Exploring the workplace for LGBT+ Physical Scientists
The Institute of Physics, Royal Astronomical Society and Royal Society of Chemistry have been working together to create a network of support for members of the physical sciences community who identified as LGBT+, and their allies. We established a LGBT+ member-led steering group to oversee this work.
To investigate the needs of LGBT+ physical scientists, we surveyed those working in the physical sciences in the UK and Ireland to explore the current climate for LGBT+ physical scientists. The survey was followed by a series of individual interviews. This report presents a summary of our findings and a number of actions for individuals, employers and professional bodies to improve the climate for LGBT+ physical scientists.