Why is LGBTQ+ representation important in the STEM community? | SHE-ensya Why and What’s It Like Series

Hello Science Fans!

The celebration of Pride Month is a protest — it’s a call-to-action for recognition and respect of the existence of the gender spectrum.

In this video, we look at the science and the data that indicates the existence of a sex and gender spectrum in our species. We also look at why this struggle for recognition is important, as we dream of a future where our children will not need to hide their identity for fear of judgement and discrimination.

And most importantly, we talk to courageous XHEroes – representatives of the LGBTQ+ community in the Philippine STEM community — about their experiences as scientists, students, and educators.

This video features the following amazing humans:

  1. Anne Agu – Research Associate
  2. Kenneth Jay Solis – Educator
  3. Bismark Oliver Lemana – PhD student

I hope they can show you how an inclusive community – STEM or otherwise – is more vibrant, is more stronger, and is more wonderful!

Thank you so much for dropping by!

If you have any comments, questions or suggestions, please don’t hesitate to contact me, your resident Filipina scientist, in the comments section below.

And remember, when in doubt, always use your (con)science!

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