Hurray! The cultural season has started again. I do love the summer, and I enjoyed it to the fullest. But after these new Dutch heat records and the lazing away with too many beers, I always find “De Uitmarkt” (the opening of the cultural season) very refreshing.
After Antwerp, Paris and Frankfurt, “Damage” found a new home at Club Jack Amsterdam. After the successful first edition in August the promoters are already preparing the next rendition on November 9, 2019
The very first gay demonstration in the Netherlands took place on January 21, 1969 in The Hague and was attended by about one hundred participants. Their goal (an equal legal age of consent for sexual contacts between same-sex persons as for heterosexual contacts) would be achieved two years later.
It is Wednesday afternoon. Taking shelter from the rain occasionally, I am cycling to the city district Amsterdam East with Ambassador Raymond and his friend, both in leather. When we arrive, we are welcomed by a colourful and vibrant scene.
Tchaikovsky started his professional life as a civil servant, then went to study music at the St Petersburg Conservatory, and subsequently became a teacher at the same conservatory. By the summer of 1867 he had already written his first piano pieces and had them published.
Dear Neighbors to the North, "Homosexuality will never be detectable through a blood test," the Flemish media reported in capitals some weeks ago. An international study shows that there are only five places in which homosexuals differ from heterosexuals in their genetic make-up.
The gay gene does not exist, but the straight gene does not exist either. Sexuality is diverse and cannot be predicted with a DNA test. This is the outcome of a large international study that investigated the genetic make-up of people who have sex with people of the same sex.
From October 24 to October 27 the twenty-third edition of Leather & Fetish Pride Amsterdam will be organized. During these four days Amsterdam’s city centre will be the focal point of the leather and fetish community.
It is time again for Leather Pride Amsterdam in the weekend of October 24-27! It will be a long weekend with various leather and fetish events, such as parties, elections, socials, a leather dinner, leather/fetish runway, as well as the annual leather boat tour.
"Creative thinking inspires ideas, and ideas inspire change” (Barbara Januszkiewicz). In front of me is Tony de Wilde, brand manager of the Mister B leather shop, who, as a creative thinker, keeps an eye on the latest developments and trends every day.
In Tamil Nadu, the government has issued a Regulation on the basis of which non-essential operations on sex characteristics of babies and children are prohibited, except in the case of a life-threatening situation.
It’s been more than ten years since Elliott Matos and Benjamin Aillery are doing gay event programming during the Amsterdam Dance Event. The ADE has fast become the world’s largest and leading conference and festival for electronic music which yearly takes place every October. After a few years of being involved with the ADE, Elliott and Benjamin approached ADE creator (then manager) Richard Zijlma, to bring the rainbow and gay venues as official partners.
The history of a “Grand Dame” was screened on August 7 in Amsterdam’s movie theater Pathé de Munt, and showing on that same evening in Zwolle, The Hague, Rotterdam and Utrecht. The cinema was full to the brim, and Sander den Baas was also present. Upon entering the theater, I greeted him and congratulated him, sensing that I was going to see something special.
For young black gay men it can be difficult to find their way in this world. What does it mean to be young, black and gay? Guilliano (26) is the founder of The Kiki House of Angels, a Vogue dance community in Rotterdam. Most members are young, black gay men who face racism and exclusion in daily life.