UM Pride

UM Pride – Maastricht University's 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.

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

Sex and Gender: What, Why, and How?

Check out our new video in which sex and gender are explained under the following what, why and how questions.

"Gender identity can be very personal and everyone can have their own interpretation of their gender identity." - From the video.

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Get involved

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!

  • President
    Pia-Zoe Hahne
  • Vice-President
    Charity Plechawska
  • Head of Research and Academia
     Iris Xu
  • Events
    Anniek van Hienen and Cristina Willems-Pisco​
  • Marketing
    Yasmin Ismail Ibrahim

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 Are you a staff member? Join our UM Pride group on UMployee.