Pride Inspired In Science: Alan Turing, Ben Barres, and Legacies

Posted on June 30, 2023

Pride month has always been both a fight and a celebration for the LGBTQ+ community, and for me that continues to ring true as my own rights - as a trans man - are threatened across this nation in 2023. 1 The very first Pride march was held in honor of the Stonewall Uprising of 1969, a moment where the people of our community chose to stand up for themselves and refuse to be silenced, erased, or persecuted any more. 2 It was not the first time LGBTQ+ people had to make that choice, nor will today be the last day. And the annual celebration of Pride that we engage in each June honors that choice to continue to exist, and dare to thrive, in the face of adversity.

  1. Over 120 bills restricting LGBTQ rights introduced nationwide in 2023 

  2. About  :  Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and Queer Pride