This page contains many resources that you can use in your teaching, research to be inspired and activated by, and a number of external sources regarding various topics. Have fun learning!
Pronouns are the way you refer to yourself or someone else when talking about them. We suggest you introduce yourself with your name and pronouns, and ask others to do the same! If you don't know someone's pronouns yet, you should/can use 'they' as a gender-neutral address.
We respect people's pronouns, messing up is not a big problem, but keep trying and keep putting effort into correctly using someone's pronouns! If you are not sure of someone's pronouns, you can ask this in a respectful and safe way. Some examples:
Tim (he/him). “I saw Tim yesterday, he works at BMS”
Gia (she/her). “Gia enjoyed her cup of coffee”
“Yesterday Axel went to the store, but they didn’t buy anything.”
“Axel looked at their phone”
“Axel passed the course, so it didn’t matter to them anymore”
Ann (she/they) -> ask what the person prefers.
We are working on this!
Research into experiences of LGBTQ+ employees
Starting 2019, Maarten Renkema conducted research into the experiences of LGBTQ+ employees at the UT, which also lead to a number of recommendations. The full research outcomes are in the process of publishing, you can however already download the summary and presentation below to get a sense of the main outcomes. Right now, Th!nk with Pride is in conversation with HR on how to translate these recommendations into actions.
Shaping expert group inclusion
The Shaping Expert Group Inclusion was set up as one of 6 "Shaping Expert Groups", groups researching and giving advice on a specific theme to help achieve the goals set in the Shaping2030 strategy of the UT. After two years, their research is done. The group spoke to many staff members and students about all facets of inclusion, and a "sense of belonging" of different groups at the UT. The Executive Board and the DEI Office together will work on formal implementation of the report, but initiatives are already sprouting in all parts of the UT.
Resources for Transgender People and allies at the UT
Glossary of Terms A list of terms relating to the transgender community created by the Trans Lifeline
The Trevor Project Resources A range of articles about different LGBTQI+ topics by the Trevor Project, a suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ youth. For example:
- The Coming Out Handbook
- A Guide to Being an Ally to Trans and Nonbinary Youth
- Understanding Gender Identities
Nonbinary Wiki A database of non-binary history, identities, and practical resources
Rainbow Europe A summary and map of LGBTQI+ rights achieved in European countries
PinkNews An online newspaper based in the UK reporting on events relating to the LGBTQI+ community
Keshet Online Provides resources for Jewish LGBTQI+ people
…for allies and educators
GLSEN Supporting Trans and GNC Students Resources to help students and educators learn about gender diversity, pronoun visibility, trans students' rights, and inclusive curriculum and GSA practices
Gender Spectrum – Educator Resources The Gender Spectrum works to create gender sensitive and inclusive environments for all children and teens and provides resources for educators, professionals, parents and more
Gender Inclusive Biology A website curating resources to grow a more inclusive biology curriculum
Pronouns Practice A page to practice common (neo)pronouns
…for transgender and gender-questioning people
Dutch Name Change A website providing information on how to change your name and gender in the Netherlands
The Gender Dysphoria Bible A guide on what gender dysphoria is, whether you’re experiencing it, and what transitioning means; can also be helpful to allies
Transgender Info Netherland (Dutch) A community-run website facilitated by the advocacy organisation Transgender Netwerk Nederland, offering insights and tips for trans people and for others who would like to know more about the topic
Transvisie (Dutch) An organisation committed to all people with questions about their gender identity and to their family, loved ones and relevant environment, including information about health providers
Organisations for Transgender People and allies at the UT
…in the Netherlands
Transgender Netwerk A foundation that is committed nationally to the emancipation of transgender people and their environment
IHLIA LGBT Heritage An international archive and documentation center on homosexuality, bisexuality and transgender people based in the Netherlands
ILGA Europe An umbrella organisation of about 600 organisations from 54 countries advocating for LGBTQI+ rights
IGLYO The world’s largest LGBTQI+ youth and student network with more than 100 Member Organisations in over 40 countries across the Council of Europe Region
Transgender Europe (TGEU) A member-based organisation fighting against trans discrimination and for gender diversity