Leather Pride 2017 – our picks Action, sale, parties and contests

Leather Pride 2017 – our picks Action, sale, parties and contests

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? Fashion chain in hot waters

Has Zara a problem with LGBTQI people? Fashion chain in hot waters

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 From 29th of September till 1st of October

The F Word – a Fantastic Feminist Festival From 29th of September till 1st of October

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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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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