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April 2018 Newsletter

April Showers

"In order to be happy oneself it is necessary to make at least one other person happy."
— Theodor Reik Wood

Welcome back to warm(-er) weather and more events than ever! This month, your LUPride Board will do our best to keep you guys entertained and involved in the community: borrels, our SexPosium, lectures, and movie nights abound!              

Love, your LUPride Board

Latest News


LUP Board Shuffle and More! 
We welcome new members to LUPride, our new Social Media people, Yuval and Martina! Let's wish them the best of luck! 
LGBTQ+ Research
Are you about to present your thesis this spring? Does your thesis have anything to do with topics surrounding the LGBTQ+ community? We would be more than happy to share the time and place of your thesis presentation if you would like to share it with the public! Please submit your topics to our official email leidenunipride@gmail.com
Openings at LUPride!
Are you the first person people call when they need a party planned? Or perhaps, you are the money savviest person you know? Then we're looking for you! 
The LUP Board is currently looking for new members. We would like to welcome a new generation of enthusiastic leaders and activists to pass the torch to when the year is up! 
Email us with a brief description of your experience, goals, and how long you’ll be in Leiden at leidenunipride@gmail.com!

Share Your SexStories!
Don't forget to drop by and leave your completely anonymous embarrassing, wonderful, lovely, weird etc. story related to your (a)sexual experience! These stories will become part of the SexPosium hype-up! 
Our last movie night and borrel of the month was a gigantic success thanks to all of our amazing guests!

LUPride Recs

The section in which our board members share their favorite LGBTQ+ related media. 






The Magicians (2015, SyFy)
If you are tired of reading dirty Harry Potter fanfiction, this show just might be for you! Filled with delicious queer storylines, amazing costume design and more sass than one person can handle, this R-rated wizarding university will have you binging the series deep into the night! Featuring a diverse cast, coarse language and a surprising amount of social discourse, this show is a dark horse!
Thank you to Maruf for helping us out with our first lecture in our extensive lecture series! We were thrilled by the amazing turnout!

Upcoming Events


LUP Borrels
(April 12, 26 @ De Roze Beurs) 
Our traditional bi-weekly borrels will be held twice this month! This time around, we are planning to spice things up and organize themed borrels: game nights, karaoke nights, anything and everything you could ever imagine. Stay tuned to our Facebook page! 
April Lecture Series: LGBTQ and Judaism
April 3, 18:00, KOG Building, Room A008
Last time we talked about Islam, this time we want to give you a chance to learn more about Judaism and LGBTQ. For that, we have invited Marianne van Praag, Rabbi at Liberaal Joodse Gemeente Den Haag, who will give a talk and will later be happy to answer your questions. 
April Lecture Series: Why Gay is Not the New Black - Racism in the LGBTQ Community
April 17, 18:00, KOG Building, Room A008
The second thematic block of our joint lecture series together with Amnesty International Student Group Leiden will revolve around the idea of intersectionality of struggles. The first half of the thematic block focuses on racism and discrimination in the queer community and multiple minority stress. The second block, coming in May, will shift the focus to feminism. 
SexPosium
April 21, 13:00-17:00 @ Plexus
Leiden University Pride is organizing a symposium dedicated to a discussion on through the social (mis)construction of (a)sexualities, sexual integrity and sex pleasure within the LGBTQ+ community. 
We will have wonderful speakers who will share their stories and talk about different topics related to a variety of issues like BDSM, female sexual pleasure, asexuality, etc. 
Join us and don’t forget to bring a friend!

Movie Night
April 26, 19:00 ISN Leiden Building (near Plexus)
Movie Night + Borrel in collaboration with Amnesty International Student Group Leiden + ISN. 
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