LGBTQI themed documentaries at IDFA

LGBTQI themed documentaries at IDFA

IDFA is the International Documentary Filmfestival Amsterdam. It is one of the biggest (of not the biggest) documentary film festivals in the world. This year it is held from the 15th till the 26th of November. Expect an overload of inspiring, thought provoking, insightful and/or toughing documentaries in cinemas all around Amsterdam. And of course there are some interesting Queer movies as well, even a Queer day. Queer Day at IDFA On Monday the 20th…

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Breaking news – Milkshake 2018 now with a weekend camping Next step in the Milkshake evolution

Breaking news – Milkshake 2018 now with a weekend camping Next step in the Milkshake evolution

Milkshake 2018 is the biggest open air, queer dance event in Amsterdam. It is going to return in 2018 on the July 28th and the 29th and it is promising to be bigger and better. New in 2018 is the possibility to live Milkshake four days long by staying on the new camping at the festival. Camp Milkshake The camp site is christened Camp Milkshake. According to the Milkshake website it is the place where…

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Putting sex back into homosexuality at the Mosse lecture Gert Hekma keeps on rebelling against heteronormative culture

Putting sex back into homosexuality at the Mosse lecture Gert Hekma keeps on rebelling against heteronormative culture

Gert Hekma gave this years’ Mosse lecture at the public library in Amsterdam and organized by the George Mosse Foundation. Every year the foundation asks a notable person to give a lecture on LGBTQI issues. Gert Hekma is a popular and well-known lecturer gender studies (specialty LGBTI studies) at the University of Amsterdam and former president of the Mosse foundation. After a long career at the university he is going into retirement. So in a year…

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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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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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