In 1989, a small group of gay students in Zurich founded an association with the goal of giving voice to homosexual people at the Zurich universities. They called the association Zart+Heftig. It took two years of legal effort until the University of Zurich recognised in 1991 the existence of a network of gay students.
Over the years, z&h became a platform that enabled over 1000 students to broaden their horizons, make new contacts while promoting diversity in the academic world and in our society.
With political action and campaigns, z&h has been supporting the LGBTIQ+ community until today. Thanks to cultural events, research symposia, dinners, and many other initiatives, we gave our members the possibility to exchange opinions, share knowledge and, sometimes, to fall in love.
This year z&h wants to celebrate its 30th anniversary ! From 16.09.2019 to 27.09.2019 we’ll organize an exhibition about our history in the atrium of the main building of the University of Zurich. The Vernissage-Apéro, will take place in the same location on Wednesday, 25.09.2019, in the evening. The exhibition will be moved to the HPH building in the ETH Hönggerberg campus. Moreover, z&h launches a big art competition with a CHF 5000 prize for the winner. During the apéro, there will also be an award ceremony for the winner.
There’s much more we plan to do: a party, a special movie night and a podium discussion. As we want to organize something really awesome, we highly appreciate every single donation of any amount.