SPN at Pride Edinburgh We invite members, allies and students to join us for the Pride Edinburgh March on Saturday 25 June! The SPN marching troupe will be meeting at 11:30 on the day at Levels Café on Holyrood Road. Speeches start at 12:30 and the march moves off at 13:00. If you can’t make… Continue Reading Join us at Edinburgh Pride 2022
Dear University of Edinburgh Staff Pride Network, I am contacting you to say thank you for everything you have done over the past year to celebrate, support and promote the LGBTQ+ community. As was stated during the awards ceremony, 2022 was probably the toughest year to select finalists and winners with over 1000 nominations being… Continue Reading A sincere thank you from Proud Scotland Awards 2022
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!
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
Pictured: Anna Smith, Staff Pride Network Bookclub Coordinator What does being visible as a lesbian mean to you? In lieu of any formal events to celebrate Lesbian Visibility Week, one of our co-chairs and bi-rep, Katie, and our book group coordinator, Anna have had a virtual discussion (over email, fitting in between their… Continue Reading Lesbian Visibility: What does being visible mean to you?
by Anna Smith, Coordinator of the Staff Pride Network Book Club As part of Lesbian Visibility week I thought I would compile a list of books by lesbian authors, with lesbian characters, or both. This list is by no means exhaustive or representative of the objectively ‘most notable’ works around; it’s simply a collection… Continue Reading Lesbian Visibility: Shining a Light on Lesbian Authors
March 31st marks International Transgender Day of Visibility. Since it was founded in 2009, this day has been dedicated to celebrating transgender people and raising awareness of the discrimination faced by trans people worldwide as well as their contributions to society. In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic that we currently find ourselves in we… Continue Reading International Transgender Day of Visibility
In the interest of transparency this version of the blog has been updated since the original was circulated to our members on the 13th of November and this blog was initially posted here the 14th November 2019. The updates are intended to provide clarification on some of the concerns we have cited and new information… Continue Reading Committee Statement re Schools & Gender Diversity Event
Having decided to go to the event at the Parliament on 10th September to mark 50 years after the Stonewall riots, I was pleased to be asked to be one of the people to pass around the mics for the Q&A sessions. We had two main speakers, Nicola Sturgeon and Sir Stephen Wall. Both gave… Continue Reading Visibility (or lack of)
The Staff Pride Network undertook this survey with the aim of improving our organisation and future events. Thank you for helping us learn by completing it. 80 people responded to the survey and answered 16 questions that touched upon attendance to events, the reasons why you find this network important, communication, approachability, and representation. You… Continue Reading Staff Pride Network Survey Report 2019