Celebrating Pride at ISS

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 
Diversity flag at ISS - IDAHOT May 2019
Person walking in front of a large group holding rainbow Pride flag above their head
Rene Bernal
Woman waving rainbow flag
Elmer Smaling

Our stories

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

Commemorating IDAHOT

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.

Sites to visit in The Hague

  • International Homo Monument

    For nearly three decades, this monument in Koekamp has been dedicated to remembering and honoring LGBTQIA+ people who have faced persecution and oppression due to their sexual orientation.

    O Soveno
  • Rainbow bench

    Have a conversation on the benches located in front of the International Homo Monument while enjoying the impressive view of the city skyline.

  • Rainbow zebra crossing

    Take a walk on the newly painted zebra crossing located on Bezuidenhoutseweg, between the New Babylon building and the Malieveld.

    Gemeente Den Haag

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