Hans Wijtenberg awarded prestigious city award Owner of famous drag bar Lellebel honored for his contribution to LGBTQI community

Hans Wijtenberg awarded prestigious city award Owner of famous drag bar Lellebel honored for his contribution to LGBTQI community

Hans Wijtenberg the founder of the famous drag bar Lellebel, was awarded a prestigious city award called the Andreaspenning or Andrews medal. Wijtenberg received the award from the city alderwomen Simone Kukenheim, after the premier of the anniversary musical about Lellebel. Hans Wijtenberg awarded the medal Wijtenberg is not only known as the owner of Lellebel, but also performs regularly as Desirée dello Stilletto or Tante Dees (Aunty Dees). And Lellebel is the home of the…

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Breaking news – Milkshake 2018 now with a weekend camping Next step in the Milkshake evolution

Breaking news – Milkshake 2018 now with a weekend camping Next step in the Milkshake evolution

Milkshake 2018 is the biggest open air, queer dance event in Amsterdam. It is going to return in 2018 on the July 28th and the 29th and it is promising to be bigger and better. New in 2018 is the possibility to live Milkshake four days long by staying on the new camping at the festival. Camp Milkshake The camp site is christened Camp Milkshake. According to the Milkshake website it is the place where…

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Has Zara a problem with LGBTQI people? Fashion chain in hot waters

Has Zara a problem with LGBTQI people? Fashion chain in hot waters

Zara, the cheap and trendy fashion chain, is in danger of alienating the LGBTQI community in The Netherlands. This week reports in the press and social media brought insensitive treatment of members of the LGBTQI community to light. A number of activist and local politicians in Amsterdam spoke out in the media and went on an activist shopping trip together. Zara getting itself into trouble What sparked the media furore, was a serious incident last…

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Homomonument anniversary celebrated with documentary Remembering LGBQTI past and celebrating its' future

Homomonument anniversary celebrated with documentary Remembering LGBQTI past and celebrating its' future

On september the 5th the Amsterdam LGBTQI community celebrated the 30-year anniversary of the Homomonument. They saw the premier of a documentary by Sebas Kes about the monument and its’ place within the LGBTQI community. Around 250 people came together to watch this documentary in the open air. It was a surprisingly pleasant late summer evening. Together with a few short speeches and interviews this celebration gave food for thought on LGBTQI persecution, liberation and…

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Show your pride, enjoy the ride! Local Amsterdam tram goes the gay way

Show your pride, enjoy the ride! Local Amsterdam tram goes the gay way

Some of us called the Amsterdam local transport company not GVB but GayVB. Big surprise to see the company embrace the joke and actually brand one of their trams as a GayVB tram. The slogan is also a nice one: Show your pride, enjoy the ride! Over the next weeks the tram will run on all lines of the Amsterdam tram system.  

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Amsterdam wants to improve the situation of homeless LGBTQI young people

Amsterdam wants to improve the situation of homeless LGBTQI young people

The city of Amsterdam wants to improve the situation of homeless LGTBQI young people. To find out what specific problems these young people face the city starts a study. It hopes to find out if the city needs to provide specific support for them. To get the best results former homeless LGBTQI young people do the interviews. Young LGBTQI people more homeless The city has awarded research company Movisie the contract to do the research….

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Streetheart festival – one day LGBTQI street party

Streetheart festival – one day LGBTQI street party

Streetheart festival is a new one day LGBTQI street party organized by Club Church and Stichting Gala on Saturday 9th of September. From 1 till 10 PM the party will happen right in front of Club Church in the Kerkstraat. Entrance of this street party is free. When you want to party longer, you can go inside Club Church from 10PM till 5AM next morning. Entrance for this party is € 12,50. Streetheart Festival what…

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