During the recent POLAR2018 conference in Davos, the inaugural meeting of the Pride in Polar Science Network occurred. This new network was formed by Arctic and Antarctic researchers to bring together the LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer +) community and Allies (friends and supporters of the LGBTQ+ community) to celebrate diversity and inclusivity in polar research.
An anonymous, moderated mailing list, curated by SCAR, has been formed to help promote the network’s message and to highlight events that may be of interest to the members. Sign up here (we promise no spam): http://lists.scar.org/mailman/listinfo/polarpride
Additionally, the official Pride in Polar Science Twitter account was created: @PridePolar
The mailing list and group are open to anyone who would like to participate or stay informed and please forward these details on to anyone else who might be interested from the Polar Research community.