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Sexual Orientation in International Human Rights Law

26th of June By Mara, Event Manager at LUP On the 1st of June LUP hosted a lecture given by Kees Waaldijk (LLM Rotterdam, PhD Maastricht) about sexual orientation in international human rights law. Kees Waaldijk has contributed to the family law of gay and lesbian couples in the Netherlands, has co-written the book “Sexual… Continue reading Sexual Orientation in International Human Rights Law

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LUPride at The Hague Pride Walk

For the first time, LUPride marched at a pride walk! It was a great moment to bring people together and speak up for the rights of the LGBTQ+ community! It was such a nice day and we are glad so many joined us. Keep being out and proud and pushing the agenda. Thanks to Katrin… Continue reading LUPride at The Hague Pride Walk

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

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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.… Continue reading Feminism, Womanism, & LGBTQ+ Community

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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… Continue reading Guest Blog: LGBTQ and Racism

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Judaism and LGBTQ+: A Divine Spark

Yesterday evening, at the Law School building of Leiden University, LUPride, in collaboration with Amnesty International Student Group Leiden had the privilege of welcoming a chance to learn more about the interaction of Judaism and LGBTQ+ identities. Our speaker, Marianne van Praag, a Rabbi at Liberaal Joodse Gemeente Den Haag, addressed a variety of topics… Continue reading Judaism and LGBTQ+: A Divine Spark

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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… Continue reading LUP Movie Night: Circumstance (2011)

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Reconciling Islamic Faith with LGBTQ+ Identities

A report by our chair, Kirsten De Mare, about the first lecture in our collaborative series with Amnesty International.  On Tuesday, March 20th, Dino Suhonic, Director of Maruf (Dutch Queer Muslims) kicked-off our collaborative lecture series with Amnesty International Student Group in a room that proved to be too small for the people interested in… Continue reading Reconciling Islamic Faith with LGBTQ+ Identities

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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 –… Continue reading Queer Development: The World Bank and Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

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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… Continue reading LUPride at the Diversity Symposium 2017