UofG Pride At Home!
Fab online events and activities from June 15th -21st 2020, featuring loads of UofG clubs and societies
GUSRC and GULGBTQ+ present UofG Pride At Home!
We might be apart and away from Glasgow but that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate our pride and make some noise for equality 🌈 🎉
Fab online events and activities from June 15th -21st 2020, featuring loads of UofG clubs and societies 💗
Send us your pride content using the hashtag #UofGPrideAtHome
Please see the full schedule of events below:
|GU Amnesty Pride Penpal Project||Monday 15th June||
“GU Amnesty is joining the SRC’s 2020 Virtual Pride, and for this we are organising a Pride Penpal Project! We are looking for LGBTQ+ individuals and allies, not just from Glasgow University, to sign up to write a kind letter to someone else and have some #UofGPrideAtHomeIf you are interested, then we just need you to sign up at the form below with a few details, (i.e. your name, address or email etc) and we will pair people up either randomly or by interests/identity depending on your preference. Sign-up opens on the 8th and closes on the 14th and we will let everyone know their penpal on the 15th.
The sign-up form link is:
In these hard times, everyone could benefit from some supportive words, so we really hope you can all get involved !! 🌈🌈🌈” – GU Amnesty
|GU Amnesty Pride Pet Competition||Saturday 20th June||
“As part of the SRC’s 2020 Virtual Pride, GU Amnesty is organising a Pride Pet Photo Competition!! We want to see your pet, no matter what kind, displaying their #UofGPrideAtHome.To make a submission, message a picture of your animal companion along with a bio about them (i.e. their name, age, likes and dislikes etc) to the GU Amnesty FB page. Submissions will close on Sunday the 14th.
We will post all submissions on the 15th, and to vote for your favourite pet, simply leave a comment underneath. The pet with the most comments will be our winner!
We look forward to seeing all your submissions and may the best pet win!!” – GU Amnesty
|GU Amnesty Online Campaign: What Pride Means to Me||Wednesday 17th June||
“This Pride we want to know what Pride means to you!
At the end of the week we will post all the photos on our social media! If you prefer not to show your face to the world, you can cover your face with the sign or just send us the text and we’ll keep your identity anonymous. This campaign is open to members of the LGBTQ+ community as well as allies celebrating #UofGPrideAtHome 🌈
We will host an online workshop during the week for everyone who wishes to craft their sign with some company! We will post the link on the event page so make sure to click “going” or “interested” to get the updates, hope to see you then. 🥰”
|Digital LGBTQ+ POC Coffee||Tuesday 16th June||
We are holding another LGBTQ+ POC Coffee Event 🏳️🌈
Come hang out with SRC’s LGBTQ+ Officer Indigo via Zoom for LGBTQ+ POC coffee on Tuesday from 10am-12pm! Drop her an email prior to the event and she’ll send you a Zoom link to join in.
Contact Indigo at email@example.com for any more info.
|SQIFF-lix and Chill||Tuesday 16th June||SQIFF is currently hosting free short film programmes online on platform Sqifflix. See www.sqiff.org/events for the programmes.
Sqifflix & Chill, as the title suggests, includes a varied bunch of films about romantic love, its joys, pain, and complexities. Sweet stories of intense connection are found in Selina Robertson’s Couple Time and Dickie Heart’s Passengers. Some of the painful and problematic aspects of love and dating are considered in Sam Berliner’s Dating Sucks about seeking love whilst trans, and Rob Eagle’s Harding & his camera, which investigates traces of illicit love in archives and the white gaze. Violent and oppressive structures that try to curtail who gets to be with who are the core of Adrian Garcia Gomez’s Mikveh about governments refusing to recognise certain relationships, and Kiana Kalantar-Hormozi’s Poly Amour, which decontructs conventional romantic structures. For a dark comedy approach to the madness that sometimes interferes with people’s love life, Netflix & Chips is about a woman with a hot date who can’t get her chip shop job off her mind.
All films have English language subtitles or captions. See notes for below for each film’s language/s, level of accessibility for blind and partially sighted people, age recommendation, content notes, and if the film contains flashing lights or sound levels that might be disturbing for some. These notes are also found on each film’s page on vimeo.
The films are all free to watch with thanks to the filmmakers. To donate to LGBT Unity Scotland to support LGBTQIA+ refugees, asylum seekers, and other migrants, go to http://www.sqiff.org/donate.
|Virtual Coffee UofG LGBT+ Staff Network||Wednesday 17th June||
“Join us for a cuppa and a catch up during #UofGPrideatHome It’s been a while since we last got the chance to attend a Network event together in person, so please do join if you can make it and let us know how you’ve been getting on! Drop in.
Message for Zoom link.” – UofG LGBT+ Staff Network
|Craft the Rainbow: Pride Special! GULGBTQ+||Thursday 18th June||
“Whether you knit, crochet, embroider, draw, whittle or sew, all are welcome at this Pride Special of our regular Craft the Rainbow Event! Join us online for some company and conversation while you enjoy your crafting endeavors!If you want to join us in creating a piece with a “Pride” theme, share it online afterwards using the hashtag #UofGPrideAtHome and (with your permission) we will share it on our socials too! If you don’t want to create a Pride specific piece and just want to bring along your regular usual crafts then also please do!
Everyone is welcome to join us in taking some time to enjoy creating, to destress and to share their crafts!” – GULGBTQ+
|Virtual Pride Research Sharing – GULGBTQ+||Thursday 18th June||
“Hear about the latest LGBTQ+ research taking place at the University during this year’s #UofGPrideatHome
Researchers across multiple subjects have 5 mins max to tell you all about their work, putting research into LGBTQ+ issues to the fore. Subjects range from LGBTQ+ mental health, to improving diversity in survey capture.
