Thank you for joining us on The Bridge of our expedition ship where you can navigate your virtual SOI journey. This logbook will be updated regularly with a number of digital events, creative materials and engaging content. We look forward to learning, listening, creating and exploring with you. There is a lot on the horizon so get ready for the shared journey ahead. Remember – one hand for the ship!




Your LGBTQ+ summer reading list

Your LGBTQ+ summer reading list

With summer around the corner, this is a perfect time for many of you to catch up on your reading. The recommendations are across several genres,...



Noun/ ‘brij’ /
a: (nautical) : the forward part of a ship’s superstructure from which the ship is navigated
// come up to the Bridge, we’ve spotted Bowhead whales off Port side!
b: a time, place, or means of connection or transition
// building a bridge between cultures

What’s on Deck

Stay tuned for a bonus Bridge coming out next week all about Oceans. We will be giving you insight on where you can find SOI during Ocean’s Week!

SOI Staff Pick

“Is nature queer? Non-binary bat researcher Estravan (they/them) explores nature, biology, and sexuality in the natural world through the study of queer ecology. They challenge us to consider how hetero/cis normativities, such as gender binaries and natural and unnatural behaviours, have shaped our perspectives of nature.”

Watch here

Alumni Making Waves

“In this light-hearted, informative series, Olympian and activist Mark Tewksbury looks at LGBTQ+ themes and answers questions that sometimes even members of the LGBTQ+ community don’t know the answer to.”

Watch here

Recap & Briefing: Making Gay History

“Intimate, personal portraits of both known and long-forgotten champions, heroes, and witnesses to history brought to you from rare archival interviews.”

What are your pronouns?

Have you connected with anyone from the SOI staff team recently? You might have noticed that we include our pronouns next to our names wherever possible. Including your pronouns helps to create an inclusive space.

Learn more about how to use pronouns here.

The Bridge is made possible with support from the following organizations.