And the winner is …. Pride Photo Award 2013

And the winner is …. Pride Photo Award 2013

The Philippine photographer Cindy Aquino has won the Pride Photo Award 2013 with a photo from her series ‘Bond’.  Cindy was one of the 408 participants out of 48 countries. The jury thought the wining photograph shows a “very human and intimate moment, told in a very loving manner.” On the 23rd August the award was handed to Ciny Aquino in the Old Church of Amsterdam. She was the overall winner of this years edition, but many…

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Equal Rights Concert

Equal Rights Concert

Handsome Poets, Do, Raffaëla and CB Milton (my favorites) will join the equal rights concert on Friday August 2nd. It starts at 19.00 on the Rembrandtplein. Amnesty International organizes the event. On Saturday during the Canal Parade Amnesty will continue its campaign against the Russian anti gay and lesbian legislation by showing what it would mean if such laws were applied during the Canal Parade. (Picture copyright ANP)

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Gay & Lesbian Summer Festival: 10 movies in 4 weekends or 1 day

Gay & Lesbian Summer Festival: 10 movies in 4 weekends or 1 day

A real Amsterdam summer tradition is the Gay & Lesbian Summer Festival. The 7th edition of this festival starts on the 5th of July. Every weekend in July, on Fridays and Saturdays, the best and most successful Gay and Lesbian movies of the last 2 years are shown. 10 movies shown in 12 cities in the Netherlands and of course also in Amsterdam: the Rialto movie theater. The grand finale is during Amsterdam Gay Pride: on…

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Gay Games 2018 not in Amsterdam

Gay Games 2018 not in Amsterdam

Amsterdam will not host the Gay Games of 2018, so it became clear as the Federation of Gay Games has announced the shortlist of cities from which it will choose the winner on 7th of October. The Amsterdam organizing comity is of course disappointed, but wished the three remaining cities (London, Paris and Limerick) on the short list all the best. Local council members have raised already questions to the city government. They want to…

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Happy Birthday, Homomonument

Happy Birthday, Homomonument

In September 2012 the Homomonument will celebrate its 25th birthday. There will be several events leading up to its birthday. From April 5th till the end of May there will be an exhibition, opened by the mayor of Amsterdam, to honour the monument. The exhibition is at IHLIA on the 6th floor of the Central Library at Oosterdokskade 143. IHLIA is an international gay/lesbian library, archive, information and documentation centre about homosexuality and sexual diversity –…

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