LGBT+ Physical Sciences Network

The first meeting of the LGBT+ physicists’ and astronomers’ network took place in March 2016. This was an opportunity for members from both the IOP and RAS (Royal astronomical society) to share their thoughts about the support that professional membership organisations could offer and their experiences of current good practice with regard to successful LGBT+ networks in their places of work and study.

The network has recently been expanded to include those working in chemical sciences and the RSC (Royal society of chemistry). The current steering group for the network with representatives from, IOP, RAS, RSC, SEPNET and Stonewall as well as those that promoted and contributed to the initial meeting, are keen to take forward many of the suggested actions. Facilitating and helping to connect the LGBT+ physical sciences community is a first step. More resources will be added to these pages throughout 2018.

For more details about the following activities please follow the links.

LGBT+ physical sciences climate survey

This is the first LGBT+ physical sciences teaching, studying and working climate survey to take place in the UK and Ireland, we hope that you can share and contribute to the results. It will be open until 30 April 2018.

International Day of LGBT+ People in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths

5 July 2018 will be the first International #LGBTSTEMDay, follow the link to find out how you can be involved.

LGBT and physicists and astronomers network sign up form