The University of Edinburgh Staff Pride Network have had a long-standing relationship with Waverley Care, Scotland’s HIV and Hepatitis C charity. Cathy and Katie (members of the SPN committee) attended an event for supporters in October to learn more about the work of the charity to support those living with HIV in Scotland. We… Continue Reading World AIDS Day 2022: Why We’re Wearing Red and Fundraising for Waverley Care
In this blog post, Professor Tara Spires-Jones (she/her) highlights how the lack of gender representation in neuroscience research is limiting medical progress: I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the importance of considering gender in neuroscience research. My day job is a dementia researcher. Our group is trying to understand the brain changes that cause… Continue Reading The importance of gender diversity in neuroscience research
Due to a huge demand over the past few weeks for the new Pride Progress lanyard, we are already very low on supply. Another order has been placed and we hope to have more stock available from mid-October. Our merchandise request form is closed for the time being. If you have submitted a request… Continue Reading Update on Availability of Pride Lanyards
During Pride Month in particular, we’re glad to highlight opportunities for our members and allies to focus on LGBT+ inclusion in their work. Don’t forget that we can seize these opportunities all year round, not just in June! Check out the following recommendations for designing an inclusive survey, kindly provided by Ariadne Cass-Maran, Senior… Continue Reading Recommendations for Inclusive Data Collection
Happy Pride Month 2022! To celebrate, the Staff Pride Network is offering a limited number of t-shirts for free to network members. We’ve got seven variations of the SPN logo available, representing a number of pride flags. Check out the t-shirt designs (image file on SharePoint) UPDATE 6 JUNE Please note that the following logo… Continue Reading Celebrate Pride Edinburgh 2022 with us in style!
IDAHOBIT 2022 (International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, & Transphobia is coming up next week. The Staff Pride Network are marking the date with an online event: IDAHOBIT: Becoming and Being Gay Parents Tues 17 May, 17:30 – 18:30 BST Register to attend via Eventbrite / find out more See below for a blog post from… Continue Reading Shared Parental Leave: Another Perspective
Margaret Blake shares some thoughts on the new LGBT+ coming-of age series. Hi, I’m Margaret and I work at the School of Informatics. I was just speaking with Jonathan (Staff Pride Network co-chair) about ‘Heartstopper’, a new series that is available on Netflix, which I’ve been watching with my 14 year-old daughter. She’d mentioned… Continue Reading Colleague Review: Heartstopper