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Join the Florida Museum as we celebrate LGBTQ+ members in STEM! Become a better ally with members of the community involved in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Opening remarks will be provided by the University of Florida’s Chief Diversity Officer, Antonio Farias!

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This event is FREE and open to the public.


  • Hear from LGBTQ+ panelists as they discuss their experiences in STEM fields.
  • Go behind-the-scenes with tours of the McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity.
  • Discover organisms in nature that have LGBTQ+ traits, including penguins, land snails and bearded dragons.
  • Learn how to be a superior ally and what the various acronyms mean with an Allies 101 Briefing.
  • Make buttons with your pronouns to wear.
  • Enjoy a coloring station and more!


1:15 p.m.Opening remarks by UF’s Chief Diversity Officer Antonio Farias

1:20 p.m.Brief Allies 101 exercise led by former Museum Junior Volunteer and Florida State University pre-medical student Andrew Brasington

1:30 p.m.– Panel discussion begins with an audience Q&A portion to follow

3 p.m., 3:20 p.m. & 3:40 p.m.– Behind-the-scenes tours with Florida Museum Digitization Coordinator Laurel Kaminsky

While the event activities are FREE, there is an admission charge for the Butterfly Rainforest and Crocs exhibits.


Name: Amy Hester, Florida Museum

Phone: 352-273-2055

Email: ahester@flmnh.ufl.edu


Florida Museum of Natural History

3215 Hull Road
Gainesville, FL 32611

Phone: 352-846-2000

Website: View Venue Website

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