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Purple Friday 2021

7 December 2021

This Friday, December 10 2021 it's Purple Friday! On this day you show your solidarity and support for the LGBTQIAP+ community by wearing something purple. Contribute to a safe and inclusive learning and working environment!

Special Teams background for Purple Friday

Are you working or studying online today? You can use the special Teams background for Purple Friday, made by artist Jacquelina Alsina Santos (scroll down to see). Besides that, Purple Friday merchandise such as masks and stickers are available at various locations on campus (Huygens, Lipsius and Wijnhaven) and pride flags will be shown on university buildings.

Tag us at @universiteitleiden

Are you wearing something purple today and would you like to share it with the outside world? Send a photo of yourself to news@leidenuniv.nl or share it via social media. Don't forget to tag @universiteitleiden.

Annetje Ottow discussed LHBT+ issues with students and staff

Annetje Ottow, President of Leiden University, discussed the issue on Thursday with students and staff, including Andrew Shield, Assistant Professor of History and chair of the LGBT+ network. Annetje Ottow: ‘I found it very informative to talk with students and staff and to hear about their experiences of inclusion within Leiden University and the activities the networks are undertaking to offer support to the LHBT+ community. Leiden University wants to offer an inclusive environment where students and staff can be open about who they are, and where they can be themselves, irrespective of their gender identity, sexual orientation or other aspects of their identity. Everyone has a role to play in an inclusive environment.’ 

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