Queer inclusion equals better mathematics – Nature.com

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Anthony Bonato is a professor of mathematics at Toronto Metropolitan University.
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When I studied for my mathematics doctorate in the late 1990s, I believed that mathematics was mathematics, and not a subject linked to my identity. My view changed the day a professor told me that my being openly gay made others in the department uncomfortable, and that I should keep my sexuality to myself to fit in.

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Nature 609, 861-862 (2022)
doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/d41586-022-02354-y
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Bonato, A., Bruce, J. & Buckmire, R. Not. Am. Math. Soc. 68, 998–1003 (2021).
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