay Prejudice? It’s not easy admitting you’re a scientist.

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.

Sally Ride the American physicist and astronaut

Sally Ride the American physicist and astronaut

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Alisa P

By day Alisa works as a research administrator and aspiring science communicator. By night she works on her long dreamt of novel (an historic lesbian romance), writes lesbian & bi short stories, performs burlesque (she’s a burlyQ student and budding performer), blogs and watches lots of Netflix with her significant other. She spends weekends taking their dog Harry to the beach. A self confessed history and science nerd (she’s a trained scientist too), she’s a little obsessed with fungi, nature, film noir, inspiring lesbian stories through the ages, and feminist and LGBTQIA issues.

You can find my blogs at sapphicscientist.wordpress.com and lipstickonmylabcoat.wordpress.com You can also find me on Twitter here twitter.com/lipsticklabcoat and here twitter.com/Sapphicsci

Lives: Brisbane, Australia

Loves: Science, nature, writing, women

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