Hi readers, it's July—aka Pride Month 2, part of a series of 12, repeating infinitely, aka life. And for those who don't follow us on IG, a quick note about a project we're really proud of: New Science, a physical and virtual exhibit showcasing the first-person stories of 23 incredible researchers whose queer and intersectional identities are revolutionizing science itself. Designed to be downloaded and displayed free by any museum, org, or community space in the world, you can check it out in-person at the California Academy of Sciences in SF (features 11), online via the Academy's Google Arts & Culture digital exhibit (features 19), and online through the full gallery of all 23.

AND NOW:

In Content Creators, we flock to Vancouver Island in the company of gay bats, orcas, & 1,500+ other species to meet Connel Bradwell of CBC's "Out and About," who's proving—episode by episode—that nature is extremely queer.

In Orgs to Know, we investigate the challenges, surprises, and delights of queering biological anthropology as told by gAyABA’s Stephanie Meredith. “The ways in which our colleagues have wholeheartedly supported gAyABA has made me really proud.”

And in this issue’s Contributor Highlight, "Being who you are unapologetically is an act of resistance. Making yourself seen and heard and affirming your existence is revolutionary.” It’s the real and beautiful energy of Dr. Ron Hunter.

Thanks for reading; we're at 500queerscientists@gmail.com if you need us. LCA