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Whistle-blower Ms Shuping Wang died at the age of 59. In the 1990s, she raised the alarm about the blazing fast spread of Hepatitis C and HIV in China. > read more

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Emancipation minister Ingrid van Engelshoven has presented the Jos Brink Awards for LGBTI emancipation in the Haarlem playhouse. Jos Brink (1942-2007) was a famous gay producer, vicar, comedian, TV pe.. > read more

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On April 25 and 26 more than two hundred people attended the European conference “Focus on LGBTIQ+ Seniors” in Amsterdam. For two days good examples of, information about and inspiration for more .. > read more

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In Amsterdam, the Dutch Green party GroenLinks has initiated an investigation into the degree of public support for Gay Pride. At the end of 2018, the football world was shaken by #Sorry Johan. In a s.. > read more

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I am Mart, twenty-seven-years-old and living in Utrecht. My passion is social progress, and I have strong roots in Nijmegen. In my daily life I am consultant in the field of sustainability, and help o.. > read more

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The Supervisory Board of the foundation has announced that Mr. Mark Vermeulen is to be the new Director of Aidsfonds-Soa Aids the Netherlands. Mark Vermeulen (39) brings 10 years of experience and was.. > read more

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The European Forum of LGBT Christian Groups and the humanitarian NGO "New Generation" in Yerevan, Armenia, were forced to announce that the Forum of LGBT Christians in Eastern Europe and Central Asia .. > read more

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Carl & Ronnie met in 2003 through mutual friends, who set them up on a blind date. In 2009, they moved to Amsterdam to the heart of the city and shortly after bought a beautiful apartment right in the.. > read more

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A gay man in England managed to lure four heterosexual men into having sex with him by pretending to be beautiful woman on Tinder. Only when one of the men removed his blindfold did it become clear th.. > read more

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The Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport will make extra funds available to reduce the high number of suicides and suicide attempts. 113 Suicide Prevention will receive EUR 2 million extra in s.. > read more

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The police are looking for visitors of gay meeting places in their investigation into the murder of a former Dutch serviceman. Since Thursday evening, December 20, 2017, the police are investigating t.. > read more

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The Roze Regahs are celebrating their fifth anniversary. The Pink Regahs are the first gay supporters’ association of ADO Den Haag. Soccer and gays don’t mix? Nonsense! After five years, their mem.. > read more

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In The Hague, Orlando Boldewijn was commemorated in the Ypenburg district. In February, the seventeen-year-old boy from Rotterdam died there after a date via the gay app Grindr. After a week of search.. > read more

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A Christian baker from Colorado who refused to bake a cake for a gay couple based on religious grounds was consequently met with hostility by the Equal Opportunities Commission of Colorado. On these g.. > read more

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The Public Prosecution recognizes that discrimination played a role in the violence incident against the homosexual couple Ronnie and Jasper from Arnhem. This is evident from the sentence demanded by .. > read more

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GLAAD, the world’s largest GLBTQ media advocacy organization, announced that Olympic medalist Adam Rippon launched a fundraising campaign to support GLAAD’s culture-changing GLBTQ youth programs. .. > read more

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The approach toward violence against LGBTIs needs to change and improve – It is time for a turnaround. This was the appeal made by Tanje Ineke, COC president of the Dutch gay interest organisation, .. > read more

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Queer Muslim platform Stichting Maruf is the winner of the Roze Lieverdje 2018. Every other year, GroenLinks Amsterdam awards this little statue to a person or organization that has committed itself t.. > read more

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Stichting School & Veiligheid, COC Netherlands, and EduDivers present the publication ‘Waar begin je? Met leerlingen en leraren in gesprek over respect voor seksuele diversiteit’. The booklet desc.. > read more

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Last November at a festive ceremony, Elton John was awarded the Harvard Foundation’s Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. > read more

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On September 20 Gert Hekma delivered the sixteenth annual Mosse Lecture, which “Gay News” will publish in two installments. Mosse Lecture, Part 1: not about coming out of the gay closet, but abou.. > read more

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The freedom of expression and civil society are being restricted all over the world. This also negatively affects LGBTI organisations and activists. Together with civil society organizations from all .. > read more

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Researchers at Stanford University in the US claim they can determine whether someone is lesbian or gay with relative certainty through facial recognition. COC president Tanja Ineke speaks of ‘creep.. > read more

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As of August 2017, Stage Entertainment Nederland will be active as a social partner of the Aidsfonds in order to end AIDS worldwide. Albert Verlinde, General Director of Stage Entertainment Nederland:.. > read more

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A man in Amsterdam has to leave his rented accommodation for terrorising his lesbian neighbours for a period of two years. The serious inconvenience the man caused his neighbours over the past two yea.. > read more

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Since 1984, Gert Hekma was the figurehead of Gay and Lesbian Studies at the University of Amsterdam. This year, however, sees his retirement. Gert Hekma has now officially left the sociology and anthr.. > read more

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COC Netherlands calls on the Jehovah's Witnesses organisation to remove an LGBTI hostile video from their website, and have a conversation with the gay interest group. > read more

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Leo Varadkar is the new Prime Minister (PM) of the Republic of Ireland. This makes him the youngest Irish PM ever with a migrant background as well as being openly gay. Varadkar came out of the closet.. > read more

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On behalf of the municipality of Amsterdam and the Bestuurlijk Overleg Zwerfjongeren, The Netherlands centre for social development Movisie will map the problems of homeless Dutch LGBTI youth. Unique .. > read more

