This year, COC Netherlands and Student Pride NL join forces to paint all universities purple! Why? Because still today, lgbti-students are bullied and discriminated against more than non-lgbti-students.
Studying at a university is also the moment when you explore your own sexuality and gender identity and -expression. That can be liberating, but it requires a safe environment.
That's why we call upon everyone to paint all schools purple on Purple Friday (December 11) and show that you stand up for all genders and sexualities!
Go purple with your university on Purple Friday (December 11)! 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 developed 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.
and start paint your school purple! The kit contains lots of cool visuals digital tools to make your school as purple as possible, also online. The more purple we make it, the more impact we have!
and speak up for diversity and inclusion policy improvement. We've collected the most important policy topics in the manifesto that we want to address this academic year.
to keep gender and sexual diversity on the agendas also after Purple Friday. Together we are stronger, so collaborate with other organizations and groups and help create better and safer universities for all.
Download your free Purple Friday Starters Kit here
We are currently busy with all the preparations for upcoming year. We'll keep you informed!