Amsterdam politician telling the naked truth (NSFW) Update with the election results (24th March)

Amsterdam politician telling the naked truth (NSFW) Update with the election results (24th March)

With a naked politician on a poster, local elections in Amsterdam has taken an unexpected turn. Four years ago candidates for the D66 party tried to get gay men to the polling booth by putting themselves out on the famous and notorious Grindr app. This election the leader of the Pirate Party, Jelle de Graaf, took it one step further by baring it all, although he used the old-fashioned medium of election posters. Maybe this…

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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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YOLO a new gay club in Amsterdam 'You Only Live Once'

YOLO a new gay club in Amsterdam 'You Only Live Once'

YOLO, a new nightclub for gay men is opening up in Amsterdam. YOLO or ‘You Only Live Once’ is opening at the spot where a couple of years ago used to be the lesbian night club You-II. And now you can expect a ‘gay, open-minded’ night club from the 29th December onwards. YOLO for the grown up gay men and their friends The man behind this new enterprise is Valy Pintiuc. He is a well-known…

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Hans Wijtenberg awarded prestigious city award Owner of famous drag bar Lellebel honored for his contribution to LGBTQI community

Hans Wijtenberg awarded prestigious city award Owner of famous drag bar Lellebel honored for his contribution to LGBTQI community

Hans Wijtenberg the founder of the famous drag bar Lellebel, was awarded a prestigious city award called the Andreaspenning or Andrews medal. Wijtenberg received the award from the city alderwomen Simone Kukenheim, after the premier of the anniversary musical about Lellebel. Hans Wijtenberg awarded the medal Wijtenberg is not only known as the owner of Lellebel, but also performs regularly as Desirée dello Stilletto or Tante Dees (Aunty Dees). And Lellebel is the home of the…

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Show your pride, enjoy the ride! Local Amsterdam tram goes the gay way

Show your pride, enjoy the ride! Local Amsterdam tram goes the gay way

Some of us called the Amsterdam local transport company not GVB but GayVB. Big surprise to see the company embrace the joke and actually brand one of their trams as a GayVB tram. The slogan is also a nice one: Show your pride, enjoy the ride! Over the next weeks the tram will run on all lines of the Amsterdam tram system.  

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