July 5, 2018 marked the first ever international LGBTQ+ STEM Day held by Pride in STEM. More than 30 events were organized across the globe in support of people within the LGBTQ+ science, technology, engineering and mathematics communities. There was also a significant online presence with #LGBTQSTEMDay showing up throughout various social media platforms; Twitter alone had over 16,000 tweets with the hashtag.
The Canadian Association of Science Centres was proud to be one of many supporters of the celebration and were elated to see that our members also participated in the day. The Ontario Science Centre, Saskatchewan Science Centre, Science World British Columbia and HR MacMillan Space Centre were just a few of many who held various talks and seminars to create awareness for LGBTQ+ people in STEM.