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SICB scientists around the world are stepping up in their research, communication, and teaching to move us away from heteronormativity and build a scientific community that is more diverse, equitable, inclusive, and just.  In celebration of Pride Month, SICB is featuring this list of resources based on a collection by Sam Sharpe, shared during their SICB 2021 presentation:

Science Education Web Resources:

Gender Inclusive Biology (led by Sam Long)

Project Biodiversify (organized by Ash Zemenick)

Blogs, Online Articles, and Audio:

Intersex Roadshow – a blog by trans and intersex scholar Cary Gabrielle Costello

Thoughts on Sex Ed from a Queer Trans Perspective – an article in ‘Fishy Teaching’ by Lewis Steller, who is also part of Gender Inclusive Biology.

Common Biologically Essentialist Language – a helpful resource on word choices by Cat Harsis

Transgender People and Biological Sex Myths by Julia Serano

J.K. Rowling and the White Supremacist History of ‘Biological Sex’ by Kevin Henderson in The Abusable Past, Radical History Review

Gonads: X & Y  Radiolab, NPR, WNYC Studios, New York.

Journal Publications, Chapters, and Conference Presentations

Orr, T.J. et. al. (2020) It takes two to tango: including a female perspective in reproductive biology.  Integrative and Comparative Biology 60(3):796-813

Sharpe, S.L. (2021) Developing LGBTQIA+ inclusive biology content and classrooms.  Presentation at SICB 2021

Hales, K.G. (2020) Signaling inclusivity in undergraduate biology courses through deliberate framing of genetics topics relevant to gender identity, disability, and race.  CBE-Life Sciences Education (19(3) doi: 10.1187/cbe.19-08-0156

Cooper, K. M. et al. (2020). Fourteen recommendations to create a more inclusive environment for LGBTQ+ individuals in academic biology. CBE—Life Sciences Education, 19(3), es6. doi:10.1187/cbe.20-04-0062

Somerville, S. (1994). Scientific racism and the emergence of the homosexual body. Journal of the History of Sexuality, 5(2), 243-266. doi:10.1215/9780822378761-002.

Rosario, V. A. (2009). Quantum sex: Intersex and the molecular deconstruction of sex. GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies, 15(2), 267-284. doi: 10.1215/10642684-2008-138

Costello, C. G. (2016). Intersex and trans* communities: Commonalities and tensions. In Transgender and Intersex: theoretical, practical, and artistic perspectives (pp. 83-113). Palgrave Macmillan, New York.

Ainsworth, C. (2015). Sex redefined. Nature News, 518(7539), 288. doi:10.1038/518288a.


Subramaniam, Banu. Ghost Stories for Darwin: The Science of Variation and the Politics of Diversity. Univ. of Illinois Press, 2014.

Roughgarden, Joan. Evolution’s Rainbow: Diversity, Gender, and Sexuality in Nature and People. University of California Press, 2004.

Samuels, Ellen Jean. Fantasies of Identification: Disability, Gender, Race. New York University Press, 2014.

Mukherjee, Siddhartha. The Gene: An Intimate History. Large Print Press, a Part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2017.

TallBear, Kimberly. Native American DNA: Tribal Belonging and the False Promise of Genetic Science. University of Minnesota Press, 2013.

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