Link coming soon!”
|Queer POC Panel – GU BAME Society||Thursday 18th June||
“This panel will be discussing the experiences of Queer POC.”
|Pride Screening: THE WATERMELON WOMAN (1996) – GU Film Society||Thursday 18th June||
“CHARITIES TO DONATE TO AT THE BOTTOM OF THE DESCRIPTION!We’re beyond excited to be part of UofG’s Pride at Home, with an online screening of Cheryl Dunye’s fantastic THE WATERMELON WOMAN – the first feature film ever directed by an out Black lesbian. Considered a landmark of New Queer Cinema, the film premiered at Berlin and played at several LGBT festivals in ’96 and ’97, and has recently been widely rediscovered after 2 decades of cult status.
Cheryl (played by Dunye herself, who also wrote and edited the film) is a young Black lesbian working in a video store, while simultaneously trying to make a documentary about a Black actress known for playing the stereotypical ‘mammy’ roles in 1930s Hollywood. While researching the film she has to traverse the tricky world of lesbian dating and friendships, and inevitably ends up finding out new things about herself, as well as that of Fae Richards, AKA The Watermelon Woman.
We’ll be watching the film on Kanopy, where it’s free (https://glasgow.kanopy.com/video/watermelon-woman), with a Zoom meeting afterwards to chat about it – all welcome! The link to that will be posted on the event nearer the time.
In addition to all this, here are some great charities we and GULGBTQ+ suggest you give a donation to, if possible, during Pride Week:
SMALL TRANS LIBRARY
LGBT UNITY SCOTLAND
|Which Flag to Wave – Dean Atta Workshop – UofG LGBT+ Staff Network||Friday 19th June||
“As part of #PrideatHome we are pleased to welcome author Dean Atta to host a writing workshop. ‘Which Flag to Wave’ will use flags as a way of talking about pride in various forms, including sexuality and nationality.This event is open to students and staff and we would like to offer priority booking to QTIPOC first. We would ask non-QTIPOC to wait until Mon 15 June before attempting to book, thank you for your consideration. The event will take place via Zoom and links and passwords will be sent before the event to those registered via EventBrite (EB password: whichflag).
Dean Atta was named as one of the most influential LGBT people in the UK by the Independent on Sunday. His debut poetry collection, I Am Nobody’s Nigger, was shortlisted for the Polari First Book Prize. He has a Philosophy and English BA from the University of Sussex and a Writer/Teacher MA from Goldsmiths, University of London. His debut novel, The Black Flamingo, was awarded the 2020 Stonewall Book Award, and shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal, YA Book Prize and Jhalak Prize.” – UofG LGBT+ Staff Network
|Pronouns 101 – GULGBTQ+||Friday 19th June||
“So what are these “pronouns” people keep talking about?If you’re maybe a bit confused about using pronouns, the various pronouns people use, as well as other ways to refer to trans people, this event is for you.
Pronouns 101 is an interactive presentation explaining the importance of pronouns and respectful language when talking to, and about, trans and nonbinary people. This informal version of our normal Pronoun Pledge will discuss what pronouns are, respectful ways to ask people for their pronouns and needs, and some situations cisgender people take for granted.
This event is appropriate for people who might be beginners in understanding trans issues, as well as those who want a succinct way to explain these issues to others. We will be answering (appropriate) audience questions so if you’re confused about anything feel free to ask!
We hope to see you there!” – GULGBTQ+
|Pride at Home Pub Quiz – GULGBTQ+||Friday 19th June||
“Let’s get quizzical with a Pride Quiz streamed directly to your homes live from ours!Hosted by GULGBTQ+, tune in to put your LGBT knowledge to the test! Come along with friends as a fun prelude to our Bring the Party Home Pride Club Night!” – GULGBTQ+
|Bring the Party Home – Pride Club Night – GULGBTQ+||Friday 19th June||
“Missing those messy nights in Polo?Join us for our Pride Week Online Club Night on Facebook Live where you can tune in and listen to a perfect mix of classic club anthems and plenty of lgbtq+ artists!
Get yourselves dressed up, Zoom your pals, and maybe have a drink! All the good music of a night out with less of the bad decisions, and we’ll actually take requests!” – GULGBTQ+
|Virtual Pride Stitch-A-Long||Saturday 20th June||Hi! Happy Virtual Pride! In partnership with Glasgow University SRC and GU LGBTQ+ Society we will be hosting a virtual stitch a long! Join us as we talk you through creating your own pride patch, or embroidering a small pride symbol on your clothes! Want to join in and don’t have the materials required? DM us and we will be happy to mail you a small kit with the materials you will need! See you soon!|
|Glasgow Marrow at UofG Pride at Home||Sunday 21st June||”
As part of the University of Glasgow’s Pride at Home week, we will be running a virtual donor recruitment event, talking about, answer questions on, and encouraging people to join, the Anthony Nolan Stem Cell register!
The Stem Cell register is a list of amazing people who’ve said they are willing to donate stem cells or bone marrow to strangers in desperate need. Unfortunately it has to be an exact match and many patients currently don’t find one and pass away. The more people on the register means there is a greater chance of each patient in need of finding that match, getting a donation, and having a second chance of life.
Unlike giving blood, there are no exclusion criteria on sexuality or gender identity when joining the register. Anthony Nolan doesn’t discriminate on these grounds, and many gay and bi men who are barred from donating blood go onto save lives by donating stem cells or bone marrow!
Our event will be conducted via Zoom.
Meeting ID: 995 0533 8822
You can join the register and get more information by visiting:
www.anthonynolan.org/Glasgowmarrow” – Glasgow Marrow