From Amsterdam comes the new, young and fresh life style label “A Fish Named Fred,” for the kind of man who doesn’t take himself too seriously and is continuously looking for his next exciting adventure.
The central exhibition with the winning photo’s of 2012 in the Oude Kerk drew almost 10.000 visitors, nine times the number of visitors of the year before in Gebouw Het Sieraad. The Public Award went to the series Gender as a Performance of the Dutch photographer Chris Rijksen.
On Friday the 19th of October, the eve before the HustlaBall, the HustlaBall Award Ceremony took place at the KitKat-Club in Berlin. These are the only European porn awards, installed four years ago. Consumers have a large say because they can vote for their favorites online and their votes count for one-third in the final competition.
The charity-calendar MEN IN THE ALPS presents charming vehicles from the last century for their 2013 edition. The vintage cars are photographed in the erotic company of 19 sexy boys and men between 22 and 46 years old from South Tirol, Italy, Austria and (for the first time) The Netherlands.
Exhibitions on the topic of nakedness have so far dealt mainly with images of unclothed women. Until January 28, the Leopold Museum’s exhibition “Nackte Männer” (Nude Men) presents a long-overdue look at the diversity and historical transformation of the portrayal of naked men. The exhibition, curated by Tobias G. Natter and Elisabeth Leopold, traces this theme over a long period and draws a continuous arc from the late 18th century to the present.
Wherever you go, almost everyone will know disco/café ’t Bölke in Enschede. Party Center ’t Bölke is celebrating its forty year anniversary, breaking the age record of gay clubs in the Benelux (Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxembourg).
Research by the public health service (GGD) in Amsterdam has shown the dire need for extension of the education programs on homosexuality at secondary schools.
On average about 20% of the 13/14-year old students in Amsterdam says they don’t accept homosexuality. Amongst boys it’s 30% and amongst girls 12%. Amongst students of Moroccan or Turkish heritage the average is even four to five times higher; at VMBO-schools the average is about twice as high.