Two years ago, COC Netherlands and Student Pride NL joined forces to paint all universities purple! Why? Because still today, lgbti-students are bullied and discriminated more than non-lgbti-students.
Studying at a university should be the time where you explore your own sexuality and gender. This can be great and liberating, but it requires a safe environment.
That's why we call upon everyone to paint all schools purple on Purple Friday (December 9) and show that you stand up for all genders and sexualities!
Go purple with your university on Purple Friday (December 9)! We have created a free Starters Kit to help you paint your university as purple as possible. Ask fellow students, colleagues, departments, faculties and associations to join! The more we are, the better!
Next to visibility, we also emphasize the need for inclusive lgbti policy in universities. We have written a Purple Manifesto in which we present the five most important issues that we want to address this academic year. Read and sign the manifesto and work with us on a safe and welcoming university for all, where diversity is the norm and nobody is excluded.
Download your free Purple Friday Starters Kit here