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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Darkroom Diaries Looking for Love in all the Wrong Places

Darkroom Diaries Looking for Love in all the Wrong Places

“Are you safe?” “Yes I am safe.” “Ok great. Then we don’t need a condom…” About poppers, PREP and to rim or not to rim. For all gays and for straights who want to know what really happens in a darkroom. Who’s on stage? Johan Goossens created this show (in English) about Amsterdam’s Gay Night Life. It’s sub-title is looking for love in all the wrong places, so we expect a range of hilarious insights….

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Amsterdam LGBTQ film festival – record number of visitors Best attendance in the history of the Roze filmdagen

Amsterdam LGBTQ film festival – record number of visitors Best attendance in the history of the Roze filmdagen

Never mind the bad weather, a lot of people picked up their coat and made their way to the Westergasfabriek for the Amsterdam LGBTQ film festival or Roze Filmdagen. In fact a record number of people visited the film festival. Over 9600 people attended one of the many LGBTQ themed films and documentaries. That was 5 percent more than last year. Werner Borkes, the director of the film festival, is quoted to say: “The succes…

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Buy Your Special EuroPride T-shirt

Buy Your Special EuroPride T-shirt

The department store chain HEMA, world-famous in the Netherlands and a real household name, has brought special  EuroPride t-shirts on the market. The design uses two of Hema’s all-time classic products: the rookworst and the tom-pouce. [Update 29-07-2016] The Europride t-shirts proved to be so popular that Hema now offers them also for sale online: look at the website if you want to buy them. The Hema-rookworst is a sausage sold by Hema’s all over…

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19th LGBTQ Film Festival in Amsterdam

19th LGBTQ Film Festival in Amsterdam

Join us and many others at the 19th LGBTQ Film Festival from March 10th until March 20th in Amsterdam. All you ever wanted to see! Visit the website (also available in English) for the detailed program. Let us know what your favourite film is! This is the largest film festival for LGBTQ films in the Netherlands and locally known as the Roze Filmdagen. Enjoy 11 days of screening of LGBTQ films at the Ketelhuis cinema…

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Equal Rights Concert

Equal Rights Concert

Handsome Poets, Do, Raffaëla and CB Milton (my favorites) will join the equal rights concert on Friday August 2nd. It starts at 19.00 on the Rembrandtplein. Amnesty International organizes the event. On Saturday during the Canal Parade Amnesty will continue its campaign against the Russian anti gay and lesbian legislation by showing what it would mean if such laws were applied during the Canal Parade. (Picture copyright ANP)

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Hello Dolly!

Hello Dolly!

Everyone loves Dolly and now it’s official: Dolly Bellefleur is Amsterdam’s Sweetheart. For more than 25 years Dolly Bellefleur is her own self: witty, compassionate, sharp and above all adorable. Writing her own texts, singing her own songs with her own voice she is not your avarage drag queen. And did we mention her dresses? She has her own couturier to (over)dress her. On Valentine’s Day she won the bi-annual reward “Roze Lieverdje” (Pink Sweetheart),…

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