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LGBTQIA+ initiatives

Are you questioning your sexuality or gender? Do you want to know more about what Saxion does when it comes to diversity? Or are you looking for more friends/fellow students from the LGBTQIA+ community? On this page you find a small collection of information, websites and help. 

Diversity office

Saxion's Diversity Office offers a cozy living room-office space and an online environment where you can go with questions, for a listening ear or for inspiration. A place where you can be yourself without prejudice.

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Some examples of websites where you can see queer content and meet other members of the LGBT+ community are, and

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A brand new student association in Deventer, specifically for everyone who falls under the LGBTQIA+ umbrella or feels connected to it.  "We want to create awareness and acceptance in addition to celebrating."

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Th!nk with Pride

Th!ink with Pride is the platform for the LGBTQIA+ community of Saxion. With Th!ink with Pride, Saxion promotes diversity in education and research.

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Questioning gender or sexuality

The process of questioning your sexuality or gender identity can be stressful and frightening, but it can also be playful, affirming, joyful, and fun! Below are some tips and resources to help you on your journey.

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Exaltio is a student association for students that are LGBTQIA+, their main mission is to provide a platform to young people and students in the Twente region. A platform where they can make new friends within the colorful LGBTQIA+ community. 

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