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LGBT+, diversity and tolerance: fitting in versus being yourself

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It’s time for a conversation on how research workplaces can recognise diversity fully while making all staff feel comfortable, say Lachlan Smith and Jakob Feldtfos Christensen.

Internationalisation has always been an important premise of research—even more so now, when spending an entire career at one institution is rare, and travel across borders for work has become common.

The diversity that this has created is rightly celebrated. Working in an international environment is one of the aspects that attracts people to universities, both as researchers and as managers and administrators.

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