LGBTQ+ in STEM Day at CERN: Pride Flag Raising

Esplanade des Particules (CERN)

Esplanade des Particules


Esplanade des Particules 1, Meyrin, Switzerland
Johan Sebastian Bonilla (University of California Davis (US)), Louise Carvalho (CERN)

LGBTQ+ in STEM Day is an annual celebration of LGBTQ+ people in STEM disciplines across the world every 18th of November. This year, the CERN Directorate approved the Diversity & Inclusion Programme's request to raise the LGBTQIA+ Pride flag at CERN's Esplanade on Friday 17 November in lieu of the official LGBTQ+ in STEM Day, Saturday 18 Nov.

The LGBTQ-CERN Informal Network, in collaboration with the D&I Programme, welcomes the extended community of colleagues, friends and allies to this inaugural raising of the LGBTQ+ Pride Flag at CERN.

The flag will be raised on Friday 17 November at 13h CET. Afterwards, we will enjoy home-made desserts!  Volunteers from the LGBTQ-CERN Informal Network will be on hand to accompany visitors through the new Science Gateway. 

Live stream link below.

Please register below to help us estimate baking numbers and to facilitate any last minute communications.

Read more about LGBTQ+ in STEM here: 

A link to directions from Gare Cornavin is here.

Parking is available in CERN Visitor parking lots, such as this one linked.

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LGBTQ+ Flag Raising Event Participants
    • 12:00 PM 12:45 PM
      Setup and Button-Making 45m

      LGBTQ-CERN Informal Network will prepare materials on the Esplanade de Particlues.
      A button-maker will be available to create your own souvenir pin.

    • 1:00 PM 1:15 PM
      LGBTQ+ Flag Raising 15m

      The Progress LGBTQIA+ Pride flag will be raised at the Esplanade des Particules at CERN

    • 1:15 PM 1:30 PM
      Celebration Desserts 15m

      Cakes + Cupcakes - [Gluten, Dairy, Eggs]
      Arroz con Leche (Rice Pudding with Spices) - [Dairy]
      Soybean Pudding [Vegan]

    • 1:30 PM 2:00 PM
      (Unofficial) Guided Tours of Science Gateway 30m

      Members of the LGBTQ-CERN Informal Network will be available to accompany attendees through CERN's new Science Gateway. Feel free to ask questions about our research, experiences, and dreams.