Erasmus Pride has been around since 2011. We started as a network for students and employees of the Erasmus University Rotterdam. In 2020, we became an official association. If you're curious about how that went, you can check our news page.
That made us the LGBTQ+-student association of Rotterdam. Once every two weeks, we host a social drink and throughout the year we organise an abundance of activities, like LGBTQ+-pub crawls, parties, movie nights, guest lectures and many more! The highlight of our year is the Rotterdam Pride in September, a week filled with the best events you don't want to miss.
To keep the association running, we have a board that is in charge of the daily management. Each person in the board has their own tasks, but the main task is of course to let Erasmus Pride thrive. They are helped by our committees. Each committee is filled with active Erasmus Pride members that like to help Erasmus Pride and give back to the LGBTQ+ community. The people in the board and committees are changed every year, so everyone gets a fair chance to show and develop their skills in the management of the association.
Next to our association being based around providing fun activities for our members, we have a crucial role in society. We work closely with the EUR to improve their diversity and inclusion policies. We are actively thinking of ways to educate people about the LGBTQ+ community and what better place to start than the academy. We are also active off campus. We are a member of the pride010-network, which is a collaboration of all the (big) LGBTQ+ organisations in Rotterdam. Together we make sure that the city is doing its best to provide safety for LGBTQ+ people and give advice to the municipality on their policies.
So if you join Erasmus Pride, we make sure you'll have plenty of opportunities to have fun and relax. Next to that, we make sure, off and on campus, that you are feeling safe and your rights are being protected. We are a community and we got your back!
One of our members, Timothy Bos, gave an interview about Erasmus Pride, which you can check here: