IQMF 2017 – International Queer and Migrant Film Festival

IQMF 2017 – International Queer and Migrant Film Festival

From the 6th to the 13th of December the IQMF 2017 or the 2017 edition of the International Queer & Migrant Film Festival hits Amsterdam. It is maybe a less well-known event, but it is a sure gem of a festival. It offers not only screenings of interesting movies, but also debates, parties and even a dinner. Here are our picks of what is on offer. Our picks from the IQMF 2017 films The International…

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Kathy Griffin telling it all – a review Or how to deal with Trump and the media

Kathy  Griffin telling it all – a review Or how to deal with Trump and the media

Kathy Griffin was for the first time in Amsterdam. She is on a world tour after she was ostracized in her own country. Her world tour is a way for her to earn a living, but most of all to tell her international fans what happened to her after the Trump election. Kathy Griffin has always been een outspoken comedian and also an outspoken fighter for LGBTQI rights. In May 2017 she caused a furore…

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Rostam in concert: a review With a great opening act by Nana Adjoa

Rostam in concert: a review With a great opening act by Nana Adjoa

Rostam is one of the founding members of Vampire Weekend, an American indie rock band. He played guitar and keyboard in the band and was also the backing vocalist. Rostam is also known as a producer for the Vampire Weekend and for other artists like Frank Ocean and Solange. In 2016 he went solo and in 2017 his first solo album Half-Light came out. He is an openly gay artist and recently he was in…

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LGBTQI themed documentaries at IDFA

LGBTQI themed documentaries at IDFA

IDFA is the International Documentary Filmfestival Amsterdam. It is one of the biggest (of not the biggest) documentary film festivals in the world. This year it is held from the 15th till the 26th of November. Expect an overload of inspiring, thought provoking, insightful and/or toughing documentaries in cinemas all around Amsterdam. And of course there are some interesting Queer movies as well, even a Queer day. Queer Day at IDFA On Monday the 20th…

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Putting sex back into homosexuality at the Mosse lecture Gert Hekma keeps on rebelling against heteronormative culture

Putting sex back into homosexuality at the Mosse lecture Gert Hekma keeps on rebelling against heteronormative culture

Gert Hekma gave this years’ Mosse lecture at the public library in Amsterdam and organized by the George Mosse Foundation. Every year the foundation asks a notable person to give a lecture on LGBTQI issues. Gert Hekma is a popular and well-known lecturer gender studies (specialty LGBTI studies) at the University of Amsterdam and former president of the Mosse foundation. After a long career at the university he is going into retirement. So in a year…

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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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PinkPoint of Presence – For gay souvenirs and information

PinkPoint of Presence – For gay souvenirs and information

It’s one of the less well-known gay hotspots in Amsterdam, the gay&lesbian kiosk PinkPoint, located on Westermarkt – right next to the Homomonument, Westerkerk church, with the Anne Frank House around the corner. What is it, since when is it there, what do they do and what can you get here? With the 20th anniversary in sight, it’s time for a little interview. We had a chat with the current owner of the kiosk, Hennie…

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