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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.

LGBT+ History Month: Calendar of Events at UoE

Progress flag stripes with ‘Staff Pride Network’ text, the University of Edinburgh logo, and 7 variations of the SPN logo depicting various LGBTQ+ community flags


February is LGBT+ History Month – this year’s theme is Behind the Lens. Join us at an upcoming event!

Some event details will be updated throughout the month. Please check the SPN member SharePoint for the most up-to-date calendar of events.

Table of Events


Date Time Venue Event
06.2.2023 18:00-20:00 Lounge Bar, Teviot
Trans and Non-binary Social Mixer – In collaboration with EUSA
08.2.2023 15:00-16:00 Nucleus Café
Western General / IGC: SPN Coffee & Cake
10.2.2023 17:00-21:00 Meow Studios
[Register for waitlist]
LGBTQ+ Workshop – Photography – Part of the EUSA Celebrating Queer Joy campaign
13.2.2023 17:30-19:30 Lounge Bar, Teviot
Ace+ Social Mixer – In collaboration with EUSA
13.2.2023 16:00-18:00 Sydney Smith Lecture Theatre
[Register here]
Trans Awareness event (for staff) – Hosted by HCA Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee
15.2.2023 13:00-14:00 Magnet Cafe
Kings Buildings: SPN Coffee & Cake
16.2.2023 17:30-19:30 Main Library
[Register here]
Our History: Real Voices – An evening event remembering Lothian Lesbian & Gay Switchboard, co-hosted by SWAN and Lothian Health Services Archive
17.2.2023 14:00-15:30 Meadows Lecture Theatre
[Register here]
Professor Zoë Playdon: ‘Making Trans History, Making Trans Futures’ – Guest lecture, hosted by HCA
17.2.2023 16:00-18:00 Chrystal Macmillan Building
[Register here]
Trans Awareness event (for students) – Hosted by HCA Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee
17.2.2023 16:00-18:45 Dining Room, Teviot
[Register for waitlist]
LGBTQ+ Workshop – Sculpture – Part of the EUSA Celebrating Queer Joy campaign
20.2.2023 16:00-17:00 40 George Square [Register here] PPLS Panel Session: What Barriers to Education do the LGBT+ Community Face?
20.2.2023 17:15-19:00 Centre for Regenerative Medicine
[Register here]
BioQuarter/CMVM EDI Committee Movie Night – with short films from LGBT Health & Wellbeing, followed by discussion and pizza
20.2.2023 18:00-20:00 Lounge Bar, Teviot
Bi+ Social Mixer – In collaboration with EUSA
22.2.2023 13:00-14:00 Bayes Café
Central: SPN Coffee & Cake
22.2.2023 18:00-19:30 Off campus @
Kafe Kweer
[Register here]

The ‘Sissy-photographer’: Gender through the lens of Jürgen Baldiga – Workshop for anyone who wants to understand more about gender variance and art history. No prior knowledge required!

24.2.2023 16:00-19:00 Old College
[Register here]
LGBTQ+ Workshop – Life Drawing – Part of the EUSA Celebrating Queer Joy campaign
27.2.2023 17:30-19:30 Lounge Bar, Teviot
Lesbian+ Social Mixer – In collaboration with EUSA
27.2.2023 – 28.2.2023   12:00-16:00 The Venue, Potterow Dome
[Register here]

SPN – LGBT+ Liberation Campaign collaboration with funding from IAD’s Student Partnership Agreement Fund. Launch event 27.2 @12:00. Submit your work by 25.2:

28.2.2023   12:00-16:00 Teviot Study, 13 Bristo Place Edinburgh, Scotland, EH8 9AJ (map)

[£3 at the door]

Film Screening: “Farewell My Concubine”

Palme d’Or winner at Cannes Film Festival 1993. Co-hosted with FilmSoc to mark LGBTQ+ History Month 2023.


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