Pride Amsterdam 2019 ‘Remember the past, create the future’

Pride Amsterdam 2019 ‘Remember the past, create the future’

The organization of Pride Amsterdam today announced the theme of next years’ Pride. Since in 2019 the 50th anniversary of Stonewall will be celebrate, the organization choose the theme ‘Remember the past, create the future’. This theme will be expressed in many activities during the two week pride. Especially during the famous Canal Parade you will be able to see the particpating boats give their expression of the theme. Background of the theme When in…

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A report from the International Queer and Migrant Film Festival

A report from the International Queer and Migrant Film Festival

The International Queer and Migrant Film (IQMF) festival is taking place these days in Amsterdam. A great variety of films, documentaries, debates and other events take place during IQMF. A full review on the festival is impossible, but this report gives you an impression of the festival. We visited a part of the program called “Queer in the Caucasus”. The films and documentaries The event started with a short film and two documentaries: a short…

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Canal Parade’s future in the balance? Want to have your say? Fill in the poll.

Canal Parade’s future in the balance? Want to have your say? Fill in the poll.

The city council of Amsterdam has started an online poll among citizens about the Canal Parade. They want to know what they think about this iconic event of the Amsterdam Pride. Among LGBTQI+ people in Amsterdam it has raised the fear it might be a step towards banning the Canal Parade. A poll of doubtful quality In seven questions people are asked what they think of the Canal Parade and if they have visited the…

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Charity event ‘Standing strong together against Cancer’ Raising money for a good cause

Charity event ‘Standing strong together against Cancer’ Raising money for a good cause

On December the 15th the gay bars and clubs around the Rembrandtsquare and Amstel area come together in a multi day charity event. The bars organize this event for the 11th year running. They raise money for Samen Sterk Tegen Kanker (Together we Stand Strong Against Cancer). This buys them Christmas Gift Boxes for cancer patients who have to spend Christmas in the hospital. These boxes will be hand delivered by a delegation of the…

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Crisis in LGBTQI+ police organization Update: new board installed

Crisis in LGBTQI+ police organization Update: new board installed

A crisis has hit Roze in Blauw, the LGBTQI+ network within the Amsterdam police force. Several parts of the LGBTQI+ community have expressed their concern about the crisis. The LGBTQI+ organization COC has expressed its’ concern publicly. The COC is concerned the unrest within the Amsterdam police department will affect its’ care and attention for LGBTQI+ issues. The COC releases this statement after the complete board of the Amsterdam branch of Roze in Blauw quit…

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