As a people, we’ve made vast improvements throughout our hundreds of thousands of years on this planet. We’ve developed complex languages to communicate a wide array of emotions; we’ve implemented various systemic structures in our individual societies in order to organize our daily lives; we’ve created marvelous pieces of technology to make our lives easier; and even with all of this progress, there are certain societal progressions that have yet to be made, such as the acceptance of all people.
As someone who’s always fought for equality and acceptance, it makes me happy to see that the field that I care so much about (STEM) is looking to embrace people of all races, creeds and backgrounds. On July 5th, the world celebrated the very first International LGBTSTEM Day. This is a great step forward in bridging the diversity gap in STEM fields.