With Pride: 40 years of LGBTQ+ liberation Exhibition in IHLIA

With Pride: 40 years of LGBTQ+ liberation Exhibition in IHLIA

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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With Pride: 40 years LGBTQ+ liberation exposition

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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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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Willem Arondéus A gay World War II hero

If anyone in this list is to be called a hero, it is Willem Arondéus (Wikipedia). In 1943, he took part in one of the most spectacular attacks against the German (Nazi) occupiers. Together with some other resistance fighters, Willem plotted a bomb attack on the Amsterdam Register of Births. This official register listed all Amsterdammers, including information about their religion. This made it easy for the authorities to find out where Jews lived, so…

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Floris Michiels van Kessenich

Floris Michiels van Kessenich

When you look at the short life of Floris Michiels van Kessenich (1957 – 1991) you may wonder how he was able to do all the things he did in such a short time. He was a fighter for gay rights, who had to overcome a privileged back ground to be able to love who he wanted to love. When he was hit by Aids, he kept on fighting until the disease with the little…

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