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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.

Little France Pride March

Little France Pride - Employees of the many teams who work in Little France celebrating the start of Pride Month with a local march and fair.

Another exciting event is coming up very soon – on Friday, 2nd June. Children’s Services, in collaboration with the Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity and other support organisations, are working towards achieving the LGBT Charter Status.

In celebration of Pride Month, and in conjunction with the LGBT+ Staff Network and the team at RIE, they are planning the first Little France Pride March. All are invited to participate in the march along the Wellbeing Walk at 13:30. Show your pride with flags, banners, and face paint!

Moreover, there will be stalls from the staff networks on campus within the Chancellor’s Building reception from 13.00 to 15.00. If you can’t manage the full 1-mile walk, you can pop along to learn more about the support available for LGBTQI+ staff and the role of allies.

Our colleagues from the University of Edinburgh will be joining us, as well as our friends from the ECHC, NHS Lothian Charity, and Radio Lollipop. They are all collaborating with Staff Wellbeing to make the afternoon special.

Outpatients who are able to undertake the walk are welcome to join in, and there will be other opportunities throughout the month to support everyone on site – more details to follow.

The event isn’t ticketed, but it will be helpful for the organisers if you could register your intent to attend here. This will assist with planning for the number of attendees.



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