Board of 2017 -2018


LUP Chair: Kirsten

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.

Vice-Chair: Tiaan

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 am doing my Master’s in Political Science at Leiden University. In addition to my role at LUPride, I am a member of a Student Research Committee on Human Rights and… Continue reading Vice-Chair: Tiaan

Treasurer: Kees

My name is Kees Sommer and I am the treasurer of LU Pride. Besides providing support and awareness for LGBTQ+, I’d like to search for ways to bridge the divide between the LGBTQ+ community and society as a whole. Equal rights and treament matter to everyone, not just those who are considered to deviate from… Continue reading Treasurer: Kees

Event Manager: Luisa

Hi everyone, I’m Luisa! I’m an Event Manager for LU Pride and I’m doing a Master in International Relations. I come from Milan (Italy) and while I was studying for a Bachelor in Social & Political Sciences, I’ve been the head of the LGBT association of my university. Being biracial was always a struggle to… Continue reading Event Manager: Luisa