Crisis in LGBTQI+ police organization Update: new board installed

Crisis in LGBTQI+ police organization Update: new board installed

A crisis has hit Roze in Blauw, the LGBTQI+ network within the Amsterdam police force. Several parts of the LGBTQI+ community have expressed their concern about the crisis. The LGBTQI+ organization COC has expressed its’ concern publicly. The COC is concerned the unrest within the Amsterdam police department will affect its’ care and attention for LGBTQI+ issues. The COC releases this statement after the complete board of the Amsterdam branch of Roze in Blauw quit…

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Mr. B. Opens New Shop on Prinsengracht 190

Mr. B. Opens New Shop on Prinsengracht 190

On September 1, 2018 Mr. B. will open its new shop on Prinsengracht 190. Mr. Donker, owner of Mr. B. commented: “Too many curious viewers blocked the shop at its location in Warmoesstraat, making it difficult for our customers to shop in a relaxed way”. Mr. B.’s new location is close to the Pink Point of Presence and the Homomonument. Pictures show Mr. B.’s new shop one day before opening. Staff busy finalising various displays.

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Amsterdam shows solidarity with LGBTQI+ community after another attack #westandtogether rainbow flag action

Amsterdam shows solidarity with LGBTQI+ community after another attack #westandtogether rainbow flag action

On Saturday the 14th of July many bars, restaurants and clubs showed the rainbow flag in solidarity with the LGBTQI+ community in Amsterdam. This public show of support was organized by Donnie Bergsma and Diva MayDay. It is a reaction against the rise in violence against people from the LGBTQI+ community. The latest incident was the proverbial drop spilling over the bucket. And on a glorious summer Saturday rainbow flags made Amsterdam a bit more…

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Suitsupply ad campaign with kissing men causing a furore 'Come-out and Kiss-Inn' event on March 11th

Suitsupply ad campaign with kissing men causing a furore 'Come-out and Kiss-Inn' event on March 11th

The Amsterdam based mens’ fashion chain Suitsupply has caused a furore with its’ new ad campaign for the 2018 fashion season. In this campaign young men are shown in couples in homo-erotic poses, sometimes kissing and sometimes just touching each other tenderly. The campaign is now a couple of weeks old and the public debate about it doesn’t go down. It shines a sharp light on homophobia, also in The Netherlands. The first wave of…

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Gerritjan Deunk the man behind the design of April, Exit and iT

Gerritjan Deunk the man behind the design of April, Exit and iT

Those were the days! The Reguliersdwarsstraat was the heart of the Amsterdam gay scene with iconic bars like, April, Exit and Havana. And later the famous iT the ultimate place to go. Ah, yes, those days. We do remember them and the gay men that made it happen. Gerritjan Deunk was one of them. Gerritjan was instrumental in all of this. He contributed with profesional design, wonderful magazines and of course great logo’s. Thanks to…

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