Upcoming Events

LGBTQ+ Research Sharing
Weds 21 February 2024, 12.30pm - 2pm, Adam Smith bdg, rm 717
Book: https://www.outsavvy.com/event/18251/lgbtq-research-sharing password: UofGHM2024

Discover LGBTQ+ related research taking place across the University!

At this informal research sharing each presenter will give a speedy 5 minute intro to their work. Featuring work from staff and PGR students this is an ideal chance to hear from your colleagues and peers. 

LGBTQ+ Staff & PGR Social
Tues 27 February 2024, 5.30pm, Wee G

Come along to mark the end of LGBTQ+ History Month with fellow network members.

Previous Events

Rainbow Coffee
Tues 21 November 1-2pm, drop in, Wee G

Join us for a cuppa and a chat.

Under Your Nose - Black History Month screening
Mon 30 October 2023, 5.15pm-7.00pm, in person
Book: https://bpt.me/6162118

We're pleased to be screening this documentary by Victoria McKenzie exploring the extraordinary story of the Black Lesbian and Gay Centre in London (1981-1999).


40 years ago a group of activists came together with one aim: to open a centre for the black LGBTQ+ community. Against the backdrop of 1980s politics, the rise of Thatcher ism, and the AIDS epidemic, they started on the path. Drawing on archival materials Under Your Nose is a feature documentary dedicated to those trailblazers who facing hostility, and often personal danger offered hope and a lifeline to many others. Their legacy is still apparent today.

Bi+ Representation in Cinema
Mon 25 September, 2023, 5pm, online
Book: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/6140962

We're pleased to welcome Prof Jacob Engelberg from the University of Amsterdam to talk about Bi+ Representation in Cinema, as we mark Bi+ Day of Visibility. Following his talk, the floor will be open for questions. A Zoom link will be sent out shortly beforehand. We look forward to welcoming you!

LGBTQ+ Campus Tours
Sat 8 July 2023, 11am
Sat 19 August 2023, 1pm

Find out more about the University's queer connections! More booking info to come.

Sat 15 July 2023
The University Community will be marching together once more!

Pride Picnic
Mon 12 May 2023, 12.30pm - 2pm, the Quad
Drop in

Bring your lunch outside and have a chat with LGBTQ+ colleagues. £5 Gilchrist vouchers for the first to arrive! (in case of inclement weather we will move to the Cloisters in the first instance).

Learning Lunch - How to Support Trans and nb Students and Staff
Thurs 15 May 2023, 1pm - 2pm

We're pleased to welcome Pride Outside to deliver this learning lunch on allyship. Find out more about current challenges, supportive actions, with a chance to ask questions. Booking essential: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/pride-outside-trans-ally-training-tickets-649652346657

LGBTQ+ Gym Classes
May 4, 18, more tbc
Stevenson Building (in person)
Book tickets (Classes need a minimum of 5 participants so please sign up in advance)

The LGBTQ+ Staff Network is collaborating again with University of Glasgow Sport to offer fitness classes in May 2023 and June 2023!

We offered several online Zoom workouts in 2021. This year all classes will be on campus in the Stevenson Building. Full access to the gym and pool is included before/after the fitness class!

We want to create a safe and respectful place for all participants, so these classes are exclusively for the LGBTQ+ Network members, and we have made sure the instructors have completed equality and inclusion training.

When: 4 May @ 10:30am
Focus: Cardio/Strength
Duration: 30 mins

Workout centred around the use of suspended training harnesses to target strength in the core!

When: 18 May @ 15.00
Focus: Strength/Flexibility
Duration: 60 mins

Improve and challenge your flexibility, strength, balance along with improving your posture whilst releasing tension and using breath to calm the body and mind. A yoga mat would be beneficial for the floor yoga exercises but don't worry if you don't have one!

Further classes to be announced 

Book tickets

LGBT History Month 2023

Rainbow Tower Lights and History Month Reception
Weds 1 February 2023, 5.45pm/6pm - 7pm (in person)

Join us to see the University tower lit up rainbow colours before heading inside to the Hunterian Museum for a reception at 6pm.

