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).
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.)
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.
First published: 28 April 2022