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
Anyone is welcome anytime at the activities that SHOUT organises.
Once a year, from September to December, we offer the opportunity to join our introduction period, the Find Out SHOUT.
With other interested people and two mentors you’ll form a group. Together you visit the regular SHOUT activities: members activities, Parties and the Pink Café. On top of that you can do other stuff together, like having dinner and chat.
You’ll get to know the various committees in SHOUT when they organise small activities like a tap course or an afternoon decorating for a party with one of the party committees.
‘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 association.
You do not have to be a student to join!
Find Out SHOUT costs 15 euro on top of your membership registration. So you’ll pay the remaining months of the annual membership plus 15 euro for your Find Out participation.
If you want to get to know SHOUT but can’t wait until september, you can also check out the buddy programme!
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.