Film Screening: Rurangi
Kelvin Hall (in person)
Weds 15 February 2023, 5.30pm - 7pm

We're pleased to be screening this film made by and about the gender diverse community in New Zealand. A winner at the Frameline awards and part of the BFI Flare Official Selection.

LGBTQ+ Launch
Monday 24 October 2022, 5.15pm, Cloisters, in person

Join us in the stunning surroundings of the Cloisters for some complimentary drinks and connect with colleagues. We will be launching our University Pride lanyard and tote-bag. Designed in collaboration with the Network, and available in the University shop, part of the proceeds from every purchase goes back into the Network to support our activities.

Black History Month
Tour of the Zanele Muholi Exhibition
Thursday 13 October 2022, 3pm, East Quad, in person

We are pleased to offer an in person private tour for the LGBTQ+ Staff Network of the Zanele Muholi exhibition hosted by the Hunterian, along with Street Level Photoworks and Belfast Photo Festival. 

Zanele Muholi is one of the most acclaimed artists working today, their self-proclaimed mission "to re-write a black queer and trans visual history of South Africa for the world to know of our resistance and existence at the height of hate crimes in South Africa and beyond."

Zandra Yeaman, Hunterian Curator of Discomfort, will be guiding us.

Meet the Scottish Bi+ Network
Wednesday 28 September 2022, 2pm, online

We're very pleased to be able to welcome the Scottish Bi+ Network to speak to LGBTQ+ Staff Network members at the University of Glasgow.

Reps from their Network will tell you a bit more about their organisation and what they offer, before going on to discuss being Bi+ in the workplace. There will be a chance to ask questions.

Pride Month 2022

Guided Nature Walk in the Botanics with Pride Outside
Monday 20 June 2022, 1pm, in person 
Book here

We're delighted to be able to offer an immersive nature walk in the Glasgow Botanics, led by practitioners from LGBTQ+ group Pride Outside. While observing the plants, flowers and natural beauty in the gardens at this time of year, there will be wellbeing activities, as well as a queer nature quiz!

For more info, go to the booking link.

Telling the Story of HIV and AIDs in Scotland, with Waverley Care
Monday 27 June 2022, 2pm, online
Book here 

Hear about the latest research project at Waverley Care and make zines with us.

Community Heritage Officer, Francis Osis, will be joining us to share more about Waverley Care's current oral history project. Through a mixture of interviews and archive research, an understanding of HIV/AIDs in the community is being created, which places those communities at its heart. 

Self Care Workshop
Monday 28 March 2022, 1pm, online

Join us for this workshop where we'll explore activities to minimise stress as best we can. Organised in partnership with See Me Proud, an LGBTQ+ mental health initiative, and LGBT Health and Wellbeing.

LGBTQ+ History Month 2022

'Mama Gloria' Film Screening
Monday 7 February 2022, 7pm, online
Book here 

Explore the life of charismatic Chicagoan trans activist Gloria Allen in this BFI Flare festival nominated documentary. This film is available to UofG staff and students as part of a 1 year educational license. Please let us know if you would like to screen it in your school/society.

Guest Speaker: Ruth Ramsden-Karelse - “Wherever I Could Move Around”: The Worldmaking Work of Gays and Girls in the Archived Photographs and Testimony of Kewpie of District Six

Thursday 24 February 2022, 3pm, online
Book here.  

We're very pleased to be welcoming Ruth Ramsden-Karelse, a PhD researcher based at the University of Oxford to share her work with us this LGBTQ+ History Month. Ruth will be presenting from her DPhil thesis, in which she argues that an archival resource depicting a queer of colour community in apartheid South Africa represents a politically and culturally important theory-practice of worldmaking.

Queer History in Scotland - a talk by Dr Jeff Meek - postponed

Monday 28 February, 2022, 4pm, online
Book here.

We're excited to welcome Dr Jeff Meek, lecturer in Economic and Social History at the University of Glasgow, to an online event discussing Queer history in Scotland.

(Please check gla.ac.uk/events and the series 'LGBT History Month' for University wide listings.) 


