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.

Month: May 2020

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Allison Ewing

Allison came to yoga and then Qi Kung (Chi Gong) after 3 decades as a nurse and midwife. She describes them as “something which keeps me sane(ish)!” She is motivated to provide accessible and inclusive practices to enhance wellbeing for all people and loves teaching and practicing them. You can read more about Allison on… Continue Reading Staff Pride Network [ONLINE] events: Body Clock Flow (Yoga)

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I joined QMU last year, but was disappointed that there was no LGBT+ Staff Network. I learned that the previous network fizzled out several years ago, but after speaking with colleagues, we decided to revive it. We have around 10 members, including one person who is not queer themselves, but is the parent of a… Continue Reading Queen Margaret University LGBT+ Staff Network

The Book of Queer Prophets

The Book of Queer Prophets, 24 short stories on sexuality and religion curated by former Stonewall CEO Ruth Hunt, will be published on 28th May. The publisher Harper Collins advertised on Twitter if anyone would like a proof copy and we were lucky to receive one. SPN volunteer Gina Roberts (who submitted her PhD on 30th April!)… Continue Reading The Book of Queer Prophets

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Like our sister project Evidence Base, led by the University of Edinburgh, STEM Equals at the University of Strathclyde is one of eleven EPSRC funded projects under the Inclusion Matters initiative. STEM Equals is a four-year research and impact project focused on creating more inclusive STEM communities for women and LGBT+ people in both academia and in industry. Through an intersectional… Continue Reading STEM Equals at the University of Strathclyde

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Other Support Lists There are lists of support available through both Stonewall https://www.stonewallscotland.org.uk/about-us/news/covid-19-%E2%80%93-how-lgbt-inclusive-organisations-can-help and LGBT Health and Wellbeing Scotland https://mailchi.mp/lgbthealth.org.uk/village-voices-covid-3?e=e23c8b0043 as well as from LGBTYS https://www.lgbtyouth.org.uk/our-services-for-young-people/ for those who are under 25. There is also the following interactive map of services in Edinburgh: https://edinburghcouncil.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=3f516cd826d04c76ad3e93d41be48341 And this wonderful resource list for LGBTQIA+ young people https://padlet.com/ceridwen/LGBTresources Material… Continue Reading LGBTQ+ Resources During COVID-19

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