Hundreds demonstrate to support of LGBTQ people in Chechnya Fundraising started for follow up actions

Hundreds demonstrate to support of LGBTQ people in Chechnya Fundraising started for follow up actions

On Wednesday a demonstration took place against the persecution of LGBTQI people in the Russian republic of Chechnya. Almost 500 turned up at the Homomonument in Amsterdam to protest. The news of the mass incarceration and torture of LGBTQI people in Chechnya as hit a nerve in Amsterdam and The Netherlands. That showed at this solemn, yet powerful demonstration of solidarity at this important monument for the LGBTQI community. But it was not only a…

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Lawyers in a fight over Canal Parade boat Report from the frontline of LGBTQI liberation

Lawyers in a fight over Canal Parade boat Report from the frontline of LGBTQI liberation

Recently the list of participating boats of the Canal Parade of 2017 was announced. As every year there are winners and losers. There are after all more applicants for the number of available places in the Parade. It has led to a debate about the character of the Canal Parade. Should it be predominantly be a LGBTQ parade or an  inclusive one, with many straight allies on the boats as well? No less than the lawyers…

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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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Grindr Politics or politicians on Grindr

Grindr Politics or politicians on Grindr

Local elections are coming up in Amsterdam on March The 19th. These are promissing to become the tightest elections in decades. The to main contenders are the social-democrat PvdA and the liberal-democrat D66. With few votes between them it is no holds barred back in the last days and weeks. So politicians have turned to Grindr, the popular gay dating app, to reach out to and connect with voters. Amsterdam gay (friendly) candidates of D66…

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King cornered by Queens over Winter Olympics

King cornered by Queens over Winter Olympics

This week debate about the situation of LGBT people in Russia has taken a royal turn in the Netherlands. Last week the government announced that the Dutch will not only send their best sportsmen and -women to the Sochi Winter Olympics, but also a major government delegation. Not only the Dutch King and Queen will visit the Winter Olympics, the prime minister and minister of Sports will join them as well. This in contrast to…

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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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