Crisis in LGBTQI+ police organization Update: new board installed

Crisis in LGBTQI+ police organization Update: new board installed

A crisis has hit Roze in Blauw, the LGBTQI+ network within the Amsterdam police force. Several parts of the LGBTQI+ community have expressed their concern about the crisis. The LGBTQI+ organization COC has expressed its’ concern publicly. The COC is concerned the unrest within the Amsterdam police department will affect its’ care and attention for LGBTQI+ issues. The COC releases this statement after the complete board of the Amsterdam branch of Roze in Blauw quit…

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Roze Hallen officialy opened

Roze Hallen officialy opened

Just a building with 14 apartments? Not really! It’s called De Roze Hallen and all owners are LGTB. After 4 years of planning, building, more planning and painting, the building was officially opened today. A unique building, aimed at creating a safe environment for older gays and lesbians. The concept is called OutForEver, meaning that no one should go back into the closet when medical care or support is needed. De Roze Hallen is not…

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Mr. B. Opens New Shop on Prinsengracht 190

Mr. B. Opens New Shop on Prinsengracht 190

On September 1, 2018 Mr. B. will open its new shop on Prinsengracht 190. Mr. Donker, owner of Mr. B. commented: “Too many curious viewers blocked the shop at its location in Warmoesstraat, making it difficult for our customers to shop in a relaxed way”. Mr. B.’s new location is close to the Pink Point of Presence and the Homomonument. Pictures show Mr. B.’s new shop one day before opening. Staff busy finalising various displays.

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Janherman Veenker inspired, dedicated and visionary

Janherman Veenker inspired, dedicated and visionary

Janherman Veenker (1950-2005) had a long career as a gay rights and AIDS activist. In 1967 at the age of 17 he became involved with his local gay community (COC). Legally seen this was forbidden since Dutch law had an article known as clause 248Bis, limiting the rights of young gay and lesbian people. The article was similar to clause 28 in the UK. Janherman joined the fight against clause 248Bis. It would take until…

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AIDS2018 welcome to Amsterdam!

AIDS2018 welcome to Amsterdam!

On  Monday July 23rd the 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018) will start. The pre-conference will take place  on 21st and 22nd July. The Amsterdam RAI convention centre is ready to welcome AIDS2018.

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