A brief piece on the invisibility of LGBT people in engineering. Very much reminded me of Esa’s on philosophy.
It became evident that we’d not heard about any problems from the LGBT academic and student communities in engineering. At first, that seemed like a good thing. However, I started to think about the number of individuals in this minority group that we actually knew of. We could only name one or two, including myself!
“Why does it matter?” asked one of my colleagues, respectfully, and I was grateful for her question. It matters for many reasons.