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Last modified on 20-07-2022
Several student associations represent students who are a part of the LGBTQI+ community and/or concern themselves with matters of gender and sexuality.
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Amsterdam Student Association Gay (A.S.V.Gay)

A.S.V.Gay (Amsterdamse Studentenvereniging Gay) is the Amsterdam student association for homosexual, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer students. The association was founded in March 2010 and is the largest LGBTQI+ student association in the Netherlands, with over 360 members. A.S.V. Gay gets together every Wednesday for its weekly social. For further information, see A.S.V. Gay’s websiteExternal link.

HeforShe X UvA

HeforShe x UvA is a student association at the University of Amsterdam and a part of the global HeforShe movement. This is a movement established by the United Nations, with combating gender inequality as its goal. Amongst its principles HeforShe x UvA has gender equality, the deconstruction of toxic stereotypes and gender norms and an intersectional take on privilege and discrimination. The association seeks to find solutions for existing inequality opening discussions and sharing experiences. In this, they engage students from different academic and personal backgrounds. HeforShe x UvA organises events such as discussions surrounding the topic of gender and equality, networking events, workshops, guest lectures and film screenings. However, the association also often meets socially. For further information, see HeforShe x UvA’s websiteExternal link.

UvA Pride

UvA Pride is a platform for lesbians, homosexuals, bisexuals and transgender students at the University of Amsterdam. In addition to maintaining a social network, UvA Pride aims to spread knowledge and understanding about gender and sexuality. For more information, you can check out UvA Pride's websiteExternal link.

Vereniging de Jongeheerenborrel

This association organises the Jongeheerenborrel (JHB), or young gentlemen social, a social event for young gentlemen who like other young gentlemen. This event is held every first Friday of the month in Amsterdam. Would you like to get to know the JHB in an informal, amicable way? Send the association an e-mailExternal link or check out the JBH Facebook pageExternal link.