Heroes!/Helden!

Heroes! (or Helden! in Dutch) is a new exhibition in the IHLIA, the Amsterdam LGBTQ+ heritage foundation. Heroes can be role models for many people. But it may not be as straightforward as it seems. Being a hero creates all kind of expectations which are difficult to fulfill. And hero worship can often lead into following the path of that hero without asking questions. These ambiguities are a central part of this exhibition, where seven…

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What a Genderful World!

What a Genderful World!

Inspiring Expo at Tropenmuseum Sexuality and Gender In most (all) countries and cultures it is (still) assumed that people are straight until proven otherwise. Which implies that as a lesbian woman or gay man you have to come ‘out of the closet‘. Around 1950 Kinsey introduced the Heterosexual–Homosexual Rating Scale. It goes from 0 (exclusively heterosexual) to 6 (exclusively homosexual). The scale also includes an X for those without sexual contacts. So far so good,…

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Video portraits of senior transgenders

Despite all the recent attention for different groups of transgenders, one group of transgenders remains somewhat in the shadows: the senior or older transgenders. While these older transgenders have stories to tell. They can tell you stories about their personal history of struggle and growing up in a world without understanding or support. Eveline van de Putte and Erik Alkema will present an installation of video’s. In this way Eveline and Erik want to give…

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Eyes On Robert – Mapplethorpe Reinterpreted By Contemporary Photographers

Eyes on Robert is a special tribute exhibition on the work of the famous photographer Robert Mapplethorpe. Mapplethorp was more than a photographer. He as also an enfant terrible and queer. His work is characterized by a curiosity for sexuality, the body and eroticism. He pushed artistic boundaries with his iconic nudes, celebrity portraits and documentation of New York’s S&M scene in the 1970s and ‘80s. But most of all: he broke taboos. Mapplethorpe’s impact…

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With Pride: 40 years of LGBTQ+ liberation

With Pride: 40 years of LGBTQ+ liberation

In 2018 the IHLIA LGBT Heritage celebrates its’ 40 year anniversary. The exposition With Pride tells the story of LGBTQI+ liberation in the past 40 years. You can see the journey from discrimination of LGBTQI+ through activism to equal rights. With Pride – looking back and looking forward In several sections of the exhibition the exposition tries to bring you into the world of 40 years of LGBTQI+ history. The exhibition draws you into the…

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