The BMSS LGBT+ Group strives to create an enabling space for likeminded scientists to network and advance their visibility within the British Mass Spectrometry community. 

Being a LGBT+ scientist can be lonely and many worry about coming out to their colleagues. The BMSS LGBT+ Group aims to support fellow Mass Spectrometrists on that enabling journey.

Recent events such as the Royal Society’s Out in STEM, the LGBT STEMinar (now in its 4th year) and the LGBT in STEM project are providing much needed information, support, camaraderie and empowerment to advance the visibility of LGBT+ scientists.

Mass Spectrometry has a many challenges, and a diverse, dynamic and inclusive community of colleagues working together will only wholly resolve those challenges.

Many recent national and international conferences have had informal meet-ups for LGBT+ delegates. That dynamic sparked our initial & informal meet-up at the BMSS Annual Meeting in Cambridge 2018 (BMSS39).

If you would like to get to know your fellow LGBT+ scientists – we warmly invite you to attend the BMSS LGBT+ Group Meeting in 2019 …the 1st to be ‘programmed’ by the society. This event will be part of BMSS40 Annual Meeting in Manchester (03-05 SEP 19).



The next BMSS LGBT+ Group Meeting is scheduled for the 04-SEP-19, 18:00 – 19:00 BST, The Royal Northern College of Music (Conference Room), 124 Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9RD.



If you would like to know more about the BMSS LGBT+ Group or ‘just’ want to say hello please contact:

BMSS LGBT+ Group Coordinator (Rhodri N. Owen):

BMSS Meetings Secretary (Mark A. McDowall):