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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Mikel Haman (1963-2018) At the forefront of the Caribbean LGBTQI liberation

Mikel Haman (1963-2018) At the forefront of the Caribbean LGBTQI liberation

On one of the first days of 2018 Mikel Haman died at the age of 54 after a short illness. Mikel was an important member of the LGBTQI and Surinam-Caribbean community in Amsterdam. A flamboyant man, he normally was a friendly and diplomatic activist within the Surinam-Caribbean community for LGBTQI rights. But when he got angry, he could be a loud and outspoken campaigner against malpractice and injustice. Mikel Haman was born in Surinam in South…

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PrEP consultation service started in Amsterdam for self medication

PrEP consultation service started in Amsterdam for self medication

PrEPnu (or PrEP now) started a weekly PrEP consultation service in the centre of Amsterdam. At this service you can ask all your questions about PrEP-use and generic medication. Free HIV tests will also be provided and you can get advice in your choice for independent PrEP-use. PrEPnu fighting for free access to HIV prevention pill PrEPnu is an independent advocacy group for free and widespread availability of the Pre-Expositie Profylaxe medicine. This medicine which you…

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Gerritjan Deunk the man behind the design of April, Exit and iT

Gerritjan Deunk the man behind the design of April, Exit and iT

Those were the days! The Reguliersdwarsstraat was the heart of the Amsterdam gay scene with iconic bars like, April, Exit and Havana. And later the famous iT the ultimate place to go. Ah, yes, those days. We do remember them and the gay men that made it happen. Gerritjan Deunk was one of them. Gerritjan was instrumental in all of this. He contributed with profesional design, wonderful magazines and of course great logo’s. Thanks to…

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Aids monument inaugurated on World Aids Day

Aids monument inaugurated on World Aids Day

The Aids monument in Amsterdam was unveiled on Worlds Aids day. The monument is a giant abacus counting down till Aids has left the world. First the mayor of Amsterdam and the director of the Dutch national Aids Foundation unveiled the monument. They put the giant beads of the monument on 2030. That is the year in which the world can be free of Aids. At the end of World Aids day a first ceremony at the new Aids…

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