Pride month is centered around the Stonewall riots on June 28, 1969. On that night, queer womxn of color like Stormé DeLarverie, Marsha P. Johnson, Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, and Sylvia Rivera fought back against police brutality that had been a constant in their lives. That spark launched the LGBTQIA+ rights movement in the western world that powered achievements like marriage equality and the repeal of “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell.”
This pride month, the specter of racism and police brutality looms large, and Americans and the world have re-committed themselves to the fight that those in the Stonewall Inn, on June 28, 1969, were part of; we stand with the black LGBTQ+ community and people of color everywhere in this fight to end systemic racism and injustices.
We here at Out in STEM DC and the Association for Women in Science DC are proud to present an event to highlight the trailblazing queer womxn in the STEM community. Uplifting marginalized voices is what our groups were founded to do and we hope to use this event to inform and inspire as much as it entertains.
Please join us on Thursday, Jun 25 at 5:30 PM for a virtual Queer Womxn in STEM Trivia Night. This event is free and will feature a get-to-know-you round where we will introduce ourselves and then divide into teams to compete, with all questions centering around queer womxn in STEM! Allies are always welcome.