With its history of excluding women, and especially in the US, racial minorities, it should come as no surprise that LGBTQ individuals are also under-represented in STEM fields. Like other minorities, LGBTQ people do not fit within the traditional heterosexual white male narrative of STEM in the US. However, sexual identity can be more complicated than race or gender. Often, it is invisible in academic or professional settings, and its intersection with other identities creates many unique kinds of LGBTQ people.

LGBTQ People in STEM (2020)