Lambda Alliance ERG
The purpose of the Lambda Alliance ERG is to enhance the work environment at Berkeley Lab for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, questioning, and gender-nonconforming (LGBTQ+) employees and allies. Our goal is to promote an inclusive and welcoming atmosphere, enhance policies of non-discrimination, create guidance for institutional processes, identify and address emerging issues or challenges, increase visibility and awareness, and recognize achievements impacting our community.
The group is open to all employees, including LGBTQ and allies.
Pride 2020 Activities
June 2: Pride Month Coffee Hour, 12 – 1pm – Join Zoom
June 12: Pride Month Happy Hour, Friday, 5 – 7pm – Join Zoom
June 15: Pride Month Crafternoon, 4 – 6pm – Join Zoom
June 17: Pride Month Ted Talks, 11:30am – 1:30pm – Join Zoom
June 30: Pride Month: Flag Lowering, 3 – 4pm – Join Zoom
For more details, visit: Pride Month 2020: Coffee hours, Ted Talks, Movies & More
Held intersectional events with LANA, Aczcuiermo.
Raised and lowered the progress flag for Pride Month.
Worked with GCR to have the biggest Pride Parade activity with booths to fundraise and promote volunteerism.
Held an event around SGM TED talks and discussion with the community.
Screened Carol film.
Held SGM book club meeting.
Promoted Pride events hosted by ETA and BLPA.
Collaborated with the GRLN Policy Group to scrub databases and other automations to reflect use of lived names and compliance with SB179.
Co-hosted Transgender Day of Visibility talk with Dr. Gwen Grinyer on "The Physics of Breaking Glass Ceilings" addressing barriers at the intersection of science and SGM representation with Nuclear Science Division.
Got a new Executive Sponsor! Cameron Geddes.
Meet Kayd Miller, who has worked with the Berkeley Lab for just over one year as an administrative assistant for the National Microbiome Data Collaborative (NMDC) and Berkeley Lab’s KnowledgeBase (KBase) teams. Miller is also a co-chair of the Lambda Alliance ERG, which recently issued new “Gender Identity and Transition in the Workplace” document. Full interview>>
Accountability, the “A” in IDEA, is something everyone can help create and promote at Berkeley Lab. In this Q&A, Daniel Gens discusses what accountability means to him, incorporating accountability into the work environment, and his personal commitment to making IDEA part of the culture at the Lab. Read more>>
Last year Tom Gallant received the award for Exceptional Achievement in Diversity. Tom came to the Lab as a temp but is still here 20 years later. Read what receiving the award means to Tom. Full interview>>
ERGs are the voice of the communities that they represent. For the Lambda Alliance, we are the visible presence for a community that is often invisible. We give voice to people who may not feel safe showing up as their true selves. Full interview>>