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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La Cage closed down

La Cage closed down

La Cage, bar and restaurant in the Reguliersdwarsstraat, has closed down as of the 23rd of October. We visited the place earlier this year and liked what we saw and tasted. La Cage also strengthened the gay scene in this area of town by organizing drag nights and other activities targeting the gay audience. Unfortanetely they didn’t make it. La Cage prized out of the market? The location has become the epicenter of failed gay bars…

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Gay marriages 15 years on

Gay marriages 15 years on

On the 1st of April we will celebrate 15 years of gay marriages, or more properly equal marriage rights, in Amsterdam. On April 1st 2001 it was in Amsterdam that the first same sex couples anywhere in the world could get married. The city celebrates this with a special edition of it’s marketing logo in the rainbow colors and a day long projection of pictures of gay marriage on the city hall. Gay and lesbian…

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Aids monument Amsterdam – last push for funds

Aids monument Amsterdam – last push for funds

Aids monument Amsterdam is about one month away from completion. The organization behind the monument, Aids Memorial Quilt organization Namenproject Nederland, now has launched a last push for the funding of the monument. On the crowdfunding website for the arts Voordekunst.nl they’ve started their campaign to get the last €10.000,- needed for this project. This money is an addition to the funding they’ve already gotten form many organizations and individuals in Amsterdam and the rest…

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New calendar Amsterdam Rugby team – baring it all

New calendar Amsterdam Rugby team – baring it all

The Amsterdam Lowlanders, a rugby team for gay men, have released their second calendar. In this calendar for 2016 they show themselves naked while working out for their game in. This time the calendar is themed “the Edge of Amsterdam” showing these rugged men showing of their stuff at amongst others train stations, harbour docks and steel plants. All this in support of their trip to the unofficial world championship of rugby for gay teams: the…

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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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