King amongst Queens: King visits Dutch LGBTI movement

King amongst Queens: King visits Dutch LGBTI movement

King Willem Alexander officially visited the COC’s 70th anniversary on November 22nd. Just after the war in  1946 a group of gay men founded the COC, the Dutch gay/lesbian advocacy group; it is the oldest still functioning LGBTI organisation in the world. In 70 years a lot has changed: in 1946 the founders and members had to use pen-names; in 1971 homosexuality was decriminalised, and in 2001 The Netherlands got a legal same-sex marriage. As…

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We have a Queen, eh, King!

We have a Queen, eh, King!

Kingsday, Queensday, we don’t really care, as long as we have plenty of booze, music and lovely boys and girls. Just see how much fun we have on Queensday. Or was it Kingsday? Or GayPride? Oh well, who cares, as long as we can party! Come join us next time!

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Queen’s day becomes King’s day

Queen’s day becomes King’s day

This year Amsterdam will see it’s last Queen’s day for the foreseeable future and it’s gonna be a special, ceremonial and slightly pompous one. So for all those regular Queen’s day visitors or those who were dying to join this special event: read on and see if this last Queen’s day is worth the visit.

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