Celebrating Pride 2022
During Pride month this year, we share resources, events and organisations to support and celebrate our LGBTQ+ health data research community.
Our updated logo is based on the flag designed by Valentino Vecchietti of Intersex Equality Rights UK in 2021.
It builds on the Daniel Quasar‘s Pride flag, with additions by Amber Hikes, and includes stripes that emphasise groups within the LGBTQ+ community that often experience marginalisation.
- Trans and non-binary people are represented by the white, light pink and light blue stripe
- Intersex is represented by the yellow with the purple circle
- LGBTQ+ people of colour are represented by the brown and black stripe and added by Amber Hikes in 2017
- People living with AIDS and those who have died from it are represented by the black stripe.
Read more about the history of the Pride flag.
Activities celebrating Pride:
- Catch a free Pride of Exhibition Road talk on 18 and 19 June at the Great Exhibition Road Festival, Hochhauser Auditorium, V&A to celebrate 50 years of pride parades in London. Pride of Exhibition Road highlights LGBTQ+ people working across the institutions along Exhibition Road, including Imperial College London, the Natural History Museum, Science Museum, V&A and Royal College of Art.
- Join the Science Museum for a special Lates this June to mark 50 years of Pride in London. There’ll be fascinating talks, illuminating tours, hands-on workshops and much more to explore! Plus, all the regular Lates highlights and a Pride-themed pub quiz and the best silent disco in town.
- Over the last few years, discussions of gender identity and the use of pronouns have become increasingly common in the news and on social media. Find out what our Senior Finance Business Partner Lucy Gould has to say about the progress being made.
- Pride in STEM is a charity aiming to raise the profile of LGBTQ+ people in science, technology, engineering and maths/medicine (STEM) as well as to highlight the struggles LGBTQSTEM people often face. They aim to “queer up science spaces” and to “science up queer spaces”, and run events and activities together with our extensive network of volunteers from around the UK and abroad. Find out what they have planned this Pride
- Check out this article from Pride 2021 by Ben Huberman, Editor in Chief at Towards Data Science, for a selection of stories on the intersection of data, bias, and LGBTQIA+ communities.
- Gatya science are a Data Science organisation using data science techniques to capture, combine, and extract insight is one way to give LGBT+ experiences a voice. Find out more.
- Significance magazine has share this useful collection of LGBT+ resources for data scientists and statisticians, including guidance for the workplace, and LGBT+ inclusive datasets.
- Read Mehrdad Mizani’s experiences of being LGBT+ in Iran, Turkey and the UK, and the significance of the rainbow lanyard in this interview. Mehrdad recently joined the BHF Data Science Centre team as a Health Data Scientist.