The VU Pride network
Welcome to all! 🏳🌈
VU Pride is a network that aims to create a safe and inclusive environment for all individuals of the LGBTQIA+-community on our the campus of VU Amsterdam. By doing so, we aspire to contribute to a university full of diversity in which everyone shares understanding and tolerance for each other. Our network consists of students and employees of VU Amsterdam.
VU Pride is active in three ways:
• Bringing people together
• Sharing academic knowledge
• Making VU Amsterdam’s campus and academic curriculum more inclusive
We achieve our goals by organizing events and projects that educate and inform people within and outside the LGBTQIA+-community and that makes room for academic discussion; different topics like community-inclusivity, ethnic and/or religious diversity, safety and scientific theories among many others are considered in an intersectional manner.
VU Pride holds social gatherings where individuals from within the LGBTQIA+-community on VU Amsterdam can come together and meet each other in a friendly, free and relaxed setting. Furthermore, we function as a contact and information point where people can address personal and educational LGBTQIA+-issues that occur at VU Amsterdam.
For more information about our network(-members), organization, contact information and current and upcoming activities, we would like to refer to the sections beneath.Become a Supporter
Would you like to be involved in VU Pride? We would love to hear from you! Subscribe as a VU Pride Supporter or contact us on [email protected].
Pride library – looking for an official name!
VU Pride is setting up an LGBTQIA+ library in close collaboration with the library of VU Amsterdam. It aims at taking LGBTQIA+ books out of the depot and making them accessible for a broad audience. Within the library we collect a diverse range of literature, ranging from scientific publications to graphic novels. Also the Pride Library is a place to meet & greet, to host expositions and it can function as a safe space. Another goal of the library Is to connect books to personal stories, by asking members of the LGBTIQA+ community what certain books mean to them and by making those stories available. We are still looking for a fabulous name for our library? Please send us your suggestion! The winning suggestion gets rewarded with a Pride book and a VIP opening to the library (date to be decided, depending on Covid-19 regulations).
Bi+ Pubquiz – 11 June 2021, 8 p.m. (together with Bi+ Nederland)
Are you ready to test your knowledge on bi+ topics and other trivia? Please join us for a Bi+ Pubquiz on June 11th at 8 p.m. For this event, VU Pride has teamed up with the organisations Bi+ Nederland and Bi+ World. We will organise a fun (Kahoot) pubquiz and a chat afterwards. Although the topic of the night is Bi+ we welcome everybody to join: bisexual, pansexual, asexual, gay or LGBTQIA-minded.
Please join us and have fun! Enthusiastic to sign up? Please use the link here.
Wild Wednesday Webinars
Wild Wednesday Webinars are a series of webinars in which a VU scientist speaks of their research into various LGBTQIA+ topics. One of our students will spark a conversation with them, after which there is time for Q&A with the audience. Why Wild? Because unlike normal webinars, we invite you to share your personal experiences regarding the topics, and we do not shy away from controversial research, insights and thoughts.
Find all the previous editions on our YouTube channel. The Webinars take place every 3rd Wednesday of the month at 20:00 – 21:30 via Zoom.