Category Archives: LGBTQ

New study shows global biases toward members of the LGBTQ community

Photo courtesy: Unsplash/Mahrealist A new study from researchers at New York University – Abu Dhabi suggests negative attitudes toward members of the LGBTQ community is, in large part, due to the perception they violate traditional gender norms. According to study authors Maria Laura Bettinsoli, Alexandra Suppes, and Jamie Napier, the paper reveals three key findings: 1) Gay men are disliked more

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"Boys clubs" are still keeping minorities out of leadership roles, study finds

Image courtesy: Canva. “Old boys’ clubs” — a moniker used to describe social advantages men have over women in professional settings — could be responsible for a third of the corporate gender gap, according to a new study by Zoe Cullen of Harvard Business School and Ricardo Perez-Truglia of UCLA. “We find that when male employees are assigned to male managers, they

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Rude paper reviews disproportionately harm minority groups

“This author’s status as a trans person has distorted his view of sex beyond the biological reality.” “The first author is a woman. She should be in the kitchen, not writing papers.” “The author’s last name sounds Spanish. I didn’t read the manuscript because I’m sure it’s full of bad English.” These are just a few examples of unprofessional peer

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Australia: Hire and support minority astronomers or risk being left behind

Photo credit: Pixabay/Comfreak Australia’s astronomy sector is investing in diversity and inclusion but so far, efforts have focused primarily on women. In a new paper published in Nature Astronomy Professor Lisa Kewley, director of the ARC Centre of Excellence in All Sky Astrophysics says institutions must also look to hire more LGBTQ, indigenous, and disabled astronomers or risk falling behind the rest of the world.

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LGBTQ children from supportive families less likely to be bullied at school

File photo courtesy: Unsplash/Neonbrand A supportive family environment makes LGBTQ children less likely to be victims of bullying, acording to a UK-based study out of Anglia Ruskin University (ARU). Researchers examined data on members of the LGBTQ community. The average age of the participants was 37, and they were asked to recall experiences from school and in the workplace. Analysis

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‘Death by a thousand cuts’: Real-life examples of microaggressions

File photo courtesy: Pixabay Microaggressions — subtle but offensive comments or actions directed at a minority group that unconsciously reinforce stereotypes or bias — can be hard to quantify because they’re often delivered casually and without the intention to offend. Their effect is cumulative. For that reason, they’re often described as “death by a thousand cuts.” “All these seemingly small

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Science groups remove BYU job posts due to school’s anti-LGBTQ policy

File photo: Unsplash/Tma The American Geophysical Union (AGU) and the Geological Society of America (GSU) have removed a job post from Brigham Young University (BYU) due to the school’s anti-LGBTQ policy. The scientific groups received pushback when the ad was posted on websites owned by the nonprofits in September. The BYU post required applicants to abide by the school’s “honor

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