Mikel Haman (1963-2018) At the forefront of the Caribbean LGBTQI liberation

Mikel Haman (1963-2018) At the forefront of the Caribbean LGBTQI liberation

On one of the first days of 2018 Mikel Haman died at the age of 54 after a short illness. Mikel was an important member of the LGBTQI and Surinam-Caribbean community in Amsterdam. A flamboyant man, he normally was a friendly and diplomatic activist within the Surinam-Caribbean community for LGBTQI rights. But when he got angry, he could be a loud and outspoken campaigner against malpractice and injustice. Mikel Haman was born in Surinam in South…

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Burlesque open as of December 1st A delight for many senses

Burlesque open as of December 1st A delight for many senses

Burlesque, a new addition to the gay scene in the Reguliersdwarsstraat, has opened as of December 1st. Burlesque is a new restaurant that combines food and entertainment. The owners have worked long and hard on building up the restaurant. The opening was planned for mid November, but some last minute building work forced them to postpone this premiere. But luckily the work progressed quickly and Burlesque opened just before the holiday season. Burlesque the concept…

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IQMF 2017 – International Queer and Migrant Film Festival

IQMF 2017 – International Queer and Migrant Film Festival

From the 6th to the 13th of December the IQMF 2017 or the 2017 edition of the International Queer & Migrant Film Festival hits Amsterdam. It is maybe a less well-known event, but it is a sure gem of a festival. It offers not only screenings of interesting movies, but also debates, parties and even a dinner. Here are our picks of what is on offer. Our picks from the IQMF 2017 films The International…

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Putting sex back into homosexuality at the Mosse lecture Gert Hekma keeps on rebelling against heteronormative culture

Putting sex back into homosexuality at the Mosse lecture Gert Hekma keeps on rebelling against heteronormative culture

Gert Hekma gave this years’ Mosse lecture at the public library in Amsterdam and organized by the George Mosse Foundation. Every year the foundation asks a notable person to give a lecture on LGBTQI issues. Gert Hekma is a popular and well-known lecturer gender studies (specialty LGBTI studies) at the University of Amsterdam and former president of the Mosse foundation. After a long career at the university he is going into retirement. So in a year…

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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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