Amsterdam Pride board resigns after scandal surrounding it’s president

Amsterdam Pride board resigns after scandal surrounding it’s president

The board of the Amsterdam Pride foundation resigned on Monday. It took this step almost a week after a scandal developed around its’ president Frits Huffnagel. He had made anti-migrant remarks during a debate on Dutch national radio. This caused an outcry among large sections of the LGBTQI+ community. Eventually almost 100 organizations signed an open letter calling for the resignation of Huffnagel.

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Amsterdam Pride President in hot water over migration remarks

Amsterdam Pride President in hot water over migration remarks

This week the president of the Amsterdam Pride, Frits Huffnagel, landed himself into hot water over remarks he made on migration. In a radio program called ‘Spraakmakers’ he gave comments on the refugee crisis on the Greek-Turkish border. He stated that  ‘We see a child and think: how sad. While we don’t see the father of that child who may have committed ware crimes’. Quickly after he made these comments a furious debate erupted on social…

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Leather Pride 2017 – our picks

Leather Pride 2017 – our picks

The 2017 edition of Leather Pride Amsterdam is the last weekend of October. In those three days from 271th till 29th of October, the many bars, clubs, shops, party organizers and other organizations put together a large number of activities. Think about get togethers, workshops, the election of Mister Leather or Mister Puppy. If you visit everything you can, you probably need at least a week to recuperate. We chose some noteworthy events from the…

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Has Zara a problem with LGBTQI people?

Zara, the cheap and trendy fashion chain, is in danger of alienating the LGBTQI community in The Netherlands. This week reports in the press and social media brought insensitive treatment of members of the LGBTQI community to light. A number of activist and local politicians in Amsterdam spoke out in the media and went on an activist shopping trip together. Zara getting itself into trouble What sparked the media furore, was a serious incident last…

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The F Word – a Fantastic Feminist Festival

The F Word – a Fantastic Feminist Festival

The F Word is a festival celebrating the return of feminism. This year is the 4th edition of the F Word. The festival’s goal is “to approach feminism from a broad, inclusive and intersectional perspective”. It offers is a variety of workshops and discussions on equality, feminism, anti-sexism, queer and gender politics. There will also be a movie program and two nights of party with live bands and DJs. The idea behind the F Word How…

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