Amsterdam Pride is also Transpride

Amsterdam Pride is also Transpride

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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7 Exhibitions during Summer

7 Exhibitions during Summer

We’re pleased to introduce no less than 7 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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Queer Amsterdam, a webseries that explores boundaries Who do you love?

Queer Amsterdam, a webseries that explores boundaries Who do you love?

This week a Dutch broadcaster published a new web series on Youtube, called Queer Amsterdam. In this series we follow the events in the lives of young people in Amsterdam around the Canal Parade of 2016. The central characters are brother (Jesse) and (still) sister (Sam) and their new roommate Mira. Each episode is about 7 minutes long and there are 9 episodes in total. Queer Amsterdam is spoken in Dutch, but fortunately it has…

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19th LGBTQ Film Festival in Amsterdam

19th LGBTQ Film Festival in Amsterdam

Join us and many others at the 19th LGBTQ Film Festival from March 10th until March 20th in Amsterdam. All you ever wanted to see! Visit the website (also available in English) for the detailed program. Let us know what your favourite film is! This is the largest film festival for LGBTQ films in the Netherlands and locally known as the Roze Filmdagen. Enjoy 11 days of screening of LGBTQ films at the Ketelhuis cinema…

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“I’m a whore, I’m a woman and you can’t stop me.”

“I’m a whore, I’m a woman and you can’t stop me.”

On July 28,  the transgender pioneer Aaicha Bergamin got what many felt she deserved: a tombstone on her nameless grave on the Sint Barbara graveyard in Amsterdam. Aaicha was born a boy in 1932. She moved to Paris and ended up in the transgender scene of the French capital. Back in Amsterdam she became a well-known lady in the Amsterdam Red Light District. In those days, discrimination against transgenders was rampant. Getting a normal job…

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Join the Canal Parade @ Amsterdam Pride 2015 from your home

Join the Canal Parade @ Amsterdam Pride 2015 from your home

One of the highlights of the Amsterdam Pride is the by now world famous Canal Parade. A flotilla of 80 boats parade through the canals of Amsterdam with around 750.000 spectators alongside the canals. It is something you have to have seen at least once in your life. But if you can’t come over to Amsterdam this Saturday there is a solution: you can virtually sail with the Canal Parade from the comfort of your home!…

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