Christmas Catch Up
Weds 8 December, 4pm, online

Join us for our last catch up of 2021! Taking place on Gather Town. 

'Mama Gloria' Film Screening
Tues 16 November, 4pm, online

Explore the life of charismatic Chicagoan trans activist Gloria Allen in this festival nominated documentary. Full details and content warnings at the link. This film is available to UofG staff and students as part of a 1 year educational license. Please let us know if you would like to screen it in your school/society.

Artist Talk with Ingrid Pollard
Mon 18 Oct, 4pm, online

Earlier this year artist Ingrid was commissioned to respond to items in the Lesbian Archive at the Glasgow Women's Library, exploring links between art practice and the transmission of history. The talk will be followed by a Q+A, you will have the opportunity to submit questions in advance.

Pride Yoga, 24/06/21

Film Screening, 'Pride', 17/06/21

Pride Virtual Coffee, 04/06/21

Yoga with GUSport, 20/05/21

HIIT with GUSport, 06/05/21

Total Body with GUSport, 22/04/21

Beats with GUSport, 08/04/21

Out/In the Archives Workshop and Discussion, 22/02/21

Film screening, Tangerine, 19/02/21

Don't Seek Acceptance, Seek Respect Panel Discussion with Mhairi Black MP, Jordan Daly, TIE, and Colin Macfarlane, Director Stonewall Scotland, 17/02/21

2017 - 2020

Christmas Crafternoon, 21/12/20

Happiest Season Watchparty, 11/12/20

HIV in 2020: How Sandyford Clinic is Helping Get HIV to Zero, 01/12/20

Virtual Coffee, 17/11/20

The Queer Politics of Postcoloniality - a talk by Dr Rahul Rao, SAOS, 26/20/20

LGBT Refugee Project Lunchtime Talk, 21/10/20

Stud Life Watch Party, 18/10/20

Bi History Zine Workshop with Mel Reeve, 23/09/20

Edwin Morgan: Poetry and Art, with GULGBTQ+ and The Hunterian, 15/07/2020

Which Flag to Wave - Workshop with Dean Atta, 19/06/20

Virtual Pride Research Sharing - 18/06/20

Virtual Pride Coffee, 17/06/20

Virtual Quiz, 30/05/20

Girls Lost Watchparty, 24/05/20

Appropriate Behaviour Watchparty, 03/05/20

God's Own Country Watchparty, 19/04/20

Rafiki Watchparty, 05/04/20

Edwin Morgan in the Archives, UofG Archive, 21/02/20

Research Sharing, the Gilchrist, 17/02/20

Film Screening - Kiki, Kelvin Hall, 05/02/20

Rainbow Card Drop-In Writing Session, the Gilchrist, 10/12/19

World AIDS Day Open Mic, 02/12/19

See Me Proud - Self Care Workshop, University Gardens, 18/11/19

LGBT+ Staff Network Welcome Back with Robert Gale, Artistic Director, Birds of Paradise Theatre Company, The Hunterian, 22/10/19

Postgrad Fresher's Welcome, the Gilchrist, 16/09/19

Pride March, 20/07/19

LGBT+ Campus Walking Tour, 22/06/19

Decoding Inequality - Glasgow Women's Library Exhibition Tour & Workshop, 21/03/19

LGBT+ Research Sharing, the Gilchrist, 26/02/19

Talk with Paul Brownsey, UofG Gaysoc Founder, the Gilchrist, 12/02/19

Rainbow Card Drop-in, Adam Smith Building, 23/01/19

Queer Times School Tour at Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA), 13/12/18

LGBT+ Staff Network Welcome Back with Gerrie Douglas-Scott, The Hunterian, 21/11/18

Postgrad Welcome, The Gilchrist, 12/09/18

Pride March, 14/07/18

LGBT+ Campus Walking Tour, 05/06/18

Lunchtime Coffee, One A The Square, 24/04/18

Visible Lives: Sharing LGBT Research, the Gilchrist, 21/02/18

January Lunchtime Meet Up, 29/01/18

LGBT+ Staff Network reLaunch with Colin Macfarlane, Director Stonewall Scotland, 27/11/17