Documenting anti gay violence – IDFA special

Documenting anti gay violence – IDFA special

The International Documenary Film festival Amsterdam (IDFA) is one of the biggest and most popular documentary film festivals in the world. Every november documentary film buffs get together in Amsterdam to view and discuss the latest documentaries in cinemas all around the city. This year they have a special night on wednesday the 27th of November in the Pathe De Munt cinema with anti-gay violence as a central theme.

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Rugby team bares it all

The Amsterdam Lowlanders, a gay rugby team, goes all out to go Down Under. Next year the unofficial world championship (the Bingham cup) for gay rugby teams is being held in Sidney, Australia. The Amsterdam Lowlanders really, really want to go there. So much so, that they have resorted to a “no holds barred back” campaign to raise funds for this trip: a nude calendar and a naked publicity campaign on national Dutch television. And…

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‘Homophobic’ movie evening at EYE Film Institute

‘Homophobic’ movie evening at EYE Film Institute

Friday evening, October 11 (8pm), there is a ‘homophobic’ film evening at the EYE Film Institute in Amsterdam North. The evening is named ‘Gijp night’, after the tv personality René van der Gijp, who is a regular guest in the Dutch soccer talkshow Voetbal International. Last summer, he caused a little uproar in the gay community by airing his views on gay men in the world of soccer. What it comes down to, is that…

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Amsterdam artists against Putin’s Law

Amsterdam artists against Putin’s Law

The laws introduced in Putin’s Russia against the promotion of gay lifestyle and curbing press freedom have unsettled many groups around the world.  Amsterdam artists spoke out against these measures this week. One singer cancelled his concerts in Russia and a leading Dutch theatre group spoke out in public after their performance in St.Petersburg, Russia.

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TO RUSSIA WITH LOVE

TO RUSSIA WITH LOVE

We all know about Russian anti-gay legislation. Now we have the opportunity to protest against it! On Sunday August 25 there is a Russian State Concert on the Museumplein (between Rijksmuseum and Concertgebouw).  The concert is meant to show the ‘diversity and beauty’ of the country. Well, the GLBT community there knows better. So, under the title ‘To Russia With Love’ a protest meeting will be held there simultaneously. It starts at 18.00 h –…

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