LGBTQ+ Task Force

We can choose to be better; can scientists afford not to?

June 26, 2020
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A few months ago, I joined a remote session of a diversity, equity, and inclusion book club for scientists, where…

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Why I come out to my biology classrooms

June 24, 2020
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During my first couple of years of graduate school, I never mentioned my LGBTQ+ identity around other academics. It was…

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Tossing academic masks aside

June 16, 2020
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Growing up we all undergo many phases of coming out. Whether you are LGBTQ+ or not. As we grow, learn,…

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Diversity Pride: Introducing a new ASCB Committee

June 11, 2020
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June is Pride Month in the United States, a month to commemorate the fight for diversity, equality, and inclusion in…

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A response to the George Floyd demonstrations

June 4, 2020
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Written on behalf of the American Society for Cell Biology’s LBGTQA+ Task Force Every June for Pride we celebrate a…

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Pride in Our Science

November 25, 2019
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June was LGBTQ+ Pride Month, and the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots that shaped the modern Pride movement. Despite…

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change

Becoming an agent of change

June 30, 2019
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I am 38 years old, but vividly still remember how it felt to be 12 and suddenly gay. Don’t get…

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Becoming an LGBTQ+ ally as a mentor or peer

June 27, 2019
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Regardless of your background, almost everyone has had the experience of feeling like an outsider. For some of us, it…

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reflection

The power of representation and role models for LGBTQ+ scientists

June 25, 2019
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I remember the moment I recognized my queerness for what it was, when I first learned there were options for…

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A fast-moving revolution: from Stonewall toward a more diverse scientific workforce

June 20, 2019
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June 2019 is a special year for the LGBTQ+ community. The Stonewall riots started the fight for gay rights in…

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