UM Pride – Maastricht University LGBT+ Network is a platform for all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & allied staff members and students at the UM. It offers a safe, inclusive and supportive space, fostering a diverse community, in line with the policy paper ‘Diversity at the CORE’ of UM.
UM Pride is a bottom-up initiative, open to anyone within the UM, irrespective of gender identity, sexual orientation, nationality, age, position or faculty.
Why UM Pride?
- To promote the visibility of LGBT+ staff and students, reducing vulnerability and providing positive role models
- To support staff and students struggling with LGBT+ related issues, e.g. coming out, discrimination, gender transition
- To promote staff and students’ mental, physical and sexual health
- To raise awareness about LGBT+ issues
If you wish to become an active member, you can sign up by using the following form and we will be in touch as soon as possible!
If you have interesting ideas or suggestions for our organisation or wish to collaborate with UM Pride on projects and events, please reach out to the chairs of the relevant committees or one of our other board members by using the email addresses below!
Alastair Hannaford, student at the European Law School;
Vice-President for External Relations
Mingxian Li, student at SBE;
Vice-President for Internal Relations
Rose Whitworth, student at FHML.
Chairs of the committees
Tristan Ginés Wozniak & Anna de Jong, student at FASoS and PhD at LAW;
Education & Training Committee
Gina van Rossum, tutor at FPN;
Support & Well-being Committee
Gianluca Galazzo, PhD at FHML;
Research & Academia Committee
Thomas Gültzow, PhD at FHML.
UM Pride is currently sponsored by the UM (Diversity & Inclusivity) and by the Faculty of Law (in line with its Strategic Programme 2018-2022).
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