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A conversation on building safe spaces for the LGBTQ+ community in the geosciences

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) scientists are an invisible minority that still faces harassment and discrimination. Fostering safe, designated LGBTQ+ environments is a way for the community to connect with each other and raise awareness. In honor of Pride Month (June 2021), Dr. Keisling (postdoctoral fellow at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University), Dr. Le Bras (scientist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution) and Dr. Ludka (postdoctoral researcher at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography) share with Nature Communications their experiences bringing together the LGBTQ+ community at geoscience conferences, and offer advice for how other disciplines can do the same.

The interview was conducted by Senior Editor Dr. Kyle Frischkorn.

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A conversation on building safe spaces for the LGBTQ+ community in the geosciences. Nat Commun 12, 4058 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-021-24020-z

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