26-30 July 2021
Europe/Berlin timezone

LGBTQ+ Inclusivity: How to be an ally

27 Jul 2021, 16:40


Parallel session talk Outreach, Education and Diversity T14: Outreach, Education and Diversity


Mr Christos Vergis (Bonn University)


One of the key ingredients to do good science is the embrace of diversity in all its facets. The LGBTQ+ community faces extra burdens in our daily lives as scientists, making us less likely to stay in academia and achieve visible positions within large experiments.

The LGBTQ CERN group is a CERN-recognized Informal Network seeking to provide a welcoming space for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, intersex, asexual, genderqueer and other LGBTQ+ individuals at CERN, also welcoming friends and allies. This talk will focus on the experiences of the LGBTQ CERN members in our careers in High Energy Physics, and discuss which concrete steps you can take, as an ally, to create a safe, inclusive and supportive scientific work environment.

Collaboration / Activity LGBTQ CERN
Email lgbtqcern-contact@cern.ch
First author LGBTQ CERN

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