POZ PARADISE: crowdfunding a new play

POZ PARADISE: crowdfunding a new play

This year the World Aids Conference takes place in Amsterdam. A group of artists wants to put on a new play called POZ PARADISE. It is written and directed by Daniel Cohen. With this play he wants to show how we came through the Aids crises and how different generations deal with it. But to put this play on the stage the makers need your support. That’s why they started a crowdfunding campaign. Poz Paradise,…

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Amsterdam LGBTQ Film Festival 2018 Celebrating Cinema from March 8th till 18th

Amsterdam LGBTQ Film Festival 2018 Celebrating Cinema from March 8th till 18th

Amsterdam LGBTQ Film Festival or Roze Filmdagen is bringing the best LGBTQ films to the city for the 21st time. From March 8th till the 18th you can enjoy a range of full feature films, short films and documentaries from all over the world. In total the organizers selected  125 films, organized in themes like connected generations, icons, musicals and a special focus on the country of Finland. And as a special competition this year…

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For the love of leather and the art of making clothes with it Interview with Robin Pennings

For the love of leather and the art of making clothes with it Interview with Robin Pennings

As you stroll through Amsterdam you may come across many gay and leather businesses. But you may also come across areas in the city where a number of gay businesses had once stood. Some of these areas were at one time identified by the sheer collection of gay and lesbian artisans and shop-owners there. One such area in particular is the negen straatjes or ‘9 little streets’. This is an area of small shopping streets…

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Gay movie night @ Pathe de Munt remains successful.

Gay movie night @ Pathe de Munt remains successful.

One of the successful, but less known gay events in Amsterdam is the Gay movie night at Pathe de Munt – a large cinema just off Rembrandtplein square, and very close to the gay bars. The Gay Movie night is every month, on the first Wednesday of the month. The cinema chooses a film with a gay theme. Time for GAYLinc to have a look! On December 6, we went to see the movie Pushing Dead. The…

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Gaylinc Fall 2017 Pub Crawl

Gaylinc Fall 2017 Pub Crawl

Gaylinc Fall 2017 pub crawl is another edition of our regular trips along gay pubs in Amsterdam. We check out new bars and revisit established ones. That’s how we try to keep a finger on the pulse of the LGBTQI nightlife in Amsterdam and give you the best tips and advice. And of course we have a great night out. This fall we took a tour along the following pubs: ‘t Mandje, Queen’s Head, The…

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In memoriam: Heleen van Meurs Heleen van Meurs, feminist, actress, MD, director, dies at 87

In memoriam: Heleen van Meurs Heleen van Meurs, feminist, actress, MD, director, dies at 87

“Why?” was usually the first reaction of Heleen van Meurs when she heard something of which she wanted to know more or which she did not trust. Always curious she took nothing for granted. That is how she became a lawyer, feminist, actress, director, car mechanic and MD. She was an inspiration for many and played her role in the women’s/lesbian movement. Heleen was full of wisdom and humor: a unique person. Born in 1930 she…

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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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