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.
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
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
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
Hey there! My name is Mariya Shcherbinina and I am the social media person at LUPride. I am studying to get my Masters in Counseling Psychology here in Leiden, having spent most of my life in Kyiv, Ukraine, and my undergrad years in Madrid, Spain. I stand for LGBTQ+ rights and gender equality in all… Continue reading Social Media & Communications: Mariya