In his famous anthology from Dutch nineteenth and twentieth century poetry in thousand and some poems (1979), the compiler, Gerrit Komrij, used the maximum number of ten poems by Johan Andreas Dèr Mouw (1863-1919). A tribute that few poets were lucky enough to get. Author F. Borderwijk has stated he was “probably the greatest poet our country ever produced.” Various scholars have written a thesis on him. And now, nearly a hundred years after his death, there are (again) a new biography and an anthology.
Dear Neighbors to the North, I work in healthcare in Belgium, and know it through and through. A medical journalist and columnist with a very sharp and analytical pen whom I know, informed me that he would soon publish a column on a medical-professional website. He had spoken to a French-speaking lesbian specialist who works in a Brussels hospital and who complains about missed promotional opportunities, as well as the fact that there are hardly any lesbian doctors in Belgium.
The Dutch Minister for Health, Bruno Bruins, wants to investigate if blood donations by homosexuals should be made easier. This was his answer to a question by one of the opposition parties in the Dutch Lower House. He said that in the future, it may be become easier for homosexuals to make blood and tissue donations.
Last year December, at the historic location of Amstel 178, Club YOLO opened its doors for the very first time. Gay News spoke with owners Valy Pintiuc and Jorge Pessanha about the past, success and future plans.
Three organizations on Curaçao that are fighting for equal rights and sexual diversity, presented a bill to Parliament during Gay Pride in the capital Willemstad. This bill should make same-sex marriage possible, among other things.
Last July, the book “Droom van een Vrijbuiter” was presented at Amsterdam’s Beurs van Berlage. The book is written by Wil Groot, who has been active in the battle against HIV and AIDS in South Africa for many years now. In his book Groot has put down his experciences in a country which is different from our own in almost everything.
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 that they had been duped. The case has now gone to court in the town of Kingston.
“Your Daily Male,” the only tear-off calendar in the world with the male as its central theme, will see its fourth edition again published by Gallery MooiMan male-art. Fifty-two international artists have contributed to this colorful tear-off calendar in which the male takes centre stage. The calendar weighs more than two pounds and is four centimetres thick.
A.S.V. Gay’s general meeting took place on October 2, 2018. From this day on, we are now officially the ninth board of student association A.S.V.Gay. Fantastic! Now, we can finally get started with our plans and ideas.
From Wednesday, November 14 to Sunday, November 25, the thirty-first edition of the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) will take place in different theatres throughout Amsterdam. As was the case in recent years, again there are various documentaries programmed about, in the broadest sense of the term, experiences in the GLBTQ world.
When you are reading this, you may just be getting your pumpkins ready, trying on your troll costume, or hanging up fake spider’s webs for Halloween. It’s that time of the year again. Even though I love dress-up parties, strangely enough Halloween was never really my thing. I did not grow up with it.
This year, the Dutch GLBT inheritance centre IHLIA celebrates its forty-year anniversary. To celebrate this anniversary, IHLIA presents “With Pride,” a national campaign and exhibition in which themes from the GLBT movement’s struggle of the past forty years are shown.
Mister B has recently moved to Prinsengracht 192, a beautiful location near the Homomonument. The new Mister B flagship store has a modern look and feel, including its well-known range of articles. And there is now place for a shop-assistant, maybe something for you?