We are a CERN-recognized Informal Network seeking to provide a welcoming space for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, intersex, asexual, genderqueer and other LGBTQ individuals at CERN. Friends and allies are welcome!
Meet us for lunch weekly at 12 noon in Restaurant 1 (day of the week varies): outdoors or in the newer wing (Room 501-R-051). Look for the rainbow flag!
We have regular social events. To learn more, join our confidential mailing list by emailing lgbt[dot]secretary[at]cern[dot]ch.
LGBTQ CERN en Français
Nous sommes un “réseau informel” reconnu par le CERN cherchant à offrir une communauté accueillante pour les personnes lesbiennes, gays, bisexuelles et transgenres, intersexuées, asexuées, de genres fluides et toute autre personnes LGBTQ au CERN. Ami.e.s et allié.e.s sont les bienvenu.e.s !
Retrouvez-nous pour manger chaque semaine au Restaurant 1, en extérieur ou dans la zone “IKEA” (salle 501-R-051). Cherchez le drapeau arc-en-ciel !
Nous organisons souvent des activités sociales ! Joignez notre liste de diffusion confidentielle: envoyer un mail à lgbt[point]secretary[arobase]cern[point]ch.
Week of 24 June 2019:
LBTQ+ WOMEN’S SOCIAL: Come one, come all! In celebration of Pride Month, we will be holding June’s social at the one and only, Le Phare (Rue Lissignol 3), on 26 June, from 18hr to 22hr! Please come as early as you can to ensure that we save the reserved tables on the terrace. Feel free to bring friends, whether LGBTIQ+ identified or allies! Looking forward to seeing you all there and revving up for Pride together!
LATE LUNCH: Thursday at 12:45 (note the late start time) inside the new “IKEA” part of Restaurant 1 (room 501-R-051) or outside to the north of that area. Look for the rainbow flag.
3-5 July: Cupcakery
4 July: Talk: “No sexuality please, we’re scientists”
5 July: LGBTQ+STEM Day
6 July: Pride March in Geneva
— VERSION FRANÇAISE —
BOISSIONS (LBTQ+): Mercredi à 19h avec les femmes de UN-GLOBE au Phare, Rue Lissignol 3 à Genève.
DÉJEUNER: Jeudi à 12h45. Nous serons à l’intérieur de la nouvelle partie “IKEA” de Restaurant 1 (salle 501-R-051) ou à l’extérieur au nord de cette zone. Cherchez le drapeau LGBTQ.
3-5 juillet: faire des cupcakes
4 juillet: Présentation: “No sexuality please, we’re scientists”
5 juillet: LGBTQ+STEM Day
6 juillet: Pride dans Genève
Special Talk: “No sexuality please, we’re scientists”
Join LGBTQ CERN and the CERN Diversity Office on Thursday 4 July at 10:30 in Salle Curie (Room 40/S2-C01) for a talk by Dr. Ben Britton: “No sexuality please, we’re scientists” (abstract below). In this talk, given in connection with LGBTQ+STEM Day, Dr. Britton will explore the challenges facing LGBTQ+ people in STEM, recent research on the experiences of LGBTQ+ people working in STEM, and initiatives to make science spaces more inclusive of LGBTQ+ people.
Dr. Britton is a materials scientist and engineer, based at Imperial College London, where he leads the Experimental Micromechanics Group. Dr. Britton is a Chartered Engineer, a Chartered Scientist, a Fellow of the Institute of Materials Minerals and Mining (IOM3), and a trustee of Pride in STEM. He is the 2014 winner of the IOM3 Silver Medal and the 2016 winner of the RAEng/Engineers Trust Young Engineer of the Year Award. More information can be found here: https://indico.cern.ch/event/828989/ .
Abstract: It is tempting to suggest that science can be conducted in a social vacuum, disconnected from the reality of everyday society and the human actors who call themselves scientists. However, there is significant evidence  to suggest that enabling humans to be human enables them to think freely and supports the long-term prosperity of the scientific discourse. Enabling individuals to bring their whole selves to work promotes the ability for us to form diverse teams who can draw from a range of perspectives to provide robust decision making and find exciting new avenues of inquiry. In the diversity space, a significant amount of attention is placed upon understanding challenges in attracting and retaining women and girls in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths). Many of these challenges are shared by LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, plus more) colleagues, people of different races, people with disabilities (both visible and invisible), and different social class. In this talk, we will explore the motivations and recent research around the issues of LGBTQ+ in STEM , as well as initiatives to queer up science spaces and science up queer spaces to promote and embrace a more accessible, equal, diverse and inclusive STEM culture.
In the lead up to this talk, if you want to find out why coming out in STEM matters, you can read https://medium.com/@BMatB/so-its-lgbtstemday-so-what-c068094f58b6
 S.E. Page “The difference: How the power of diversity creates better groups, firms, schools, and societies” (Princeton Univ. Press 2008)
 B. E. Hughes “Coming out in STEM: Factors affecting the retention of sexual minority STEM students” (Science Advances 2018)