Maruf’s Coming In – Coming Out #2: Pink belief

Maruf and the Rode Hoed organize a series of debates with queer muslims. You know about coming out. But how do you create your own identity where you feel yourself and safe? That is the Coming In part of this series. This edition is focuses on religion and being LGBTQI+. LGBTQI+ people have often similar experiences in church, mosque or synagogue. The islam is often reduced to one and the same unchangeable way of life,…

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Prik’s Pink Pub Quiz – the Gay Icons edition

Prik organizes a couple of times a year a Pub Quiz. And this edition it is all about  Gay Icons. So re-read Cher’s biography, watch Evita for the fourteenth time and rewatch all Judy Garland movies. What’s Marlene Dietrich’s real name? How old was Princess Di when she died? And who was the lover of Oscar Wilde? Besides all about the ins and outs of Gay Icons there will be a photo and music round…

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Boats Canal Parade 2019 have been chosen

Boats Canal Parade 2019 have been chosen

The boats of the Canal Parade 2019 have been announced on Sunday February the 10th. During a festive, but tense event the lucky organizations were made public. The most iconic event of the Amsterdam Pride only has place for 80 boats. So every year a committee examines the applications and selects the most appealing concepts. The Canal Parade will take place on August 3rd this year. Signs of Unity during the Parade This year sees…

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Félix Maritaud special guest at Amsterdam LGBTQ Film Festival

Félix Maritaud special guest at Amsterdam LGBTQ Film Festival

The Amsterdam LGBTQ Film Festival, or Roze Filmdagen, has a special guest this year: Félix Maritaud. You may know this young French actor from the international hit movie 120BPM (2017). The festival will show three movies in which he has a leading role. After the showing of these movies Maritaud will talk about the roles he plays in these movies and answer questions form the public. The meteoric rise of Maritaud Félix Maritaud is a…

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Astrid Akse’s Singalong Jukebox

Old pub habits are still alive in Cafe ‘t Mandje, the oldest surviving gay pub in Amsterdam. Almost every month the pub organizes a singalong evening. Nothing beats a fun pub evening, than sit together with a drink and sing together songs of old and new. Professional singer, guitar player and percussionist Astrid Akse will lead and accompany the evening. Text sheets are available if you are not quite sure what the words of the…

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