Roze Hallen officialy opened

Roze Hallen officialy opened

Just a building with 14 apartments? Not really! It’s called De Roze Hallen and all owners are LGTB. After 4 years of planning, building, more planning and painting, the building was officially opened today. A unique building, aimed at creating a safe environment for older gays and lesbians. The concept is called OutForEver, meaning that no one should go back into the closet when medical care or support is needed. De Roze Hallen is not…

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LGBT archive looking for memories

LGBT archive looking for memories

The LGBT Archive IHLIA is looking for your help. For a new project they are looking for your od memorabilia of gay and lesbian bars and nightclubs. Think of old matchboxes, beer mats, lighters, buttons, t-shirts or condom wraps. All those items with the logo of a bar, that they use as marketing gimmicks. IHLIA is looking for these items from bars and clubs from the past and from the present. Clean your closet and…

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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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Poz Paradise – a review

Poz Paradise – a review

Poz Paradise is a new, Dutch play created by Daniel Cohen with support of the Dutch HIV Association. It tells the story of people living with hiv in modern times. The writer explained, that this play is a reaction towards well-known plays like Normal Heart and Angels in America. These plays focus on the crisis of the early Aids epidemic in the 1980’s. Poz Paradise shows the lives of long-term survivors of people with hiv….

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Ignace van Swieten First openly gay Dutch sportsman

Ignace van Swieten First openly gay Dutch sportsman

Ignace van Swieten was the first openly gay Dutch sportsman, and that within the very homophobic soccer sports world. Not very tall, cute, with good manners, eloquent, elegant, he stood out in any case. Being gay just just added to it. He was born in 1943 in a POW camp in Indonesia, came with his parents to The Netherlands and became a probation worker. In his spare time he was a soccer referee and a…

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