Join Pulse and ECS in #IDAHOTB 17th May

Today is International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia created in 2004 to draw the attention of policymakers, opinion leaders, social movements, the public and the media to the violence and discrimination experienced by LGBTI people internationally.

To celebrate this event, ECS and Pulse are collaborating by hosting stands in both B32 and B53 with a number of activities, posters, banners, things to take away, and treats!

Come along to B32 or B53, between 10am and 3pm to find out what you can do to help build an inclusive University environment.

You’ll have the opportunity to speak to members of ECS and Pulse about how critical it is to raise awareness of transphobia, biphobia and homophobia. We’ll see you in B53 or B32 later today, and we’ll also be tweeting/posting on social media so you can retweet and share to raise awareness.

Pulse Network Chair

LGBT+ Heritage Briefing and Network event 9th February 2018

The South East Museum Development Programme is working in partnership with the Heritage Lottery Fund and Classic Boat Museum to offer a special twilight LGBT+ Heritage Projects – Heritage Lottery Fund Briefing and Networking Event.

The event is scheduled to coincide with the launch of the Classic Boat Museum’s new display in its East Cowes Gallery about the extraordinary story of Joe Carstairs, ‘the fastest woman on water.’ The Classic Boat Museum holds a wealth of information about Joe’s time on the Isle of Wight, including trophies, albums, press cutting books and many photographs and has redeveloped its displays about Joe as part of the ‘Hidden Heroes of the Isle of Wight’ partnership project, supported with public funding by Arts Council England.

By taking part in the event, people can:

  • Have a special tour of the Classic Boat Museum Gallery’s new display about Joe Carstairs.
  • Find out about the Heritage Lottery Fund programmes that you can apply for projects that explore, commemorate and share the history of LGBT+ communities and their experiences.
  • Hear some great examples of HLF-funded LGBT+ projects that are already happening.
  • Get an update from HLF on how to access support for funding applications
  • Network with others who are interested in developing LGBT+ history projects.

The event is free of charge and open to all. Full details and booking are here:

International Trans Day of Remembrance

Today is International Transgender Day of Remembrance. On this day we focus and acknowledge those lost to transphobia, transphobic violence, suicide and hate crimes. There are a couple of events on campus and in Southampton which are free to attend, and open to the public:

Vigil hosted by SUSU LGBTSoc from 6.30pm at The Art House. More details can be found on their website.

Service for Trans Days of Remembrance hosted by UoS Faith and Reflection and SCM Southampton from 8pm, at the Reflection Centre. More details can be found on the event page.


End HIV stigma

End isolation. End stigma. End HIV transmission. World AIDS Day joins the fight to end the negative impact of HIV.

This year in the UK there have been the first significant reductions in HIV diagnoses for gay men in London, thanks to frequent testing, rapid treatment and PrEP. World AIDS Day is about growing this success so that it includes everybody at risk, across the UK.

But our fight is not just about the virus. For the more than 100,000 people living with HIV in the UK, ignorance and discrimination can still limit opportunities, preventing them from living full and happy lives. HIV means you are more likely to live in poverty, and more likely to have poor mental health.

The Pulse Network will be supporting World AIDS Day by fundraising, and we have a number of red ribbons available from the National AIDS Trust. We’ll be accepting a minimum donation of £1 for each ribbon, and you’ll be able to pick up a ribbon at the following locations on 1st December:

Boldrewood Campus Reception (B176) during the day

Highfield Campus location TBC, between 12noon to 1pm