NAE Celebrates LGBTQI+ Pride Month

The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) celebrates Pride Month and the significant contributions of individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual, or nonbinary (LGBTQI+). The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine have conducted a number of studies and workshops on LGBTQI+ health and well-being; reports are listed below. And you can check out a replay of a recent webinar:

Advancing the Well-Being of LGBTQI+ Populations

Mon, June 7, 2021
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM EDT

Individuals who identify as sexual and gender diverse (i.e., LGBTQI+) have different experiences across their life course than their cisgender and heterosexual counterparts. The increase in the prevalence and visibility of sexual and gender diverse populations illuminates the need for greater understanding of the ways their well-being is affected by current laws, systems, and programs.

This webinar discussed the research-based policy implications outlined in the Academies’ 2020 report Understanding the Well-Being of LGBTQI+ Populations, current LGBTQI+ policy considerations at the federal level, such as the Equality Act and section 1557, and recent changes to and topics of interest in state and local level policies. Watch webinar replay now!


Kellan Baker, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University
Andrew Flores, American University
Sharita Gruberg, Center for American Progress
Nan Hunter, Georgetown University
Fran Hutchins, Equality Federation
Karen Parker, Sexual & Gender Minority Research Office, NIH

National Academies Reports