We’ve come a long way in ensuring rights for the queer community, but so much can still be done to build a better future for LGBTQ+ professionals in the fields of science, math, engineering, and medicine (STEM). How can we empower individuals and organizations to reach beyond what has been accomplished and seek true equity for queer and trans people in the sciences?

As part of 2022 Pride Month, four LGBTQ+ STEM professionals discussed issues affecting the queer community in the sciences, ways we can transform how science is practiced, and their hopes for the future.


  • Devin L. Horton, PhD, Graduate Diversity Officer for STEM Disciplines, UC Davis
  • Elle Lett, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Computational Health Informatics Program, Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Sam Long, High School Science Teacher, Denver South High School (Colorado)
  • Gabriela M. Zabala Alemán, Science Educator 
  • Moderated by Stephanie Miller, PhD, Postdoctoral Scholar, Gladstone Institutes

Out in Science is a panel discussion featuring academic leaders and STEM professionals that explores the lives and careers of LGBTQ+ scientists. Since 2014, this annual event has been organized and led by the LGBTQ+ community group at Gladstone Institutes, in collaboration with the Graduate and Postdoc Queer Alliance and the LGBT Resource Center at UC San Francisco.

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