Poz Paradise – a review

Poz Paradise – a review

Poz Paradise is a new, Dutch play created by Daniel Cohen with support of the Dutch HIV Association. It tells the story of people living with hiv in modern times. The writer explained, that this play is a reaction towards well-known plays like Normal Heart and Angels in America. These plays focus on the crisis of the early Aids epidemic in the 1980’s. Poz Paradise shows the lives of long-term survivors of people with hiv….

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Lightning the Positive Flame at the Power of Love

Lightning the Positive Flame at the Power of Love

During AIDS2018 a new tradition started with the lightning of the Positive Flame at the event Power of Love. Power of Love is a yearly event within the Dutch hiv community to share the latest news about research, treatment and activism. With the World AIDS conference in Amsterdam this week, it had a front row seat for the latest news. To mark this special occasion the organisers wanted to start a new tradition. Postive Flame…

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Amsterdam Pride 2018 – a week full of dilemma’s What to choose? Our guide to pick your events.

Amsterdam Pride 2018 – a week full of dilemma’s What to choose? Our guide to pick your events.

Amsterdam Pride 2018 is a massive event spanning more than a week filled with parties, debates, sports, exhibitions, performances and much more. On the site of Amsterdam Pride you will find a full list of events. With all those events we will offer you some dilemma’s and give you our advise. Pride Walk or Canal Parade? The Canal Parade is an iconic part of the Amsterdam Pride. This year it will be on the 4th…

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Floris Michiels van Kessenich

Floris Michiels van Kessenich

When you look at the short life of Floris Michiels van Kessenich (1957 – 1991) you may wonder how he was able to do all the things he did in such a short time. He was a fighter for gay rights, who had to overcome a privileged back ground to be able to love who he wanted to love. When he was hit by Aids, he kept on fighting until the disease with the little…

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Amsterdam shows solidarity with LGBTQI+ community after another attack #westandtogether rainbow flag action

Amsterdam shows solidarity with LGBTQI+ community after another attack #westandtogether rainbow flag action

On Saturday the 14th of July many bars, restaurants and clubs showed the rainbow flag in solidarity with the LGBTQI+ community in Amsterdam. This public show of support was organized by Donnie Bergsma and Diva MayDay. It is a reaction against the rise in violence against people from the LGBTQI+ community. The latest incident was the proverbial drop spilling over the bucket. And on a glorious summer Saturday rainbow flags made Amsterdam a bit more…

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