IQMF director nominated for award ‘Amsterdammer of the year’

IQMF director nominated for award ‘Amsterdammer of the year’

Chris Belloni, director of the International Queer and Migrant Film Festival (IQMF), has been nominated for the annual ‘Amsterdammer of the year’ award. With this award the city wants to put an Amsterdammer in the spotlight for his or hers special contribution to the city in the past year(s). In january 10 Amsterdammers are nominated for this award and until February the 15th you can vote on your favorite candidate. All candidates deserve the award,…

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Bob Angelo Medals awarded to Anne Krul and Dolly Bellefleur

Bob Angelo Medals awarded to Anne Krul and Dolly Bellefleur

COC handed out the annual Bob Angelo Medals this year to Anne Krul and Dolly Bellefleur. They received their medals during the traditional new years’ event of COC, the Dutch LGBTQI+ organization. With these medals COC wants to recognize important contributions towards the improvement of the position of LGBTQI+ people. Anne Krul – activist, feminist, artist Anne Krul got the medal for 40 years of groundbreaking work for LGBTQI+ people of colour. As an activist,…

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What a Genderful World!

What a Genderful World!

Inspiring Expo at Tropenmuseum Sexuality and Gender In most (all) countries and cultures it is (still) assumed that people are straight until proven otherwise. Which implies that as a lesbian woman or gay man you have to come ‘out of the closet‘. Around 1950 Kinsey introduced the Heterosexual–Homosexual Rating Scale. It goes from 0 (exclusively heterosexual) to 6 (exclusively homosexual). The scale also includes an X for those without sexual contacts. So far so good,…

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Queer Porn film night

Queer Porn film night

Queer Porn Film Night is an event to offer a healthier and more interesting alternative to mainstream porn. On Saturday December the 14th from 8PM you can dive into the Queer Porn scene in the venerable Compagnietheater (Kloveniersburgwal 50).

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Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) 2019 highlights in gay venues

Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) 2019 highlights in gay venues

The Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) is one of the biggest (if not the biggest) electronic music event and club festival in the world. It takes place every year during the month of October. ADE offers parties, workshops and panel discussions. It is a 5 day event from 16th till 20th of October, where you can totally immerse yourself into everything to do with electronic dance music. The gay club scene is on of the founding…

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