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"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 a.. > read more

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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. > read more

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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 phon.. > read more

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People regularly tell me that Amsterdam is no longer what it once was. In the past, there were shows in cafés and discos they tell me. Of course, everything is temporary and yes, half of these former.. > read more

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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 it.. > read more

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Some look down on the fetish scene, but in this day and age, it is important that people can show their true feelings. Sitting next to me at The Web Bar is Raymond Timmer, now a well-known name in the.. > read more

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Before the flood of 2019 tourists will wash over Amsterdam, the new up-to-date issue of the yearly Amsterdam Gay Map has been distributed and is available all over the city. > read more

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This year, COCs Bob Angelo Medal has been awarded to LGBTI activist Hans Verhoeven and Kevin Jennings, initiator of the worldwide GSA movement at schools. COC President Astrid Oosenbrug presented the .. > read more

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The most famous leather and fetish shop in the world is celebrating its anniversary with a party at Club Church in Amsterdam. On March the second, Mister B will be twenty-five years young! We spoke to.. > read more

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The transgender interest groups Transvisie and Transgender Netwerk Nederland (TNN) emphasize that regret among transgender people is very rare. > read more

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‘Gay Bars Are the Most Fun, Gay People Talk to Everyone’. Every Tuesday, a hysterical drag bingo is held at The Queen’s Head, and every week, she is there with her bingo tickets. Eighty-one-year.. > read more

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Have you ever seen the Rozenkoor perform? Why not take the next step and join! The Rozenkoor is an GLB choir in Amsterdam, founded in 1992. > read more

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At the beginning of 2019, COC Amsterdam will return to its old address in Amsterdam, Rozenstraat 12. To this end, the representatives of COC Amsterdam, Vondel Hotels and real estate owner DVM signed a.. > read more

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Last year, the British activist Peter Tatchell received an honorary degree from Abertay University in Dundee, Scotland. In the early 1970s, Tatchell was one of the driving forces behind the British br.. > read more

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A message from my sister. “Hey Wil, can you give a presentation in Enkhuizen? Please contact Lia Brouwer, she works for West-Friesland Libraries.” Sometime later, I speak to Lia on the phone and h.. > read more

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You’re a tourist trudging around in the rain looking for that elusive Monday night sparkle. You scored at the weekend and don’t want it to end. Or you just love cocktails – whatever day it is. W.. > read more

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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 f.. > read more

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The GLBT bar Café Rosé is open on Fridays. Café Rosé is the oldest queer bar in Maastricht and welcomes all. Experience for yourself the open-minded, cozy atmosphere in the heart of Maastricht. > read more

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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. An.. > read more

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Earlier this year the first Miss Drag Queen Limburg election ever took place in Maastricht. In the bar of COC Limburg, Café Rosé, a very diverse audience enjoyed the performances by participating d.. > read more

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As one of the last remaining gay (friendly) hotels in Amsterdam for the entire GLBT community and friends, the Amistad Hotel was getting on. It was high time for a facelift, and that is exactly what h.. > read more

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This year, Club Church celebrates its tenth anniversary. Wim Peeks, Elard Diekman, and Richard Keldoulis are the three men behind the success of this popular cruise club. Gay News met with them. > read more

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After being a significant part of the leather history in the Warmoesstraat for nearly twenty-five years, Mister B thinks it’s time for a change. The Mister B flagship store is moving to a new locati.. > read more

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It is summer, and many are away on holiday. In the background, however, many a team, company or organization is working on the many parties, festivals and other events of Pride Amsterdam 2018, as well.. > read more

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From July 23 to 27, AIDS 2018 will be organized in Amsterdam, the largest global conference on HIV. Some eighteen thousand doctors, researchers and people with HIV from all over the world are then in .. > read more

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During the international Amsterdam AIDS conference, AIDS 2018, thousands of people will demonstrate in solidarity on July 23 to join forces in the fight against HIV and AIDS. Why organize a march? Thi.. > read more

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Before the flood of 2018 tourists will wash over Amsterdam, the new up-to-date Gay Map has been distributed all over the city. This completely updated 23th edition of the Amsterdam Gay Map – 100.000.. > read more

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It is hard to imagine that Amsterdam had over sixty gay bars, clubs, hotels and restaurant in the past, nearly all with regulars. There was something for everyone. And the special thing was that the o.. > read more

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Marcel van Doorn (45) is Mr. Bear The Netherlands 2017. His election was not unexpected. > read more

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The Gay Pride Week is one of the highlights of the year for the GLBTQ community. In addition to the famous boat parade, numerous other activities are organized to celebrate and ensure the emancipation.. > read more

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BA KDOOR® is the gay and open-minded dance and social event on Saturday night. It takes you on a trip through the new and approved Amsterdam club scene, with artists and performance art: for people w.. > read more

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The Amsterdam Gay Pride Foundation has grown. Besides the work organization and the board, ten committees are now also up and running. The purpose of each committee is to ensure an attractive and fest.. > read more

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In the media, terms such as “transgender” and “gender identity” are increasingly used, while “genderqueer” and “gender fluid” are still relatively new concepts. It should be clear that.. > read more

