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Gay News issue 304, December 2016 (14)

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Fashion: Dr. Martens & Drykorn

I've always know Dr. Martens as a brand a bit more meant for the alternative market, often with a little 'interesting twist'. In recent years, an increasingly smarter range of Dr. Martens is introduced. Just like one of the alltime favourites, the great 'light' 1460 Air Wave (with yellow/black tab), the brand is not only worn with cropped skinny jeans, but more and more in combination with a suit as well.
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Reijers World: A Black Turtleneck and Some Underpants

I was at the Huntsman having a great time. Egbert and Pim sat next to me, a couple I had known for some time. They were large, impressive men - both bold and with large moustaches. But I had never hooked up with them. Jantje was behind the bar, entertaining the entire bar. I told them I had missed the last train.
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The Tragically Short Life of Sal Mineo, Hollywood’s Mediterranean Teen Demigod

Those who want to relax with a film in which gay experiences are key can find a variety of productions in a variety of genres online and on Blue-ray or DVD. Since Ang Lee’s blockbuster “Brokeback Mountain,” homosexuality is not a problem anymore, even in Hollywood. However, one critic wrote in 2007 that the film is for “heterosexuals who are comfortable with a narrow notion of what constitutes a homosexual life, namely a sad, lonely man who must die.”
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Students Out of the Closet

Almost every gay man, lesbian woman, or bisexual person has to do it at one point: come out of the closet. Often, it doesn’t stop at one coming out: to family, friends, classmates, your sports club or new work environment. Some people have to open that closet door every week! But is the current generation of students Out and Proud?
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Transgender on National Candidate's List D66

Corine van Dun (63) is 46th on the D66 candidate's list for next year's Lower House elections. Van Dun is President of Transgender Netwerk Nederland (TNN).
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Letter from Brussels: The Strong Man Behind Trump

Dear Neighbors to the North, Behind every successful man there is a woman. This certainly holds true for a lot of successful men, for instance former American president Bill Clinton. His wife Hillary did not become the forty-fifth President of the United States, but her maligned rival and real estate tycoon Donald Trump did.
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Well thought-out approach to LGBT refugees needed

Various municipalities organize information meetings in refugee centres to increase the acceptance of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people (LGBT) among refugees. ‘It is important that municipalities think carefully about how to organize information for asylum seekers. Interventions may not work at all or even backfire. The group's attitude towards LGBTs then will become more negative instead of more positive.’
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Gay-Straight Alliance Youngsters Nominated

Two youngsters who have founded a Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) at their schools were nominated for an award. Costas Vermeer, pupil of secondary modern school Pieter Nieuwland College in Amsterdam was nominated by magazine 7Days for the Youngster of the Year Award.
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The new La Demence Cruise

In September the Coming 7th edition of the European La Demence gay cruise offers you a unique itinerary from Lisbon to Madeira and the Canary islands, on board of the ship Monarch. With more then 2,000 queers on a ship, it's offering a mix of culture, relaxation and the best open air parties.
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D66 and GroenLinks introduce PrEP reimbursement motion

Preventing HIV with the HIV prevention pill PrEP is something Dutch parties D66 and GroenLinks now also want. Both parties submitted a motion in parliament last November to compensate PrEP for people who run a high risk of contracting HIV as of next year.
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Gerard Reve and the Virgin Mary

On Saturday, December 10, Eric Wiss will give a lecture about the controversial Dutch author Gerard Reve (1923–2006) and Catholicism with the title “U heb ik lief”. In the lecture, he will try to find answers to questions such as: Which factors played a part in Gerard Reve’s conversion to Catholicism, and which people influenced him in this decision.
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First Step to Acceptance in homophobic Soccer

The national football associations of Belgium, England, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Northern-Ireland, Scotland and Turkey, and the UEFA and FARE were present at The European Diversity Statement event in the Amsterdam ArenA last month.
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Cabaret Bizarro at Club Church

On December 8 and December 22 an extraordinary event will be presented at Club Church. Daring, extravagant, satiric, irreverent, edgy, independent, politically incorrect, astonishing and funny... concepts that somehow define Cabaret Bizarro’s proposal for a very special night out on Thursday, before the weekend awakes.
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Mapplethorpe Look at the pictures, aired Dec. 1 NPO 2

The only thing even more extravagant than his pictures is Robert Mapplethorpe’s (1946–1989) own life. The American was obsessed about becoming famous, and he let nothing stand in his way. Sex was his other obsession, and even in this he was limitless and shameless, both in his own experience of it as his explicit pictures. In the documentary Mapplethorpe - Look at the pictures is it easy to see why his work was so controversial and why the charismatic Mapplethorpe was so loved by many.
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