In the year 2020, Student Pride started as a cooperation between Youth Pride and A.S.V. Gay (THE LGBTQ+ student association of Amsterdam), with the purpose of organising a big party during the Pride in Amsterdam for LGBTQ+ students. Unfortunately, COVID-19 threw a spanner in the works and the party could not go ahead. However, this cooperation did lead to something else, namely a Pride Amsterdam committee for students. This committee has grown by joining several pink networks of the higher education institutes in Amsterdam, namely VU Pride, HvA Pride, InHolland Pride and UvA Pride.
The goal of this committee is to offer students a safe place, a place where they can not only party, drink and gain knowledge, but also where they can be themselves. Student Pride tries to organise activities that are fun or educational, or even both at the same time. For LGBT+ students, it can sometimes be difficult to find like-minded people while studying. All our member organisations give LHBTIQ+ students the opportunity to get in touch with each other. Student Pride is there to connect these organisations and give students a full place during Pride Amsterdam.
Because of COVID-19 Student Pride has not been able to organize any major activities yet, but fortunately there are alternative activities broadcasted on PrideTV from Pride Amsterdam. For example, Student Pride started in the year 2020 with a Student Pride Pubquiz, where people could participate from home in a pubquiz that was broadcasted on PrideTV. In the year 2021 guest lectures were given by A.S.V.Gay, HvA Pride, VU Pride and UvA Pride under the name “Pride University”. Student Pride aims to organize physical activities in the future: for and by students! In 2022 Student Pride will give lectures, walk with the Pride Walk, organize festivities in the Pride Park and of course have a big party during the Pride week!
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