Join us for Hampshire Pride in Winchester 24th February

Join your network colleagues for Hampshire Pride 2018! The parade this year will start at the Winchester School of Art, with people who wish to be in the parade meeting from 1pm at WSA. The parade will kick off at 2pm and finish at the Indoor Street Festival at the market stalls on EII Court. We will be joining the SUSU LGBT+ Society, as well as the rest of the local community.

 Although the event is free we’d like to have an idea of numbers, so if you’re coming along then please click on the link and register: 

Hopefully see you on the day!


Annual Stonewall Lecture 15th February

This year’s Southampton Stonewall Lecture will be held on Thursday 15 February from 18:00 – 19:00 at Avenue Campus and will be delivered by Professor Alison Oram, Professor of Social and Cultural History at Leeds Becket University.

How does a sense of place shape ideas of queer identity, politics and community? Drawing on the findings of the ‘Queer Beyond London’ project, this lecture explores LGBTQ life in four provincial cities since 1965.

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Making LGBT+ inclusion visible: wearing a rainbow lanyard

February is LGBT History Month where we celebrate equality and diversity, by increasing the visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and other identities that differ from a heterosexual cis gender majority.

We recognise that when anyone can be themselves, they have an increased sense of wellbeing and perform better. The University community needs to embed a culture that is inclusive, and make it easy to show support for each other, by enabling a safe and friendly workplace.

“By being a supporter of the LGBT+ community, you can contribute towards a positive working environment, where collegiality is visible and helps show the University is a place where we celebrate diversity and inclusion” Sir Christopher Snowden – Vice Chancellor

Therefore, we encourage you to wear a rainbow lanyard, to show our colleagues and students that the University is inclusive.

“Wearing a rainbow lanyard is an easy way to show your support for people around you, no matter their gender or sexual identity. It helps show that the University is a safe space, where we encourage each other to be genuine” James Allen – Pulse LGBT+ Staff Network Chair

To pick one up, get in touch with your local campus rep, details of which are on the dedicated Rainbow Lanyards page.

University branded rainbow lanyard

Pulse LGBT+ Staff Network rainbow lanyard

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