LGBTQ+ & Academia: different experiences for different people

On the 27th of September there was a panel of three Leiden University staff members that spoke about their experiences being LGBTQ+ and an academic. It was interesting to hear the different stories coming from people working in the same organization. Also one of the speakers had experience working with big companies and shared his … Read moreLGBTQ+ & Academia: different experiences for different people

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

Feminism, Womanism, & LGBTQ+ Community

On the 4th of May, Leiden University Pride organised, together with Amnesty International Student Group Leiden, an inspiring lecture regarding the concept of Intersectionality and the Womanist movement within the LGBT community. Our special guest was Joanna Yeboah, born in Uganda. She is currently a Master student of International Relations at the University of Groningen. … Read moreFeminism, Womanism, & LGBTQ+ Community

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