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 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

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          Zoom The university zoom accounts profiles support pronouns however don’t use… 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

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

Rainbow Office Hours Poster

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

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Scientific pioneers recognised In October, the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE), Scotland’s National Academy, announced the six winners of its highly prestigious medals. The RSE medals recognise exceptional achievement in science, academia and public engagement. University of Edinburgh LGBT+ champion awarded medal Dr Luke Graham Boulter, of the MRC Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine… Continue Reading LGBTQ+ champion wins Royal Society of Edinburgh medal

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

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