Ignace van Swieten First openly gay Dutch sportsman

Ignace van Swieten First openly gay Dutch sportsman

Ignace van Swieten was the first openly gay Dutch sportsman, and that within the very homophobic soccer sports world. Not very tall, cute, with good manners, eloquent, elegant, he stood out in any case. Being gay just just added to it. He was born in 1943 in a POW camp in Indonesia, came with his parents to The Netherlands and became a probation worker. In his spare time he was a soccer referee and a…

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A new fetish event: Amsterdam Sportswear Weekend From May 17th till May 20th

A new fetish event: Amsterdam Sportswear Weekend From May 17th till May 20th

Amsterdam Sportswear Weekend, is a new initiative centering by The Web and partners. It is an event for gay men who love sports outfits and men who wear them. This Amsterdam Sportswear Weekend replaces the Amsterdam Fetish Pride. You can visit various activities and events held in many well known locations from May 17th till May 20th. And since it is the launching edition of this fetish weekend, many events have a relaxed dress code….

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Gays and Lesbians playing Rugby: Bingham Cup 2018 in Amsterdam From June 2nd till 11th

Gays and Lesbians playing Rugby: Bingham Cup 2018 in Amsterdam From June 2nd till 11th

The Bingham Cup is the world wide celebration of everything gay, lesbian and rugby. Also known as the world cup for gay and lesbian rugby teams, this tournament has become more and more popular since it started in 2002. This year it is going to be held for the first time in Amsterdam from June 2nd till the 11th. It promises to be 9 days of fun for the rugby players, the volunteers and the…

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Pinkster Tournament, the largest LGTB Tennis Tournament During Pentecoast from 18th till 21st of May

Pinkster Tournament, the largest LGTB Tennis Tournament During Pentecoast from 18th till 21st of May

The Amsterdam Pinkster Tournament is one of the largest international GLTA tennis tournaments for gays, lesbians, bi’s and transgenders. More than 300 women and men from over 20 different countries every year take part every year. Amster tennis club Smashing Pink organizes the tournament. This years’ edition takes place from 18th till 21st of May ash the gravel course of Amstelpark. The Pinkster Tournament is one of the many LGBTQI sports tournament taking place this year…

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International LGBT Badminton tournament at Easter

International LGBT Badminton tournament at Easter

An International LGBT Badminton during Easter kicks off a season full of sports tournaments within the Amsterdam LGBTQI community. Often these tournaments are organized around a public holiday. That gives participants an extra day off to travel, recuperate from the sports activities or to party an extra day. Because one of the fun things is that these tournaments are not only about competing with fellow LGBTQI sporters, but also to socialize and have fun together….

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