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Gay News issue 295, March 2016 (9)

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Letter from Brussels: The More Homophobic, the More Ignorant

Dear Neighbors to the North, Discrimination and homophobia have become second nature for gay people. Statistically, it is impossible for any gay man or lesbian not ever having to deal with discrimination and homophobia. Discrimination is often subtle, but homophobia can result in physical violence.
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Gay Education in Shelters for Asylum Seekers

The ministry of Education will organise education on gay rights in shelters for asylum seekers. Minister Jet Bussemaker announced this. The city of Amsterdam has taken the initiative to educate asylum seekers on gay and women's rights already.
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High-risk HPV Infections Prevalent Among Homosexuals

High-risk HPV infections in the anus are very common among homosexual men, and being HIV positive is a risk factor for high-risk HPV infections. This is the result of a study conducted in Amsterdam by the Health Authority GGD Amsterdam and the Medisch Centrum Jan van Goyen in a group of 750 homosexual men. HPV is the Human Papilloma Virus, which can cause cancer in the anus, the womb and the penis.
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Leader of Local Republican Party Sentenced

Delano Felter, the leader of the local Amsterdam party Republikeinse Moderne Partij, was fined EUR 1000 after making anti-gay statements in 2010. Of the fine, EUR 500 is conditional, as long as he does not express his opinions about his homosexual fellow man. At the time, Mr Felter was campaigning against the dominance of the homosexual, according to local TV station AT5.
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Appeal for Highest Asylum Status for Iranian Gays

In a letter to the Dutch Lower House and State Secretary Klaas Dijkhoff (Asylum), COC Netherlands has made an appeal to grant homosexual asylum seekers from Iran the highest possible status.
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Public support for Pride

Dear AGP Friends, The editors asked me to write a column in the run up to EuroPride. Although it is a hectic time with many deadlines coming together, I enthusiastically agreed to it. As the president of the Amsterdam Gay Pride (AGP) foundation, I want to give you a behind the scenes of the most beautiful event in the world.
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Will Baltimore Honor Drag Heavyweight Divine With Monument?

The American city Baltimore has never exactly been a topper of gay tourism. The city is, however, the birthplace and longtime residence of cult director and author John Waters (born 1946). The last few years friends and longtime Baltimoreans Michal Makarovich and Alex Fox heard the enthusiasm of lots of city residents and visitors who were curious about John Water’s 1972 cult film “Pink Flamingos.”
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Menswear Milan 2016

The Italian fashion industry saw its revenue increase by five percent over 2015, to a total of 64.5 billion euros. Menswear generated a revenue of nearly nine billion euros. The global credit crunch now seems to be a black page that can finally be turned. Although the export to the Russian Federation dropped by thirty-one percent, the general export of Italian fashion increased more than seven percent, especially to the United States of America and China.
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Pink Movie Days 2016

One of the most popular cultural spring events in the Dutch gay scene is at hand. Time to clear the diary from March 10 to March 20 and watch the most beautiful, interesting and tantalizing gay cinema. Cinema Het Ketelhuis on the Westergasterrein will be the GLBTQ hotspot for eleven days.
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