QUEER IN STEM
The dilemma of diversity in the sciences has risen to buzzword status. But the experience of LGBTQ+ professionals seems left out of the conversation, even as studies show that the heteronormative culture of STEM fields remains so inhospitable that many LGBTQ+ scientists and engineers refrain from coming out to their colleagues due to fears of harassment. This feature report for Condé Nast’s them. spotlights a young movement of queer scientists who are pushing for change through mentorship, visibility campaigns and more.