HvA Pride was founded on Purple Friday 2018 by Kiek Vellinga and Richard van der Veen. Together they fight for safe and inclusive education. Ever since HvA Pride's foundation they: "feel more free in front of the classroom".

Kiek Vellinga (She/her)

Through HvA Pride I want to make sure that you can be who you are in a safe learning and working climate here at the AUAS. Be free!

Richard van der Veen (He/Him)

I want to create moments of meaning for the queer student who may not or cannot be themselves at home. Everyday I joyfully work on expanding the HvA Pride community.

Laurens Nieuwendijk and Feryllia Koulen joined the team in September 2021.

Laurens Nieuwendijk (He/him)

This schoolyear I will be supporting HvA Pride by creating promotional material, photo's and super fun events!

Feryllia Koulen (They/them)

This year I'll be supporting HvA Pride for all the students who feel alone in their environment. Let's create a safe space in which everyone feels accepted, because the more souls, the merrier!