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Gay News issue 316, December 2017 (15)

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New and interesting in Underwear

The Dutch underwear brand PFM Underwear was founded by Pauline Mulder. As a former professional tennis player, she wants to create a top brand with trendy boxer shorts for men. PFM Underwear’s boxer shorts have an excellent fit, a perfect finish, and are made of high-quality materials.
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50 Years of Gay Acceptance, From Unattainable Ideal to Inadequate Perspective

Gert Hekma delivered the sixteenth annual Mosse Lecture. We already published the first part, and now follows the second and last installment, for What did fifty years of gay acceptance actually bring us?
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Reijer's World: ‘I Want To Be In The Middle’

It was the middle of the night. My father woke me up. “Come...,” he said, and lifted me out of my bed. I was six years old, and he carried me to my parents’ bedroom. I had no idea what was going on. My mother was sitting near the window that was open. She was sitting there with a blanked wrapped around her.
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Out & About: Gays Wanted!

Where do you find genuine gays nowadays? That was our rhetorical question. What is her, his or gender-neutral habitat? One category likes to be around the frills of the Rainbow Expo lifestyle fair, while the other is showing off at the Mister Leather Europe contest.
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Letter from Brussels: As Was Said

Dear Neighbors to the North, Believe it or not, 2017 is almost over. Time for the traditional review of articles published in the Flemish media in the second half of 2017, with homophobic and less homophobic statements by well-known and less well-known people.
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Student Life: Constitution Drinks and Activities

We have a new group of members each year. Students with different backgrounds, different studies, and with their own stories. Our student union has approximately 280 members.
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Mister Leather Netherlands 2018

At the XXXLeather XL party, Evert Leerson was elected Mister Leather Netherlands 2018 on Friday, October 27. This same weekend, European Mister Leather was also choosen.
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How to make your school a safer place for LGBTI students

Stichting School & Veiligheid, COC Netherlands, and EduDivers present the publication ‘Waar begin je? Met leerlingen en leraren in gesprek over respect voor seksuele diversiteit’. The booklet describes how schools can maximise their efforts to create a safe climate for LGBTI students. The publication is available free of charge.
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Limburg Rainbow Province

The parliament of the Dutch county Limburg has declared the province a Rainbow Province. A Rainbow Province is a county that will implement policy to advance the safety and rights of the LGBTI community.
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Harvard University Honors Elton John for his AIDS Activism

Last November at a festive ceremony, Elton John was awarded the Harvard Foundation’s Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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The Cruise: United Gays of the World

La Demence broke a record by bringing on-board gays from no less than eighty-eight different nationalities for the seventh edition of The Cruise.
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Third Edition International Queer & Migrant Film Festival

The International Queer & Migrant Film Festival will again take place in various cinemas in the Netherlands from December 6-13. The main venue of the festival is De Balie in Amsterdam, where a wide range of movies from all corners of the world is scheduled in combination with debates, an Academy program, and the photo exhibition Mr. Gay Syria by Bradley Sacker.
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The Fifth Season of Symphonica in Casa Rosso

As of Sunday, December 3, Casa Rosso in the Amsterdam Red Light District will be the stage for the “ladies” of Travestie Cabaret each Sunday afternoon. For twenty years now, their mission has been “cross-dressing cabaret with a twist” and “outrageous entertainment.”
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The Amsterdam Gay Men’s Chorus Presents Christmas Show

The nights are getting dark, the weather’s getting cold and the lights are twinkling in the streets. The shops are filling up and festive spirit is in the air, but one thing is clear: Christmas Isn’t Christmas Til You Get There.
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Out Now: Your Daily Male 2018

For the third successive year gallery MooiMan male-art has published the tear-off calendar “Your Daily Male.” In this calendar fifty-two international artists show the male in art and that means: a new man every day!
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