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Gay News issue 336, August/ Pride 2019 (16)

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In the New Issue of Gay News 344 April 2020



Pink Saturday 2021 in Rotterdam

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.
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Mayday, Thirty Years Diva

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.
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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 basis of seventeen examples in a letter to the new State Secretary for Asylum and the Dutch Lower House.
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Damage Amsterdam on August 24

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 by metro, bus and train.
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Lower House Positive about Discrimination Investigators

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 den Hul (PvdA) and Nevin Ozutok (GroenLinks).
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Romania is Coming Out of the Closet

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 proclaims. The forty-nine-year-old Trond Brathen is the Norwegian owner of the gay bar.
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PrEP Available from Regional Health Authority as of Today

From today, all Dutch regional Health Authorities (GGD) can commence distributing the HIV prevention pill PrEP, together with the corresponding medical care to gay and bisexual men along with other groups that are at increased risk of contamination.
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Drag on the Zeedijk

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 the annual “Hartjesdagen” even before the war. Cross-dressing played a major part in this.
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Pride Concert at Nieuwmarkt

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 looking for friendship, love, intimacy, affection and community, the SeniorPride Concert 2019 strives to reflect this community in order to experience and celebrate friendship.
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CRASH Amsterdam, Second Edition, August 2 & 3 at Beursplein

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.
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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 dressed and you think that we are allowed to be gay, but prefer us not to be kissing on the streets, while asking a same-sex couple which of the two is the man and who is the woman in the relationship.
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COC’s Shakespeare Club 2019

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.
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Student Life: Finally, Summer is Here!

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 beautiful week of the year, but more about that later. The Pride Week is traditionally the end of the board year, so a retrospective seems appropriate here.
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Bianca Del Rio: ‘I’m Bitchier Than Ever, So Be Prepared’

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 cities I’ve travelled to, Amsterdam is truly one of my absolute favorites. The people are amazing and know how to party. I’m more than happy to keep returning like a bad rash.”
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The Gay Street is Back: Blend!

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 its doors.
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Show Your Pride and Walk!

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 days mainly focus on substantive matters. Then there are workshops, congresses, conferences, artistic activities, and of course the Canal Parade. This year again, the Pride Walk marks the start of Pride Amsterdam.
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