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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… Continue reading LGBTQ+ & Academia: different experiences for different people

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Polyamory: the way towards self-determination

Barry and Cathy essentially explained to us how polyamory is the thing we do in many different situations: as they would call it, you 'juggle' friends, colleagues and so on, and with polyamory, you also juggle partners; it's not that different. They spoke to us about the polyamory networks they have founded and joined, and… Continue reading Polyamory: the way towards self-determination

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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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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