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 support 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 support group.
The Out Now is a support group that consists of 6 to 10 meetings with the same group. Two members of SHOUT coach the group as mentors. During the meetings all kinds of topics are discussed that related to finding out you are on the LGBTQ+ spectrum like how your environment responded to your ‘coming out’. The groups picks most of the topics themselves based on what matters for people in the group.
The Out Now is organised twice a year. To join the group you don’t need to be a member of SHOUT. There are no costs to join this support group.
Out Now support group in spring 2023
We will start with a new group on March 22nd. The group will come together once a week on Wednesday night from 19:30 till 21:30 in the Rainbow Room of SHOUT. There will be eight meetings.
The introductory conversation of maximum 20 minutes will take place on March 6 or 8 between 19:30 and 21:30. This will also take place in the Rainbow Room.
The language of the group will be Dutch or English depending on preferences of the participants.
You can sign up for the Out Now via the form on this page.
For more information you can send an email to email@example.com.
Sign up form Out Now
SHOUT Sharing Circle
The SHOUT Sharing Circle is a support group concept where a monthly meeting is organised for a group within the LGBTQ+ spectrum or about a certain theme. It is a safe space to talk about all kinds of things related to the topic of the group. At the meetings the groups picks the topics themselves.
At this moment we have one group about gender. If you want a sharing circle on a different topic, you can send an email to the SHOUT board via firstname.lastname@example.org. We can set it up than both for groups that only get together one time or become a reoccurring group.
The Sharing Circle support groups are meant for SHOUT members. If you are not a member (yet) you can join twice to see if you like it. Afterwards you can decide if you want to become a SHOUT member.
Trans and non-binary sharing circle
For SHOUT members who are trans and/or non-binary SHOUT offers a sharing circle about gender and who it is to not fit in societal expectations of gender.
We are currently changing the setup of this group. More information will be availible in October 2023.
Find Out SHOUT
Would you like to get to know SHOUT in a group? Join the Find Out SHOUT!
From September till half November we organize the Find Out SHOUT. With other interested people and two mentors you’ll form a group. Together you’ll visit the regular and extra SHOUT activities to get to know the association and its members. You’ll find the program for the next Find Out on the right.
While ‘Introduction Period’ might sound like we’re a student association, we are not. The introduction period definitely is in no way a hazing period. 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 the guidance of two SHOUT members.
You do not have to be a student to join!
Find Out SHOUT costs 15 euros on top of your membership registration fee. You’ll pay the remaining months of the annual membership plus 15 euros for your Find Out participation. Included in this price is a meal with your group, a welcome pack and the members activities. You do need to buy a ticket for the drag night separately (with a members discount of course).
Sign up by September 10th!
Tuesday 19 September
Dinner at mentors
Thursday 21 September
Friday 22 September
[Book: Common Bonds > as Find Out participant you can join for one of the short stories if you can’t read the whole book.]
Tuesday 26 September
Association night with chat roulette
Thursday 28 September
Gender playground and Explore SHOUT, a Wilde Wereld expedition
Tuesday 3 October
Association night: mission impossible
Saturday 7 October
Ticket not included, buy your ticket for the show on our website.
Sunday 8 October
Tuesday 10 October
Thursday 12 October
Members activity: Theater workshop
Tuesday 17 October
Friday 20 October
Pink café movie night: Rocky Horror Picture Show
Tuesday 24 October
Thursday 26 October
Members activity: Lasergamen
[Tentatively] Sunday 29 October
Tuesday 31 October
Association night: making decorations for the party
Saturday 4 November
Tuesday 7 November
Association night: Awards ceremony mission impossible
Thursday 9 November
We are SHOUT and end of Find Out
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.
The contribution is €30,-. When you’re a student or when you have a minimum income you get a €5,- discount.
You can cancel your membership at any time, immediately or at the end of your membership year. Refund of payed contribution is not possible. If you want to cancel your membership, just send an e-mail to email@example.com
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.