Welcome to the webspace of the PROF Subdivision for Gay and Transgender Chemists
Greetings from the 2011 Spring National ACS Meeting in Anaheim.
Front row, L to R: Alberto, Mary, Shelley, Barbara (2010-2011 subdivision chair), Chris (2011 PROF chair), Stephanie
Back row, L to R: Owen (2013 subdivision chair), Janice, Goofy, Larry (2012 subdivsion chair), James
Coming out in the chemical sciences (C&E News, May 23, 2011)
Reducing Laboratory Workplace Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression (Lab Manager Magazine, May 2, 2011)
People of all orientations and genders are welcome to join this subdivision. Our common ground is our commitment to and support of the subdivision goals.
ACS Statement on Diversity, approved by the Board of Directors 2007
2013 Spring Activities of Interest:
Sunday April 7
ACS Diversity Reception: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM - Hilton
Monday April 8
Sci-Mix - EVE Poster Session, Morial Convention Center Hall D, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm: Collaborations and outreach: A review of ACS presence at the 2012 Out to Innovate career summit for LGBT people in STEM, (
Tuesday April 9
Presidential Gay and Transgender Chemists and Allies Reception, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM -, Hilton Riverside- Melrose Room
2012 Fall National ACS Meeting activities of interest:
Sunday August 19 5:30-7:30pm: ACS Diversity Reception, Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Franklin Hall 1
Tuesday August 21, 9-10:55am: Symposium on "The Value of GLBT Diversity and Inclusion to Innovation in the Chemical Enterprise", Philadelphia Downtown Courtyard by Marriott, Grand Ballroom Salong III&IV
Tuesday August 21, 5:30-7:30pm: Presidential Gay and Transgender Chemists and Allies Reception, hosted by the ACS President, sponsored by PROF and NOGLSTP, Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, CR 304/305 (Level 3)
2012 Spring National ACS Meeting activities of interest:
Although no formal reception for LGBT people happens at the spring ACS national meetings, and it is not our turn to organize program, there are some activities you all might be interested in, as follows:
Friday March 23, 1-4 pm: Open meeting of the Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Board, Marriott Marquis Marina Hotel, Mission Hills Room. This is an opportunity for LGBT chemists to raise questions, concerns, solutions, and visibility to a fairly new committee that is trying to address D&I for all people, including LGBT.
Our Fall 2011 National ACS Meeting Poster was "Gay and transgender chemists: welcoming work environments", presented during the PROF Town Hall Forum and Poster Session.
Our Spring 2011 National ACS Meeting Symposium was "Gay and Transgender Chemists: The Case for Visibility and Diversity Inclusion",which included the following presentations:
Click on any of the titles to open up a PDF of the presentation power point. You are welcome to use the presentation content as a resource, provided that you cite the presentation author and symposium as your source. Abstracts can be found in the program archives.
Saturday/Sunday, October 13-14, 2012: Poster Contest and Panel Discussion on "LGBT Employee Resource Groups in the Chemical Enterprise", at NOGLSTP's Out to Innovate Career Summit for LGBT People in STEM. Columbus OH. PROF has an Innovating Program Grant to help fund registration for poster-presenting chemistry students. Learn more!
Tuesday, September 25, 2012: Panel Discussion on "Strategies for Navigating LGBT Identity in Science", presented at the NOBCChE 39th Annual Conference, Washington DC.
Right Now: Download the new Division of Professional Relations brochure, and mail the completed form and dues to the PROF treasurer as instructed on the form.
Last update: 2013 April 7