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Issue 336, August/ Pride 2019 - Out Now!

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  • From our Editors
    At this year's Pink Saturday in Venlo, Jet Valk, the President of Stichting Roze Zaterdagen Nederland (RZN) annouced that the Pink Saturday 2021 (Roze Zaterdag) will take place in Rotterdam. Next year, the event will be organised in Leeuwarden. > Read the full story
  • by Wil Groot
    With Diva Mayday, I’m sitting in an outdoor café in her neighborhood as we would meet for an interview. We have known each other for a long time now. > Read the full story 5 min.
  • by Wil Groot
    The law of attraction states that similar energies are drawn together. The outside world is a reflection of yourself, because you attract everything you experience. I'm speaking to Suzanne on the phone. She has decided to run for Miss Leather Netherlands. > Read the full story

/ From our Editors / August 15

Pour Implementation of LGBTI Asylum Policy

A year after its introduction, the Dutch Immigration and Nationalisation Service (IND) still has poor implementation of the new asylum policy for LGBTIs. Dutch interest group COC Netherlands (COC) illustrates this on the........ read more...

After editions in Antwerp, Frankfurt and Paris, Damage party is back in Amsterdam, on August 24 at Club JACK at the Hogehilweg 20. This GLBT+ club has an underground Berlin vibe, and is easy to reach .. > read the full story

events & agenda

The Dutch Lower House is positive about the appointment of discrimination investigators at the police. This became apparent early July during a vote on a proposal from Vera Bergkamp (D66), Kirsten van.. > read the full story

history & politics

Somewhere in a street in the heart of Bucharest, there is a gay bar. The only gay bar in the capital of Romania. The terrace in front of the bar is decorated with rainbow flags. “Love is love,” it.. > read the full story

travel and weekendtrips

People regularly tell me that Amsterdam is no longer what it once was. In the past, there were shows in cafés and discos they tell me. Of course, everything is temporary and yes, half of these former.. > read the full story


Drag is more mainstream than ever, and it’s impossible to imagine the scene without it. The Zeedijk has a special history with drag, as Amsterdam’s most pleasant street was already the scene of th.. > read the full story

events & agenda

The gay revolution broke loose in the years following 1969, and it was certainly a left-wing movement: much needed to change, and some of it completely. What had to be done differently throughout Euro.. > read the full story

history & politics length: 9 min.

SeniorPride presents “Naar vriendschap zulk een mateloos verlangen” (Such an immense longing for friendship), a concert in which troubadours will perform new songs in Dutch. As each generation is .. > read the full story

events & agenda

After the success of last year’s edition, the organizers of CRASH Amsterdam have decided to do it all over again for Pride Amsterdam 2019. > read the full story

events & agenda
/ by Rick van der Made / July 27

Open Letter to the ‘Others’, Dear Heterosexual

It is late July. Shortly “our” Amsterdam Pride will take place. I think it very nice as a homosexual that you, dear heterosexual, want to come to our Pride party, even if you secretly prefer we’re not too strangely........ read more...

From July 27 to August 4, the fourth edition of COC’s Shakespeare Club will take place in the historic courtyard of the Amsterdam Museum. > read the full story

events & agenda

At A.S.V.Gay we are now in Summer Mode, and our members are finally free of all the stress of deadlines and resits. To top it all, the Pride Week is almost there! For many of us perhaps the most beaut.. > read the full story

columns & opinions

Dear Neighbors to the North, The first half of 2019 has come to an end. Following below are high-profile and abject quotes about our queer people in all GLBTQI forms in the Flemish media. Or how well-.. > read the full story

columns & opinions

Hi Bianca, fantastic news you are coming to Amsterdam for the fifth year performing your shows for Amsterdam Pride! What does it feel like? “I’m beyond excited to be returning!!! Of all the citie.. > read the full story

theatre, art & expo

The Reguliersdwarsstraat used to be the gay street in Amsterdam. At a certain point, more and more “straight hospitality” took over, when, after the once legendary Havana, the April also closed it.. > read the full story


Amsterdam will celebrate Pride from July 27 to August 4. For nine consecutive days, rainbow flags will wave over our city, and more than three hundred activities will be organized. The first Pride day.. > read the full story

events & agenda

A report from Glaad shows that the Trump administration has been guilty of gay and transgender discrimination of and attacks on gay and transgender people on more than 100 occasions since Donald Trump.. > read the full story

history & politics

I’m a barrel of contradictions, I must admit. I’m poor, but feel rich. I am a man and I also have qualities that are generally called feminine. Long ago I stopped worrying about that. My identity .. > read the full story

columns & opinions length: 10 min.

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