I never thought being queer impacted my professional life as a scientist. I was wrong.

The New Pride flag, composed of Hubble Space Telescope images. Created by Laurie Raye.

For years, I’ve been quite frank and open on social media (mainly Twitter) about a lot of aspects of my life and professional career as a scientist: How having a physical disability has impacted things, my experiences with harassment that nearly drove me out of the field, making the shift from academia to industry, and more. But my gender…