Amsterdam shows solidarity with LGBTQI+ community after another attack #westandtogether rainbow flag action

Amsterdam shows solidarity with LGBTQI+ community after another attack #westandtogether rainbow flag action

On Saturday the 14th of July many bars, restaurants and clubs showed the rainbow flag in solidarity with the LGBTQI+ community in Amsterdam. This public show of support was organized by Donnie Bergsma and Diva MayDay. It is a reaction against the rise in violence against people from the LGBTQI+ community. The latest incident was the proverbial drop spilling over the bucket. And on a glorious summer Saturday rainbow flags made Amsterdam a bit more…

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Gender neutral language push in The Netherlands Longread on cultural changes towards an inclusive society

Gender neutral language push in The Netherlands Longread on cultural changes towards an inclusive society

Gender neutral language got a big boost in The Netherlands over the last few weeks. The City Council of Amsterdam issued a language instruction to its employees to refrain from the traditional ‘Ladies and Gentlemen’ and instead use the more inclusive ‘Dear Amsterdammers’. In a similar move the Dutch Railways changed their announcement policy to ‘Dear passengers’ or ‘Dear travelers’. What is behind this change and why is it such an important and for some…

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Amsterdam Pride 2017 is also TransPride 2017

Amsterdam Pride 2017 is also TransPride 2017

Amsterdam Pride is an event that tries to be a celebration of all people living within the LGBTQI+ community. And this year the line af activities for the Transgender community is extra strong. These activities are even grouped under the banner of TransPride. Here is our selection of the TransPride activities within the Amsterdam Pride 2017. The TransPride 2017 will be held on July 30th until August 4th in The Generator, Mauritskade 57. This next…

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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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Amsterdam LGBTQ film festival – record number of visitors Best attendance in the history of the Roze filmdagen

Amsterdam LGBTQ film festival – record number of visitors Best attendance in the history of the Roze filmdagen

Never mind the bad weather, a lot of people picked up their coat and made their way to the Westergasfabriek for the Amsterdam LGBTQ film festival or Roze Filmdagen. In fact a record number of people visited the film festival. Over 9600 people attended one of the many LGBTQ themed films and documentaries. That was 5 percent more than last year. Werner Borkes, the director of the film festival, is quoted to say: “The succes…

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