Taking concrete steps towards greater LGBT+ inclusivity is a key part of fostering diverse and welcoming scientific workplaces.
Last year in the Exploring the Workplace for LGBT+ Physical Scientists report, we found that although the workplace climate is generally improving, more action is needed to build genuine LGBT+ inclusivity in the physical sciences. Differences in experience are particularly stark for some in the community, such as trans and non-binary scientists. From this data and further research, we've created a set of resources that tackle the key issues faced by LGBT+ physical scientists.
This kit provides the tools for everyone to take part in positive change: employers, colleagues, and LGBT+ individuals. Follow the workflow below to find the resource you need for guidance and support in making a real difference towards LGBT+ inclusivity in science.
A set of posters to be displayed in scientific workplaces in order to promote messages of LGBT+ inclusivity, create visibly welcoming workplaces, and signpost towards the RSC LGBT+ toolkit.
Toolkit posters with departmental contact boxes
Use these versions to display your own departmental contact.
Booklet - LGBT+ scientists
A booklet for LGBT+ scientists, covering areas such as knowing your rights and practising self-care, as well as a collection of links to useful resources.
Booklet - allyship
A resource for anyone looking to learn more about acting in allyship and solidarity with LGBT+ colleagues, covering areas such as positive accountability and bystander intervention.
Booklet - employers
A practical guide for employers and managers on embedding LGBT+ inclusivity into workplace policy and practice, including implementing innovative reporting and feedback systems.
Booklet – trans inclusivity
A resource focusing on trans inclusivity, covering areas such as knowing your rights as a trans scientist, as well as guidance for colleagues on effective allyship and for employers on fostering trans-inclusive workplaces.
Leaflet - teachers
A leaflet addressing the particular work environment experienced by LGBT+ teachers, with guidance for their employers as well as support and resources for teachers themselves.
Leaflet - international mobility
Guidance for employers and LGBT+ scientists on international mobility, including a list of points to consider when writing risk assessments and determining international operations.
A list of terms used throughout the RSC LGBT+ toolkit, with definitions and notes on good practice in general usage.
RSC pronoun stickers
Using RSC Pronoun Stickers
An introduction and quick practical guide to using RSC pronoun stickers, making events more inclusive for trans and non-binary people.Download guide
Template for printing pronoun stickersDownload template
Bullying & harassment support line
We’re here to listen and support you.
Our support is impartial whether you’re a victim, a bystander, or have been accused of bullying or harassment in the chemical sciences.