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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7 Exhibitions during Summer

7 Exhibitions during Summer

We’re pleased to introduce no less than 7 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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Premiere documentary Iron Legs about lesbian soccer team in Cambodia Free film viewing in Public Library Amsterdam

Premiere documentary Iron Legs about lesbian soccer team in Cambodia Free film viewing in Public Library Amsterdam

On Saturday the 17th of June you have the change to attend a free premiere of the documentary Iron Legs. This documentary is about a lesbian soccer team in Cambodia. The director of the documentary Vanna Hem will be present to show his film about a lesbian girls soccer team in Cambodia. Iron Legs The documentary itself is financed by a crowdfunding action on the website Document Our History Now. After successfully raising around €10.000,- Vanna…

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Lesbian bar Vivelavie closing down Icon of the lesbian scene going out with a big party

Lesbian bar Vivelavie closing down Icon of the lesbian scene going out with a big party

Vivelavie is closing down after 37 years! Earlier this month the owner Mieke Martelhoff announced that she is closing down her bar. That means that one of the icons of the lesbian scene in Amsterdam is disappearing. At the end of June, on Saturday the 24th, there will be a farewell drink and big closing down party with a Coyote Ugly theme. Emotional announcement Mieke told in an interview in the national newspaper De Telegraaf,…

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Going really local with the locals with LGBTQI networks Meeting LGBQTI people in the 'hood

Going really local with the locals with LGBTQI networks Meeting LGBQTI people in the 'hood

The traditional view of LGBTQI scene is that of bars, clubs, parties and events. Since the mid nineties the digital scene has been added to that, with dating apps, chatrooms and other online hookup methods. But in Amsterdam there is also since about 10 years another LGBTQI scene. It is organized by locals for locals. And local is really locally in this case: the new scene is often organized on neighborhood level. It is almost…

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Event list just gotten a huge update More events listed for LGBTQI events in Amsterdam

Event list just gotten a huge update More events listed for LGBTQI events in Amsterdam

An important part of the GayLINC website is the event list. It is an overview of all upcoming LGBTQI events in Amsterdam, which we think are of interest for our readers. These can be parties, exhibitions, sports events or any other type of event. Out of the large numbers of activities organized in Amsterdam, we pick those which we think are unique, fun and/or interesting. Event list just massively updated Thanks to several contributors our…

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