Representation: Why It’s So Important to See Ourselves in the Media

On May 18th, LUPride hosted a lecture surrounding the topic of representation and mental health. Our guest lecturer was Marie-Diane Grouchka, a psychotherapist who recently completed her training and wrote her Master’s thesis on the effects of positively-percieved representation of queer women in the media on their mental health. Marie-Diane explained the various models of … Read moreRepresentation: Why It’s So Important to See Ourselves in the Media

Guest Blog: LGBTQ and Racism

On the 17th of April, Leiden University Pride held its third lecture in their lecture series, where they shine light on a different topic within the LGBTQ+ community each time. This evening was dedicated to racism within LGBTQ+ communities. The speakers of this evening were Isjed Hussain and Fayaaz Joemmanbaks, who used their own examples … Read moreGuest Blog: LGBTQ and Racism

LUP Movie Night: Circumstance (2011)

Hello, hello! Last Thursday we got to screen the film Circumstance (2011) at LUPride’s Movie Night as part of this month’s topic, LGBTQI+ and Religion (in collaboration with Amnesty International Student Group Leiden and ISN). Circumstance is a beautiful and sensual drama which revolves around the relationship between two schoolgirls, rebellious Atafeh and shy Shireen, in Tehran … Read moreLUP Movie Night: Circumstance (2011)

Queer Development: The World Bank and Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

When we think of the World Bank (WB), the idea of development is the one that is often touted; this is often true, although the various ideologies along the spectrum of political thought will argue the benefits and disadvantages; often vigorously. Yet, it is undeniable that the WB has shaped our idea of development – … Read moreQueer Development: The World Bank and Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

LUPride at the Diversity Symposium 2017

On November 22, 2017, LU Pride participated in the Leiden University Diversity Symposium on How inclusion makes diversity work. Besides introducing out fellow students to the work we do at our stand, we also held a workshop titled The Pink Elephant in the Room, during which our board members Irma, Araba (Molly), and Tiaan discussed the issue of … Read moreLUPride at the Diversity Symposium 2017

LUPride Culture and Coming Out Event a Resounding Success

This past Wednesday, we held the Culture and Coming Out event to commemorate International Coming Out Day, celebrated on October 11. We had five wonderful speakers share their views and stories from various cultures and how those cultures affected their LGBTQ+ experience. The room was full, and the conversation flowed easily between the speakers and the audience. We … Read moreLUPride Culture and Coming Out Event a Resounding Success

October Events!

It’s that time of the year. Time for us Leideners to get slizzard at the Ontzet, take one final dunk in the canal, and then move on to attend one or more ridiculous Hallowe’en parties probably outside of town. All the while sipping pumpkin spice somethings. Because it’s October. Oh, and did I mention tons … Read moreOctober Events!

First Borrel of the Year a Success

Our lovely fellow unicorns, we are proud to announce that our first borrel of the year, held, as per our tradition, at the Gaycafé De Roze Beurs was a resounding success! It was wonderful to see everyone mingle, dance, and spread the #luplove by supporting our friends working the bar and buying our new LU Pride pins! Stay … Read moreFirst Borrel of the Year a Success

May events

08/05 : Eat Play LUPlove dinner at the Hooykist register 11/05 : LUP borrel, 21h at De Roze Beurs 13/05 : Eurovision Final at COC de Kroon 18/05 : Movie night: les Invisibles at 20h, Plexus common room 25/05 : All white party borrel at de Roze Beurs !