cover page for queer+stem anthology

I’m afraid that the following syllogism may be used by some in the future.

Turing believes machines think
Turing lies with men
Therefore machines do not think

Excerpt from a letter from Alan Turing to Norman Routledge (Alan Turing: The Enigma: The Centenary Edition)

Like many queer people, Alan Turing feared that his sexuality would discredit his professional contributions. Countless activists and scholars continue to do the important work of cataloging issues affecting STEM-focused queer people. Though inarguably important, barriers, struggles, and deficits are not the sole focus of this anthology. Instead, we present a celebration of what we can do and who we are. Turing’s words aren’t just a logical statement written by a mathematical mind, they’re poetry representing a snapshot of a dark moment in history we haven’t yet escaped, a work of art written by a multifaceted queer person, not unlike our contributors…

[contains some moderate sexual content]