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Gay News issue 319, March 2018 (6)

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Letter from Brussels: Bo

Dear Neighbors to the North, For a while, Flemish political TV journalist Boudewijn Van Spilbeeck became international news. This time as “Bo,” as of January 30th, Boudewijn is going through life as Bo. A remarkable story, especially if you have a lot of respect for Boudewijn’s long professional career and how he could keep this a secret for so long.
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Prominent Turkish Queer Activist Arrested in His Home in Ankara

On Friday, February 2, Ali Erol, a prominent Turkish human rights activist and a founder of Kaos GL Association, Turkey’s first registered GLBT organization, was arrested and detained in a home he shares with his partner. Clear indications of the purpose of his arrest are yet unknown, though Kaos GL has reported that Erol’s social media posts were included in the authorities’ detention warrant.
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Daring To Stand Up For Our Rights

I saw #ikbenhetzat (I’ve had enough) on the social media profiles of gay friends after a twenty-four-year-old gay man was beaten and robbed in Amsterdam.
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Pink Movie Days 2018: 21st Edition of the Amsterdam Queer Film Festival

Again, for eleven days in a row, cinema Het Ketelhuis on the Westergasterrein will serve as Holland’s GLBTQ hotspot from March 8 until March 18. The twenty-first edition of Amsterdam’s queer film festival has an impressive number of 140 screenings with the most beautiful and interesting gay cinema on offer. To get in the mood, but also to choose from 125 titles, we present some of the highlights here.
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Great Bear Photos at Getto

A female fetish photographer embraced by the gay scene in the shortest possible time may well be called special, but it is exactly what happened in the past few years with Suzanne van de Laar. As Suus, she captured the hearts of many in the Dutch fetish scene by storm.
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Enjoy Amsterdam Bear Weekend!

March can mean only one thing! It is time for yet another edition of the Amsterdam Bear Weekend! Amsterdam again will be the epicentre of bear life till March 5, welcoming bears and enthusiasts from both home and abroad.
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