Wim and I got hammered at the Compagnie. The dark room was packed, and we were horny. “Want to go outside for a while?,” Wim shouted in my ear. He took my hand and we walked down the stairs. We took a stroll alongside the Amstel. “I know this alley up ahead. Let’s go there,” he suggested, breathless.
Dear Neighbors to the North, When this column goes to the printer, I will be at the European fetish event of the year, Folsom in Berlin. It is the joyful reunion with friends from home and abroad I do not bump into every day.
October 27-31, the twentieth edition of the Amsterdam Leather Pride will take place. Frank van Schie, Mr. Leather Amsterdam 2015 describes the key goal of the event as: “Socialize with friends and other wonderful individuals and talk about our lives and experiences. Meeting without telephones but having an interest in each other as men, not on the telephone.” In most cases, there certainly will be a kinky element to these meetings and socializing!
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 floor area of more than twelve hundred square meters, divided over four floors.
The famous French luxury labels heavily dependent on foreign, read: Chinese, tourists, but after the recent terrorist attacks in Paris and Brussels, the number of tourists visiting Europe has decreased dramatically. The luxury goods expenditures of Chinese tourists outside of China dropped by approximately twenty-four percent.
Love, death and bereavement are the main themes of “Separate Rooms,” a special novel by the Italian author Pier Vittorio Tondelli. Special because in beautiful phrases, the fictional character Leo is described with visual integrity. After the death of his younger German friend, Thomas suddenly is left to fend for himself.
Russian Painter Sergey Sovkov: ‘My Husband Erwin and I Have One Inspiration Together’. Until October 29 the exhibition “Connected: Male Love Without Borders” is on display at the Groningen gallery MooiMan. This is a show with works by two artists: the Russian painter Sergey Sovkov, and the English ceramicist Keith King. The theme “Connected” is visible in many ways.
On the Rationale of a GLBTQ+ Students’ Union. Last month, we, the Amsterdam Students’ Union Gay, introduced ourselves through our participation in the Canal Parade and a social look-behind-the-scene. All great fun of course, but the existence of a students’ union for students who are not heterosexual, is not a matter-of-course for everyone.
On Tuesday, October 4, 2016, Krzysztof Dobrowolski-Onclin, MA, will give a lecture on Michelangelo’s men at IHLIA, the international gay/lesbian library, archive, information and documentation center. Michelangelo was a painter, sculptor, architect, poet, and urbanist - a typical “homo universalis” of the Renaissance.
“Down the Rabbit Hole” is a farewell gift of sorts from drag queen-turned-photographer Vicki Leaks to a unique band of Amsterdam drag queens, club kids and performers, many of whom form Club Church’s House of Hopelezz.
The Pink Party was established by COC Limburg in 1978 with the intention to give the concept of integration more content. The diversity of the visitors as an example of integration is the reason that COC Limburg is still organizing it, first upcoming October 8th.
The eighth Annual MiFo GLBT Film Festival kicks off its Fort Lauderdale edition on October 7, 2016, spanning two weekends, with seven days of film and events through October 16. MiFo presents more than fifty films from throughout the world, guest appearances by actors, directors and producers, and a lineup of spectacular parties and events.
The Delft police have fined three men for disturbing an introductory activity of the Delft gay student's union Outsite. The students were verbally abused and spat at. Because of the start of the academic year and the arrival of new first-year students at TU Delft in September, activities took place all week.