Who We Are
Pride in STEM was founded in 2016 by Dr. Alfredo Carpineti with his husband Chris and Matt Young, a graduate researcher at the University of Nottingham.
It achieved charitable trust status in May 2017.
Charity Number: EW64395
It has currently nine trustees and an extensive network of volunteers from around the UK, help us deliver many different events and activities throughout the year. We were one of the
Since our inception, our goal has been to raise the profile of LGBT people in STEM as well as to highlight the struggles LGBTSTEM people often face. Although we are small, we try to have wide-reaching impacts and for that reason, we spearheaded LGBTSTEM Day on July 5th, 2018, the first international day for LGBTQ+ people in STEM.
The main vehicle to raise awareness in the UK has been our Out Thinkers events. They can be as short as half an hour with two speakers and as long as two hours with seven speakers. We run these events in queer bars, theatres, museums, universities, or research institutions. The first few minutes of every talk are a chance for the speaker to discuss their own experience about being LGBTQ+ in STEM. The goal is to break down any barriers between those who do STEM work and people who are interested in it, as well as highlight the positive and negative aspects of being an underrepresented group in STEM.
We have run events with the Science Museum, the Francis Crick Institute, Stonewall, The British Science Association, the University of Cambridge, The Royal Maritime Museum, and the European Space Agency.
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