PRIDE Month 2022

PRIDE is celebrated in June each year, which marks the anniversary of the Manhattan Stonewall Riots in 1969. The Stonewall Uprising was a tipping point for the LGBTQ+ civil rights movement and has been celebrated worldwide ever since. 2022 marks 50 years since the first Pride march in the UK (01 July 1972).

Photo of progressive pride flag against a clear blue sky

As well as being a month-long celebration, Pride is an opportunity to reflect on and peacefully protest current issues facing the community, while recognising the impact that LGBTQ+ individuals have had on history locally, nationally, and internationally.

Useful links and resources

  • PRIDE Glasgow 
  • UofG LGBTQ+ staff resources
  • UofG LGBTQ+ staff network 
    A group for all UofG staff and PGR researchers who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, queer or questioning. 
  • UofG monthly lunchtime drop-ins
    Following on from LGBT History Month, The LGBTQ+ Fabric of the University – Monthly Lunchtime Drop-Ins continue until January 2023. At these informal lunchtime gatherings in the Hunterian Museum, the project makes space for the university community to be creative and reflect on LGBTQ+ life. All LGBTQ+ staff and students, and allies, are welcome.
  • LGBTQ+ research at University of Glasgow
    If you are staff member or PhD student researching LGBTQ+ topics you can contribute to a new research collection.
  • UofG staff LGBT+ role models 
    Staff role models share their experience of being LGBT+ in their workplaces and aim to show how being yourself should never be a barrier to success
  • UofG LGBTQ+ staff network twitter feed
  • LGBTQ+ allyship in IHW
    In 2021, IHW appointed a safe-ally (Kate O’Donnell Kate O’Donnell@glasgow.ac.uk) and a safe community member (Fiona Caryl (Fiona.Caryl@glasgow.ac.uk). Both are available should you wish to chat to somebody in confidence. They are here to ensure the SHW is a safe, supportive and inclusive environment for everyone. They champion LGBTQ+ issues and are available as a safe and confidential point of contact for anyone wishing to discuss any concerns. (For more serious matters, we encourage contact with the university-appointed respect advisers.)  

Progressive pride 
UofG now flies the "Progress pride" (also known as "Progressive pride") flag during Pride month. This was developed in 2018 by non-binary American artist and designer Daniel Quasar. Based on the iconic rainbow flag from 1978, it reflects and celebrates the diversity of the LGBTQ+ community and is a rallying call for more inclusiveness within society. Black and brown stripes represent people of colour, and baby blue, pink and white are included to represent the trans community.  

Progressive Pride flag

If you would like to join the Institute’s Athena SWAN LGBTQ+ Working Group, please contact Caroline Haig (Caroline.Haig@glasgow.ac.uk) and you will be warmly welcomed!


First published: 28 April 2022