George Michael tribute at Milkshake Festival 2017 Line up announced and ticket sale started

George Michael tribute at Milkshake Festival 2017 Line up announced and ticket sale started

Milkshake Festival announced a tribute to George Michael at it’s line up for the 2017 edition.  The tribute is titled  “Wham’Bam Thank You Ma’am”. It will express ‘that being kind to each other is not just something for Christmas time’. This is a reference to one of George Michael’s biggest hits, Last Christmas, and the outpouring of grieve and love when the singer died at Christmas last year. Line up announced The two day festival in…

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Queer Amsterdam, a webseries that explores boundaries Who do you love?

Queer Amsterdam, a webseries that explores boundaries Who do you love?

This week a Dutch broadcaster published a new web series on Youtube, called Queer Amsterdam. In this series we follow the events in the lives of young people in Amsterdam around the Canal Parade of 2016. The central characters are brother (Jesse) and (still) sister (Sam) and their new roommate Mira. Each episode is about 7 minutes long and there are 9 episodes in total. Queer Amsterdam is spoken in Dutch, but fortunately it has…

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Dance performance ‘What do we know’ – a review

Dance performance ‘What do we know’ – a review

We went to the first public dance performance by the Gross Dance Company, called “what do we know”. The dance is an interpretation by choreographers Sagi Gross and Jeroen Fransen of stories they heard of LGBTQ refugees from Syria and other countries. They combined these with elements of Kafka’s description of bureaucracy in “The Process”. We saw an intense, emotional and beautiful dance performance by six dancers. An emotional dance performance The dance piece asks…

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True Colors, a report from the LGBTQ networking event

True Colors, a report from the LGBTQ networking event

True Colors is the event of the Dutch LGBTQ organization COC to kick of the new year. It is a parade of all that the LGBTQ community in The Netherlands has to offer. You can see couples, singles and trio’s. Drags, dykes, Transgenders and Transsexuals or  churchmen, policewomen and politicians. Every hue of the LGBTQ community in the Netherlands was present. Special guests this year where a group of LGBTQ refugees, who have found asylum…

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Aids monument inaugurated on World Aids Day

Aids monument inaugurated on World Aids Day

The Aids monument in Amsterdam was unveiled on Worlds Aids day. The monument is a giant abacus counting down till Aids has left the world. First the mayor of Amsterdam and the director of the Dutch national Aids Foundation unveiled the monument. They put the giant beads of the monument on 2030. That is the year in which the world can be free of Aids. At the end of World Aids day a first ceremony at the new Aids…

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(re)view Canal ‘Euro’ Pride 2016

(re)view Canal ‘Euro’ Pride 2016

The Canal Parade ‘Europride 2016’ was marvellous! Gaylinc was there, taking pictures of the boats, the guys and girls on the boats and some of the -also good looking- audience. Do you want to see it (again)?  Take a look at our pictures presentation:   This great parade of boats makes you wonder what the colourful canals will look like on the next edition on august 5 2017. 

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Buy Your Special EuroPride T-shirt

Buy Your Special EuroPride T-shirt

The department store chain HEMA, world-famous in the Netherlands and a real household name, has brought special  EuroPride t-shirts on the market. The design uses two of Hema’s all-time classic products: the rookworst and the tom-pouce. [Update 29-07-2016] The Europride t-shirts proved to be so popular that Hema now offers them also for sale online: look at the website if you want to buy them. The Hema-rookworst is a sausage sold by Hema’s all over…

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