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 (or if you have any suggestions, ideas, etc.), you can email directly the team leader(s) of the group(s) you are interested in:
Events & Communication Working Group
Nina van Santvoort, bachelor student at FPN;
Education & Training Working Group
Gina van Rossum, master student & tutor at FPN;
Support & Welfare Working Group
Sarah Thin, PhD researcher at the Faculty of Law;
Research & Academia Working Group
Paul Stephenson, teaching at FASoS.
Davide Muraro, bachelor student at the Faculty of Law
(supported by Stephanie Blom and Nellie de With, teaching at the Faculty of Faw.)
UM Pride is currently sponsored by the UM (Diversity & Inclusivity) and by the Faculty of Law (in line with its Strategic Programme 2018-2022).