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A pastor in Brunswick, Georgia, USA, who was fiercely campaigning against gay and transgender rights, was at the end of April sentenced to thirty-five years in prison for sexual molestation of a fifte.. > read more

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In the SBS6 TV show Hart van Nederland, transgender woman Jessica tells the horrible tale of her being taken hostage and abused. Five suspects are now in custody. Jessica has shared her story on telev.. > read more

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Homosexual men often feel a barrier in participating in team or contact sports such as football. This is revealed by a study on LGBTI's in sports by the Netherlands Institute for Social Research (SCP).. > read more

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Over the last decade XXXLeather has become a household name in the Amsterdam leather and rubber fetish scene, and in 2013 XXXLeather introduced the Mister XXXLeather election. The first Misters XXXLea.. > read more

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The municipality of Tholen in the Zeeland province will dedicate itself to the advancement of social acceptance and safety of LGBTs, and in particular of LGBT youth. It is a remarkable step, as in rec.. > read more

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Transgender Netwerk Nederland (TNN) and COC Netherlands will start registering the problems transgender asylum encounter with care, housing, discrimination, and safety. > read more

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Various municipalities organize information meetings in refugee centres to increase the acceptance of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people (LGBT) among refugees. ‘It is important that munic.. > read more

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Two youngsters who have founded a Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) at their schools were nominated for an award. Costas Vermeer, pupil of secondary modern school Pieter Nie.. > read more

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The national football associations of Belgium, England, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Northern-Ireland, Scotland and Turkey, and the UEFA and FARE were present at The European Diversity.. > read more

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The English Football Association has suspended Andre Gray for four matches because of a number of tweets, including one with homophobic content. According to the Football Association (FA), the Burnley.. > read more

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The Human Rights Council of the UN has taken an historic decision with the appointment of the Thai human rights expert Vitit Muntarbhorn as the first ever Independent Expert for LGBTs. He will be in c.. > read more

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There will be more clarity about the regulations on multi-parenthood early December. Minister Van der Steur made this promise to gay interest group COC when Ouders van Nu, Meer dan Gewenst, and COC of.. > read more

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“Many of the people in the meeting group for older homosexual men in the Soviet-Union were blackmailed, ‘treated’ or intimidated by the police in their younger years. They truly were criminalise.. > read more

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Patient Organization Transvisie presented its research into care for transgender people in the Netherlands. The research specifically studied the consequences of the long waiting list in the Netherlan.. > read more

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With the hoisting of the rainbow flag on the square in front of the County House it is now official: As of July 6, Drenthe is the first Rainbow County of the Netherlands. With the flag, the parliament.. > read more

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Pink Pistols is an American national arms club for homosexuals, lesbians and bisexuals. The organisation has seen a doubling of memberships after the shooting at a gay club in Orlando. > read more

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Gays and lesbians seem increasingly accepted in Western society. Especially since legal restrictions have been abolished over the last decades, and same-sex marriage has become possible in ever more c.. > read more

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The extremist and ultra-orthodox Jew Yishai Shlissel was found guilty of murder and six murder attempts. On June 30, 2015, he attacked six people during the Jerusalem Gay Pride, after which a 16-year-.. > read more

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EU member states are strengthening their mutual hate crime approach and will improve the help for victims. Methods used to record and report hate crimes will now be interchanged via an online compendi.. > read more

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Of the respondents in the LGBT AmsterdamPinkPanel, 25% has had to deal with an unsafe situation in 2014. It mostly concerned verbal abuse and / or experiencing a hostile atmosphere. Only one in ten LG.. > read more

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Gay interest group COC Netherlands is extremely disappointed that the Dutch cabinet will not provide separate and safe shelter for LGBT asylum seekers in distress, as the Dutch Lower House requested. .. > read more

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In general, homosexuality, church and religion always were a troublesome combination. From the stake, hangings from high buildings to life imprisonment. But the times are changing. > read more

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Mario Stam, councillor in Schiedam, presented the Jillis Bruggeman Medal to Michael van Praag. The President of the Royal Dutch Football Association (KNVB) was rewarded with this medal because of his .. > read more

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The Turkish national football association has to pay a former referee EUR 7,300 for discharging him because of his orientation. The association denies that he was let go because he is gay, but that hi.. > read more

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Gay men (5.5%) and bisexual men (4.9%) are more often bullied online than heterosexual men (2.8%). Gays are confronted with online spreading of personal photos, clips or gossip three times as much, at.. > read more

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The court in Lelystad has convicted two former inhabitants of Lelystad to one year of solitary confinement in the cold case pertaining to the death of Les Strijder. The two brothers were convicted for.. > read more

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Last year Health Minister Marisol Touraine announced that PrEP, the preventative taking of HIV inhibitors, will become available in France. By doing so, France sets a new course in HIV prevention. COC.. > read more

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Minister Bussemaker (Education, Culture and Science) urges people and organisations to file a report against the headmaster of the Islamic University in Rotterdam. He is regularly and publicly making .. > read more

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British Prime Minister David Cameron advocates striking homosexuality from the Criminal Law. He did so during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Malta, where all countries that ar.. > read more

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The Kafkabrigade founded a complaints office to map gender registration difficulties. It was founded at the request of the Ministries of Safety & Justice, and Education, Culture and Science. For its c.. > read more

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The general feeling of safety among lesbian women, homosexual men and bisexuals (LGBs) in the region Kennemerland in the Dutch province North-Holland seems quite stable. Yet one out of three LGB respo.. > read more

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