7 Exhibitions during Summer

7 Exhibitions during Summer

We’re pleased to introduce no less than 7 interesting exhibitions during the summer period. Some international, others very local. Some more aimed at creating art, others aimed at triggering discussion and interaction. But in all cases unique in their own right and worth visiting. Young and Gay Shows photos of young gay and lesbian people and it tells the story of their coming out. Photographer Marjolein Annegarn shows a range of pictures of boys and…

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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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Amsterdam almost the most LGBTQI friendliest city in the world?

Amsterdam almost the most LGBTQI friendliest city in the world?

Amsterdam is the second LGBTQI friendliest city according to a study published by a German house rental internet platform. Madrid was placed number one and Toronto number three. As Amsterdam LGBTQI people we were honored and (pleasantly) surprised with these results. So how was this measured and what does it mean? Who did the research? Nestpick is a German online platform for renting furnished apartments and rooms for expats. They offer places for rent in…

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Amsterdam Gay Pride in trouble? The end or the start of a (r)evolution

Amsterdam Gay Pride in trouble? The end or the start of a (r)evolution

Is the 2017 edition of the Amsterdam Gay Pride the last ever edition of this big annual LGBTQI event? This might be the case, because of rising organizational cost and lack of sufficient funding. The president of the organizing committee, Lucien Spee, raised the alarm about the future of the Amsterdam Gay Pride in a column he wrote for he Dutch website Gaynews.nl. Strangely enough this alarmist column hasn’t raised a big debate yet within…

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Lesbian bar Vivelavie closing down Icon of the lesbian scene going out with a big party

Lesbian bar Vivelavie closing down Icon of the lesbian scene going out with a big party

Vivelavie is closing down after 37 years! Earlier this month the owner Mieke Martelhoff announced that she is closing down her bar. That means that one of the icons of the lesbian scene in Amsterdam is disappearing. At the end of June, on Saturday the 24th, there will be a farewell drink and big closing down party with a Coyote Ugly theme. Emotional announcement Mieke told in an interview in the national newspaper De Telegraaf,…

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Superball 2017 – a reportage

Superball 2017 – a reportage

In May Superball 2017, the 3rd edition of Superball, took place. This big drag queen event is turning into a true European event. This year it was for the first time that houses from Belgium and France battled with the Dutch houses for the awards. And bigger than ever, this edition was a spectacular evening of drag queens and kings performing in front of a crowd which went crazy. Superball reportage Our friends from MVS…

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Amsterdam Fetish Pride 2017 A weekend full of activities

Amsterdam Fetish Pride 2017 A weekend full of activities

What’s happening? Be ready! It’s the annual Amsterdam Festish Pride! A range of activities to make sure you have a weekend to remember. Just think Fetish in the Mix, Dutch Rubberman, Cruise Control and Invasion Party. Who’s organising and where? Eagle Amsterdam and Dirty Dicks have the pleasure of organsing this year’s Fetish Pride. Main party (if that’s the right word) is on May 27th in Amsterdam Noord’s Undercurrent. A location for up to 1200…

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