Did you know that June holds a special significance worldwide? It's universally recognized as Pride Month—a time where we honour, celebrate and affirm the lives and dignity of the LGBTQIA+ community worldwide. We embrace authenticity, resilience, and the breaking down of barriers, especially in terms of love, personal identity, and the vibrant dynamism of self-expression.
Nevertheless, at ISS, we are acutely aware of the alarming decline in LGBTQIA+ rights across the globe. We understand that no institution, including our own, is immune to challenges. That's precisely why we are directing our attention towards Pride at ISS this month.
We have three main principles that guide us:
- Solidarity: Standing with the LGBTQIA+ community on our campus, in The Hague and worldwide
- Hope: Spreading messages of encouragement and sharing actions combatting discrimination
- Action: Commitment to act on our campus. We pledge to extend this month's efforts beyond June
In these stories, our staff, students and alumni tell us about their research and social activities that affirm the lives and experiences of LGBTQIA+ individuals.
['Estampas Maricas de Lima'] aims to make it clear that LGBT people are present in the history of Peru.
Research with and for local LGBTQ+ youth and refugees
Dr Elissaios Papyrakis shares details about his latest project
We raise our flag at the start of International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia and for the rest of June
LGBTQIA+ communities in The Hague
Here are some organizations to help you feel connected and rooted in our city.