Celebrating diversity in science

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Celebrating diversity in science achintya Fri, 07/05/2019 - 08:33

LGBTQ+ Pride flag at CERN
The LGBTQ+ Pride flat seen in front of an LHC dipole at CERN (Image: CERN)

On the International Day of LGBTQ+ People in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) on 5 July, the Directors-General and leaders of CERN, EMBL, ESA, ESO, ESRF, European XFEL, EUROfusion and ILL – the eight scientific research and technology organisations of EIROforumpay a special tribute to the indispensable contributions of LGBTQ+ colleagues in the STEM fields.

“Our scientific and technological accomplishments and the collective strength in our organisations, emanate from an environment that strongly values and supports a diverse workforce, where discrimination and prejudice are not tolerated,” says Fabiola Gianotti, CERN Director-General and chair of EIROforum. “On the LGBT STEM day, the EIROforum organisations reaffirm their commitment to enabling current and future generations of researchers to contribute to science with their full potential by ensuring equality of treatment and opportunity for all.”

Today, 5 July, marks the second International Day of LGBTQ+ People in STEM. Join the conversation on social media via the hashtags ​#LGBTSTEMDay​ or ​#LGBTQSTEMDay.

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