19th LGBTQ Film Festival in Amsterdam

19th LGBTQ Film Festival in Amsterdam

Join us and many others at the 19th LGBTQ Film Festival from March 10th until March 20th in Amsterdam. All you ever wanted to see! Visit the website (also available in English) for the detailed program. Let us know what your favourite film is! This is the largest film festival for LGBTQ films in the Netherlands and locally known as the Roze Filmdagen. Enjoy 11 days of screening of LGBTQ films at the Ketelhuis cinema…

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Canal Parade 2015 Amsterdam

Canal Parade 2015 Amsterdam

To pee or not to pee… The twentieth edition of the Gay pride Canal parade in Amsterdam was again a colourful one (see below for yourself: Gaylinc’s impression). A big party for all gays, lesbians, bisexuals, transgender, boat lovers, peeping Toms and Tracys etc. but also for the Dutch ‘Joe the plumbers’ and their family from the country side. They can see every kind of people on the boats, drool over all the great bodies of…

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Join the Canal Parade @ Amsterdam Pride 2015 from your home

Join the Canal Parade @ Amsterdam Pride 2015 from your home

One of the highlights of the Amsterdam Pride is the by now world famous Canal Parade. A flotilla of 80 boats parade through the canals of Amsterdam with around 750.000 spectators alongside the canals. It is something you have to have seen at least once in your life. But if you can’t come over to Amsterdam this Saturday there is a solution: you can virtually sail with the Canal Parade from the comfort of your home!…

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Film & Theater @ Amsterdam Pride 2015

Film & Theater @ Amsterdam Pride 2015

Amsterdam Pride 2015 offers a lot of parties, but it is more than just flirting, drinking and dancing. The Pride offers also an interesting program of films and theater performances. Here is our pick for 2015: three top picks and one extra ordinary one. 1. Schijn – a solo by Fahd Larhzaoui Let’s start with the extraordinary one: Schijn or Appearance. This is one of the hits of last year’s theater season in Holland. It is a…

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Club Events @ Amsterdam Pride 2015

Club Events @ Amsterdam Pride 2015

As always, Amsterdam Pride has a list of events labelled as ‘Club Events’. Although it is subjective what event is the most interesting or fun, we selected three that drew our attention in particular. Although there are club events during the whole Pride week, most of them are held during the weekend of the Canal Parade (31st of July-2nd August). For all events, click on pride.amsterdam 1. The Amsterdam Ball – first ever Canvast is…

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Gay scene in the Facebook age

Gay scene in the Facebook age

News about the LGBT scene in Amsterdam is the last few years dominated by news about bars and clubs closing down. Sometimes new ones open up, but only a few very well run places seem to be able to hang on. Often internet is given the blame of the demise of the old school LGBT-scene: Grindr and other apps or sites are pulling customers away and offering easier ways to meet people for a date….

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Secret Love, homosexual love in China: A Must See

Secret Love, homosexual love in China: A Must See

Secret Love (Tropenmuseum, Linneausstraat 2 in Amsterdam, closed on Monday) shows 45 works by 10 Chinese artist. It is the world’s first large contemporary art exhibition from China on homosexuality and gender and therefore forms a new chapter in the country’s art history. Secret Love is all about homosexuality, gender, desire and taboo. You’ll see video’s, photo’s and traditional paper cutting; all seem reflecting today’s China. The video showing two couples on Valentine’s day gives some insight in the…

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