Pride 2022 activities at ASCB 

Happy Pride, everyone! This is the time of the year we celebrate diversity and equality for LGBTQ+ people across the nation and the entire world! The achievements reached by the LGBTQ+ community in the last several years did not come easily. Some LGBTQ+ rights are still threatened in specific states in the United States. In some countries, LGBTQ+ rights are minimal or nonexistent, and hate crimes against LGBTQ+ people are on the rise. So let’s celebrate and cheer, but keep our attention and focus on a safer, more diverse, and inclusive scientific workplace.

ASCB’s LGBTQ+ Committee wants to celebrate this month with the entire community of cell biologists. We have several things planned:

  • On Twitter, the Twitter account @CellLgbtq will tweet interesting posts about LGBTQ+ in STEM.
  • Our LGBTQ+ Committee will have a “Twitter Takeover” day on ASCB’s Twitter account, @ASCBiology.
  • We will publish new blog posts throughout June on the ASCB website and have a feature article in this month’s ASCB Newsletter.
  • We will have a #ThrowbackThursday to remind us of so many great articles and blogs we have published over the last few years.
  • Finally, we will host the free webinar “Find Yourself, Find Your Allies: a Trans Scientist’s Journey into Activism” with Claire Thomas, Associate Professor at Penn State University, on June 20 at 2:00 pm EST. Look for a registration link coming soon at

We are also happy to announce that LGBTQ+ Travel Grants for the Cell Bio 2022 Meeting will be available! Check this webpage for information on how to apply. We hope you will celebrate this important month with us. Show your support!  

Happy Pride!

Bruno, Fred, and the ASCB LGBTQ+ Committee

About the Author:

Bruno Da Rocha-Azevedo is the co-chair of the LGBTQ+ Committee and works as a Senior Scientist at Eikon Therapeutics in Hayward, CA. He was a member of ASCB’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Taskforce and a past COMPASS co-chair (2015-2016). E-mail: Twitter: @brunodra.@brunodra
Fred Chang is a Professor at UCSF and current Co-Chair of the LGBTQ+ Committee at ASCB. Email: Lab website: Twitter: @fredchanglab