To The Point - True stories from Pink Point, the gay and lesbian info kiosk at the Homomonument. See www.pinkpoint.org
Most tourists and locals know by now that if you need some information on our capital’s scene you can come to Pink Point. We know of all the parties and even sell tickets to a lot of them. With magazines such as “Gay News” and “Time Out” in stock, and a variety of volunteers as staff we can bring you up to date on all the different aspects of gay life, whether it be leather, dance or alternative.
Oil wrestling, performed by ‘Pehlivans’, originated in Iran. It spread to Northern India, Pakistan, Turkey, and in the Balkans especially to Macedonia and adjoining areas. In Iran and Turkey it is a national sport. In the Balkan the tournaments mostly happen in remote villages at irregular times.
‘The Pehlivans’, who wear heavy leather breeches gathered in at the knee, smear themselves with oil. The champions are models of male virtues like strength, stamina and honour within their communities. Their ideal diet is four kilos of meat and half a kilo of honey a day.
I don’t know whether to congratulate you or to express my condolences... I’m talking about Holland moving up from number twelve to the fifth on the scale of cannabis using nations in Europe. This according to a study of 2007 as a follow up to 2003.
Especially cannabis use among Dutch youth is getting problematic.
During a festive gathering on Sunday, April 25, Willem Melchior, author of “De roeping van het vlees” (The Calling of the Flesh) and the s/m internet novel “24/7,” received the first copy of “ABC van perversies,” a unique collection of descriptions of the extreme aspects of human sexuality. Gert Hekma, lecturer at the University of Amsterdam since 1984 and highly valued contributor to Gay News, wrote this ABC in a playful and personal style.
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“And the winner is...” These words were heard many times during the ceremony of the GayVN Awards on Saturday March 28 in the legendary Castro Theater in San Francisco. The biggest winner was Raging Stallion’s two-part epic (on four DVDs) “To the Last Man.”
On the 7th of April Jack Wrangler died in New York from emphysema. He was one of the very first superstars of gay porn in the seventies.
Wrangler was born on July 11, 1946 as John Robert Stillman, son of Robert Stillman, the director of several Hollywood movies and producer of tv-series like “Bonanza,” the famous western series from the sixties. In one of his last interviews in “The Advocate” last year November, Wrangler admitted he was aware of his attraction to other men from his tenth year or thereabout.
Op 7 april overleed Jack Wrangler in New York aan de gevolgen van longemfyseem. Wrangler was in de jaren zeventig één van de allereerste supersterren in homoporno.
Wrangler werd op 11 juli 1946 als John Robert Stillman geboren als zoon van Robert Stillman, regisseur van verschillende Hollywood-films en producent van ondermeer Bonanza, de befaamde Western-televisieserie uit de jaren zestig.
In October it’s my twentieth anniversary as Dolly Bellefleur. I came to Amsterdam all those years ago in a white carriage pulled by six white horses and in the company of Manfred Langer, enacting Emperor Franz Josef and Empress Sissy, to promote my first theater show at the Anthony Theater: “Royal Travesty.”
Amsterdam neighborhood Slotervaart should have a gay café. Why not start the Pride Canal Parade there as well and we need soccer competition events between gays and Moroccan youth. These are only a few of the ideas local mayor Marcouch launched to further the emancipation of gays in his part of Amsterdam. “I support every gay person who wants to be who he is, who’s not afraid of his own identity,” says the politician.
In 2008 French professor Luc Montagnier received the Nobel Prize for medical science, together with Françoise Barré-Sinoussi for the discovery of the hiv-virus in 1983. He attended a conference on the future of biomedical research in the 21st century. We asked him a few questions.
Fewer and fewer youngsters are interested in exact sciences. What can we do to make it more attractive again?
Five gay couples from New York, in which one of the partners has a Dutch and the other an American nationality, are invited to get married during Gay Pride Amsterdam.
Mayor Job Cohen will perform the ceremony; the municipality is forking out 37.000 euro for this Pink Exchange Project.
Parliamentarians in Vermont USA have introduced gay marriage. A proposal fetched enough votes to overrule the Republican Governor Jim Douglas’ veto.
He stated that the registered partnership (Vermont was the first state to introduce this in the US) offered gays and lesbians sufficient judicial protection.