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

A Queer Journey: Part 3

Hi everyone! I’m Kirsten, de previous chair of LUPride. The past six months, I’ve been travelling Japan, Canada, Australia and New Zealand with my girlfriend. During this once-in-a-lifetime trip, I’ve made notes on how people react to us, a female gay couple, and how queerness in general is treated in the countries I’ve been to. …

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A Queer Journey: part 2

Hi everyone! I’m Kirsten, de previous chair of LUPride. The past six months, I’ve been travelling Japan, Canada, Australia and New Zealand with my girlfriend. During this once-in-a-lifetime trip, I’ve made notes on how people react to us, a female gay couple, and how queerness in general is treated in the countries I’ve been to. …

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A Queer Journey: Part 1

Hi everyone! I’m Kirsten, the previous chair of LUPride. The past six months, I’ve been travelling Japan, Canada, Australia and New Zealand with my girlfriend. As a gay couple, travelling the world is of course a bit different. For this reason, a blogpost on our experiences seemed like something that other (LGBT+) people might find …

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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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Representation: Why It's So Important to See Ourselves in the Media

On May 18th, LUPride hosted a lecture surrounding the topic of representation and mental health. Our guest lecturer was Marie-Diane Grouchka, a psychotherapist who recently completed her training and wrote her Master’s thesis on the effects of positively-percieved representation of queer women in the media on their mental health. Marie-Diane explained the various models of …

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