Amsterdam politician telling the naked truth (NSFW) Update with the election results (24th March)

Amsterdam politician telling the naked truth (NSFW) Update with the election results (24th March)

With a naked politician on a poster, local elections in Amsterdam has taken an unexpected turn. Four years ago candidates for the D66 party tried to get gay men to the polling booth by putting themselves out on the famous and notorious Grindr app. This election the leader of the Pirate Party, Jelle de Graaf, took it one step further by baring it all, although he used the old-fashioned medium of election posters. Maybe this…

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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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