You & SHOUT
SHOUT is here for you. To socialize, to celebrate a party, but also to help you if you’re having problems with your sexuality or gender identity.
Are you experiencing difficulties and do you need a chat or information?
You can contact us any time!
Old, young, student, non-student, it doesn’t matter. Anyone is welcome.
On this page you can see what SHOUT has to offer, or what you could do for SHOUT.
- OUT NOW-Talk Group
- Discover SHOUT
- Buddy program
- Become a volunteer
- Info/Registration Form
OUT NOW- discussion group
Do you think you are LGBTQ+, not cisgender? Do you want to meet other people that also have these questions in a safe environment? Then you can join the OUT NOW discussion group.
On average, the acceptance of LGBTQ + people increases, but the fact that the outside world has no problems with it does not mean that it will automatically become easy for you, if you have doubts about your sexuality and / or gender identity.
The OUT NOW is a series of about ten meetings for people who are having troubles with their orientation of gender identity. In a group of five to ten participants, together with two supervisors, you discuss the themes that you encounter when you are LGBTQ +. Things like: how do you find out, the reaction of parents, the coming-out, prejudices you have to deal with and everything else the group wants to talk about.
The OUT NOW is organized twice a year, usually in the fall and in the spring.
Find Out SHOUT 2020
Would you like to get to know SHOUT in a group? Join the Find Out SHOUT.
In September and October we organize the Find Out. With other interested people and two mentors you’ll form a group. Together you’ll visit the regular SHOUT activities. Due to COVID-19, these activities are currently the association nights and the pink café nights. All activities are organized to accommodate for 1.5 meters distance between people at all times.
An association night where new members can ‘speed date’ at 1.5 meters distance will also be organized, to allow for quickly getting acquainted with new people at SHOUT.
Normally SHOUT association nights are on Tuesday nights. Due to the lack of capacity for 1.5 meter distancing in our usual location, we have temporarily moved these association nights to Thursday. Due to capacity, FOS groups and other members can join half of the association nights in September and October. On Tuesdays we offer an online association night via Zoom and Discord.
The committees of SHOUT will introduce themselves to you during several association nights. This will partly be organized online, and in case of further COVID-19 measures, could be moved entirely online.
While ‘Introduction Period’ might sound like we’re a student association, we are not. This introduction is just a fun way of getting to know the people and the committees of the association in a small group of new members under supervision of two SHOUT members.
You do not have to be a student to join!
Find Out SHOUT costs 10 euros on top of your membership registration fee. You’ll pay the remaining months of the annual membership plus 10 euros for your Find Out participation. Included in this price is a meal with your group and an association activity.
If the Find Out is cancelled due to further COVID-19 restrictions, there is an opportunity for you and another new member to be linked to a SHOUT member so that you will already have at least one familiar face present at activities. The ‘speed date’ for new members will be organized regardless of new restrictions (potentially online). An online commission introductory activity will possibly also be organized. The FOS fee will of course be refunded in case of cancellation.
Program Find Out SHOUT 2020
Thursday 10/9: Dinner at mentors
Thursday 17/9: Members activity
Friday 18/9: Pink Café Pub Quiz 20:00-23:00 (open activity).
Thursday 24/9: Association night with members speed date20:00-23:00
Thursday 1/10: Association night with members speed date 20:00-23:00
Saturday 3/10: Pink Café (open activity)*
Thursday 8/10: Association night 20:00-23:00
Thursday 15/10: Association night 20:00-23:00
Friday 16/10: Pink Café Movie Night (open activity). Doors open at 20:00, movie starts at 20:30.
Thursday 22/10: Association night 20:00-23:00
Thursday 29/10: Association night 20:00-23:00
Saturday 31/10: Pink Café (open activity)*
*Activity not yet known
What committee organizes an introduction at which association night will be revealed at a later date.
Every Tuesday we have an online association night as well.
Do you want to get to know SHOUT but are you afraid to go to an activity all by yourself? We all know the feeling! That’s why SHOUT has a buddy programme. If you apply for a buddy, the board will match you up to a buddy-mentor. You can then go to a SHOUT activity together so it will be less scary.
Do you need a buddy, or do you want to become one? You can apply through the form below.
Become a member of SHOUT!
As a member of SHOUT you support our work financially with your contribution. Of course you will get something in return too!
Almost all SHOUT activities are free for members, and you’ll get a fair discount on activities that we charge an entrance fee for. Further there are special members activities and our weekly members night in the Rainbow Room.
From January 2020 the contribution is €30,- when you’re a student or when you have a minimum income you get a €5,- discount.
Becoming a member is easy! Fill out this form, pay your contribution and you’re done!
Become a volunteer
SHOUT runs on volunteers. Without them, no parties, no Pink Café, no education in schools and no support for LGBTQ+ refugees.
If you want to strengthen SHOUT and you want to focus on LGBTQ + visibility, interests and fun activities, take a look at our committees page. Being a volunteer at SHOUT is really fun and educational. In addition, we also reward our volunteers with the annual volunteer barbecue, SHOUT coins for free drinks during activities and a discount in the SHOUT shop! Let us know – the SHOUT volunteer coordinator can work with you to see which committees suit you best.