Kingsday 2018 – parties all around Friday 27th of April and the rest of the weekend

Kingsday 2018 – parties all around Friday 27th of April and the rest of the weekend

Kingsday on the 27th of April is one of the few real national holidays in The Netherlands. Of course we do celebrate Christmas and Easter, but only on the 27th of April the people get out on the street and party. For those who have visited Amsterdam before, they might remember Queens Day. Well, this is the same but now celebrating the birthday of our King. Expect Amsterdam to be one big, open air party…

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Kathy Griffin telling it all – a review Or how to deal with Trump and the media

Kathy  Griffin telling it all – a review Or how to deal with Trump and the media

Kathy Griffin was for the first time in Amsterdam. She is on a world tour after she was ostracized in her own country. Her world tour is a way for her to earn a living, but most of all to tell her international fans what happened to her after the Trump election. Kathy Griffin has always been een outspoken comedian and also an outspoken fighter for LGBTQI rights. In May 2017 she caused a furore…

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Breaking news – Milkshake 2018 now with a weekend camping Next step in the Milkshake evolution

Breaking news – Milkshake 2018 now with a weekend camping Next step in the Milkshake evolution

Milkshake 2018 is the biggest open air, queer dance event in Amsterdam. It is going to return in 2018 on the July 28th and the 29th and it is promising to be bigger and better. New in 2018 is the possibility to live Milkshake four days long by staying on the new camping at the festival. Camp Milkshake The camp site is christened Camp Milkshake. According to the Milkshake website it is the place where…

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Has Zara a problem with LGBTQI people? Fashion chain in hot waters

Has Zara a problem with LGBTQI people? Fashion chain in hot waters

Zara, the cheap and trendy fashion chain, is in danger of alienating the LGBTQI community in The Netherlands. This week reports in the press and social media brought insensitive treatment of members of the LGBTQI community to light. A number of activist and local politicians in Amsterdam spoke out in the media and went on an activist shopping trip together. Zara getting itself into trouble What sparked the media furore, was a serious incident last…

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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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