Reasons to be PROUD of

Published: June 28, 2024

At CFM, we believe that a career in science and technology can be a fulfilling and rewarding way for individuals to make a real impact on the world around us. The STEM fields are shaping our lives and are fueling social progress. We also believe that the search of the so-called Excellency must ensure providing a healthy, more welcoming, and safer work place for everyone.

Unfortunately, many LGBTQ+ STEM professionals still face barriers and unequal opportunities. CFM is steadfast in our commitment to changing this. We are thankful for and will always support our LGBTQ+ colleagues. Their expertise and unique experiences are vital to the future of innovative science. Together with DIPC we created the “Pride in Science” local community (join the WhatsApp group in THIS LINK).

Because we love data, to further support our peers, and all members of the LGBTQ+ STEM community, we have compiled credible external resources that includes professional organizations and support groups, useful articles, op-eds, and scholarly publications, and information to share with allies.


Systemic inequalities for LGBTQ professionals in STEM

Science Advances (2021)

Inequalities Faced by LGBTQ+ STEM Professionals

Trinity College

Out in the open: Is science LGBT-friendly?

New Scientist (2014)

The Diversity Challenge

Nature (2014)

Most gay and lesbian researchers are out in the lab

Nature (2015)

LGBTQ+ in STEM: Fostering Inclusion and Resolving Disparities Using Demographic Data

Columbia University (New York)

Inequalities Faced by LGBTQ+ STEM Professionals

Trinity College

Coming out in STEM

Royal Society of biology Blog

STEM- Professional organizations and support groups

PRISMA (in Spain)

Association for Affective-Sexual and Gender Diversity in Science, Technology and Innovation based in Spain.

500 Queer Scientists
A visibility campaign for LGBTQ+ people and their allies working in STEM and STEM-supporting jobs — a group that collectively represents a powerful force of scientific progress and discovery. 1,317 stories and counting.

National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals (NOGLSTP)
NOGLSTP is a professional society that educates and advocates for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer students and professionals in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (oSTEM)

Pride in STEM
Pride in STEM is a charitable trust run by an independent group of LGBTQ+ scientists & engineers from around the world. Proud of who we are and what we do. We aim to showcase and support all LGBTQ+ people in STEM fields.

Out in Tech
Out in Tech is a networking organization that is designed to bring the LGBTQ+ tech community together, provide networking opportunities, and help people to promote social change.

Lesbians Who Tech
Lesbians Who Techis one of the largest, most inclusive organizations for queer women and non-binary technologists. In addition to offering summits, programs, job boards, and networking opportunities, Lesbians Who Tech also runs the Edie Windsor Coding Scholarship, which supports up to 50 percent of tuition for queer women and non-binary applicants.

Maven Youth
Maven Youth offers summer tech camps, virtual workshops, and youth leadership programs. The organization promotes tech knowledge, education, and involvement for LGBTQ+ youth between the ages of 14 and 19. These programs are designed to give LGBTQ+ youth the skills they need to excel in a tech career and explore their professional passions.

Unicorns in Tech
Unicorns in Tech was founded in 2014 in Berlin. The network brings together over 4,000 LGBTQ+ members around the world, connecting startup founders, social media experts, journalists, designers, students, and entrepreneurs in different areas of tech. Unicorns in Tech provides career opportunities, networking, and meetup events to build social and professional connections.

Hack Out is the world’s largest LGBTQ+ entrepreneurship weekend. Hosted in-person and virtually, the event is free and open to the public, offering participants the opportunity to present business pitches and compete in their final presentations. The event includes seminars, mentorship, and other activities to promote LGBTQ business success.

LGBTQ in Technology
The LGBTQ in Technology Slack is a multi-channel forum that provides a space for LGBTQ+ people in the tech industry to connect with one another, share their thoughts, and network in a safe, supportive community.