Rostam in concert: a review With a great opening act by Nana Adjoa

Rostam in concert: a review With a great opening act by Nana Adjoa

Rostam is one of the founding members of Vampire Weekend, an American indie rock band. He played guitar and keyboard in the band and was also the backing vocalist. Rostam is also known as a producer for the Vampire Weekend and for other artists like Frank Ocean and Solange. In 2016 he went solo and in 2017 his first solo album Half-Light came out. He is an openly gay artist and recently he was in…

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LGBTQI themed documentaries at IDFA

LGBTQI themed documentaries at IDFA

IDFA is the International Documentary Filmfestival Amsterdam. It is one of the biggest (of not the biggest) documentary film festivals in the world. This year it is held from the 15th till the 26th of November. Expect an overload of inspiring, thought provoking, insightful and/or toughing documentaries in cinemas all around Amsterdam. And of course there are some interesting Queer movies as well, even a Queer day. Queer Day at IDFA On Monday the 20th…

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Get into the Christmas spirit with the Amsterdam Gay Men’s Chorus Christmas special called 'Christmas isn't Christmas until you get here!'

Get into the Christmas spirit with the Amsterdam Gay Men’s Chorus Christmas special called 'Christmas isn't Christmas until you get here!'

Many gay men love to sing and many gay men love christmas. So why not combine these two and create a series of concerts? The Amsterdam Gay Men’s Chorus followed this logic and brings on a series of three concerts on the 2nd and 3rd of December in the Polanen theatre. The theme of these concerts  is ‘Christmas isn’t Christmas until you get here!’ All out christmas fun and classic hits The Amsterdam Gay Men’s…

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Putting sex back into homosexuality at the Mosse lecture Gert Hekma keeps on rebelling against heteronormative culture

Putting sex back into homosexuality at the Mosse lecture Gert Hekma keeps on rebelling against heteronormative culture

Gert Hekma gave this years’ Mosse lecture at the public library in Amsterdam and organized by the George Mosse Foundation. Every year the foundation asks a notable person to give a lecture on LGBTQI issues. Gert Hekma is a popular and well-known lecturer gender studies (specialty LGBTI studies) at the University of Amsterdam and former president of the Mosse foundation. After a long career at the university he is going into retirement. So in a year…

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Leather Pride 2017 – our picks Action, sale, parties and contests

Leather Pride 2017 – our picks Action, sale, parties and contests

The 2017 edition of Leather Pride Amsterdam is the last weekend of October. In those three days from 271th till 29th of October, the many bars, clubs, shops, party organizers and other organizations put together a large number of activities. Think about get togethers, workshops, the election of Mister Leather or Mister Puppy. If you visit everything you can, you probably need at least a week to recuperate. We chose some noteworthy events from the…

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Bleach – a review The downfall of a rent boy

Bleach – a review The downfall of a rent boy

Recently we saw Bleach, a play by the British Exist Theatre group. The play was performed in the Compagnie theatre as part of the Amsterdam Fringe Festival. This festival showcases every september upcoming theatre talent in unexpected locations around the city during eleven days. A great way to discover international talent and this play was a good example of that. Bleach, the story Bleach tells the story of Tyler Everett, a rent boy in London….

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PinkPoint of Presence – For gay souvenirs and information

PinkPoint of Presence – For gay souvenirs and information

It’s one of the less well-known gay hotspots in Amsterdam, the gay&lesbian kiosk PinkPoint, located on Westermarkt – right next to the Homomonument, Westerkerk church, with the Anne Frank House around the corner. What is it, since when is it there, what do they do and what can you get here? With the 20th anniversary in sight, it’s time for a little interview. We had a chat with the current owner of the kiosk, Hennie…

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