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May 2018 Newsletter

May Pride Be With You

"What is straight? A line can be straight, or a street,
but the human heart, oh, no, it's curved like a road through mountains.”
- Tennessee Williams

Springtime is finally upon us! This month of May will be filled with events – piggybacking off our SexPosium, which turned out to be an astounding success thanks to our wonderful community. Let's keep our fingers crossed for good weather to keep our events nice and rain-free! 

Love, your LUPride Board

Latest News

LUP Board Updates!
A reminder that starting the end of April, our chair Kirsten will be away traveling, so vice-chair Tiaan and secretary Rhea will be taking over the chairperson duties until she returns. 
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
Support LU Pride! 
Leiden University Pride is a foundation that aims to create a community of LGBTQ+ identifying individuals and allies who are connected to Leiden University.
Although we strive to keep participation to our events free as much as possible, the organization of some of our events does have some costs. Since we are a non-profit organization, we are thus dependent on donations and sponsorships.
If you would like to support our objectives and work, please consider the possibility of making a small donation! You can find more information on how to do it on our Support LUP page.

We are still looking for board members! Secretary, acquisition manager, event manager positions still open! For more information, email us at
Thank you, everyone, for such an amazing turnout! We never expected our SexPosium to be such a success. Just goes to show how important education is in our community! 

Upcoming Events

Intersectionality: Feminism, Womanism and the LGBTQ Community
(May 4, 18:00-20:00, Spectrumzaal @ Plexus)
Speaker: Joana Yeboah, from Uganda. 
This talk will focus on the importance of intersectionality in the feminist movement especially in regards to the LGBTQ+ community. It will also explore critical lessons that feminism can derive from the womanist approach towards sexuality. The Feminist movement was born out of the need for social, economic and political justice for women. It is essential to understand that women, can use the platform that they have gained so far to enhance the fight of the LGBTQ+ community as both camps intersect in goals, members and much more.

Eurovision LUP Borrel
(May 10, 20:00 @ De Roze Beurs)
May 10th is our first borrel of the month and it will be dedicated to the best, most flamboyant festival ever – the Eurovision Song Contest! Come dressed up as your favorite act or country! 
May Lecture Series: Topic and Speaker TBA
(May 18, 18:00-20:00, Spectrumzaal @ Plexus)
Stay tuned for more information! 
LUP + Erasmus Pride + ISS Pub Crawl
(May 24, 19:30 @ Den Haag)

LUPride Recs

The section in which our board members share their favorite LGBTQ+ related media. 
Shadowhunters (2016, Freeform/Netflix)
At times hilarious, at times cringey, this show brings all your favorite mystical and magical creatures together: angels, vampires, werewolves, and young adults. With surprisingly good representation of gay, bisexual, and asexual characters, this show is worth a look!
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