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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Bingham Cup 2018 in Full Swing! world championship of gay and inclusive men’s and women’s rugby

Bingham Cup 2018 in Full Swing! world championship of gay and inclusive men’s and women’s rugby

The Bingham Cup 2018 Amsterdam is in full swing at the moment. If you still want to visit the games, you must haste to Amstelveen Sportlaan 25a. The event started on 2 June 2018 and runs through 11 June 2018 To get you in the mood, we show you a few images of yesterday games. For more information, read our earlier article.

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Annemarie Grewel

Annemarie Grewel

Annemarie Grewel (1935 – 1998) was one of the first, visible lesbian politicians in the Netherlands. She was known for her non-conformist style. She was member of the Amsterdam city council and later she became a senator for the Dutch labour party. We remember her from a committee meeting she chaired at city hall. It was a long afternoon with a range of not very exciting topics. She seemed not too interested, but typically Annemarie…

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