StrathPride: Strathclyde LGBTQI+ Staff & PGR Network


The LGBTQI+ Staff & PGR Network at the University of Strathclyde

In alignment with Strathclyde's commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, in 2020 the STEM Equals team worked with the Equality & Diversity Office to facilitate the creation of StrathPride: the LGBTQI+ staff and PGR network.

We believe the network provides an opportunity to build a more diverse and inclusive university community, and enhance support for and visibility of LGBTQI+ people at Strathclyde.

Who is the network for?

StrathPride is open to LGBTQI+ staff and PGRs, and our allies. LGBTQI+ includes lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, non-binary, queer, questioning, intersex, and asexual people (+ more). Allies are welcome in the network, however please note that some meetings or events may be held exclusively for the LGBTQI+ members.

Become a member of StrathPride

Join us to build a strong, supportive community!  To join please complete the online membership form.

Over 200 Strathclyde staff and PGR students who are LGBTQI+ and our allies have joined StrathPride since it formally launched on 21 October 2020.

Members are from across the university: of our current members, 26% are from central Professional Services (e.g. Student Experience, Library, HR) and Strath Union staff; 21% are from the Faculty Engineering; 21% are from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences; 15% are from the Faculty of Science; 11% are from the Strathclyde Business School.

Access info

We are committed to ensuring our meetings and events are accessible to disabled, deaf and ill LGBTQI+ colleagues and allies.

Network meetings are held online or hybrid. Informal meet-ups are held both on campus and online (usually alternating). Any Network events held on campus will be hosted in accessible venues with level or lift access and an accessible gender neutral toilet.

If you have any queries or specific access requirements to enable full participation in the Network, please get in touch with us.

Meetings and events

Our regular meetings and events are for members only – complete this online membership form to receive emails and event invitations.

Alongside regular meet-ups on campus and online, StrathPride hosts events and gatherings throughout the year, including research discussions, book and film reviews, and activities for key observances.

Members will receive meeting and event information via email, and we also share this info on the StrathPride Twitter.

Members are welcome to suggest ideas for and/or take a lead on events or new initiatives as part of StrathPride – email us to discuss further and get involved!

Network Leadership

Network Leadership

The Network leadership group are:

  • Alex Kabaj (Trans & Non-binary Co-Rep, he/him)
  • Dr Avery Learoyd (Social and Events Officer Co-Rep, she/they)
  • Dr Marco Reggiani (Co-founder, he/him)
  • Dr Matson Lawrence(Co-Chair, he/him)
  • Graeme Jackson (Secretary, he/him)
  • Kris Keane (Professional Services Rep, he/him)
  • Liz Scott (Membership Officer, they/she)
  • Rachel Starkey (Campaigns Officer, she/they)
  • Rebekah Chatellier (Co-Chair, she/her)
  • Rhei Ammaturo (Social and Events Officer Co-Rep, ze/zir)
  • River Gowans (Trans & Non-binary Co-Rep, he/they)

If you would like to join the leadership team please send us a messege.  

Self-nominations from women, trans and non-binary people, BPoC / BAME people, and disabled people are especially welcome.  

Email for more information. 

StrathPride Rainbow Lanyards

STEM Equals researcher Dr Marco Reggiani designed rainbow lanyards. A small batch of lanyards are available to members of StrathPride – contact Marco for more information.