“Acceptance in the workplace for "out" gay scientists is not that unusual in today's scientific work force―whether it be in a university, industry or federal setting―thanks to the enormous strides that have been made in the movement for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered (LGBT) people's equality. And yet, despite the progress, obstacles for LGBTs in science still exist in various and sometimes subtle forms, including access to role models, mentorship, and ultimately, the science itself.”
NOGLSTP（National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals「ゲイとレズビアンの科学者と技術者の全米組織」←そんな組織があったことも知りませんでした；）の議長であるロシェル・ダイアモンドという方は、１９８０年代にレズビアンであることをカムアウトして、企業の研究者としての職を失ったんだそうです。
"No person should be harassed or driven from a job because of their sexual orientation or gender identity."
"Being a person of color makes you a "visible" minority where you do not have choice of being identified or not. However, being LGBT is an invisible minority status, giving you the option to choose to lay it on the table or not. If you already feel disadvantaged belonging to one minority, it is extra hard to make the choice of being out in the other."
"The NSBP conference is the only four days of the year where I get to be around black physicists and I need those four days to help me get through the other 361. In the same way, I need that connection with queer scientists―they are part of my community too. It is my recharge, my identity, and a matter of psychological survival that I get to touch base with people who understand those aspects of my experience."
「NSBP（National Society for Black Physicists「全米黒人物理学者協会」）の会合は１年でたった４日だけ私が黒人の物理学者と過ごせる時。その４日があるから、残りの３６１日を生き抜けるの。同じようにクィアの科学者達と繋がりたい。彼らも私のコミュニティなの。そうすれば充電できるし、自分のアイデンティティを持てる。私の体験を理解してくれる人と話すことで、精神的に生き延びることが出来るの。」
“It is important to recognize the valuable work that has been done in creating a more inclusive and safe workplace for LGBT scientists. It is also clear that there is much work to be done, both within the scientific community and society at large. As Hamer and Roughgarden exemplified through their own research experiences, a foundation for a stronger, more diverse scientific work force could be laid by funding cutting-edge research on sexuality and gender on state and federal levels. Providing federal recognition for same sex unions that would enable equal benefits and issuing federal mandates for the protection of LGBTs in the workplace would encourage the younger generation of scientists like Dash, Ventura, and Prescod-Weinstein to participate openly and proudly in the nation's scientific enterprise.”