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♂ This user is male.
Name This user's name is Roelant Frijns.
17 This user is 17 years old.
Flag of the Netherlands.svg This user is a citizen of the Netherlands
Flag of the Netherlands.svg This user is of Dutch ancestry.
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Hello there and thanks for reading,

My name is Roelant Frijns and I live in Lent, the Netherlands. Aged 17, I attend secondary school in my town.

Early life[edit]

I was born in Nijmegen on 14 April 1998. After moving to Lent with my parents, I attended primary school for 8 years. I have two sisters and a brother, who are all younger than I am.

Personal life[edit]

This user is a high school student.

Gay flag.svg This user identifies as gay.

Gay flag.svg This user is a member of the LGBT community.

FRIENDS This user is a friend of Rick van den Brink and Tim Bekker

Since 2010, I attend secondary school in Lent. My subjects are geography, history, French, English, German, Dutch, mathematics, arts, scientific studies and economy, with French being my best subject. I also learned Spanish outside school. Two of my friends at school are Rick van den Brink and Tim Bekker. At school, I have publicly spoken out against discrimination and right-wing conservatism.

In February 2014, I came out as gay for my class and my family, after already having informed a couple of friends and some teachers on it. Since then, my 'activism' has focussed mainly on LGBT rights. For example, I'm a member of our school's Gay-Straight Alliance.

Interests and passion[edit]

nl Deze gebruiker heeft het Nederlands als moedertaal.

en-4 This user can contribute with a near-native level of English.

UK This user uses British English.

fr-3 Cet utilisateur peut contribuer avec un niveau avancé de français.

es-2 Este usuario puede contribuir con un nivel intermedio de español.

de-2 Dieser Benutzer hat fortgeschrittene Deutschkenntnisse.

FUCK OFF This user is an atheist who HATES religious laws and fundamentalism

It was not before the 2010 FIFA World Cup, which took place when I was 12, that I got to know my love for the beautiful game. I support PSV Eindhoven, FC Barcelona and the national teams of the Netherlands, Ghana and Laos. My user name, GioGyan, is derived from my favourite footballer Asamoah Gyan.

After visiting Thailand, Laos and Vietnam in 2011, I discovered that travelling is my true passion. Other countries I've visited include Belgium, Luxembourg, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, Greece, Vatican City, South Africa, Lesotho and the United Arab Emirates (where I only spent a total of 13 hours on the airport).

One of my major interests is learning foreign languages. I can contribute in English (in which I graded for my Cambridge ESOL exam), French, Spanish and German, besides my native language, Dutch (of course). Another point of interest is topography, because of my passion for travelling. Cycling is another hobby and I'm interested in politics, being a left-wing green socialist myself. I am a member of GroenLinks, a Dutch left-wing political party.

Sociology is something else I'm very interested in. The most intriguing phenomenon in society is, I think, religion. I am atheist myself, and I'm very sceptical when it comes to religion. However, I think it's good to know your 'enemies' and I am nonetheless very curious and eager to learn more about faith, religion and human beliefs. I do support freedom of religion, as I think it's an important human value.

I also have an advanced knowledge of LGBT issues, which I already had before I discovered that I am gay myself, in August 2013.

If I say so myself, I am actually quite good at writing and I hope to become either a journalist, a columnist or a writer. Also, I would like to become an important LGBT rights activist. But who knows... maybe I'll end up as a teacher on a secondary school.

I probably know more about Laos than any Dutch person of my age. I think it's an amazing and very interesting country and I'd love to go there again and again and again when I get older.

Lily Allen's "Fuck You" is my motto for life.

I am a Lennonist[edit]

Female.svgMale.svg This user supports gender equality.

Male.svg This user is a male feminist.

This user supports racial equality.

Gay flag.svg This user supports the legalization of same-sex marriage.

This user supports equal rights for queer people.

Drawn love hearts.svg This user supports the inclusion of sex education in school systems.

99% This user supports the Occupy Movement.

teen This user is a teenager, not a stereotype.

No Labels! This user HATES labels!

Health This user does NOT smoke and is 100% drug-FREE

AsthmaInhaler.jpg This user has asthma

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This user wants to stop
global warming

Camouflage.svg This user is against involuntary military service.

Peace symbol.svg This user rejects any violence towards women. Pink ribbon.svg

Open book 01.svg This user writes poetry.

The Earth seen from Apollo 17.jpg This user loves using Google Earth.

Rainbow flag and blue skies.jpg In case you didn't notice - this is NOT a white flag
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Main article: Imagine (John Lennon song)

See also[edit]

For Dutch speakers: