Tiaan Westenberg

The Fight Isn’t Over: European Parliament, LGBTQ+ Rights and the Pink Vote

Kirsten recently wrote a blog piece about queer emancipation in the Netherlands. The main take-away from that piece is that, while the Netherlands has come leaps and bounds in regards to LGBTQ+ tolerance and acceptance, there are still some strides to go. This also goes for other LGBTQ+ friendly states and doubly so for more …

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Does LGBTQ+ Representation Matter? Ofc, but it should be about how, not just why.

A recent Guardian article on LGBTQ+ representation came out asking whether LGBTQ+ roles being played by non-queer performers is the queer equivalent of blackface – pinkface, if you will. The article examined the fact that during this awards season, a plethora of LGBTQ+ roles were dominated by non-queer actors (and I use the gender-neutral definition …

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Meet the new LUPBloggers

Tiaan and Kirsten are the new LUPBloggers. Theyplan to regularly publish posts on Politics, Culture, History, Linguistics, as well as, Recommendations and Interviews! Stay tuned for more exciting content from LUPride

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 …

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