Pride 2020 participants Canal Parade selected

Pride 2020 participants Canal Parade selected

The Canal Parade of Pride 2020 on August 1st seems far away. But yesterday Amsterdam Pride announced the participants for this years parade of LGBTQI+ themed boats trough the canals of Amsterdam. This year will see some notable entries from the LGBTQI+ community from the Netherlands and around the world. International participants The Canal Parade at the Amsterdam Pride is an event with international appeal. This shows every year in a number of participants from…

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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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Amsterdam Pride 2020 slogan: ‘Take Pride in Us’

Amsterdam Pride 2020 slogan: ‘Take Pride in Us’

The Amsterdam Pride has revealed its’ theme for the 2020 edition of the festival: ‘Take Pride in Us’. With this slogan the organization of the Amsterdam Pride wants to signal that “everybody has to take responsibility towards each other, within and outside of the community”. The Dutch minister for LGBTQI+ affairs revealed the slogan during the Amsterdam Pride Christmas party.

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International Queer & Migrant Film Festival 2019 – our highlights

International Queer & Migrant Film Festival 2019 – our highlights

From December 4th till 8th International Queer & Migrant Film Festival (IQMF) celebrates its’ fifth anniversary. And this edition is bigger and even more divers than usual. IQMF 2019 offers program full of films, dance performances, debates, photography, literature and art. We give you our highlights of the program.

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Christmas concert in support of homeless LGBTQI+ youth

Christmas concert in support of homeless LGBTQI+ youth

On Saturday December 14 a special Christmas concert will take place in support of homeless LGBTQI+ youth. Dutch LGBTQI+ organization COC joins forces with the Salvation Army and social care organistion HVO Queriod to organize this concert. With this event they want to draw attention to the plight of homeless LGBTQI+ youngsters. Before the concert people will get together at the Homomonoment at 7PM to sing together. At 8PM the concert will start at the Westerkerk next-door.

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