7 Exhibitions during Summer

7 Exhibitions during Summer

We’re pleased to introduce no less than 7 interesting exhibitions during the summer period. Some international, others very local. Some more aimed at creating art, others aimed at triggering discussion and interaction. But in all cases unique in their own right and worth visiting. Young and Gay Shows photos of young gay and lesbian people and it tells the story of their coming out. Photographer Marjolein Annegarn shows a range of pictures of boys and…

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Amsterdam Gay Pride 2017 street parties

Amsterdam Gay Pride 2017 street parties

One of the charming things of the Amsterdam Gay Pride are the street parties. Here is our selection for 2017.

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Amsterdam Gay Pride 2017 and its’ Highlights Old and new traditions

Amsterdam Gay Pride 2017 and its’ Highlights Old and new traditions

Amsterdam Gay Pride 2017 is coming up from July 29th till August 6th. Two weeks long Amsterdam and some places around it, will be filled with all kinds of activities by and for the LGBTQI+ community. The amount of activities is so great, that we at GayLINC make a series of articles to highlight some noteworthy events. This article focuses on the traditional highlights of Amsterdam Gay Pride: the established ones and the newly started….

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Amsterdam Gay Pride in trouble? The end or the start of a (r)evolution

Amsterdam Gay Pride in trouble? The end or the start of a (r)evolution

Is the 2017 edition of the Amsterdam Gay Pride the last ever edition of this big annual LGBTQI event? This might be the case, because of rising organizational cost and lack of sufficient funding. The president of the organizing committee, Lucien Spee, raised the alarm about the future of the Amsterdam Gay Pride in a column he wrote for he Dutch website Gaynews.nl. Strangely enough this alarmist column hasn’t raised a big debate yet within…

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Amsterdam Fetish Pride 2017 A weekend full of activities

Amsterdam Fetish Pride 2017 A weekend full of activities

What’s happening? Be ready! It’s the annual Amsterdam Festish Pride! A range of activities to make sure you have a weekend to remember. Just think Fetish in the Mix, Dutch Rubberman, Cruise Control and Invasion Party. Who’s organising and where? Eagle Amsterdam and Dirty Dicks have the pleasure of organsing this year’s Fetish Pride. Main party (if that’s the right word) is on May 27th in Amsterdam Noord’s Undercurrent. A location for up to 1200…

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Women Friendly City Award for owner Vivelavie

Women Friendly City Award for owner Vivelavie

Mieke Martelhoff, owner of bar Vivelavie, is the first to receive the Women Friendly City award. The award is an initiative of the city of Amsterdam to recognise and thank women who help making the city more women friendly. In awarding Mieke Martelhoff, Amsterdam recognises the many years Mieke has contributed to making Amsterdam a safe and welcome city. Her bar Vivelavie is a safe place for women (and men by the way) to meet…

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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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