ASME LGBTQ+ Pride Group

ASME celebrates its LGBTQ+ members, volunteers, and staff and is committed to an inclusive culture where everyone can bring their whole selves to the organization.

ASME’s LGBTQ+ Pride Group

seeks to further LGBTQ+ networking, visibility, and normalization at ASME and within the engineering field broadly. The group formed organically in 2019 and held its first gathering at the International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition in November of that year.
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Group Objectives

 Celebration & Visibility

 Programmatic Impact

 Community & Networking


Celebrating Diversity

LGBTQ+ Pride Month

ASME continues its commitment to supporting LGBTQ+ individuals in and outside the engineering profession—during and beyond LGBTQ+ Pride Month. ASME celebrates and pays tribute to the diverse perspectives, accomplishments, and obstacles faced by LGBTQ+ individuals. This recognition extends to the entire engineering community, including ASME, as we actively work towards creating a more inclusive engineering field.

A Proud Father

Dave Soukup

Dave shares his lifelong engineering story, as well as that of his daughter, including her LGBTQ+ journey. He also sheds light on how and why ASME is committed to supporting the LGBTQ+ community.
ASME Scholarships

New LGBTQ+ Scholarships

ASME Scholarships help to enable a diverse cross-section of students with financial need to pursue an educational program in mechanical engineering or related field at the community college, undergraduate, and graduate levels. ASME has launched joint scholarships with oSTEM and Out to Innovate to recognize LGBTQ+ and engineering achievement! Learn more about eligibility and how to apply at

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Past Events

ASME Employee Resource Group (ERG) Pride Month Webinar

featuring Dr. Eric Patridge, founder of oSTEM, ASME's partner in LGBTQ+ programming

June 28, 2023

Pride Month Gathering with ASME's LGBTQ+ Community

featuring LGBTQ+ champion Gayle Gibson, former DuPont Director of Engineering

June 29, 2021

ASME LGBTQ+ Pride Event

featuring a discussion on How to Be a Better LGBTQ+ Ally with speakers Aaron Weinerman, Omar Kheir, Marianne Chan, Dr. Tim Wilson, and Natalie Vanderspiegel

November 18, 2020

LGBTQ+ Pride Townhall

featuring Boeing Senior Manager Jacky-Vy Chan

June 25, 2020

LGBTQ+ Meet-up at IMECE 2019

Salt Lake City, UT

November 9, 2019

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