We are on a mission to magnify the voices of LGBTQ+ communities in the research sector to make it more inclusive and diverse, providing a platform to highlight the unique ways the research sector can share the stories of our communities. MRSpride is the MRS network for LGBTQ+ professionals and allies working in research, insight and data analytics. It provides a safe space for LGBTQ+ researchers to meet, collaborate and take part in important conversations.


  • Amplifies – We campaign for diversity, inclusion and equality in our sector and beyond. We amplify the voices of LGBTQ+ people, allies and heroes.
  • Represents – We give a platform to LGBTQ+ research stories, encourage best practice in researching our communities and promote research as a tool for understanding them.
  • Supports - We create a safe space and community for LGBTQ+ professionals and allies in our sector and support them in their journey to be their true selves at work.

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MRSpride is free to join and open to MRS members, staff of Company Partners and anyone within the research and marketing sectors. Sign up to receive emails and updates on upcoming events, blogs and stories.


MRSpride blog

Get to know our MRSpride Stars, research professionals from across the globe doing remarkable things. Find out about what they most admire, what future-fit research world looks like and their resilience tips for when times get tough.

Upcoming MRSpride events:

MRSpride London Street Tour

Central London

Nothing beats a good walk. Apart from a good nap. After a walk.

MRSpride is excited to announce our first Queer walk. On the afternoon of 12 June (meeting at 3.30, setting off at 4pm) we’d love you to join us as we strut the pavements of London.



MRS Manchester Summer Social


Get ready for the event of the summer!



MRSpride Summer Party 2024


We are delighted to announce this year’s MRS Summer Party at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern on 23 July, sponsored by our friends at Dynata! Join us, for FREE!, for a night of refreshing drinks and food at our annual knees up.



Call for contributions and speakers for the MRSpride SHOW UP! Insight Summit 2024

On 8 October this year, MRSpride will host SHOW UP 2024, the only insight summit of its kind, a platform for LGBTQ+ insight and voices. The day will be followed by networking drinks for LGBTQ+ researchers and allies to convene and meet new industry friends.




OUTsights podcast - all episodes

OUTsights is a podcast from MRSpride which aims to amplify LGBTQ+ voices and stories, inspire, learn and have a bit of a laugh. 

Our latest videos

Online Panel Discussion | 25 April 2024 | Lesbian Visibility Week | Free

MRSpride is pleased to share this session from &more’s 2021 conference, presented by Kantar Public’s Richard Matousek, focussing on measuring Britons’ attitudes towards LGBTQ+ people and issues.

&more is the MRS network for young researchers. Find out more about their activities here.

YouGov is the Principal Sponsor of MRSpride

You can read a piece from Chantel le Carpentier about why they have supported the network from its launch event here.



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