Out to Innovate is formerly (and legally) known as National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals Inc. (NOGLSTP).  NOGLSTP is doing business as Out to Innovate to assure a more inclusive membership environment for ALL LGBTQ+ people in STEM.

Out to Innovate is a professional society for LGBTQ+ people in STEM, and their allies. Your membership dues support our outreach and networking activities. Dues are only:

  • $40/year for career professionals
  • $10/year for students, unemployed and low-income retirees
  • $20/year for post-doctoral fellows
  • $1000 Lifetime Membership. Pay once, and receive uninterrupted membership benefits for life (for the next 70 years). (Non-transferrable).

How to join Out to Innovate for the first time:

Follow this link to the membership form whether you pay on-line or prefer to send a check


How to renew your membership, mantain your member profile, or access member benefits if your membership has not lapsed:

  • From any page of this website, click on the blue Member Login button and log in to your account.
  • Click on MyProfile.
    • If your membership is near expiration or in the grace period, there will be a renewal link inside of MyProfile. Click on the renewal link to renew.
    • Click on Edit to update your profile.
    • Click on Member Search to search the Out to Innovate member database for like-minded LGBTQ+ people in STEM (members only)
    • Answer our expanded demographics questions in your profile (members only).
    • Click on the membership card link to get a membership card.

 How to renew your membership if it has lapsed:

  • If you were a NOGLSTP member in good standing from 01/01/2019 and forward, your profile still exists in this system:
    • Click the blue Member Login button.
    • Click on the reset password button to receive a link to reset your legacy account password.  This reset link will be emailed to the email associated with your legacy NOGLSTP account. If you no longer have access to that email address, reach out to the membership database manager for help.
    • Once you have the new password, use the blue Member Login button to get into your account.
    • AFTER YOU ARE LOGGED IN, follow this link to initiate the renewal process. If you don't log in first, the system will think you are a new user and create a new record for you.
    • Select you membership type, update your profile information, enter your payment information, and submit.
    • Once payment is complete, you will be transferred to the member landing page where you can access member search, membership card, profile editing, and additional member benefits to come.
  • If you were a NOGLSTP member prior to 2019 but allowed your membership to lapse, your profile no longer exists in this system.  Please join as a new member

How to join or renew the old-fashioned way:

Member Benefits:

Become a dues-paying member of Out to Innovate and...

  • receive our quarterly newsletter, the Out to Innovate Bulletin
  • become eligible to participate in our Mentoring Program
  • receive membership discounts to our affiliates, SWE and NPA
  • network with other Out to Innovate members
  • join Out to Innovate’s Linked-In group for professional networking
  • join Out to Innovate’s Facebook group for social networking
  • become involved with a regional or caucus affiliate
  • become involved with Out to Innovate governance, program committees, and leadership
  • access future additional member benefits that are in development at this time