Homomonument anniversary celebrated with documentary Remembering LGBQTI past and celebrating its' future

Homomonument anniversary celebrated with documentary Remembering LGBQTI past and celebrating its' future

On september the 5th the Amsterdam LGBTQI community celebrated the 30-year anniversary of the Homomonument. They saw the premier of a documentary by Sebas Kes about the monument and its’ place within the LGBTQI community. Around 250 people came together to watch this documentary in the open air. It was a surprisingly pleasant late summer evening. Together with a few short speeches and interviews this celebration gave food for thought on LGBTQI persecution, liberation and…

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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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Homomonument celebrates 30 years with party and tramstop Tram stop renamed in honor of this landmark

Homomonument celebrates 30 years with party and tramstop Tram stop renamed in honor of this landmark

The world-famous Homomonument celebrates its’ 30 years anniversary this year. The Homomonument is a real centre for the LGBTQI community in Amsterdam. The Homomonument is not only the centre of LGBTQI official remembrances and parties in Amsterdam. And on an almost daily basis people stop at the monument to privately think about loved ones. This time the LGBTQI community throws a party for the Homomonument on Saturday the 14th of October in Paradiso. And the…

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Burning with love against Putin’s homophobic laws

Burning with love against Putin’s homophobic laws

On Friday the 7th the local LGBT community in Amsterdam held a demonstration against the homophobic laws in Putin’s Russia and the anti-LGBT violence and oppression in this great country. Some 1000 people gathered near the Homo-monument to hear speeches by notables from the LGBT community, amongst whom best-selling Dutch author Arthur Japin. Quoting from one of his books, this openly gay author, condemned the soft handed approach of the Dutch government towards the Russian…

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Happy Birthday, Homomonument

Happy Birthday, Homomonument

In September 2012 the Homomonument will celebrate its 25th birthday. There will be several events leading up to its birthday. From April 5th till the end of May there will be an exhibition, opened by the mayor of Amsterdam, to honour the monument. The exhibition is at IHLIA on the 6th floor of the Central Library at Oosterdokskade 143. IHLIA is an international gay/lesbian library, archive, information and documentation centre about homosexuality and sexual diversity –…

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