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.

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  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

White unisex t-shirt with University of Edinburgh crest on the front chest pocket area, and a large Staff Pride Network logo variation centred on the back. Seven flag variations shown.

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

Netflix promo for Heartstopper, featuring kit Connor as Nick and Joe Locke as Charlie. Copyright: Netflix

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

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