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Student Life: Fantastic Activities Full of Beer, Culture, and Games

by ASV Gay in Columns & Opinions , 16 May 2018

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Spring Has Arrived! In February and March, we have welcomed new members of A.S.V.Gay, almost all attending our introduction weekend. The theme was “Gays in Space,” and so the program was filled with activities such as lightsaber fighting and landing on the moon. Our traditional beer relay was also scheduled, including bananas and biscuits, as well as our infamous “wild” evening.

The executive committee danced to Kesha’s “Woman,” and the organizing committee did their classic trucker act with “Henkie and Karel.” Even some new members showcased their talents. All in all, it was a very successful weekend!

Naturally, we were busy the rest of the time as well. In addition to our get-togethers that are open to everyone interested, we also had casual drinks and once again painted the Reguliersdwarsstraat red during our pub crawl. Easter has already passed by, which means that the application procedure for the ninth board of A.S.V.Gay was set in motion! In two or two months’ time, we will be able to present a new candidate board during our general meeting. In summer, they will be made ready to run our wonderful association in the upcoming academic year. Furthermore, we organized another edition of “A.S.V.Gay Got Talent,” this time in Queers, and we followed a self-defence course at Tijgertje, the only GLBTQ+ Krav Maga association!

In the next few weeks we will run several bar shifts on the Homomonument; one on King’s Day and one on Liberation Day (May 5), so come along for a beer or a glass of wine! The honor was also bestowed upon us to give a speech during the commemoration of the dead on the Homomonument on May 4th. On this day, we think it is extremely important to reflect on all the lives that were lost during wars, mainly the Second World War, and we are therefore honored that we were approached for this.

Also for the very first time in the history of A.S.V.Gay, we go on an air trip in May! We leave in the morning of Thursday, May 17th, to the hopefullynot-too-rainy Manchester, where we will spend four days. We expect this will be a fantastic gay weekend full of beer, culture, and games. The rest is kept secret by the travel committee, but we are certainly looking forward to it - it will be a great weekend anyway!

 If you are curious about what A.S.V.Gay does, or perhaps you just want a drink with us? Every Wednesday night, from 21:00 to 02:00, we have a get-together at Amstel 54. See for more information.



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