The F Word – a Fantastic Feminist Festival From 29th of September till 1st of October

The F Word – a Fantastic Feminist Festival From 29th of September till 1st of October

The F Word is a festival celebrating the return of feminism. This year is the 4th edition of the F Word. The festival’s goal is “to approach feminism from a broad, inclusive and intersectional perspective”. It offers is a variety of workshops and discussions on equality, feminism, anti-sexism, queer and gender politics. There will also be a movie program and two nights of party with live bands and DJs. The idea behind the F Word How…

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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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Amsterdam Pride 2017 pictures An impression of the Canal Parade in pictures

Amsterdam Pride 2017 pictures An impression of the Canal Parade in pictures

Great atmosphere in Sunny Amsterdam featuring Amsterdam Pride 2017. Here is an impression of the Canal Parade in a couple of pictures we took. The crowd at the Canal Parade is huge, so we had to climb up in the green house of the Hortus Botanicus. We took the pictures from behind the tiled windows to get a good view. Beautiful people were giving out clear messages on the boats. And even more beautiful people…

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Amsterdam Pride 2017 the Lesbian events Our selection of events for women

Amsterdam Pride 2017 the Lesbian events Our selection of events for women

Shortly before Amsterdam Pride the Lesbian scene in Amsterdam was shocked to learn that Vivelavie, one of the pillars of that scene, was closing down. But with the news that that bar is going to reopen soon, the ladies have  all the more reason to celebrate this Pride week after this seesaw of emotions. Here is our selection of the wide variety of events organized by and for women during the Amsterdam Pride. Toby in…

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Vivelavie is going to reopen! A boost to lesbian nightlife in Amsterdam

Vivelavie is going to reopen! A boost to lesbian nightlife in Amsterdam

Vivelavie is going to reopen soon under new ownership of Joy Hilhorst and Rachel Matteman. This was announced over this weekend on the website of Vivelavie and on its’ Facebook page. This will bring smiles on many faces of lesbian and bisexual women in Amsterdam. One of the first activities by the new owners is organizing a party during the Amsterdam Pride. Vivelavie is going to reopen after all On  the 1st of July Vivelavie…

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8 Exhibitions during Summer

8 Exhibitions during Summer

We’re pleased to introduce no less than 8 interesting exhibitions during the summer period. Some international, others very local. Some more aimed at creating art, others aimed at triggering discussion and interaction. But in all cases unique in their own right and worth visiting. Young and Gay Shows photos of young gay and lesbian people and it tells the story of their coming out. Photographer Marjolein Annegarn shows a range of pictures of boys and…

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Amsterdam Gay Pride in trouble? The end or the start of a (r)evolution

Amsterdam Gay Pride in trouble? The end or the start of a (r)evolution

Is the 2017 edition of the Amsterdam Gay Pride the last ever edition of this big annual LGBTQI event? This might be the case, because of rising organizational cost and lack of sufficient funding. The president of the organizing committee, Lucien Spee, raised the alarm about the future of the Amsterdam Gay Pride in a column he wrote for he Dutch website Gaynews.nl. Strangely enough this alarmist column hasn’t raised a big debate yet within…

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