Discovery: 5 LGBT Scientists Who Changed the World

Without their scientific accomplishments, the sciences would be very different today.

by Ashley Hamer

You can’t help but see the world through your own experience. Scientists are no different. While the scientific method helps to cut down on how much influence any particular scientist has on an experiment’s results, humans are still deciding what to study and how to interpret those results. That’s why diversity is important — when you have different people from different backgrounds making different decisions about how to investigate the world around them, you get a more complete picture of that world. June is LGBT Pride Month in the United States, so in honor of the unsung groups who enrich the realm of scientific discovery, here are five LGBT scientists from history.


Science Topics
Inventions & Scientists
LGBTQ, Role Models
Alan Turing, Sally Ride
Middle School, High School
6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, Adults

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