Monday, January 11, 2010

Workplace Issues for LGBT Astronomers

I wanted to highlight a poster from the recent "Women in Astronomy 2009" workshop, held last October. Titled "Workplace Issues for LGBT Astronomers," it's a reminder to our colleagues that LGBT astronomers face extra challenges at work, due to unequal compensation at institutions (lack of health insurance and pensions for same-sex partners), and federal laws that permit discrimination. (Props to L. Kay for presenting the poster and advocating for its inclusion at the WIA meeting.)

Comments? Suggestions for a similar poster for the next winter AAS?

Several of the other posters are also worth a read.

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