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A.S.V. Gay Symposium to Scrutinize Gay Scene

The Gay Pride Week is one of the highlights of the year for the GLBTQ community. In addition to the famous boat parade, numerous other activities are organized to celebrate and ensure the emancipation and freedom of the GLBTQ community. This year, student union A.S.V.Gay will be organizing a symposium in which the “gay scene” will be put under the microscope.
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Winckelmann – The Divine Sex

Berlin’s Schwules Museum has organized an exhibition commemorating the 300th Birthday of Johann Joachim Winckelmann (1717-1768), which is curated by Dr. Wolfgang Cortjaens.
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Reijer's World: I’m so excited...

“That guy looks like he has a nice package,” Cees said in a naughty way while he rubbed his mustache. Jaap and I had to laugh. “And...” Jaap asked when the boy came closer, “what’s your name?” “Govert,” the guy answered. “It’s my first time here. Nice to meet you.”
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Letter from Brussels: As Was Said...

Dear Neighbors to the North, In the summer recess, we will look back on the first six months of 2017, with statements in the media by well-known and lesser-known Belgians about homosexuality, gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people, as recorded in the Flemish media.
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Rainbow Umbrella’s and Alley Ways

Although I do not know if there are any female readers of Gay News at all, I want to start with a “we’ve all been there.” It’s thirty degrees in the month of May. You’re really too busy to take it easy, but at thirty degrees Celsius you do not feel obliged to be active.
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The Lives and Experiences of Middle-Aged Gay Men

It’s nearly half a century ago that the Stonewall riots broke out in New York City. Although this fanatical resistance to gay-hostile police arbitrariness was not a first, it was a milestone because of its aftermath.
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LGBTI Hostile Jehovah's Witnesses Video

COC Netherlands calls on the Jehovah's Witnesses organisation to remove an LGBTI hostile video from their website, and have a conversation with the gay interest group.
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Drag Olympic Flame Burns at Homomonument

For the thirteenth time, drag queen and king athletes from around the globe will flock to Amsterdam to compete in the world’s one and only drag sporting event, The Drag Olympics.
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The Frequently Asked Question I No Longer Hear

Pride Amsterdam is the annual GLBTI festival to celebrate to be who you want to be, and to love who you want to love. Up to a year ago, this was self-evident for most straight journalists to such a degree, that to my chagrin, I was always asked whether a Pride in the Netherlands was still necessary.
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Bölke Open Air 2017

Bölke kicks off the Grolsch Summer Sounds for the eleventh time on Thursday, July 20th. Again this year, the Oude Markt in Enschede will be the place to be from 19:00 to 00:30 on, with spectacular acts, drag queens, dancers, live performances and exciting music.
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A Journey Through the Amsterdam Club Scene with Artist and Performance Art

BA KDOOR® is the gay and open-minded dance and social event on Saturday night. It takes you on a trip through the new and approved Amsterdam club scene, with artists and performance art: for people who love people!
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Amsterdam Pride Celebrates It's Diversity

The Amsterdam Gay Pride Foundation has grown. Besides the work organization and the board, ten committees are now also up and running. The purpose of each committee is to ensure an attractive and festive program that has real content. Four of these committee chairmen give some more information on their committee, as well as the parts of the Pride program they helped initiate.
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Amsterdam Streethearts

In mid-July, a wonderful photo book by American photographer Shirley Agudo titled “Amsterdam Streethearts” will be released by publishing house Bas Lubberhuizen. The month of August in Amsterdam traditionally comes with an abundance of colors, with GLBTs visiting from all over the world to attent the famous Canal Parade, but also to enjoy the Drag Olympics.
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Genderqueer in Amsterdam

In the media, terms such as “transgender” and “gender identity” are increasingly used, while “genderqueer” and “gender fluid” are still relatively new concepts. It should be clear that the traditional male/female role models are slowly shifting, and that especially the younger generation is increasingly seeking new ways to express their own identity in less conventional ways.
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Blame It On... Bianca Del Rio Comedy Tour

Bianca Del Rio will be visiting Amsterdam on July 28 as part of her comedy tour. This guarantees an enjoyable evening full of provocative entertainment. On the threshold of her visit we were allowed to ask her some questions.
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Leo Varadkar New Prime Minister of Ireland

Leo Varadkar is the new Prime Minister (PM) of the Republic of Ireland. This makes him the youngest Irish PM ever with a migrant background as well as being openly gay. Varadkar came out of the closet in 2015, four months prior to the referendum in which a majority of the Irish voted in favour of the opening up of marriage for same-sex couples.
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