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Sauna Nieuwezijds, Amsterdam’s popular gay sauna near Central Station, closes for the month of May to fully renovate. Although open for less than four years, there are structural problems to the bui.. > read more

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After the very first edition of “LESBIQUE on Monday’s!” at the Spijker Bar, is now comes overy once a week on Monday evening. An evening for lesbians, gays, and freaks. Initiator Rosanne Bakker.. > read more

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On Friday, February 24, bridge 210 was officially named after Bet van Beeren during a ceremony in Amsterdam. The bridge crosses the Oudezijds Achterburgwal between the Korte Stormsteeg and the Korte N.. > read more

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Meaty burgers named after Amsterdam drag queens? Rainbow unicorn cookies? Fries sprinkled with fairy dust? Clit Tease cocktails? And a white cat called Elvis with “David Bowie eyes”? Amsterdam’s.. > read more

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Just at the very end of 2016 the second edition of “Coby’s Cut Karaoke” took place. According to hostess Coby van Dam, it was a great opportunity for a sing-along goodbye to 2016. The starting p.. > read more

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On the 8th of December the Tweede Kamer quietly binned the modest proposal by D66 and Groenlinks to subsidize PrEP for four hundred “at risk” people. And with that vote, the chance of getting affo.. > read more

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A distinct British accent shouts “Grab them by the balls!” in the microphone, “Didi Trump is making Spijker Bar great again!” Ms. Didi Licious is spinning the bingo wheel under screens showing.. > read more

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Throughout the Netherlands, gay bars, restaurants and discos are closing their doors. In our most Southern province Limburg, this is no different. It’s just how the cookie crumbles. Where in the rec.. > read more

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Saturday, November 19 is the date for Furball – Amsterdam’s Butch and Bear Cruise & Dance Party. Furball is a party for bears, otters, cubs, chubs, and their lovers. Hair is not obligatory, but a .. > read more

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The Gay Sauna in Enschede’s City Center: Sauna ’t Bölke is an ideal location to meet discreetly with “new” friends, and make use of all the facilities in a relaxed atmosphere. The sauna has a.. > read more

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On June 22, at IHLIA the second edition of QueerTalk will take place. The last few years several stories of trans people were brought to the attention of the general public. Sharing stories and gainin.. > read more

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This year, EuroPride is organised in Amsterdam, from July 23 to August 7. Reason for the Protestant Church Amsterdam and the organisers of the annual Gay Pride Service and Pink Christmas Service to we.. > read more

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Before the flood of 2016 tourists will wash over Amsterdam, the new up-to-date Gay Map has been distributed all over the city. > read more

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For twenty years now, Cuts & Curls Male Hairstyling on the Korte Leidsedwarsstraat in Amsterdam has been a favorite with men who attach great importance to a groomed appearance. Owner Richard Bolk fou.. > read more

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Precisely one year ago, Café The Queen’s Head was taken over by John Jepma and Leon Oppers. Most things stayed the same, although secretly they are working on a new toilet area and an extension of .. > read more

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With pain in his heart, owner Edgar Bonte has come to the decision to close the WareHouse as of March 1, 2016. The reason for this is a long and protracted conflict with one occupant of the neighborin.. > read more

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The use of crystal meth is increasing in the Netherlands. The drug is becoming increasingly popular in the gay scene especially. This is the conclusion of the report 'Tina and Slamming' of stichting .. > read more

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COC Zwolle will stop running its bar De Garage. The bar on the Kamperstraat in the centre of Zwolle was renovated 6 months ago and enthusiastically reopened, but suffered too much loss. The bar closed.. > read more

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End October, it will be twenty years ago that fetish store Black Body opened its doors. When Rick Souwerbren started his business in 1995, he had never suspected it would become this successful. The b.. > read more

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Before the leathermen, their otherwise kinky pals, and their aficionados can submit to their lusts during Amsterdam’s Leather Pride in October, they can enjoy themselves on the other side of the wor.. > read more

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With a cheer to the future, the new bar of COC Zwolle ‘De Garage’ was opened. The president of COC Netherlands Tanja Ineke and Zwolle's alderwoman Nelleke Vedelaar did so with the ‘first tap’:.. > read more

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Before the flood of 2015 tourists will wash over Amsterdam, the new up-to-date Amsterdam Gay Map has been distributed all over the city. > read more

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After a fantastic comeback, The Original Backdoor Tea Dance is back on Sunday, Arpil 5 at the ABE Club & Lounge. Amsterdam gave this “legendary gay / open-minded tea dance event” a more than warm .. > read more

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The iconic bar The Queen’s Head has been taken over by John Jepma and Leon Oppers. The bar’s range of products will be increased with more choice in high-quality whiskey, vodka and wines. A wind o.. > read more

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Here I am. In a completely gutted building from the 1980s near Central Station. Some dated tiles show something of a past. But in several months, this has to become a new gay hotspot in Amsterdam. It .. > read more

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On December 14, 2014, a new Mister B store for leather and fetish enthusiasts opened its doors in Antwerp. By doing so, the Amsterdam based company is now located in the heart of the Belgian leather a.. > read more

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Recently, the Ferry Store opened its doors in Rotterdam. Marc Kabbedijk, the creator of the magazine “Ferry,” has realized his dream of creating a 3D version of the magazine with both a store and .. > read more

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