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March 2018 Newsletter

Springtime is Upon Us 

“What happens when people open their hearts?"
"They get better.” 

― Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood

It's finally springtime! Or at least, according to the calendar. Yes, the weather still has a ways to go, but we're slowly getting there and there's no better way to celebrate the rebirth of life than by making some good memories with your community and loved ones. We hope to see you at our events this month and as always, spread the #LUPLove!                    

Love, your LUPride Board

Latest News

LUP Board Shuffle and More! 
We welcome new members to LUPride, our secretary Rhea and our new second event manager, Alast! Wishing them all the best of luck!
Call for Papers!
LUPride will be hosting a sex symposium at the end of April this year. We are currently looking for speakers who have experience with more marginalized kinds of sex – asexuals, polyamorists, kinksters of all shapes and sizes are welcome! If you consider yourself an expert on unusual sexual experiences, we would love to hear what you have to say! Please submit your topics to our official LUP email at
Openings at LUPride!
Are you the first person people call when they need a party planned? Do you live on and for social media? 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!

Upcoming Events

LUP Borrels
(Mar 1, 15, and 29, 21:00 @ de Roze Beurs) 
Our traditional bi-weekly borrels will be held three times this month! The cold nights are much better spent in a circle of friends and a supportive community! Bring someone with you or come alone, there's a place for everyone! 
Collaborative Lecture Series with Amnesty International Leiden Student Group
Starting: March 20, 18:00 @ TBA
Together with the A.I. Student Group Leiden, we are presenting a 6-part bi-weekly lecture series on LGBTQI+ rights starting on Tuesday the 20th of March. The series will cover three themes relevant to current LGBTQI+ affairs and each theme will be addressed in two lectures of about 30-45 minutes, followed by a Q&A. 
The first theme will address religion and we will kick-off with a lecture on the reconciliation of Islamic faith with homosexuality. Specifically, this lecture will look at to which extent acceptance of the LGBTQI+ can be evidenced by the Islam and Islamic texts. 
We hope to see you on the 20th! 

Collaborative Movie Night with ISN and Amnesty International Student Group
March 29, 19:00 @ ISN Building
For this movie night, there will be a screening of a religion-themed movie in relevance to the theme of the collaborative A.I. Lecture Series we’re organizing. Afterwards, we can go on together to de Roze Beurs for our biweekly drinks!   

LUPride Recs

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

Brooklyn 99 (2013, now on Netflix)
Before you clobber me to death for recommending a cop show, and a comedy at that, take a load of this: a diverse POC cast including a gay African-American captain in charge of the department who went through hell to get the position and isn't afraid to talk about it, a kickass bisexual Latina detective who actually *le gasp* says she's bisexual on screen, discussions surrounding homophobia, racism, and acceptance... and some amazing humor. Trust me. Watch it. 
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