No fuckin' way.
(Finnish is a legal academic at Notre Dame, and a QC barrister in the UK)
Please read the text below, and then see above about the idea of "tolerating LGBTQ+" people. #LGBTSTEM
(Also perforce = used to express necessity or inevitability, had to look it up). #LGBTSTEM
So it seems that in 25 years, we've not only made individual people's lives happier but also all this scare mongering and impending doom suggested by the right-wing has not materialised.
"Do I just say no?"
"Do I tell them that I'm gay?"
"Do I tell them that no I do not have a husband?"
"Do I just sit there like a lemon...?"
"Where in the world am I?
"What are the people around mes (general) social views on being LGBT?"
"What are the views of the colleague on being LGBT likely to be?"
"Who can overhear this conversation?"
One of which (just saying no) turned out to be 'sensible', as I later found out from a gay colleague that the individual while a 'great engineer' is also a massive bigot.
There is an reasonable argument that gay parents are typically more equal in the home, and thus reduce male and raise female earning.
The tl:dr is that it is still shit and there's no equality in these earning figures.
(Oh and there is no silver bullet)
read in a paper that (paraphrasing) reducing bias & improving diversity in the science and engineering workforce has been of national importance since the 2006 initiative, and you are reading this in 2019,
... do you laugh or cry?
(1) Academics teach students who come from a range of communities. The students bring their own conceptions to the table when they come into the classroom, and they judge and make decisions based upon their culture.
Maybe it's now time to introduce the idea of colleagues who demand "covering" where straight people encourage gay people to be "a bit less gay" to fit in. #lgbtSTEM
"Well, why do you really need to wear that rainbow lapel?"
"Don't talk about same-sex partner benefits when you email the UGs?"
"In this funding raising dinner you can't invite your same-sex partner, because high profile donor comes from X."
If you are trying to be an ally, just shut up and listen, don't offer this sort of 'advice'.
In comparison to the most recent straight club I went to, there's less harassment and casual unwanted groping.
When we got there, we had a few drinks, did some dancing, some of them were hit on (they were flattered) and we called it a night.
If you have a diverse and inclusive culture, then biases can be addressed.
Yoder and Mattheis opt for LGBTQA, which acknowledging that other terms exist. #LGBTSTEM
This is drawn out by Yoder and Mattheis.
"When citing other authors, we use the terms included in their published works."
Happens everyday for some people, just because they fancy people of the same gender and other people can't get over themselves.
Turn the story inwards, and consider the stress & anxiety a that an individual feels just for concealing part of their identity at work (a common theme of this world)
Many LGBTQA people are out of the closet to their friends. But there is a huge number of people who are not out to their colleagues, & even more who do not disclose this to their students.
This means that students don't see people like them, and/or there is passing/covering going on.
Imagine you are LGBT+ and you feel pressured to not out yourself to the students.
(I'm single, have no money, and live in London, so the BBQ idea is just a hypothetical narrative dream 🤣)
Coming out every day is exhausting. However, having your colleagues/friends out you when you didn't want it is FAR worse.
Lets open your eyes to the "fun" of playing 'Can I go to that conference, because I am LGBT+ (and bonus if it's public knowledge)?'
Now put yourselves in someone's shoes who has been grappling with their identity, and would prefer to be female & transitions 6 years ago...
If you have these things, make sure you educate people about what the symbols mean - rainbow lanyards are pretty, but they are much more. #lgbtSTEM
Hopefully you enjoyed the literature review.