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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Amsterdam wants to improve the situation of homeless LGBTQI young people

Amsterdam wants to improve the situation of homeless LGBTQI young people

The city of Amsterdam wants to improve the situation of homeless LGTBQI young people. To find out what specific problems these young people face the city starts a study. It hopes to find out if the city needs to provide specific support for them. To get the best results former homeless LGBTQI young people do the interviews. Young LGBTQI people more homeless The city has awarded research company Movisie the contract to do the research….

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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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Streetheart festival – one day LGBTQI street party

Streetheart festival – one day LGBTQI street party

Streetheart festival is a new one day LGBTQI street party organized by Club Church and Stichting Gala on Saturday 9th of September. From 1 till 10 PM the party will happen right in front of Club Church in the Kerkstraat. Entrance of this street party is free. When you want to party longer, you can go inside Club Church from 10PM till 5AM next morning. Entrance for this party is € 12,50. Streetheart Festival what…

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Homomonument celebrates 30 years with party and tramstop Tram stop renamed in honor of this landmark

Homomonument celebrates 30 years with party and tramstop Tram stop renamed in honor of this landmark

The world-famous Homomonument celebrates its’ 30 years anniversary this year. The Homomonument is a real centre for the LGBTQI community in Amsterdam. The Homomonument is not only the centre of LGBTQI official remembrances and parties in Amsterdam. And on an almost daily basis people stop at the monument to privately think about loved ones. This time the LGBTQI community throws a party for the Homomonument on Saturday the 14th of October in Paradiso. And the…

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8 Exhibitions during Summer

8 Exhibitions during Summer

We’re pleased to introduce no less than 8 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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Eurovision Song Contest May madness Amsterdam full of ESC parties

Eurovision Song Contest May madness Amsterdam full of ESC parties

The Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) has been a long tradition within European Gay Culture. That is also the case for the Amsterdam gay scene, though the Dutch haven’t won the contest in over 40 years. Every year the winner of the previous year gets to organise the contest. So this year all eyes will be focus on Kiev, Ukraine, where the contest is held. But if you are in Amsterdam in May, you might think it is…

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