LUP Board


Hey, my name is Jonas! I study international security related Bachelors at Leiden University The Hague Campus, and at The Hague University of Applied Sciences. I joined LUP because I believe we all have the right to exist and thrive in safe, fair social spaces. In my free time, I also fight LGBTQ+ injustice as Queerosaurus - LUP's prehistoric mascot.


Hello! My name is Tiaan Westenberg and I am the vice-chair at LUPride. I did my BA in European Studies at The Hague University and completed my Master’s in Political Science at Leiden University; my thesis focuses on LGBTQ+ transnational identity and citizenship and nationalism. I am currently looking to pursue a PhD in homonationlism and populist discourse. In addition to my role at LUPride, I am a member of a Student Research Committee on Human Rights and Gender Studies at the IAPSS. I stand for inclusive and mainstreaming of all LGBTQ+ rights and identities.


Howdy! My name is Mirko and since 2018 I am the treasurer of LUPride. I stand for a society where people are treated equally, no matter what their gender, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, economic conditions or beliefs are; where discriminations are actively fought, and where free access to knowledge, education and impartial information is guaranteed. My involvement within LUPride is in line with this principles, as I believe it is important to create and maintain around Leiden University a lively LGBT+ community, where students and staff can socialize, find support, share ideas and, above all, be themselves.

Marketing Manager

Hi everybody! I am Martina Colombo, and I take care of social media, promotions, and website at LUPride. I attended my Bachelor’s studies on Psychology in Milan, and I joined the Research Master’s Course in Social and Organizational Psychology last February 2018. My ambition is to keep studying intergroup conflicts, stereotypes, social norms and all other sort of social problems, so to give my contribution through research to their resolution. In Milano I was Vice-President AIESEC, active member of the Union of Atheist and Agnostic Rationalists (UAAR), and member of the entrepreneurial iBicocca association. Basically, I love staying busy and devoting myself to the causes I consider important. LGBT+ related issues are one of them, and in LUPride I stand for the liberation of gender and sexual identities from any form of social constraint.

LUP Team


Hi all! My name is Kirsten de Mare and I am a student at Leiden University. For the LGBT+ community I look for ways to bring people together and to incorporate our community into modern society, without the stamp of 'being different,' the need for labeling or different treatment whatsoever.

Events team