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.

Author: Robert Court

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Photo of Rosalyn Pearson outside surrounded by seaweed

Original Article: 6TH OCTOBER 2020 BY CKEIR In Conversation with Rosalyn Pearson While many students may never venture south of the Meadows to the King’s Buildings, some might say that the same inequalities in academia persist or are even greater on Edinburgh University’s second biggest campus. In this interview with Rosalyn Pearson, a 3rd year PhD student in… Continue Reading Studying and working in physics and astronomy

Talking Head

Did you bring home your Rainbow Lanyard? Can you wave to your phone camera for 10 seconds? Could there be anything more important in welcoming new LGBT+ students than seeing LGBT+ people in the new students welcome video?   We have an opportunity to include LGBT+ diversity in the new students’ official welcome as part… Continue Reading Welcome new LGBT+ students: wave for 10 secs

Rainbow Flag

The past few months have seen us have to wave goodbye to a number of events, instead finding ways to celebrate them separately and behind closed doors. Despite this, our Staff Pride Network still gathered (virtually) to mark Pride month, and to support each other during this strange time. Here, Jonathan MacBride, Co-Convenor of the… Continue Reading bulletin-magazine: Reflecting on an unusual Pride month

LGBT Magazine Archive

I’m happy to let you know that the Library now has access to the LGBT Magazine Archive from ProQuest until 31st December 2021. This primary source database is a searchable archive of major periodicals devoted to LGBT+ interests, dating from the 1950s through to recent years. You can access the LGBT Magazine Archive via the Newspapers, Magazines and Other News… Continue Reading New! LGBT Magazine Archive

Allison Ewing

Allison came to yoga and then Qi Kung (Chi Gong) after 3 decades as a nurse and midwife. She describes them as “something which keeps me sane(ish)!” She is motivated to provide accessible and inclusive practices to enhance wellbeing for all people and loves teaching and practicing them. You can read more about Allison on… Continue Reading Staff Pride Network [ONLINE] events: Body Clock Flow (Yoga)

Queen Margaret University Logo

I joined QMU last year, but was disappointed that there was no LGBT+ Staff Network. I learned that the previous network fizzled out several years ago, but after speaking with colleagues, we decided to revive it. We have around 10 members, including one person who is not queer themselves, but is the parent of a… Continue Reading Queen Margaret University LGBT+ Staff Network

The Book of Queer Prophets

The Book of Queer Prophets, 24 short stories on sexuality and religion curated by former Stonewall CEO Ruth Hunt, will be published on 28th May. The publisher Harper Collins advertised on Twitter if anyone would like a proof copy and we were lucky to receive one. SPN volunteer Gina Roberts (who submitted her PhD on 30th April!)… Continue Reading The Book of Queer Prophets

STEM Equals Logo

Like our sister project Evidence Base, led by the University of Edinburgh, STEM Equals at the University of Strathclyde is one of eleven EPSRC funded projects under the Inclusion Matters initiative. STEM Equals is a four-year research and impact project focused on creating more inclusive STEM communities for women and LGBT+ people in both academia and in industry. Through an intersectional… Continue Reading STEM Equals at the University of Strathclyde

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The LGBT+ Network of Networks in Higher Education (@LGBTNoNHE) have an initiative to showcase the talents and skills of members, and to bring joy to LGBT+ communities during the current testing time. LGBT+ individuals are more likely to live alone or may not situate in an inclusive domestic environment. #NetworksGotTalent Enjoy the talents of Staff… Continue Reading LGBT+ Network of Networks in Higher Education’s Networks Got Talent Showcase: Derek’s Entry

With social distancing and lots of places including many schools closing because of coronavirus, children are connecting with each other by painting colourful rainbows and putting them in their windows for others to see. It’s thought the rainbow trend started in Italy but has rapidly caught on in other countries including the US, Canada, Spain… Continue Reading Chase the Rainbow

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