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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Amsterdam wants to improve the situation of homeless LGBTQI young people

Amsterdam wants to improve the situation of homeless LGBTQI young people

The city of Amsterdam wants to improve the situation of homeless LGTBQI young people. To find out what specific problems these young people face the city starts a study. It hopes to find out if the city needs to provide specific support for them. To get the best results former homeless LGBTQI young people do the interviews. Young LGBTQI people more homeless The city has awarded research company Movisie the contract to do the research….

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Streetheart festival – one day LGBTQI street party

Streetheart festival – one day LGBTQI street party

Streetheart festival is a new one day LGBTQI street party organized by Club Church and Stichting Gala on Saturday 9th of September. From 1 till 10 PM the party will happen right in front of Club Church in the Kerkstraat. Entrance of this street party is free. When you want to party longer, you can go inside Club Church from 10PM till 5AM next morning. Entrance for this party is € 12,50. Streetheart Festival what…

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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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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 almost the most LGBTQI friendliest city in the world?

Amsterdam almost the most LGBTQI friendliest city in the world?

Amsterdam is the second LGBTQI friendliest city according to a study published by a German house rental internet platform. Madrid was placed number one and Toronto number three. As Amsterdam LGBTQI people we were honored and (pleasantly) surprised with these results. So how was this measured and what does it mean? Who did the research? Nestpick is a German online platform for renting furnished apartments and rooms for expats. They offer places for rent in…

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