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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Burning with love against Putin’s homophobic laws

Burning with love against Putin’s homophobic laws

On Friday the 7th the local LGBT community in Amsterdam held a demonstration against the homophobic laws in Putin’s Russia and the anti-LGBT violence and oppression in this great country. Some 1000 people gathered near the Homo-monument to hear speeches by notables from the LGBT community, amongst whom best-selling Dutch author Arthur Japin. Quoting from one of his books, this openly gay author, condemned the soft handed approach of the Dutch government towards the Russian…

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King cornered by Queens over Winter Olympics

King cornered by Queens over Winter Olympics

This week debate about the situation of LGBT people in Russia has taken a royal turn in the Netherlands. Last week the government announced that the Dutch will not only send their best sportsmen and -women to the Sochi Winter Olympics, but also a major government delegation. Not only the Dutch King and Queen will visit the Winter Olympics, the prime minister and minister of Sports will join them as well. This in contrast to…

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Amsterdam artists against Putin’s Law

Amsterdam artists against Putin’s Law

The laws introduced in Putin’s Russia against the promotion of gay lifestyle and curbing press freedom have unsettled many groups around the world.  Amsterdam artists spoke out against these measures this week. One singer cancelled his concerts in Russia and a leading Dutch theatre group spoke out in public after their performance in St.Petersburg, Russia.

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Enjoy Real Dutch Vodka!

Enjoy Real Dutch Vodka!

A good old consumer boycott: let’s not serve (and order) Russian Vodka during this year’s GayPride. Let’s create a dent in the Russian economy, let Mr. Poetin feel the consequences of his anti gay legislation. He even tried to arrest three perfectly innocent reporters! What else to drink you’re now wondering? Well, it’s a bit like British Parmesan Cheese or Italian Steak and Kidney Pie, but a Dutch company produces decent Vodka. So in case…

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