Staff Pride Network

Staff Pride Network

The Staff Pride Network is an inclusive network that serves as a resource for the rich diversity of LGBT+ employees across the institution, including PhD students who prefer to attend staff events. We strive to take an intersectional approach to providing a safe, supportive and welcoming environment for all people who self identify as part of LGBT+ communities, whether or not they are 'out' in the wider world, and to make LGBT+ issues more visible within the University environment. Different organisations use different acronyms to refer to specific groups, and terminology is always evolving. Our definition of LGBT+ includes, among others, those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, gender fluid, intersex, non-binary, asexual, pansexual and polyamorous. It also includes all those individuals and communities whose sexuality or gender identity is a matter of shared personal, political and/or social experience, as well as those who are LGBT+ allies.

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Having decided to go to the event at the Parliament on 10th September to mark 50 years after the Stonewall riots, I was pleased to be asked to be one of the people to pass around the mics for the Q&A sessions. We had two main speakers, Nicola Sturgeon and Sir Stephen Wall. Both gave […]

Staff and Students from the Vet School celebrating LGBT in STEM

Staff and students from across all four campuses of the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine celebrated LGBT STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) day on 5 July 2019. Inspired by Pride in STEM, a charitable trust run by an independent group of LGBT+ scientists & engineers from around the world, staff and students were invited to […]

Edinburgh Festival Fringe is soon upon us, and with a vast array of shows scheduled, it will be hard to choose what you might see… That is where we can help! Join Loud & Proud, Scotland’s LGBT choir, for a fantastic night of a cappella music.  Loud & Proud’s repertoire is as diverse as their […]

Emily Ford-Halliday, ECA Fashion Lecturer & SPN Design Volunteer, has had two of her ‘Fashion in the Dark’ films selected to be part of this incredible exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland. The opening on 24 May was a great success and the exhibition is now open to the public until 20 October. Go […]

Survey results pie chart

The Staff Pride Network undertook this survey with the aim of improving our organisation and future events. Thank you for helping us learn by completing it. 80 people responded to the survey and answered 16 questions that touched upon attendance to events, the reasons why you find this network important, communication, approachability, and representation. You […]

This article is written by EUSA. The Staff Pride Network are in support of this Rally for Trans Solidarity which is organised by EUSA. “Following a request by the University to edit the contents of this post we have chosen instead to remove it as we are unwilling to edit the words of others.”  

Prior to the Pride Edinburgh march on Saturday 22 June, we’ll be meeting at Levels Cafe on Holyrood Road at 11.30am and plan to head to the march at 12ish for a 12.30 start. Join us at Levels so you can find us easily. We are making placards for our beautiful posters so do let […]

Join us for the launch of ‘Evidence Base: Growing the Big Grant Club’ on the 21 of June 2019 in the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Evidence Base formed in 2018 with funding from the EPSRC to promote and execute a systems based approach to understanding issues of equality, diversity and inclusion in STEM. “Growing the […]

Recently, University of Edinburgh staff, including Andy Kordiak and Peter Hayakawa from the University Procurement Office, participated in intensive trainings and discussions on ways to promote equality through public procurement for those who share protected characteristics (including age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual […]

The University is required by the Further and Higher Education Act 1992 to submit statistical returns to the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), under category labels set down by HESA. Institutions are now able to report staff sex under three categories: ‘male’, ‘female’ and ‘other’. Although the naming of this last category is far from […]

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