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  • Column, by Wil Groot
    New Year's Day. The phone is ringing, and when I answer, it is Africa calling. They are giving me an update on how things are going there. The schools are on their break. Yet, children are getting tutoring on a daily basis. She tells me that more people have died of AIDS. People who did not even know they were HIV positive. > Read the full story
  • by Constantin Jacob
    The German television landscape is colorful and diverse, but it doesn’t shy away from cliché programs. Public TV channels broadcast cooking and debating shows, while private broadcasters continue to pay tribute to trash TV, looking for new, unsuccessful superstars and unnamed top models year after year. > Read the full story
  • From our Editors
    The Protestant Church in the Netherlands (PKN) now offers a nationally established liturgy that can be used in a worship service in which a transgender person presents himself with a new name and receives a blessing. > Read the full story

/ by De Ket / January 16

Gay Tolerance on it's Return, did the Pendulum Swing too Far?

Dear Neighbors to the North, Welcome to 2020! This column is too short for the obligatory best wishes you have undoubtedly already received in abundance. I would like to focus on the challenges ahead of us in 2020 and po........ read more...

What a night! During a swirling show in the historic Vic Theatre in Chicago another Mister Rubber Netherlands was elected Mister International Rubber. > read the full story


The number of new HIV diagnoses in the Netherlands is falling again, from 750 in 2017 to 664 in 2018. This is evident from the 2018 figures published by the HIV Monitoring Foundation, Stichting Hiv Mo.. > read the full story

health & body

During the Halloween weekend the second edition of the Antwerp Brilliant Games took place. Apart from the sports events several social events also form an important part of this weekend. > read the full story

nightlife & reports

In the early twentieth century, Magnus Hirschfeld played an important role in the development of the concept of homosexuality in Germany and far beyond. In his “Institut für Sexualwissenschaft” i.. > read the full story

history & politics length: 7 min.

Since last month, intersex and transgender persons are explicitly protected by law against discrimination. A bill introduced by D66, PvdA and GroenLinks came into force. > read the full story

history & politics

The Dutch Lower House has debated multi-parenthood with responsible Minister Sander Dekker (Legal Protection). COC and the Dutch Gay Parenthood Foundation Meer dan Gewenst urged MPs to finally regulat.. > read the full story

history & politics

It’s almost 2020 and the start of a new decade! 2020 is a very special year for us, as A.S.V.Gay will be celebrating its anniversary, our tenth to be precise, on February 23. > read the full story

columns & opinions

Bassist Flea from rock band the Red Hot Chili Peppers started looking for his homosexual side at a young age in response to his strict father’s ideas. That is what the musician reveals in his upcomi.. > read the full story

media & entertainment
/ by Rick van der Made / December 24


My late mother was once a nun. Around 1950, she joined the Order of the Franciscans in the village of Dongen in the province of Noord-Brabant. A few years later, she left. Monastic life did not suit her. read more...

An American police officer, who presumably missed out on a promotion 23 times because he is gay, has won a lawsuit against his police force in the US state of Missouri. > read the full story


It’s December. The trees are losing their leaves and are almost bare, Saint Nicholas is approaching, and we cannot get “All I Want for Christmas” by Mariah Carey out of our heads. > read the full story

columns & opinions

Dear Neighbors to the North, With the end of 2019 nearing, it is time again, as is tradition, for a Flemish media overview of quotes from well-known and less well-known Flemish people on our fascinati.. > read the full story

columns & opinions length: 4 min.

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