Celebrating Pride Month 2021

Get Involved

Celebrate Pride Month this year with the BNL community! Find an exciting event in the Monday Memo, take the Pride quiz for a chance to win a Pride Alliance T-shirt, and watch members of the Lab share their experiences.

Join the Microsoft Teams chat for the latest updates & information! Any questions can be sent directly to the Pride Alliance board members at pride@bnl.gov.

LGBT 101 for the Workplace

Tuesday, June 15th, 1 – 2:15, via Zoom

The LGBT Network’s “LGBT 101” is a professional yet fun primer on gaining awareness and building knowledge and skill to create safe spaces for LGBT people for a variety of audiences. Our interactive workshop uses activities and ongoing dialogue and Q&A to facilitate conversations and foster understanding. The program covers the topics of sexual orientation, gender identity, and experiences of LGBT people. The program also provides definitions and understanding of terms such as non-binary, pronouns, gender fluid, and heterosexism/cissexism.


  • Introduction
  • Stereotype Exercise
  • Defining Sexual Orientation
  • Defining Gender Identity
  • Experiences of LGBT People
  • Best Practices

They/Them in STEM: Or How I (Sort of) Stopped Worrying and (More or Less) Learned to Love Being Out

Wednesday, June 23, 2021, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Zoom recording (Passcode: 8^Lna!1a)

Laurel Hiatt (he/his, they/them), an MD/PhD student at the University of Utah School of Medicine, will talk about their experience as a transgender person in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. Hiatt will also discuss some of the disparities and prejudices that permeate the academic and professional arenas for such individuals and the data substantiating these experiences.

Hiatt will also present positive instances of mentorship and collegiate support with evidence-based best practices. Hiatt’s goal in giving this talk is to provide attendees with a greater sense of self advocacy, practical strategies to support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) participants in STEM, and a greater sense of advocacy for individuals with different experiences.

A Message About Pride

Pride Month Trivia


Members of Pride Alliance share stories of LGBTQ* experiences, both at the Lab and outside.
Have a story you’d like to share? We’d love to hear it! Contact us at pride@bnl.gov for more information.

Welcome to Pride Alliance

Pride Alliance is an Employee Resource Group advocating for LGBTQ* members of the Brookhaven National Lab community. Visit the About page for more information.
We meet from 12pm to 1pm the the first Tuesday of every month! All BNL staff, students, and guests are welcome; LGBTQ+ community members and Allies alike!

Currently scheduled meetings: July 6th & August 10th 2021, 12pm to 1pm
Please email pride@bnl.gov for an invitation to our next scheduled meeting.