How One Entomologist Has Created Community for LGBTQ+ Scientists

Lauren Esposito, Ph.D., is an arachnologist and curator at the California Academy of Science and co-creator of 500 Queer Scientists, a grassroots visibility campaign for LGBTQ+ people and allies in STEM and beyond. Esposito says the entomology community has made positive strides in recent years in welcoming LGBTQ+ scientists. And, for fellow entomologists, she emphasizes that “ally is an active word,” adding: “One of the best ways to do that is just to say something when you observe…

Source: Entomology Today

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