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January 2020
Happy new year!
New year, more pride.
This year we updated our name from Leiden University Pride to Leiden Pride. We want everyone to feel welcome in our community; whether you're a student in Leiden or elsewhere, an older member of our community, or a working queer:
you are welcome at Leiden Pride

Thank you for joining us for our very first event as Leiden Pride last Wednesday: nothing better than a pub full of people singing their lungs out together!

Remember to follow us on Instagram or Facebook, or message us to join the WhatsApp announcements group to stay up to date on our newest events.
Upcoming events
14 Feb   
Find your match (speeddating w/ PROUD)
18:30–22:00 @ Grand Café Siezo, The Hague

20 Feb  
Leiden Pride Hangout
20:00–23:00 @ De Roze Beurs, Leiden

27 Feb  
Queering up institutions: LGBTQI+ and immigration and homelessness
17:00–19:00 @ Leiden University Wijnhaven campus, The Hague

Get involved

Non-binary support group @ The Hague — Leiden Pride and Hangout070 are starting a support group for non-binary people of colour and transgender allies in The Hague area. Are you non-binary, transgender, and/or gender-questioning? Are you good with publicity and social media? Do you enjoy taking initiative and getting things done? Have a few hours a week? Volunteer with us! (Email


Sex Education — Netflix' Sex Education contiues in season 2! Released last month, the diverse cast of one of the queerest and most sex positive shows around returns with more awkward teenage moments, relationship advice, and a beautiful showcase of the many insecurities we humans can have.


Webcomic — Heartstopper is a serialised, ongoing webcomic that began on September 1st, 2016. Nick and Charlie are best friends, but one kiss has changed everything... A very modern, relatable series that will see its third volume in February. Get a sneak peek here.

Get involved

Political laboratory With our name update this year have come new responsibilities towards our community. We are now inviting you, that community, to join our first political laboratory session. The purpose of these sessions will be to bring focus to our Pride and build a base for future actions on contemporary queer issues. We will discuss and organise concrete actions to tackle these issues: gender-based violence, immigration and queer refugees, transgender and non binary inequality, among others. Let's talk about what the global queer community needs and how we can best contribute to solutions in the Leiden area. Stay tuned on FB and Instagram for more information, or contact us with your thoughts.


Pop-up clinic — Since 2018, Alejandra Ortiz has been one of five volunteers that organises a monthly pop-up clinic in Amsterdam for transgender and gender non-conforming people. At the clinic people can get prescriptions for hormones and HIV medication, referrals to medical specialists, judicial aid for legal name changes or to ask delicate questions about medical and social transition.

If you'd like to, you can vote for Alejandra in the "Roze Lieverdjes" competition. It's a Dutch prize for people who contributed something extraordinary to the LGBTQI+ community voluntarily.


Grammy awards — Billie Eilish and her brother Finneas won big at the Grammy awards this year. She won 4 of the night's biggest prizes: Best New Artist, Song of the Year, Record of the Year and Album of the Year. The 18-year old artist has been breaking traditional stereotypes since their debut 4 years ago.

Get involved!
Join our team
Our growing organisation could use your help! We are expanding our view, and looking for energetic and vibrant volunteers to help support that growth. Are you looking for a closer connection to your LGBTQI+ community? Do you like organising events? Are you a social media expert? Do you feel you could help as part of our board? Check out our website for more info on the positions available.

We strive to keep our events free or as accessible as possible, so we make some costs along the way. Feel like helping out, but do not have the time? Consider donating or becoming a sponsor, and be featured on our sponsors page instead!
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