Week 3 Newsletter

It's Black History Month!

We've got tonnes of events to celebrate Black History Month coming up, and some exciting announcements for now: We're now in partnership with Lighthouse, Edinburgh's fantastic radical bookshop on West Nicolson! PrideSoc members get free entry to their events if you present your membership card, and you'll start seeing those events in our newsletter!
Secondly, it's EGM (Extraordinary General Meeting) time again! We'll be presenting some constitutional changes and electing a Freshers' Rep, as well as a new Postgraduate and Mature Students' Officer and a new Disability and Mental Health Officer! Any paid members can nominate themselves for that here: https://tinyurl.com/pridesoc-egm

Upcoming Events

Tuesday 2 October
Sex Ed
Balcony Room, Teviot
Wanna get up close and personal with a dental dam? Or just wanna claim your free lube? This week we’ll be filling in the gaps you inevitably missed at school with a chill LGBTQ+ sex education workshop, so come along whatever your level of understanding, even if it’s just to finally find out what lesbian sex is...

Wednesday 3 October
Free HIV Testing - Know Your Status!
Middle Reading Room, Teviot
We're hosting this testing session with EUSA's LGBT+ Campaign, Edinburgh Youth Stop AIDS Society, and Waverley Care to offer free, rapid HIV testing on campus. The test (a finger prick) will be conducted in private by a trained staff member from SX Scotland, and you'll get your results in minutes.  Support and other health resources will be available at the event - it's a free and informal drop in, so come on by!

Friday 5 October
Free HIV Testing - Know Your Status!
Middle Reading Room, Teviot
If you can't make it to our Wednesday drop in service, this one will be identical! 

I Have a Que(e)ry About Non-Binary Representation
Underground, Teviot
Tickets on the door: £5 Waged/£3 Low Income
We're collaborating with Positive Change Arts Projects and Non-Binary Edinburgh for a night of: live music, guest speakers, the first ever 'I Have a Que(e)ry' panel and a drag performance by Daddy Delight! With host for the evening, Dylan from Non-Binary Edinburgh.

Want to keep up to date with all our events and news through social media? Make sure you've liked our Facebook page and have joined any of our subgroups that you identify within! Each subgroup usually hosts its own smaller events during the semester, so keep an eye out.

Main Group

BME Group
Women's Group
Trans, Intersex, & Non-Binary Group
Aro/Ace Group
Bi & Pan+ Group
Disability & Mental Health Group
Campaigns Group
Men's Group
Postgraduate and Mature Students' Group
Fiction Group