In an article on a book about nude photography spanning 1840-1986, essayist Rudy Kousbroek once imagined aliens visiting earth over many thousands of years after an atomic war has destroyed all life. These aliens find, as the only source of information about these extinct inhabitants, a collection of nude photographs from 1840-1985.
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 about the history of gay acceptance, a somewhat more abstract term.
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 over the world, united in the CIVICUS alliance, COC is campaigning under the motto SPEAK!
Dear Neighbors to the North, Despite a busy work schedule, I always try to organize a little get-together with some friends during the week in Brussels. A moment to talk, to hear the latest gossip, to exchange ideas on politics, or learn something new.
Each month, Jurandy Lucas (Creative Producer of Backdoor Amsterdam) and Dave Koster (photographer) report on GLBT+ parties and other events in and outside of Amsterdam. This month, they travelled to Rotterdam for Rotterdam Pride 2017 to report on the Backdoor Party, the Pride Walk, and the Cocktail Fest. Once back in the capital, we just had to visit the party Mega Flikker.
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 ‘creepy’ research. Ineke continues: “What are the benefits of this study? Let them study how to tackle homophobia!”
Prime Minister Eugene Rhuggenaath of Curaçao, and independent country within the Dutch commonwealth, held a speech at the opening of Curaçao Pride, calling for more LGBTI acceptance in an inclusive society in which everyone can develop and be themselves. The LGBTI movement on Curaçao already considers his speech as 'historic'.
A new tradition is born! Write it down in your diary - on the second Saturday of September is the annual StreetHeart Festival! This new gender fluid event is the only public queer event in Amsterdam outside of Pride itself.
In the past few weeks at least 50 people were imprisoned during raids against the LGBTI community in the former Soviet republic.
Various sources in the region have reported that, in the past few weeks, the police have been targeting and arresting alleged LGBTIs through raids in the capital Baku.
I was twenty-years-old, new in Amsterdam and looking for some nice people to hang out with. A student association sounded like a great plan. But an initiation where I would be yelled at about my incapable self and where I would have to stay standing for twelve long hours and then get applesauce in my hair? Nah...
For four days in a row, all the colors of the rainbow brightened up the streets of Rotterdam. Four days in which sexual diversity was celebrated through art and culture, entertainment, and many parties. What a turnout, and what a great party it was!
Gallery MooiMan tries to answer the question whether a muse can be male by organizing the exhibition “Favorites: Seven Artists and Their Muse.” This exhibition in the gallery in Groningen, which has been reopened after a renovation that was necessary because of earthquake damages, is open to the public till December 10, 2017. How do male artists get inspiration from their favorite male muse?