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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Staff Pride Network committee members at an event hosted by Waverley Care, holding a sign that reads "I'm wearing red for World Aids Day"

  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

Diagram illustrating the structure of the brain in mice and in humans

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

University of Edinburgh Pride Progress lanyard

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

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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