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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Gay Care liquidated after attempts for a restart

Gay Care liquidated after attempts for a restart

Gay Care, the company specialized in care services for LGBTQI people, has been liquidated after attempts for a restart. Thirteen jobs have been lost. A rival company called Sara now takes care of Gay Care clients. The company started three years ago to take advantage of the liberalized care market in The Netherlands. The aim was to offer LGBTQI friendly care services by specifically selecting care workers with knowledge of the LGBTQI community. Gay Care had…

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Superball 2017 – a reportage

Superball 2017 – a reportage

In May Superball 2017, the 3rd edition of Superball, took place. This big drag queen event is turning into a true European event. This year it was for the first time that houses from Belgium and France battled with the Dutch houses for the awards. And bigger than ever, this edition was a spectacular evening of drag queens and kings performing in front of a crowd which went crazy. Superball reportage Our friends from MVS…

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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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