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.
Early this year translations of poetry by Rick van der Made (Breda, 1968) were published. Van der Made is not only a poet and essayist, but also a columnist for Gay News. In the collections of poems with the title “Selected Poems / Poèmes Choisis,” the publishing firm Heimdall has brought together Van der Made’s most beautiful poems in Dutch, English and French.
To award the title of International Mister Bootblack, this competition has been around for twenty-seven years, with twenty-six consecutive winners from America or Canada. Kriszly is sitting in front of me, with a radiant smile on his face. He is the first European to earn the title International Mister Bootblack.
The Trump administration is working on a bill that will make healthcare and protection largely impossible for transgender people. It is the umpteenth anti-transgender and anti-gay bill that is introduced under the presidency of Donald Trump.
Now that spring is coming, we feel new things growing. The application review period for the new board has been completed, and the job interviews took place at the beginning of May. The candidate board will be announced at the end of May, after which the members will be nominated at the General Members’ Meeting on June 20 and (hopefully) approved.
It is not clear to everyone that through Pride Amsterdam, we not only celebrate our diversity, but also act in a festive manner against inequality and discrimination. This year, our focus is on the P of Protest.
ME.LAND is the shoe label for men by French designer Frédéric Robert. Robert has gained experience at prestigious French fashion houses such as Lanvin, Dior, Kenzo and Hermès. But in the end, it was his dream to launch his own collection. That is how ME.LAND was created.
For the sixteenth time, Germany’s popular theme park Phantasialand hosts the “Fantasypride,” an annual event for GLBT* and friends. Visitors can not only enjoy Phantasialand’s thrilling and unique rides and shows, but also a host of additional highlights.
Mister B introduced its URBAN brand four years ago with an assortment of different styles of sexy underwear, streetwear and swimwear. This new collection is a “color code” take on the original URBAN underwear, and with a new and improved fit.
On February 22, 1943, the twenty-four-year-old Hans Scholl, his twenty-one-year-old sister Sophie, and their twenty-three-year-old fellow fighter Christoph Probst were executed by means of guillotine as members of the White Rose resistance group by the Nazi regime.
Around 10 p.m. on the evening before King’s Day I arrive at Amsterdam Central Station. The station is quiet, but when I walk outside the station, it is busy, but not that busy. I wander in the direction of Westerstraat, to me the heart of the Jordaan district. Some friends are having a beer in front of a second-hand store. Two hours later, we are getting the party started.
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 inclusivity of GLBTIQ+ seniors were at the forefront.
May was a very special month in my family, as we celebrated three birthdays in May: my late father, my brother in law (my brother’s husband) and my youngest sister. My sister is three times last on the list: she is the youngest member of our family, she was - after my brother and myself - the last of the family to come out of the closet, and she is the youngest of all sixteen cousins on father’s side.
Following the enormous success of “Bohemian Rhapsody,” the next biographical movie about a successful queer artist,“Rocketman,” is out now. It tells the inspiring story of Elton John; a “small-town boy” who has become one of the most iconic people in pop culture.
During Pentecost the second edition of the new international Amsterdam Sportswear Weekend will take place. This weekend shows how we do it in Amsterdam! We embrace diversity and sex(uality)! The kick-off is Thursday, June 6 and the event continues until Sunday, June 9.
This extended weekend will be full of events, from a fetish pub quiz and fund-raiser at Prik to the Mr Rubber Netherlands election.
The Rubber Men weekend is organised by a group of 9 volunteers from both the Mr Rubber Netherlands foundation and the Dutch Rubber Men Club.