PRIDE Month: A Month-Long Celebration of Diversity

Dear Members,

I’m happy to announce the start of PRIDE Month, a month dedicated to celebrating diversity and inclusion and recognizing the fight against the discrimination of  LGBTQIA+ people. This month offers a unique opportunity for us to reflect on the values of acceptance and respect, which are fundamental not only to society at large but also to our scientific community.

The International Association of Physics Students stands strongly in support of diversity in all its forms. We believe that fostering an inclusive environment where every individual feels valued and respected is essential for the advancement of science in our community. Physics, as a discipline, thrives on collaboration and the necessity for the exchange of diverse perspectives. It is through the inclusion of a variety of voices and experiences that we can achieve greater innovation and progress.

In celebrating PRIDE Month, we also reaffirm our commitment to creating an inclusive environment where everyone, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity, feels empowered to pursue their passion for physics without fear of discrimination or prejudice. Let us use this month to strengthen our bonds as a community and to advocate for a future where equality and diversity are not just ideals, but realities.

On behalf of IAPS, I extend my wishes for a meaningful PRIDE Month. Let us celebrate the beauty of diversity and continue to build a community where every physicist can thrive.

With pride and solidarity,

Cyrus Walther,
President of the International Association of Physics Students