You want to check out the Queerreferat, but you don't want to go by yourself? Maybe you don't know what to expect and are worried that you won't find anyone to connect with? It's how most people feel when they meet new people or try to reach out to people in the LGBTTIQ* community, but don't know where to get started.
If that's how you feel, get in touch with one of our Buddies! Our Buddies can answer all of your questions about the Referat. Furthermore, they can meet you at any time either at a café or at the Referat when it is closed. This way you can get an impression of us and already get to know someone to take along to your first visit. We want to make your first experience as easy and enjoyable as possible. All of our Buddies are happy to be in touch with you regardless of your sexuality or gender.
Please add a priority list in your mail, listing two to three names in descending order. Request without such list tend to have a higher delay.
Hey! My name is Angelo, I'm 23 years old and I live in Würselen. I have been working in project management since the end of my studies in business administration and business psychology in January 2022.
In my spare time I like to listen to music and sing a little myself. Otherwise I'm out and about a lot with friends, I like to travel and I've been volunteering at holiday games for children for several years. I also like to play some chill games and of course watch some tv-shows here and there.
I am a tolerant, open, gay man and would be happy to talk to you personally and maybe help you with my previous experiences in the LGBTQIA+ community.
My name’s Ciela (they/sie), I‘m roughly twenty two, an Asexual Panromantic Genderfuck, and am slowly approaching my fourth Queerref anniversary. I study Literature and Language sciences over at the RWTH and am currently finishing up my bachelor’s there. Mostly I just major in English, which is also generally my preferred language, so if you are an international student (or an anglophile) feel free to stick to that with me (I can speak German, though keeping in mind that it’s my mother tongue, I am really quite bad at it). French, and to a lesser extent Italian, works aswell, but you will have to forgive me for butchering (and mixing up) both those poor languages. My hobbies mostly include caring for plants and people (in that order), which spills over into my Ref work aswell, so if you find yourself in need of an obnoxiously extraverted crazy plant person to adopt you just give me a call (E-mail, really).
Hey, my name is Jonathan, 27 years old, and I study civil engineering at RWTH Aachen University. I just moved to Aachen last year. I lived in Stockholm and Munich the years before. So I am still quite new here.
In my free time I like to cook, listen to music and do endurance sports. I am very easy to get excited about new vegetarian or vegan dishes. I am also very passionate about nature. Therefore, I like to spend a lot of time outdoors, whether it is playing spikeball or swimming. In the Referat I like to organize or help with with various events and of course the cocktail bars.
I would be happy to show you the Referat or take you to one or the other event. I look forward to hearing from you!
Hey, my name is Lukas, I’m 24 years old. I was born in Cologne, grew up in Baden-Wuerttemberg and moved to Aachen after I’d decided to study mechanical engineering at RWTH Aachen.
I’m visiting the Queer Referat (short: Ref) frequently since 2018. Everybody received me friendly from the first day and I’ve found some really good friends over time. In the Ref, everybody gets the opportunity to chill, have a nice chat, drink some coffee, and play some games. Not to forget the well-known cocktails at different parties around the year. You shouldn’t miss them!
As I can absolutely relate that it might be hard for you to visit the Ref alone for the first time, I want to offer you my help.
Looking forward to get to know you!