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 –… Continue reading Queer Development: The World Bank and Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
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… Continue reading LUPride at the Diversity Symposium 2017
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… Continue reading LUPride Culture and Coming Out Event a Resounding Success
The Leiden Ontzet parade this year was quite a bit more rainbow-y than usual – for the first time, it included an LGBTQ+ element. Courtesy of COC Leiden, LUPride was able to walk in the parade celebrating the liberation of Leiden and to show off our colors – quite literally. We are overwhelmed and honored… Continue reading LUPride Walks in the Leiden Ontzet Parade
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… Continue reading October Events!
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… Continue reading First Borrel of the Year a Success
As sad as the general public might be about summer being over, September means a fresh start, a new leaf, hot tea and crunchy leaves – and beautiful Leiden weather (at least, for those who adore some rain). To spice up your autumn/fall/whatever you would like to call it, LU Pride is offering the following 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 !
LUPride and the ISN Movie Club believe in providing platforms for the LGBT community through film. Join us on Thursday, 18 May to watch the French documentary, Les Invisibles. Eleven men and women born between the wars. Seemingly they have nothing in common except their homosexuality and growing up in a less open, more intolerant… Continue reading LUPride x ISNMovieClub Presents: Les Invisibles