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Leiden christian student association accused of discriminating against gay board applicants

TLDR; Christian student association NSL (Navigators Studentenvereniging Leiden) has been accused of discriminating against board of director applicants based on sexual orientation. The allegations are based on a document entitled ‘course directive on homosexuality’, originating from NSL’s parent company ‘The Navigators’. While the NSL denies discriminating against applicants on this basis the accusations have caused …

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A Queer Student’s Guide to Leiden’s Student Associations

If you’re Dutch you probably already know this, but if you’re in the Netherlands as a foreign student it might be surprising to discover how central studentenverenigingen are to Dutch university life. Joining a student association can be a convenient way to get to know people, socialise with folks outside class and have fun with …

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The Netherlands is starting the process to put LGBTQ+ rights in its Constitution

Article 1 of the Dutch Constitution deals with discrimination, specifically with the kinds ofdiscrimination that are explicitly forbidden. Currently, it outlaws discrimination on the groundsof religion, political beliefs, race and gender; on June 30th, however, the first step was takento include sexual orientation and disability to that list. A supportive Parliament The main LGBTQ+ organization …

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