By signing up for our OutList, you are agreeing with the following statement:
The ability to pursue one's scientific work in a safe and supportive environment that is free from prejudice and discrimination is a basic human right.
As professional physicists at various career stages, we reaffirm this right for all members of the physics community. Further, as "out" physicists and allies, we publicly commit ourselves to building a scientific environment that is free from all forms of prejudice and discrimination, and in particular we commit ourselves to ensuring that this basic scientific right is upheld for members of our community who are also sexual minorities and/or gender minorities.¹
We further would like to invite the community of physicists into a conversation acknowledging the contributions from those who are sexual and gender minorities and discussing how to eliminate prejudice. We welcome allies of any gender identity or sexual orientation who seek to stand with their colleagues in this quest for basic human rights and to advocate for their concerns.
¹ We use the term "sexual and/or gender minorities" to include anyone who feels marginalized based on their sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression, including but not limited to lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, questioning, intersex, or asexual persons.