StrathPride: Strathclyde LGBTQI+ Staff & PGR Network

StrathPride

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

In alignment with the University of Strathclyde's commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, 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 120 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, 22% are from central Professional and Student Services/IT/Library/Student Union; 20% are from the Faculty Engineering; 28% are from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences; 15% are from the Faculty of Science; 15% 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.

All regular network meetings and informal cafes are – and will continue to be – held online via Zoom. We may organise occasional in-person events or gatherings, in line with the latest government and University advice re: Covid 19. We pledge to continue to a) host network meetings and cafes online b) explore options for hybrid participation and c) match any in-person events with a comparable online event. Any in-person Network events will be hosted in accessible venues with (minimum) level / lift access and an accessible 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.

At present, we host the following regular meetings:

  • Network meeting (once per month, via Zoom)
  • Informal Network ‘Café’s (twice per month, via Zoom)

In addition to regular network meetings and informal cafes, StrathPride hosts events and gatherings throughout the year, including research discussions, book and film reviews, and in-person meet-ups.

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

We also have a WhatsApp group for coffee meet-ups for staff and PGRs working on campus.

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, or come along to a Network meeting!

Network Leadership

Network Leadership

The Network leadership group are:

Additional leadership roles are available, including

  • Treasurer 
  • Membership Officer 
  • Campaigns Officer 
  • Communication and Media Officer 
  • Faculty/Area Rep(s)
  • BAME Rep(s)
  • Disabled Rep(s)
  • Trans and Non-binary Rep(s)
  • Others (suggestions welcome)

Self-nominations from women, trans and non-binary people, BAME people, and disabled people are especially welcome. Email StrathPride@strath.ac.uk 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.

(Please note: Ally members will need to have completed LGBT+ equality training at Strathclyde or elsewhere before receiving a lanyard. Additional training opportunities will be organised at Strathclyde).