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.
The School of Informatics held its annual Jamboree on Friday 26th April.
The day is a social gathering for staff and their families to come along and take part in activities such as a silent disco, a tango class, a pub quiz, arts and crafts, board games. This all followed with a ceilidh in the evening. There was also a visit from alpacas who greeted us at George Square.
The Staff Pride Network had their first stall at the jamboree last year, and this year it was even bigger and brighter than before. It was extremely well attended and hopefully our message was passed across successfully.