Cambridge celebrates their first ever LGBT STEM Day

Cambridge University are today celebrating their LGBT STEM day Credit: Cambridge University

Cambridge are today celebrating their first ever LGBT STEM day which recognises all those who work in science, technology, engineering and medicine and who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and other minority gender identities and sexual orientations.

To mark the event, the University has released a film in which staff and researchers from the University, AstraZeneca and the Wellcome Genome Campus discuss their experiences of being LGBT+ in Cambridge – and why it is important to be who you are.

Working in IT is still a very straight, white, male environment. But generally, I think that the university is trying to do the right thing in terms of diversity. It’s trying to ensure that people are treated fairly regardless of their background, their gender identity, their sexuality.

Anna Langley, Computer Officer at Cambridge’s University Information Services