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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Edinburgh LGBT+ Medics Society invite you to our first event of LGBT+ History Month - 'Tell Me About It’.

Edinburgh LGBT+ Medics Society invite you to our first event of LGBT+ History Month – ‘Tell Me About It’. Meet us in Room G.01, 50 George Square at 7.30pm on this Monday 7th. This is a great opportunity to meet members of our society and build connections with LGBT+ people and allies across the year… Continue Reading Edinburgh LGBT+ Medics Society Event: ‘Tell Me About It’

Staff Pride Network for LGBT+ colleagues & allies

  This year’s theme in Scotland is Blurring Borders: A World in Motion. Please consider using our Philadelphia flag logo version in your email signature this month. Some event details will be updated throughout the month. Please check the SPN member SharePoint for the most up-to-date calendar of events. Information and updates can also be found… Continue Reading LGBT+ HISTORY MONTH CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Spellcheck will now run for inclusive language, see example

We would like to share this wonderful diversity tip regarding an inclusive language setting in Outlook. The setting in Outlook means you can enable checks for inclusive language when spell check runs for your emails. Here is how to enable it: In a new email, go to ‘Review’, then select ‘Spelling & Grammar’ (you might… Continue Reading Inclusive language setting in Outlook

Staff Pride Network for LGBT+ colleagues & allies

Dear Network Members,  You may have become aware of a letter by a collective of academics operating under the name ‘Sex Matters’ written to the Chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission demanding a “Reindorf Review” for the higher education sector. While we are once again loath to draw attention to these beliefs, we also recognise that silence does not… Continue Reading In response to ‘Sex Matters’ letter

Pronouns

Please note this workaround no longer works we are currently trying to find a solution. Adding Pronouns to all University Systems The quickest and easiest way is to add to ‘Preferred Name’ on either MyEd (for students) or People & Money for PhD students and staff: People & Money https://elxw.fa.em3.oraclecloud.com/fscmUI/faces/FuseWelcome Personal Information > Personel Details … Continue Reading Adding Pronouns in the University Systems

by Tracy Noden (she/her) Tracy is an LGBTQ+ Advocate at the School of Law, SPN Events Team volunteer and staunch ally to LGBTQ+ people. She regularly attends SPN events and training and we are very grateful for her significant contribution to the Staff Pride Network. This opened with two excellent speakers (Dr Kamilla Kamaruddin and… Continue Reading First Steps to Trans Inclusion; Stonewall Workshop 29/6/21

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by David Radford I attended the second part of the empowerment training course run by Stonewall on the 25th February. I was quite pleasantly surprised to see such a wide variety of attendees – everything from the academic sector to government departments and the banking sector. It was notable that they reported within the workplace… Continue Reading Stonewall Empowerment Training

Now, more than ever, we need to talk. So the Staff pride Network has set up Rainbow Office Hours. A chance to make a connection with another LGBTQ+ staff member, or PG student, at the University. Each month*, the last Friday of the month at 12-1pm, a few of our members will be standing by… Continue Reading Rainbow Office Hours

It’s that time again when we commemorate and celebrate LGBT+ history. Once again the Staff Pride Network team have put together another series of fascinating events on a range of topics, further details available on our EventBrite.   1st Feb: ‘Legal for 40 Years: A snapshot from someone who was there’ Interview with lawyer Terry… Continue Reading LGBT+ History Month Events 2021

SPN Video Social

This is a regular weekly Wednesday lunchtime coffee meetup 1-2pm & once a month (on the first Friday of the month) our evening social event (BYOB) 6:30pm-late.   Please drop in with a coffee and meet your LGBT+ colleagues and ask a committee member those questions you’ve been dying to have answered! This event is… Continue Reading The SPN online social has moved to Zoom

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