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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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The 8th July marks the beginning of 2024’s Non Binary Awareness Week, a week celebrating and raising awareness of all things Non Binary. This week culminates in the 14th July which is International Non Binary People’s Day. This day has been celebrated since 2012 when non binary blogger Katje van Loon wrote a post addressing… Continue Reading Celebrating International Non Binary People’s Day and Non Binary Awareness Week

We are pleased to announce that pronoun badges are now available on both our Central and Holyrood campuses! This initiative aims to foster an inclusive environment, particularly supporting LGBTQ+ and trans* inclusivity within our community. Where to Find the Badges: Central Campus: Main Library (Ground Floor Helpdesk) Centre for Research Collections (Sixth Floor) Holyrood Campus:… Continue Reading New Pronoun Badges Available Across Campuses

Progress flag stripes with ‘Staff Pride Network’ text, the University of Edinburgh logo, and 7 variations of the SPN logo depicting various LGBTQ+ community flags

Here we will try to list all the events happening for Pride in and around the University (please check back for updates): May Staff Pride Network BioQuarter Coffee & Cake Social Date: 28th May 2024 Time: 12:30 BST Details: Coffee and cake social event at BioQuarter organized by the Staff Pride Network. Link: Staff Pride… Continue Reading Pride Events 2024

The Staff Pride Network Committee would like to first express our thanks to Robyn Woof for all her work in the role of trans & non-binary liberation officer, we have always valued her contributions to addressing transphobia on campus and in devising ways to better support our trans & non-binary staff and students. We respect… Continue Reading SPN Committee Response – Trans & non-binary liberation officer resignation

The Staff Pride Network Committee had a blog here expressing their disappointment and worry about the appointment of the new Rector and the processes that led to this, but the University has required us to remove the blog due to their perception that drawing attention to Simon Fanshawe’s publicly available views on trans people (and… Continue Reading SPN Committee statement regarding the appointment of Simon Fanshawe to Rector of the University of Edinburgh

CW: transphobia, anti-trans violence Dear network members,   We wanted to reach out in solidarity with our trans & non-binary members this morning to acknowledge the harmful impacts of the actions of the Prime Minister and other parliamentarians yesterday. Rishi Sunak’s hateful, transphobic comments are despicable. Once again witnessing political point scoring in the UK… Continue Reading In solidarity with our trans & non-binary members

LGBT+ History Month 2024 logo, progress flag heart with stethoscope to indicate Medicine theme

Join us in celebrating LGBT+ History Month with a series of engaging events across the University of Edinburgh. This year, we’re focusing on the theme of Medicine and the contributions of the LGBT+ community to science, culture, and society. Here’s what’s happening: SPN- history month calendar 2024    Highlighted Event LGBT+ History in Science and Microscopy… Continue Reading LGBT+ History Month Events – February 2024

In this post, Jonathan MacBride offers a review of creative events that he along with colleagues Jaime Prada and Katie Nicoll Baines organised during the LGBTQ+ History Month, these were supported by the Student-Staff Partnership fund. This post belongs to the Hot Topic series: Student Partnership Agreement 2023↗️. The original article appeared here: Edinburgh University… Continue Reading Creative events of the LGBTQ+ History Month: An SPA funded project

The horrific events of October 2023 continue to unfold in scenes of catastrophic violence and loss of life in Israel/Palestine. We recognise how the assault on and violation of Palestinian and Israeli life has produced anguish, grief and fear amongst all affected communities, and acknowledge the historical and ongoing causes. We are particularly alarmed by… Continue Reading A Collective Statement Calling on the University of Edinburgh to Protect Speech on Palestine, Address the Intimidation on Campus, and Cut University Links to Violence

Bi+ Visibility Day, celebrated annually on September 23, serves as a cornerstone for acknowledging and honouring the diverse identities encompassed within the Bi+ umbrella*, which includes bisexual, biromantic, and other non-monosexual identities. It’s a day dedicated to fostering understanding, dispelling misconceptions, and encouraging discourse around bisexuality within and beyond LGBT+ spaces. At the University of… Continue Reading Highlighting Bi+ Visibility: A Glimpse into the Spectrum at the University of Edinburgh


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