Amsterdam shocked by three attacks on gay men this month Police seemed to be hesitant to call it anti-gay violence

Amsterdam shocked by three attacks on gay men this month Police seemed to be hesitant to call it anti-gay violence

Amsterdam didn’t get off on a good start in 2018 with three different attacks on gay men. All three attacks happened in different parts of the city and seem not to be directly related. Each of the attacks have their own harrowing story, but on of them spurred the Black LGTBQI community into a action. On Sunday, January 28th, a ‘March of Love‘ will be held to celebrate the right to be yourself. Attack on…

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XXX Queer Bar Dancing – La Grand Finale Queer party stops at present location

XXX Queer Bar Dancing – La Grand Finale Queer party stops at present location

XXX Queer Bar Dancing is the latest party concept of the people behind Utrasexi. They opened in October at an old strip club in the Jonge Roelensteeg. Every Wednesday they organized a queer dancing party with Homo eclectic sounds and beats, adult entertainment, extravagant performances, bubbles for everyone, scandalous behaviour and reckless abandon.  The owner of the building however has different plans with the building. So by the end of January XXX Queer Bar dancing has to look…

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Mikel Haman (1963-2018) At the forefront of the Caribbean LGBTQI liberation

Mikel Haman (1963-2018) At the forefront of the Caribbean LGBTQI liberation

On one of the first days of 2018 Mikel Haman died at the age of 54 after a short illness. Mikel was an important member of the LGBTQI and Surinam-Caribbean community in Amsterdam. A flamboyant man, he normally was a friendly and diplomatic activist within the Surinam-Caribbean community for LGBTQI rights. But when he got angry, he could be a loud and outspoken campaigner against malpractice and injustice. Mikel Haman was born in Surinam in South…

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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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Gaylinc Fall 2017 Pub Crawl

Gaylinc Fall 2017 Pub Crawl

Gaylinc Fall 2017 pub crawl is another edition of our regular trips along gay pubs in Amsterdam. We check out new bars and revisit established ones. That’s how we try to keep a finger on the pulse of the LGBTQI nightlife in Amsterdam and give you the best tips and advice. And of course we have a great night out. This fall we took a tour along the following pubs: ‘t Mandje, Queen’s Head, The…

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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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Holiday season parties and events Celebrating Christmas and NYE in Amsterdam

Holiday season parties and events Celebrating Christmas and NYE in Amsterdam

The Holiday season of Christmas en New Year’s Eve (NYE) are often a bit funny for LGBTQI people. Many of us don’t have close family connections to celebrate this days with parents or siblings. Others just want to break free from the traditional patterns of visiting family and eating a lot. In any case for almost all of us these are a couple of free days, where we can do what we want and party…

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